Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Skating, geography and kittens

I guess I'm not doing very well with my resolution.  January is half over already.  The month is going well though.  The girls are settled into their new daycare and enjoying it.  Ginny made the transition to the morning preschool like a rock star.  She has some new friends and even had a duel play date (there is a family with two girls - one in Jorja's grade and one in Ginny's).  Every day when I pick the up, CeCe runs up to me and yells, "I go to Cindy's house!"  That's good, cause that's where I'm picking you up.

Skating started last week and I'll be honest - it was a little shaky.  For Ginny's age group, they take all the kids out on the ice and sit them down on the blue line.  Then they shake their legs, touch their toes, and a bunch of other stuff.  Lastly, they get the kids to get up.  Well, try as she might, my little Bambi couldn't do it.  She started to cry.  She was looking at me over by the boards and crying.  Poor thing.  But the instructor came over and gave her a walker and she got up.  I was a little worried, but she pulled herself together and had a fun lesson.  Jorja did alright too.  She seems to be one of the weaker ones in her class, but she's trying and having fun.
Ginny waiting to get out there
Jorja rounding the pylon

Ginny up and having fun
Tonight, Ginny was able to get up all by herself with no help from the instructor or her walker.  It was awesome!  I was so proud of her. 

The one thing about skating is that the rink is across town, so it takes about 20 minutes to get there.  Our first trip was so long that it led into a geography lesson led by Jorja.  Ginny was wondering if we were leaving the city or the country.  Jorja explained that we live in the country Canada and in the province of Saskatchewan and in SK, there are many cities.  Saskatoon is one.  Prince Albert is one.  Yorkton is one.  Regina is one.  "But Ginny, it's not like the regina we have.  That's different."  At this point I had to intervene.  "Whoa, whoa, whoa!  You do not have a regina.  Yours starts with a V."  By this point there was a lot of giggling going on in the back seat.  Sheesh.

We also have some other fairly big news.  On Saturday, we got a kitten.  Maggie has joined our household and is fitting in great and getting lots of love.

Ginny is the most taken with her, which is no surprise.  I think now on our third work/school/daycare day, Ginny finally didn't cry about having to leave Maggie at home alone.  It just broke her heart to leave her alone by herself all day.  It's no surprise Maggie made out quite well and probably enjoyed a little down time.  Last night before supper, CeCe was wearing some dress-up fairy wings.  She took them off for supper and left them on the floor by her chair.  Maggie came up to investigate as kittens do and started playing with the wings.  CeCe looked down and in a very stern voice said, "Maggie!  Not Cool!"  I wonder where she heard that from.  Later.

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