Thursday, May 10, 2012

Pleasant Surprises

Today started off like normal. Virginia drags me out of bed kicking and screaming. I don't really like getting up at 7:30 or 8:00AM. I know it could be worse. I usually try to talk her into climbing into my bed and watching Caillou on netflix. But most mornings it doesn't work. We end up in the living room watching Caillou or Max and Ruby on the tv. I end up crashing for an hour on the couch. Until it is time for Virginia to take a bath and get ready for her speech class.

During speech is when I get about an hour of freedom. I usually grab a drink and snack and either listen to my audio book in the car or read my book. Today I headed to the library to pick up my books on hold and pick out a new audio book to read. Lately it seems all my library holds are coming in at one time. Guess I need to learn to read faster or I am going to just have to turn one or two back in and get them later. No big deal really. 

I pick up Virginia and we grab a bite to eat for lunch. Then we head out to Village Park to play on the play ground. The weather today couldn't have been better. It wasn't hot or cold, it was just perfect. After she played, she decided to head over to the Kannapolis library. The kids area at this library is pretty fun. It has tables of puzzles. Tables set up with paper, crayons, and stencils. Even as a few other toys for the kids to play with. Today she made her way to each table and played with the computers for awhile. 



We even stepped out onto the patio and enjoyed the cool breeze. Once we stepped back inside, Virginia spotted the board games. There is a table of board games in the library for people to play. I always assumed they were all teen and adult games. Turns out the Virginia sees a game for kids, AB Seas. 


It turns out to be a really fun game. It is basically a ABC fishing game. The child picks a game board that has different letters on hooks. In the middle of the board is a box that holds all the alaphabet fish. Your goal is to fish out the letters that you need to match the letters on your game card. We played this game for awhile. Virginia was having a blast and of course not realizing that she was also practicing her ABC's. I was surprised that she knew most of her letters. She only got stuck on a handful. I may have to look to buy this game or make a similar game at home.


Once we were done at the library I managed to drag her to the grocery store to pick up fish for dinner. Once home she crashed out on the couch. I cleaned up a bit and sat down and enjoyed some peace and quiet reading my book until it is time to cook dinner. Pretty nice day all in all.


1 comments:

Trudy Conway said...

OK. That last pic: TOO adorable! :-)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Pleasant Surprises


Today started off like normal. Virginia drags me out of bed kicking and screaming. I don't really like getting up at 7:30 or 8:00AM. I know it could be worse. I usually try to talk her into climbing into my bed and watching Caillou on netflix. But most mornings it doesn't work. We end up in the living room watching Caillou or Max and Ruby on the tv. I end up crashing for an hour on the couch. Until it is time for Virginia to take a bath and get ready for her speech class.

During speech is when I get about an hour of freedom. I usually grab a drink and snack and either listen to my audio book in the car or read my book. Today I headed to the library to pick up my books on hold and pick out a new audio book to read. Lately it seems all my library holds are coming in at one time. Guess I need to learn to read faster or I am going to just have to turn one or two back in and get them later. No big deal really. 

I pick up Virginia and we grab a bite to eat for lunch. Then we head out to Village Park to play on the play ground. The weather today couldn't have been better. It wasn't hot or cold, it was just perfect. After she played, she decided to head over to the Kannapolis library. The kids area at this library is pretty fun. It has tables of puzzles. Tables set up with paper, crayons, and stencils. Even as a few other toys for the kids to play with. Today she made her way to each table and played with the computers for awhile. 



We even stepped out onto the patio and enjoyed the cool breeze. Once we stepped back inside, Virginia spotted the board games. There is a table of board games in the library for people to play. I always assumed they were all teen and adult games. Turns out the Virginia sees a game for kids, AB Seas. 


It turns out to be a really fun game. It is basically a ABC fishing game. The child picks a game board that has different letters on hooks. In the middle of the board is a box that holds all the alaphabet fish. Your goal is to fish out the letters that you need to match the letters on your game card. We played this game for awhile. Virginia was having a blast and of course not realizing that she was also practicing her ABC's. I was surprised that she knew most of her letters. She only got stuck on a handful. I may have to look to buy this game or make a similar game at home.


Once we were done at the library I managed to drag her to the grocery store to pick up fish for dinner. Once home she crashed out on the couch. I cleaned up a bit and sat down and enjoyed some peace and quiet reading my book until it is time to cook dinner. Pretty nice day all in all.


1 comments on "Pleasant Surprises"

Trudy Conway on May 11, 2012 at 12:48 PM said...

OK. That last pic: TOO adorable! :-)