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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! I’m Five, Wooohoo!

12 Oct

Well, the big day is here. Yours truly is now officially a five year old. It’s so great that I had to sing myself a little birthday song. This is just a quicky video I made  this morning, but STAY TUNED…

Because, I’m sure I’ll be making some great birthday present toy reviews for OLUVS TOYS very soon. Oh and one more little thing– as you may have noticed from my little countdown in the sidebar, I am going to DISNEY WORLD tomorrow!!!  I’ll make sure Poppa Joe and Mamoo take lots of videos and pictures for my blog.

Ok I gotta go. It’s almost cake time. And then you know what comes next… PRESENTS! Yay!

 

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Recovered Pencil Fighter

3 Oct

[A post from Mommy]

Sorry, we’ve had to take a short break from OtK because: 1) This week I’m busy trying to finish converting a little corner of our laundry room into a painting “studio,” and 2) Olive has had her internets, tv, and pretty much all fun of any sort majorly restricted due to a little hiccup in her Good Girl efforts at school.

The little hoodlum was sent to the infamous “red chair” twice (yes twice) on Monday– the first time for talking during lesson time, and shortly after that she got busted pencil fighting, of all things.

She seems to have repented and reformed her bad-girl ways, now, however. We got a very nice email from her teacher yesterday after school– and since, for the next couple days, I won’t have time to post much of anything for her on here– I thought I’d at least share that email with you, and report that O’s roller-coaster of a school career is once again on the upswing. Hallelujah. Amen and Happy Easter.




A LETTER FROM O’S TEACHER

Mr. & Mrs. ––––

Olive had a much better day at school today. She is so cute. You could actually see her trying so hard today to pay attention and follow directions. She did a wonderful job.

Thanks again for your support.

Mrs. W––––

A Little Evening Video from Weird-O: No More X’s

24 Sep

I was bored so I made this little  video earlier.  I might be making a lot of these because after my recent school shenanigans, I’ve had my internets and tv taken away for the rest of the week. Plus I have to go to bed at 7:30 all week! I told Mommy and Daddy that 7:30 is a silly bedtime, but they didn’t seem to care whether it was silly or not. Oh well, I hope you enjoy the video. Goodnight!*

*FYI: I know it’s now after 9pm, but Olive did go to bed on time. We wrote this earlier, I just didn’t get around to uploading her video and posting this ’til now.

– M

Yelling, The Gambler, and A Very Disappointed Lammy

24 Sep

An excerpt from the email O’s teacher sent yesterday:

“Olive had a challenging day at school today… she was yelling in class, singing in class and disrupting others and had difficulty following directions…” 




…And some highlights from the conversation over breakfast this morning:

MOMMY:     You were yelling in class? Who does that?! Why did you yell? What did you yell?
OLIVE:         Ok, just settle down Mommy. That’s too many questions. I didn’t yell any real words– I just… yelled. 
MOMMY:     Wait, did you just tell me to settle down? Don’t tell me to settle down… And why did you yell? 
Olive:          I don’t know. Sometimes a kid just wants to yell. 
MOMMY:     Riiiiight… well, maybe sometimes a Mommy just wants to yell. Like, say– when she gets an email from her daughter’s teacher telling her that her kid spent the day yelling and singing, and keeping all the other kids from learning. I think that would definitely make a Mommy want to yell. 

OLIVE:        Well, I don’t think you should yell right now, Mommy. I think you should use your self-control.

MOMMY:     Hey, what do you know! Remember the other day when I was trying to explain what “irony” is? Well here’s some for you–  you want me to use my self control so that I don’t yell at you for yelling in class because you didn’t use your self control. 
OLIVE:        (laughing)     I like irony. It’s funny. 
MOMMY:     Yes, yes it is– but back to this email… So, singing?! You were singing in class?
OLIVE:          Actually, I wasn’t singing in class. I was singing in the bathroom.
MOMMY:     The bathroom that is in your classroom, you mean?  So you may as well have been singing in class because everyone could still hear you? Awesome. What the heck were you thinking? Why would you start singing in the bathroom while Mrs. W– was trying to teach? 
OLIVE:          I already told you a bunch of days ago that I like the echo in that bathroom.
MOMMY:     You like the echo? Sigh… What song were you singing?
OLIVE:          I was singing “The Gambler”
MOMMY:     [shakes head ]
TAMMY THE LAMMY, entering the room:    Oh Olive, I heard that you were Baa-aad at school yesterday. I am so disappointed. Have I taught you nothing?!




And just in case you want to hear what Olive decided to sing in the middle of class:

THE GAMBLER by Kenny Rogers

Collaborating with a 4-year Old

18 Sep

Me and Mommy have to try this!!! We have done some drawings and paintings together before, but nothing as cool as these. I think we should get our own sketchbook and fill it up together.

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One day, while my daughter was happily distracted in her own marker drawings, I decided to risk pulling out a new sketchbook I had special ordered.  It had dark paper, and was perfect for adding highlights to.  I had only drawn a little in it, and was anxious to try it again, but knowing our daughter’s love of art supplies, it meant that if I wasn’t sly enough, I might have to share.  (Note:  I’m all about kid’s crafts, but when it comes to my own art projects, I don’t like to share.)  Since she was engrossed in her own project, I thought I might be able to pull it off.

Ahhh, I should’ve known better.  No longer had I drawn my first face (I love drawing from old black & white movie stills) had she swooped over to me with an intense look.  “OOOH!  Is that a NEW…

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