Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

Kai was so excited about Halloween this year.  Initially, she wanted to be a princess (which we were not super excited about), but we settled on a bee costume with plenty of frills.  Sort of a princess bee costume, if you will.

 (this is Kai with one of her best buddies at school... Thomas)

Kailey's school had a fiesta for Halloween.  Last night, we spent the evening making sandwiches in the shapes of ghosts, cats and pumpkins for the party.  And today, we got to see her in action at school a bit.   They sang songs, had a parade, and then a big fiesta.  They got to decorate skeletons and got little gift bags. It was quite the party!

(another good friend in the superhero costume... Magnus)

And there were songs! While I cannot really understand anything they are saying -- it's fun to watch Kailey joining in.  Although, we knew that she was doing that already -- Kai sings Spanish songs every day now.  She knows so many!  And her teacher said to us today, "Kai is doing so well.  She is learning so fast... just amazing.  She loves it here.  She loves a challenge."  All so true.

As much as she loves a challenge, though, Kai is still not a performer.  She was a bit overwhelmed by the party and staying near her teacher or us.  When it was time to show off her costume, she did so very quickly and was a bit embarrassed by it all.

Pretty cute!

Happy Halloween!!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Ringing Endorsement

Last night, I was reading a book to Kailey and the main character was talking about all the different things she wanted to be when she grew up (a teacher, diva, firefighter, dancer, magician, scientist, etc).  I asked Kai, "what do you want to be when you grow up?"

"NOTHING."  She replied. 

"Nothing?" I asked, "Why?"

"Well... I just want to be a kid with my parents!"  She said. 

I can't really think of a nicer compliment!