Friday, October 2, 2009

The Seasons are Changing...and Maison is Growing!

The weather is starting to cool down and Maison is super excited about Halloween. She was excited last year, but she really understands what is going on this year and is very "into" wanting to make her costume and going trick-or-treating. She went to bed last night and after she had been in laying down for a few minutes, she yelled out to me: "Is it going to be Halloween in the morning?" I thought that was so cute! I haven't shown her what day Halloween is on the calendar, and it looks like I need to get on that!

Maison was asking me questions the other day about days of the week: "How do you know what day it is?" I answered that I look on the calendar. "But how do you know without looking on the calendar?" I answered that the days go in order, so since it was Thursday yesterday, today must be Friday, etc. "But how did it start? How do you know it is the right day?" I really didn't know how to answer that one except to say the calendar started a long time ago and people have kept track of it ever since. Such tough questions from a 4 year old!

The other day Maison wanted to get her paints out. "I want to use your easel, Mommy. I don't want to paint at the table or on the floor." "The easel it is!" I said. She was very intent on what she was painting, as you can see in this picture. I just love to see that look in her eyes. My little girl is growing up.