Baby/Kid Chat - April

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Baby/Kid Chat - April
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Fri, 04-01-2011 - 11:20am

Adrienne - Hope it's okay that I started this....


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Sun, 04-03-2011 - 10:19pm

Jess- Woohoo for sleeping through the night!

-Suzie :)

 

 

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Sun, 04-03-2011 - 10:19pm

AFM - School is sucking up all my time and energy these days.

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Sun, 04-03-2011 - 10:22pm
Suzie - have a great spring break! Sounds like you have a fun week planned! How are you going to decide what you want to do next year? Do you have any ideas? That's great that DH is so supportive of you doing whatever you want to - do you think you'd like staying home FT? Or would you prefer to be out of the house working PT? Would you like to stay within in the school system or do something unrelated? Sorry all the questions... I just find it so interesting what people decide to do with their lives (or parts of their lives)... I'm honestly still not sure what I want to do "when I grow up"!

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Mon, 04-04-2011 - 10:58am

Sorry no time for personals. My schedule has been super crazy so I haven't had a lot of time online, but I have been reading all of your posts..

Ella - Gabby is totally getting the hang of food! It's amazing in the last week she has really exceled. and saturday we were eating out at a chinease place and I gave her one of the onions from my sweet and sour chicken without the sauce and she totally loved the onion! I couldn't believe it. I didn't expect her to, so it wasn't a very long piece and I had to take it away from her because she was trying to swallow the entire thing. So we got some longer strings of onion (going to try them again tonight) and she sucked on it for like 20 minutes! It never reached the floor. The cooked carrot on the other hand kept getting the icky face, how funny is that. Definately taking after DH. it took me 29 years to like raw onions.

Saw my SIL & BIL and my niece this weekend, that was fun to hang out with them. THey are going through some personal things that they aren't willing to share, so I am worried about them. Sounds like my SIL is having a tough time, so hopefully they can work through whatever it is. Found out that's why they went on vacation even though they couldn't afford it. So hopefully that time away helped.

I don't remember if I posted this, but I signed Gabby up for ECFE classes and I can't wait for them to start next monday. DH is going to take her the one monday that I have a conflict, but it should be a lot of fun!


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Mon, 04-04-2011 - 1:19pm
What is ECFE classes???
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Mon, 04-04-2011 - 1:42pm

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Mon, 04-04-2011 - 2:01pm
Oh that's great that you signed you and Gabby up for ECFE! We do it, too. Did you know our state is the only one in the nation to offer those?? So sad - it is such a GREAT program!

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Mon, 04-04-2011 - 2:04pm

Kate - ECFE classes are Early Childhood and Family Education classes. All the schools in the State of MN have these ECFE classes for kids 0 to 5. It's put on by the school districts. so we go once a week for an hour and 15 minutes for story time, play time and then 40 minutes of supervised play time for the kids without the parents and they have a discussion for the parents. So I am super excited. there are only 6 weeks left of the school year, so it starts next Monday. Good time to get away from the house with her and interact with some other parents IRL, since I don't get that too much!.


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Mon, 04-04-2011 - 2:05pm
Kate - ECFE stands for Early Childhood and Family Education. It's a great program for parents and children! It has a parent education portion and a portion where kids play with other kids in a great early childhood classroom, and the "teachers" are wonderful, educated people. It's awesome. Our class does 30 minutes of parent/child interaction time, then 10 minutes of group time where we sing and dance and stuff, and then the rest of the class (45 mins or so), the parents and tots split up and the parents go chat and/or they bring in a guest speaker about some topic relevant to babies/toddlers. Every class is different. We are in an age-specific class, so all the babies are around the same age, which is nice because the parents can all relate.

Jess - did you sign up for an age-specific class? Will you guys do gradual separation or not? Some classes do, some don't. Have fun, hope you and Gabby enjoy it!

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Mon, 04-04-2011 - 2:06pm
Ha! We just cross-posted :) But gave very similar explanations!

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