Kiera Lately

Kiera, lately, has been all about collecting her “treasures”…

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So what did we bring home this day? A rock, a pebble, a small piece of chalk, and a deflated balloon.

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Look what I found in the laundry basket. A bunch of random keys that she had collected from all over the house. I guess they just needed to be all together…

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Grasping a broken balloon skin. We narrowly avoided a meltdown when she accidentally dropped it at the playground and couldn’t find it.

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She left me this present on the stairs in front of my bedroom one morning. Included: a card that my Mom sent me, stickers, a faux gold bracelet chain she found on the street, a decorated empty toilet paper roll, and some blocks.

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One day she (for some reason) remembered that we had this bunny chair of hers in storage. She kept nagging me to go down to the basement to get it. We finally did. Look at her face. SO happy. She had to sit on it right away- couldn’t wait until we got inside.

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The next day she dragged it up onto her other favorite chair. Love the crossed legs and pensive look on her face.

She was pretty bummed when I told her that no, she couldn’t bring her chair to school for show and tell. She then drew this…

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Can you guess who she was mad at?

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later she added a stethoscope…

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Kiera always insists that she be the one to open the front door at her school, and is so proud when she does (that lever is up high!).

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She’s also loving this purse (even sleeps with it!).

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and picking her butt… (we’re working on it)

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She’s loving ketsup (I have to stop her from eating only ketsup when it’s on her plate)…

…and Calippo Cola popsicles. I love the way she says it so I had to record it…

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The other day I heard her say to herself “I need my tap shoes!” When I came downstairs she had her tap shoes on, but was naked from the waist down (lol!).

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Kiera’s favorite game lately. It teaches kids how to read simple words. She must ask four times a day to play it (they’re really just glorified flash cards).  She is so ready to learn to read and write. When I teach her how to write a word she giggles with delight and then writes it over and over and incorporates them into her drawings. Or she copies a random word she sees somewhere. Things are more laid back here in Germany about when a child should learn to read and write. They start earlier in the States. Kiera is thirsting for knowledge so I have to be better about working with her on my own. Can you guess which words I showed her how to write from her pictures below?

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Took a pic of this month/ season wheel they made at Kiera’s school.

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When we got home Kiera made this version all by herself. She even cut out that little arrow in the middle!

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Kiera’s drawing of a computer keyboard

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She wrote this down and gave it to me to show me how many TV shows Quinnie had watched and that it was her turn.

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Little Stinker cut her own hair the other day- check out her new bangs (Ugh!)

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my little Ragamuffin

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I love when I pick them up from school and they’re absolutely filthy. It means they’ve played hard and had fun- the most important work of childhood. Quinnie often comes home with ripped pants from climbing trees. I’ve had to throw away three pairs of their pants in the last two weeks!

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Still loving her scooter

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“Mama! I’m a bat!”

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playing in the spider web she and her friends made at school

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Grumpy Ballerina

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loves riding her bike

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When I woke up the other morning I turned around to find this (above)… Man, kids are the best comic relief.

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2 thoughts on “Kiera Lately

  1. harry

    Late seeing this post…Kierie Blue made my day..what a beautiful, intense,smart and VERY artistic child. Maybe she is telling you she needs a haircut or combed more often! She takes after Madeline with the artistic abilities. Love her wanting to have her chair…hopefully, you are moving today the 6th? Love, Grandma xo

  2. Tanta Jenny

    Kiera cracks me up..what a piece of work! She will keep you laughing for years. At least she is easy to buy for..lol. xo

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