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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

A Ball and Some Letters

So, once a week we have Play Group, usually on Thursday. A few weeks ago, I hosted it and the kids were playing all over and having a wonderful time. For a while they were at the table rolling and cutting out shapes in salt dough. After a bit some of the kids went up to the twins room to play. We ladies sat down stairs at the table visiting. Soon a few of the children came down the stairs. I wish that I had been able to grab the camera, but, well it was not to be. It was SO cute, EmmaLece and Eden had dressed up in princess dresses and were being escorted by Kyle and Trevor. I kid you not, the whole arm holding! EmmaLece announced that they were having a ball! They got to the front room and proceeded to dance. It was the most adorable thing ever! When EmmaLece saw how they were being watched, she got all shy and sank to the floor, her poor dance partner didn't quite know what to do. He stood there trying to get her to stand back up, when that failed, he walked away.
Today, EmmaLece was teaching Scott and Riley how to dance, I did get a few shots of that lesson.
A few days ago, EmmaLece was sitting at one of the desks coloring and drawing, when she said, "that's and 'E'. " She showed me her paper and ya know what, she HAD drawn an 'E'! It was backward, but it was for sure an 'E"! I was So excited. Today I was looking in the dictionary and she was showing me where each 'E' was. I searched for alphabet and found this site where I got some letters and a cute train with dotted letters and numbers printed on it. I gave them to Scott and EmmaLece. Scott drew all over his and Em, she traced each letter and number! I colored the letters and have now hung them on the wall. When I write their names, I spell them as I go, I think this is helping. EmmaLece was spelling her name with me tonight! :) The only other one of my children that had an early interest in reading and writing was Cody who started asking how to spell things at 2 1/2 -3. He would 'write' letters to his Aunt Ryanne on her mission. We would determine what he wanted to say, I would write it down and he would copy it. You can't really see, but Em traced over each letter and the ones I wrote too. Between her names is an 'E' she did on her own.

11 comments:

G. Parker said...

I would be way excited too! What a girl. I love the whole ball thing, that would have been so fun to video tape! Enjoy them, they are precious and these are precious times. ;)

Are You Serious! said...

I need to get started with my twins on their alpha & numbers... I'm not as enthusiastic as I was with Emma!

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

I love the dancing pics. So Cute!

carrie & troy keiser said...

G. Parker- I really wish I had thought to get the camera, it was like the Grand March for the Prom the way they came down the stairs. :)
Serious- I see that you changed your profile pix! Nice. I think I was really excited with the first and then well I have been busy! {lame excuse, I know.} If EmmaLece hadn't shown me that she's ready, I would have just kept going along.
Lauren- You should have heard the dialoge that went along with the instruction! "that's not how you do it! You're supposed to put your arm around me! We forgot the, this {dip}." Scott is So patient with his bossy sister! :D

KATE said...

I love the ball! How precious is that?

So cute!! I just got "caught up" & read Robby's Birthday Post! Happy Birthday Robby, sorry I'm late! I LOVED that post Carrie! I can't listen to that song without crying! What a special family!

carrie & troy keiser said...

Kate- Thanks! sometimes I feel more like a special ed family running around not knowing exactly WHAT we're doing!:)
I have been wonder where you've been... thought you swam back to the Islands! :D

Holly said...

Too cute. Darling dancing pictures!

carrie & troy keiser said...

Holly- Thanks! :)

KATE said...

I wish I had gone back to the islands! Nope just freezing here in the Beehive state. But from what I've seen, not as freezing as you! Brrrr...

carrie & troy keiser said...

Kate- :) it's a blamy -1 !

Shellie said...

How fun!