This morning after getting in from the gym I opened some mail and found this ! I was so excited and humbled at the same time. Immediately , I thought how much I wanted to call my mom. My mom and dad are both gone and have been for 6 years. I think of them often but rarely get emotional . For some reason today I could NOT shake the tears.
Every time someone would text to say Congrats or call I would start up again. During family time the kids wished me well . Lord have mercy…. I fell apart again. Dallas explained to them that I had gotten a big award and I was so happy. Consequently, the kids tried to make me feel better all day by drawing pictures of me. 🙂
When the representative from the Southern Early Childhood Association came to visit she told me I was a finalist with three others and one of them was the University of Alabama. I never in my wildest dreams thought we would win. The prize is fossils of some sort for the playground and recognition at the SECA conference . The prize is so unimportant . Its the validation that we ( Bright Beginnings, me, Randy, Dallas , and you guys and all the people that support us ) are doing something good and worthwhile. My heart is full.
Other things we did today :
Which will fall faster into the bowl ? Will the feather fall faster or the egg ? Why ?
Then it only made sense to do some comparisons with a scale.
We also read “If you give a Pig a Pancake .” Do pigs eat pancakes ? What letter do pig and pancake start with ? Obviously, we had to FaceTime my niece with her pig ” Hammy Jo” to ask about the pancake issues. She said he eats everything ! She gave him a tortilla so he would do a trick ( sit ) and he did. We could hear him smacking.
Outside we played a game ! The farm animals were placed around the yard in a circle. The children ran around the circle . As they came to an animal they hopped over it and made the sound it makes. Funniest game ever.
Being in a home program we learn a lot just from every day occurrences like a visit with the recycle man. The kids love when he comes by.
Today he stopped to talk. I told him the kids love it and he said ” They almost always heckle me.” Hmm….. as he left Parker kindly yelled ‘ Thanks for taking our trash.” She meant it in a kind way. It made us all smile.
And lastly, we talked about ” Love is.. ”