Thursday, December 17, 2009
So, Dave has decided it would be a great idea to bring our swimming noodles into the house and let the girls practice "fencing" (Don't worry that we do have a Christmas Tree, but nothing has been broken, YET).
As always, Amber is very serious about teaching us what she has learned. Which is fine as long as she is talking to Dave or myself. She holds her noodle in very straight posture and shouts "HONOR POSITION", and then proceeds to show us how to gallop across the room in the stance that I am sure is exactly like her P.E. teacher has shown her and explains to us that we can only score is we touch her in the chest or belly.
Of course, her seriousness on the sport is lost on Amy and boy is that frustrating for Amber. Amy thinks fencing is a great sport because she can run through the house whacking anyone that might get in her way. Meanwhile, Amber stands in the middle of the living room screaming very impatiently "HONOR POSITION" in her very straight posture waiting for Amy to return and listen to the remainder of her instruction. Of course this ends in tears because Amy just won't listen to her.
Last night Amber and I had a very intense conversation, where I explained to her that there is a reason you don't learn fencing in preschool. She finally did recover from her impatience when we told her that if they did teach fencing in preschool it would involve chasing one another and whacking each other with a noodle. She thought that sounded OK, so the evening was saved. Such a rule-follower, that girl.
Since today was a P.E. day, I can't wait to see what I learn about fencing tonight!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
We ended the evening with hot chocolate for the car ride home. It was a great time and something that we will definitely do again next year.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Of course, Santa is there, and the girls were both willing to sit on the strangers lap this year.
I always love to hear what the girls will tell Santa that they want for Christmas. Tonight, Amber told Santa she wanted a Three Musketeer's Barbie (which she got for her birthday in October, by the way???). Amy told Santa she wanted a Barbie...nothing specific, just a Barbie.