Saturday, May 3, 2008


Yesterday was walk to school safely day. We have walked to school before and it takes us about 15-20 minutes. However, we have to go through the bush and through the park just to get to the street that Madi's school is on. This isn't such a big deal except that there are stairs in the bush and the stroller has to be carried up and down them - not so much fun. It is also really wet in the mornings from the dew and walking through the bush and the grass of the park didn't seem like a good idea. So we drove to the other side of the park and walked from there. It was a beautiful morning and we enjoyed our walk - we may have to do this more often. We even met up with Madi's friend Alicia on the way.
It was also mufti (regular dress) day at school today. Madi loves mufti day because she can wear "normal" clothes. I have learned to not like it so much. Due to the fact that she doesn't get to wear "normal" clothes everyday the process of finding the perfect outfit can be long and frustrating. We do the choosing the night before - which is a good thing - and it can take three or four tries to find the perfect thing to wear. Mufti day is usually a fund raiser for the school. Each child brings a gold coin (a $1 or $2 coin) to donate. This time they are donating to the Mother's Day stall. Presents will be bought with the money and then next week each child gets to go to the stall and buy a present for their mother. I think it is a fabulous idea. Cooper's school does a Mother's Day stall too but I had to donate the present and then he buys one next week. The presents at both places are under $10. For anyone who is a room mother or on a PTA somewhere this is a fabulous idea in my book.
I also keep seeing these pretty purple flowers everywhere. I have no idea what they are called, but I think they are gorgeous.

After school we decided to walk again to pick up Madi. We followed the same routine. We picked up an addition on the way home - Alicia (Madi's friend) came over to play. This time we stopped by the park for a play before heading home. Cooper did the monkey bars for the first time!

1 comment:

Mari said...

I am ashamed to admit this.... but I completely forgot about the walk to school day. We normally ride our bikes, but because of my cold I have been driving them for a couple of days. Ooops.
Good on you for doing it, though!!