Saturday, September 29, 2007

Still Building Her Vocabulary

This afternoon, Margot and I ate an Asian-inspired lunch while out shopping. She had the fried rice and I had sushi. She used a spoon and I used chopsticks. But she totally cracked me up when, halfway through our meal, she offered me her spoon and asked if she could use my "pork chops."

(Well, she got the 'chop' part right!!)

Thursday, September 13, 2007

More Pictures from Italy

The coastline:

View of Positano from the road:

Atop Mount Vesivius:

Swimming "all by myself!":

Looking coy at the Colloseum:

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Day Two Report

Margot had her second day of school today, which was a few hours longer than yesterday. All in all she did well (no crying when I left, and she went eagerly) but Marcus told me that she refused to nap and did have a minor 'missing Mommy' meltdown right around naptime.

So at least she does miss me a little bit!

But she was all smiles when I arrived to pick her up and is very excited to present Brodie with the necktie that she colored for him today (today's theme was "All About Dads"). Tomorrow is an off day, but she'll go again on Thursday.

Monday, September 10, 2007

First Day of Glorified Daycare, uh, I Mean School

Margot started her 'preschool' program today. Let's face it, 'preschool' is just a euphemism for daycare, but so what. When Margot turns three in December, she'll move out of the toddler program and into the proper preschool program at Penn Children's Center.

Margot's classroom is called the Sea Turtles, and her teacher is named Marcus. She took her first day in stride, and didn't mind at all when I left this morning. In fact, amidst a sea of crying children, I saw her happily leading two wailers into her classroom when I left. When I picked her up, she looked disappointed.

Here she is with her lunchbag this morning.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Ballet in Pompei

(Hey, that rhymes.)

We're back from a trip to Italy, and while I am sinking from jet lag, I just uploaded my pictures onto my computer and wanted to post this one.

Here is a picture of Margot and our friend Rachel dancing ballet in the excavated colleseum in Pompei last week. (Rachel is a professional ballerina and Margot's new hero.)