Goose was loving the cookies, obviously, because she loves all food! Especially when the main ingredients is sugar!
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Depending on your view of this activity, we are either awesome parents or participating in child abuse. We let Blake watch all these youtube videos of mutton busting and asked if she wanted to do it. She did... so we did! I only have videos, so good pictures, and I can't get the videos to upload for some reason. But I wanted to document how awesome my Blake is.
But the question that she asked as we were finished was my favorite, and one I never want to forget. After we went on a walk around the grounds, we stood in line for the bus to ride back to our car. With all the faith of a child, Blake looked at me and asked, "But where was Jesus?"
You see, as we live directly off the 5th South exit in Bountiful, for years she has commented on the temple on the hill in Bountiful at night, as it glows and stands out so perfectly. We have always told her that the temple was Jesus's house on earth, and the words we pointed out of the building resolidified that, "The HOUSE of the Lord." She was concerned that she still hadn't seen Jesus since she was in His House.
Wow... What faith that my cute daughter has and a great reminder to both Luke and I of the importance of finding our Savior, at home, and in the Temple. We need to do better, be better, and find ourselves more often in the Temple. I want my daughter to learn as I did from my parents that the temple is of upmost importance in our lives and marriage.
Blake has started preschool! She is going to Marsha Andersons' Preschool in Centerville, a bit of a drive but totally worth it. I am loving all she is learning, and Blake seems to love it too. It is in an old church and has so many different rooms that they can spread out and play. They have a large theater room, dance hall with piano, social studies room (room with a giant floor to ceiling map), a reading room, a coloring and learning room, an indoor playroom, and more I am sure. It isn't a huge emphasis on academics, which is ironic since I was obsessed about my academics growing up, but that isn't what was right for Blake. They use movement, music, games to teach life skills which I love!
She has been singing the cutest song this last week. It is all about being safe around strangers. She starts by telling me a story about a stranger. "A man comes up to you and he says, "I lost my puppy, can you help me?" And you say, "NO WAY!" and then you say,
Listen to your HEART
Don't BE SILLY
GET STREET SMART!"
(sometimes the stranger says that your mom broke her leg and I am supposed to take you to her)
It is so cute. She is also preparing for her Halloween program, so she is constantly singing a song about a black cat. I can't remember the words, but it makes me smile everytime!
BLAKE LARSEN, 3 years old, FIRST DAY oF PRESCHOOL