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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Sugar Bear Gets Her Learn On!

OKAY...okay....I left you hanging long enough. I know many of you have just been on pins and needles waiting for the big reveal...the big NEW HAIRCUT picture! May you wait no longer....and may you please be able to even tell the difference. Ummmmmm...I did say it was just a trim, right? If not....I'm so sorry!

The entire reason for the "big haircut" was that my little Sugar Bear was starting preschool. Yes, this was like two weeks ago, but hey....I have been busy. I figure you read like 400 other blog posts about first days of school a few weeks back, and by now you must be just itching for a fix. So here it is....Sugar Bear is officially getting her learn on. YEAH BABY!

I must admit that like all mothers, I can hardly believe she is old enough to be in school. Where does the time go? Seriously, just the other day she was nursing while I rocked us slowly in our rocking chair. I was looking into her beautiful blue eyes and wondering how I ever became so blessed. OH....WAIT....that was just yesterday. Who am I kidding?

Anyhow, on with the story. Sugar Bear is SOOOOOOOOOOOOO very ready for school. I don't mean to toot her horn or anything, but I have a rocket scientist on my hands. This girl has brains, and she knows how to use them. At one, she was tackling wooden puzzles that boggle a 3 year old's mind. Before two, she knew all her colors and shapes. At the ripe age of 2, she knew all her letters and sounds they make. She also recognizes numbers 1-10 and counts to 17, if you don't mind that she skips 13-15. girl is brainy. She may be in a diaper until she is 12, but cognitively this girl has it going on. Hey...she can only be expected to concentrate on one thing at at time, right?

Our first morning was a little rough. Sugar Bear had to be rudely awoken, and quickly dressed, and out the door. She isn't thrilled with this as you can plainly see. This is her on the steps while I try to convince her to get in the truck.

It wasn't much better when I got her buckled in.

However....when I mentioned that there would be food there, she perked up just a bit.

Here we are in front of the gate at her daycare/preschool. Here is wondering why her school looks a lot like her daycare. tee hee...she is still confused by that. She keeps asking me where her school is? Poor child...I shouldn't have ever called it school. She went to this daycare for 4 weeks before the preschool piece started, so she just isn't sure why I keep calling it her school on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Can you tell, though that she is pretty proud of her back pack?

Sugar Bear, in general, needs a few minutes to get settled in the morning before she warms up to all the children. It really wasn't ideal that Lorene and I asked her to pose for her first day of school picture as soon as she got there. All the kids were looking at her....totally not her cup of tea.

Preschool, however, has proven to really be right up her alley. She is doing very well. I am excited for her to have more practice with her fine motor skills, and to work on sign language. The first week, they worked on the letter A, number 1, the color red, and circles. I think it was fun for Sugar Bear to already be pretty confident with those things. She is excited to know how to make the letter "A" with her hand, and she is finally getting the concept of the lower case letters.

There was much fanfare, and lots of smiles while she proudly showed me her work on that first day when I picked her up. I asked her to hold up her apple sequencing project, and say, "A" so I could take a picture. She obliged, throwing in the sign for "A" on her own. Gosh I love this kid! You go girl!

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Deb said...

Awww, I love all of her facial expressions in those photos - she's so cute. Congrats on starting preschool!

There's a little something for you over at my site... :)

Michelle said...

oh my goodness she's adorable and I love the pouty face!

Anonymous said...

So cute! She reminds me of our daughter at that age :)
Wanted to let you know that I just awarded you the "You Make Me Smile Award"
Drop by and check it out when you get a chance.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Ahhh how cute is sugarbear. And I'm so impressed with her letter and number skills.

Miss M can count to ten, but I've not really looked at letters yet, though she can do her alphabet jigsaw no problem.

They all do stuff at different speeds don't they.

She looks so proud on that last pic and her hair is fab.

Hope you're all well.


we are reilly said...

I just love that little lip sticking out...then, when you mention 'food' the face sort of lights up -- sounds like my daughter!!

Anonymous said...

Love the photos and the 'new do'! And I think you're right - she has that rocket-scientist-look about her : )

P.S. I'm chipping in with Lynnae for a dual nomination for you at my place...

Maude Lynn said...

That first picture is absolutely priceless!

Anonymous said...

That SB! (Sugar Bear) She can make the best pout face of anyone I've ever known! I know she's got a giant smile behind that face, but she's just a tease to her mommy!

Thanks for the pictures, she's not only adorable, but smart too!

Jo Beaufoix said...

Corey come and play, you got an award.

Donetta said...

Oh what a joy honey you have captured memories for a life time. I am delighted that you are teaching her to sign. It is probably one of the reasons she is able to be so expressive cognitively it just make a world of difference for the kids. She is so beautiful even with that sweet little pout lip! Too cute!!!

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Rebecca said...
She looks great and it's cool to see the way she adjusted from start to finish, esp the change in her demeanor when you told her there'd be food there, lol! Yay Sugar Bear!

Lori said...

What a cutie! And she is a smarty!

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