First, it was the first day in a new Mother's Day Out class. Since Aikman is an only child, he doesn't get the chance to play with many children his age unless we are at church. Likewise, we also would like him to be exposed to and be able to follow directions from other adults and authority figures. He is typically obedient, but we just felt like this experience is a great one, both for me and for him. (The preschool he attends is awesome, following closely to our beliefs in a strong Christian background, with great teachers, as well as offering Spanish and computer classes for enrichment.) It is only a 2 day a week program, so during his off-days, we will be doing school at home.
Here he is heading into school!
When I picked him up, he told me he had a great day at school, and that the only bad thing was that he dropped all of his cantaloupe on the floor at lunchtime, so he slid it under the table! (Oops! Sorry, Ms. Rachel!!)
Afterward school, we headed to Goodwill to burn some time. In the process, I found some discarded library books marked down to $0.50 each that were perfect for our continent boxes! We picked up Fiesta Femenina: Celebrating Women in Mexican Folktale (North America/Mexico), The King and the Tortoise (Africa/Cameroon), and Wallaby Creek(Australia).
(Side note: WOW! I had no idea that Wallaby Creek was out of print, and therefore, I can't find a stock photo of it ANYWHERE on the internet! However, I now have an new respect for the book, as all of the watercolor artwork were done by the author during a visit to Wallaby Creek!)
We also received some other awesome treasures from several very special friends, which I'll talk about tomorrow!