Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Look What I Did!

What a whirlwind weekend!  I have a week's worth of posts all ready for you!  From Friday's school program to yesterday's Memorial Day BBQ!

Friday night was Lallie's end of year school program called Look What I Did.  Lallie is a Montessori student and this is the time of year when she gets to take us into her classroom and show us all her favorite work and activities.  They also engage the parents in the activities they do during the day such as singing and line time.

Don't you love our Lilly tunics?  Husband called us the "Tunic Twins."
Here's Lallie showing Daddy her world map.  It's not finished yet, but I'm amazed that she did this all by herself!  The teachers helped the students trace out the continents and then they spend all year talking about the different continents, their countries, climates and cultures.  They bring in food, music and art projects to help them learn about the world.  I'm amazed that Lallie knows all seven continents!  I'm pretty sure I didn't know that when I was 3 1/2 years old!  She even knows that we live in North America (granted, she thinks the grandparents live in exotic South American, but hey, I'm still impressed!)

Here's Lallie showing us some of her Practical Life work.  These are activities that help the children learn about everyday habits such as spooning, tying shoes, pouring and cleaning (such as using a broom).  Here she's using an eye dropper to place droplets in small containers.
And science!  And I'm proud of Lallie in this sense.  She's examining bugs, which quite frankly, shocked Husband and I as Lallie is NOT a bug person!

During line time, Lallie showed us her dance moves and how to spell "family" in sign language.  She was a little timid in the dancing (and thank goodness Husband didn't snap any pictures of me dancing like a robot!)

Afterwards, we headed out to eat as a celebration and Lallie had a HUGE M&M ice cream sundae!  She was a happy camper and was so excited to show us her school.

Happy Tuesday Y'all!


  1. So so adorable. Tunic twins? Very cute. By the way, I see that your husband is wearing Ralph...well done.
    I can guanantee that I didn't know any of the things that Miss Lallie knows at her age. I'll tell you what, I"m not sure I even knew my name. She's a smart little cookie.
    Just an FYI,which I'm sure you already know, Pottery Barn Kids is having a terrific sale on their Mackenzie backpacks and lunch totes, etc... I just bought my baby girl the cutest backpack and lunchbox and had them monogrammed.

  2. So cute! I went to Montessori school also when I was younger. I think they have the BEST programs!

  3. Oh my gosh I'm in love with the tunics. And I second the praise for your husband wearing Ralph.

    Exploring with kids is one of the best ways to spend time in life. Little Lallie looks very happy!

  4. You tunic twins sure are cute! I love the picture of Lallie with her magnifying glass and that they teach Practical Life skills!

  5. How cute! I love this post! Lallie is such a smart girl!!

  6. How cute! And you look so serious in the science picture.

  7. You tunic twins are too cute! Lallie looks like a little scientist with her magnifying glass!

  8. Wow! That sounds like a fabulous school! And you both look so cute, of course!

  9. I love that she was proud to show off her school and all her activities. That is so cool.

    You both look adorable in your Lilly. :)

  10. How cute are the both of you in the tunics!


  11. How fun! That must have been so exciting for her. Then again, the sundae was probably pretty darn exciting too.

  12. Spooning leads to forking. I'm just saying...

    Rock on!