Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Kaitlyn Goes to Pre-school
Kaitlyn had her first day of pre-school today :) The entire day was packed with excitement! We started Kaitlyn's day early to finish her respiratory care before we had to leave the house. Tim did Kaitlyn's care while I got both boys ready for school and caught the live bird flying around in our living room. .....Wait a minute...did I say a live bird??? YES!!! I walked into the living room to see what had the cats all in a fit! Who was staring me back from the back of my couch but a real live bird!!! The poor thing was crashing into our big picture window in our living room and freaking out as our two cats were staring it down. The poor thing MUST have made it's way down our chimney! I have no idea HOW, but no doors had been open before I discovered him. Anyway, I got a towel and trapped him in the window. Then boys both wanted to see him up close and then I took him outside and he promptly flew away. He paused for a breather in a tree not too far from our deck, but was otherwise unharmed :) It's a miracle the poor thing didn't get hurt!
We made it to pre-school on time and Kaitlyn enjoyed most of her day. She liked the free play time first thing in the morning. I layed her on the floor with a pile of toys and a few of the kids came right over and started playing with her. A couple of girls in particular played for extended periods of time :) Kaitlyn can already say one of their names and was asking for her tonight after supper. She kept saying the little girl's name and then saying please!! Then she called for the little girl.....Oh Iya! Oh Iya! We played with playdough, built block towers, played with dinosaurs (STOMP, STOMP, STOMP...good times:), sat in circle time, painted a picture during group time, and "ate" a snack! Kaitlyn got to "eat" cucumber slices with the rest of the kids :) Then the worst part of the day was watching the rest of the kids line up single file to go out through a door in the back of the classroom that leads to their inaccessable playground :( We got to go outside and around the building to watch the kids play, but could not participate. I think we will have to use this time for something more constructive for Kaitlyn, as it was quite sad.
The plan is to attend pre-school two days a week for now and see how it goes. It is tiring and risky being exposed to so many germs, but to see our girl's face when she got to do what the rest of the kids were doing....priceless :) I am not sure if we will attend for the entire winter or not. I guess we will have to see how the winter unfolds.