A Gracious Place

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Cubbies


Miranda is attending AWANA this year. It is her first year and she is in Cubbies (3 and 4 yr olds). She really couldn't be more excited. It is not at our church, so I am excited for her to meet new friends and have a completely new experience.


Being the involved and responsible parent that I am, I read the brochure and saw that this week was Parent's Night. I got a sitter for Johnny so that Miranda could have my undivided attention. I pumped her up about Parent's Night and how excited I was to go and meet her friends and teachers and see what she does at Cubbies. So we head to Cubbies, camera in tow, of course. We get to the classroom door and one of her leaders is handing out a paper announcing Parent Night...next week!!! Oops! I try to not make a big deal out of it because poor Miranda has this kind of disappointed, confused (perhaps horrified) look on her face. I'm glad I am getting this "embarrassing my child" stuff out of my system before she gets too old and it really does bother her:-) She didn't seem to mind at all that I was the only parent there for "Parent's Night" once we got in the door and she introduced me to her little friend.

The little girl Miranda is standing next to her in this picture and in all of the following pictures is the friend she has been telling me about. They are both "Luv E. Lambs" so they sit at the same table. Miranda never leaves her side. Wherever "C" goes she goes. I asked Miranda why she likes her so much and she said, "because she has a nice voice, and pretty hair, and she doesn't hit". I'm not sure how much Miranda has experienced other children hitting her, but it's definitely a great quality to have in a friend.



She also told me that her favorite part of the night was snack time. Now I see why. She got a mini cupcake and a cookie!






The relay they did for game time cracked me up. It was Miranda's (and I am sure many of the others) first time to do a relay. They loved it! It was hysterical.




Here you can see the intensity of it and my second fail as a Cubbie Parent. Dan (a Cubbie graduate) was telling me that I absolutely had to sew the patches on because you could always tell whose parents hadn't sewn on the patches because they were halfway falling off. No problem, right? I mean I make clothes for Miranda I can sew a couple patches on, but we were running late and I didn't feel like lugging out my machine. I thought, "I'll iron them on and then stitch over them later, they'll last one night". Well, the first patch stayed on for the first five minutes and then the second one fell off sometime after the relay. There are supposed to be four numbers and here there are only three.



I had a great time and I can't wait for Parent's Night again next week!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

"Piece of cake"

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The training wheels are off! It really wasn't as painful as I thought it might be (except for the factthat she is growing up way too fast). We spent a weekend in Kansas a few weeks ago and Miranda had fun practicing on a cruiser bike (a bike without pedals that you just learn to balance and glide on). I think that helped her have a lot more confidence. Dan and I just passed her back and forth couple times, and then tried the same thing down a grassy slope for longer distances. A few pushes on the pavement and she was off..."Piece of cake!"

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