Monday, May 16, 2011
emmy. . .our weathergirl
That's my Emmy.
This week is Emmy's last full official week of kindergarten. Next week she is off while the teachers do kindergarten assessments- her sisters still have to go to school. When I explained this little vacation to her, she grinned and exclaimed, "I love kindergarten!"
Yesterday during dinner we were having the "What did you learn at church today?" discussion. Emmy told us how she learned about prayer and then told us a lengthy story about a little boy who learned that sometimes Heavenly Father answers our prayers the way we would like and sometimes He lets us solve our own problems. For example, He answered this little boys prayer about finding a lost toy, but didn't give in when the little boy prayed that he could eat ice cream for dinner instead of "mushy broccoli casserole". We spent a few minutes discussing prayer as a family. Later, Emmy wanted me to let her drag a mattress into Kate's room so the two could sleep together. I wasn't going to allow it (we don't typically do "sleepovers" on school nights as it usually turns into a late-night giggle fest). However, after she asked me, I saw her enter her room and hunch over her bed in prayer. I knew that she was praying that I would let her have her wish, and my mother heart wouldn't let me say no. I loved that I was able to witness that simple show of faith.
Better go. . .I'm listening to Emmy lay down the law to Claire about her afternoon schedule. Seems we have a full schedule of schoolwork- the ABC's are on the docket today. So much so that "we may not have time for recess today", she says. Heaven help Claire. I'm hoping to divert my little school marm with a field trip to the nursery and a garden planting excursion. Sounds educational enough, doesn't it?
Mostly sunny with an every-so-often thunder burst. That's our Emmy, and I wouldn't have her any other way.