Maggie Makes Four!

This journal started off documenting the adoption of our youngest daughter. It now follows the twist and turns of our lives as we raise these two amazing little creatures into the best women they can become.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Updates, Updates, Updates

She speaks! Finally, after seven weeks, Maggie spoke to her teacher. Okay, she whispered a single word, "pony", to her teacher and I was in the room--the teacher thought it would help-- Yeah, progress. Wednesday was her first ever share day at the new school. The way the new school does it is that the kids bring home a coffee can, you put your share item in the can and attach three clues about the item to the top. Then the class gets to guess at the contents of the can. The teacher asked Maggie to whisper in her ear what was in the can, and Maggie in her excitement about sharing, forgot she doesn't speak to her teacher. So, she whispered "pony". Of course, after the word was out, she said nothing else to the teacher...but hey, it's a start. The proverbial ice has been let's all just hope for an avalanche of words!

A star is born. La Nina was invited to try out with a world-class gymnastics coach this afternoon. The coach, a former Chinese Gymnast and a nationally renown choreographer for the floor and beam, worked a group of about eight girls for 2 hours today. It was a flexible, "come for as long as you can type thing", so I pulled La Nina after 90 minutes. Honestly, I was afraid she was going to lay down in the middle of the floor and go to sleep! Of course, we have no idea how she did during the try out, but it's a good experience for her whether she's invited to join the team or not. We've seen the training schedule and both the Dad and I think it's too much for La NIna right now. (La Nina was the youngest girl out there.) Maybe next year when she's older, if she's invited back. Regardless, we're very proud of her for getting the invite and putting in a good showing at the try out.


Purse blues. Am I the only woman in the world who cannot find a purse to meet my needs? I'm on purse number four this year! My purses have been either too big, too small, too casual or too ugly. Yes, too ugly. I went with Nora Ephron's theory on buy "the ugliest purse you can find because then it goes with nothing, but by definition it goes with everything too." Except, I just hated carrying a truly ugly purse--and believe me it was ugly! I've begun to think the problem is I keep buying these cheap Target purses and since I have nothing invested in them, they annoy me more. Perhaps if I spent some money on a purse, I wouldn't hate it because I couldn't afford to hate it. I miss the good old days when I carried a wallet and a set of keys. Why oh why can't I have that back? Oh yeah, I need to carry dance shoes, flip flops, pony tails bands, barretts, water bottles, snacks, tissues for little noses, chapstick, etc.


  • At 9:40 AM , Blogger M3 said...

    Fellow serial purse buyer here... Rod has gotten so used to the buy-and-return by now that the when I met him for lunch and plunked the latest find up on the table only to have it fall over since it was top heavy he shook his head sadly and said "oh that's too bad, I thought that might be the one." Hee.

  • At 8:59 AM , Blogger Donna L. said...

    I feel your purse pain. My sleek wallet-purse couldn't cope with the shoes, crayons and such that came with mamahood. For a long time I resisted a backpack purse, as it seemed sooo 90's, but I finally broke down and got a nice leather one at Marshall's. Not exactly fashion forward, but very handy.


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