Thursday, August 23, 2007

MM 8/23/2007: My daughter rocks!

First of all, let me say I don't want to offend anyone's beliefs, just share a story I love about my daughter.

I have to say I love, love, love my daughter. Both daughters actually. They are so awesome, but for different reasons. This post is about my eldest.

A few months ago she asked where the first person ever came from. She knew that dinosaurs came first so she thought that maybe a dinosaur mommy had a human baby. So I explained how the dinosaurs died out then the whole evolution thing, which she thought was pretty cool. Tonight, she asked where EVERYTHING came from, like the Earth and all living things. So I told her that people believe different things, told her about the Christian Creation and the Big Bang Theory, then asked her what she thought. (I'm a UU, we always try to present EVERY side of the debate). After a long time she said she thought it was all magic. How cute!

I just love it when she asks these big questions, even though I often don't know the answer. I wonder where all these thoughts come from, are they typical of a 5 or 6 year old? No matter, I still think she rocks!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

MM 8/18/2007: The perfect birthday party

Thursday was my daughter's 6th birthday and today we had the party. Everything went perfectly! I got all the cleaning done yesterday, so I just had to decorate and set up the crafts today. We ordered an ice cream cake and DH went out to pick it up just before the party. It was a Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus theme. When the girls arived we had a jewel treasure hunt. I gave each girl a bag with two charms and a bead in it. Then they searched for the matching colored beads. When everyone had found their beads we used them to make charm bracelets. After that we made Wands of Light. It was great. All the girls were well behaved and no one fought or cried about anything. After a short play break for them (I needed to clean up the craft stuff) came two rounds of musical chairs. Again, the girls were awesome and took losing in stride. We followed that with a story game; I gave each girl a wrapped present to hold (gotta love the Dollar Store) and read the book to the movie out loud. Each time I said the name Anikka they passed the present to the girl next to them, and at the end they got to open the present they were holding last. After the story we had the ice cream cake (Barbie of course) and opened presents. There was about 30 minutes left so we went outside to play. At the end each girl got a coloring packet of Barbie pictures I printed out from the internet, topped by a picture of themself to color. It was the best birthday party we've ever had. Thanks to everyone who gave me ideas a few weeks ago when I posted asking for party games.