24 March 2014

So proud

Its been a while since I've written about my girls, so thought I'd update you on how they are going.

I know I've said it before, but I am so proud of my girls. I'm sure my Facebook friends are getting sick of my status updates lately, all I seem to talk about is how proud I am of Popette! 

Popette had a great start to school last week where she received a special prize for receiving 5 Kindy Awards (for Being Respectful), a special certificate for "Great Reading" from the School Principal then another Kindy Award later in the week. I'm so proud of how she is doing at school, she really is blossoming! 

For someone who struggled with separation anxiety at daycare, and me being worried about whether she'd be ready for big school, I am so grateful that she is happy.

Popette is picking up her sight words in her home reader, and told me excitedly this morning "Mummy, this book is awesome it has some of my sight words in it!" about one of the books she borrowed from the library.

I'm amazed at how quickly her reading has improved over the last couple of weeks. She loves learning her sounds and sight words, and adores her teacher.

Over the weekend, Popette received her last sticker at swimming lessons and moved up a class. She has been trying so hard over the past month in gaining her last sticker, so was very excited when she told me when she got home "Congratulations Mummy, I got my last sticker today" (she gets mixed up at times, its so cute!)

For a little celebration we took her and Cherub to McDonalds for lunch.

Cherub is slowly getting used to our new routine of taking Popette to school. She loves riding her bike down to the school when its a nice day, and pointing out the different coloured flowers or anything that's yellow - her favourite colour.

She also loves coming along to the school on a Thursday where I help out with the reading group in Popette's class. So far she hasn't been too distracting for the kids, and is happy to look at her books or play puzzles on the floor.

Cherub is continuing to have fun at music class although she won't sing in front of everyone in the class, but when she is at home she sings the songs she has learnt, mostly at the dinner table!

Cherub seems to talk more now that Popette is at school (probably because she can get a word in!), and has become a real little chatterbox picking up more and more words. It makes me proud when I see her string more and more words together, and her tell me clearly what she wants. On Friday she asked me to make her a castle out of cardboard for her! Before I know it we will be making craft together!

I'm still a little lost without my Popette at home with me, but I am cherishing the time I spend with Cherub. There are days when I get caught up with the cleaning & housework, instead of sitting with Cherub who wants me to read her another story. I find that I need to stop and remember to be in the moment with her, before she too grows up and heads of to school.

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