With the popularity of Facebook and the busy life of balancing being a wife, mom, volunteer, owner of a business and more… I had decided to stop blogging about the girls specifically here on our blog. I kept it hosted to have that history and one day I will print it… (I will. It is a personal promise to myself.)
A year and a half later, as we are working with Amelia in 1st grade about writing and spelling – I had an idea! This should be their blog. They can document events in their life. It will help work on writing and spelling and storytelling. I’ll help out and supply pictures. With Katherine, the now spunky pre-k girl who is 4 going on 14, I’ll probably ask her questions and type the answers for her. Amelia can write her own though! So we are going to give it a go. Starting this weekend, when Amelia will publish her 1st blog post.
The process for this is not quite traditional, because it is very much a practice of teaching Amelia how to spell. So at least for this first one, I had her write out a few thoughts on paper. Then she typed it into Microsoft Word. Let’s just say many of the words have that red squiggly line under them, and the suggestions are not usually even the right ones. This weekend we will sit with her and edit and then we’ll publish it! She is very excited, and I hope you come enjoy the Dyar Girl blog again, now authored by the Dyar Girls themselves.
To catch you up – I think the last blog post was Christmas 2012 and the one before that was Katherine’s 3rd birthday. Katherine is 4 1/2, sweet, spunky and loving her pre-k class. In just another month we’ll be registering her for kindergarten! Amelia is 6 1/2 and still the sweetest girl with the largest heart I know. She has become an avid reader and is thriving in 1st grade. Both girls would probably say their favorite movie is Frozen and we certainly sing Let It Go on a regular basis around here. While they both would probably pick pizza as their favorite food, it might be a toss up with shrimp – and they both even like sushi (we are talking raw fish on rice, not even the rolls). They are best friends 80% of the time and well they are sisters the rest of the time. Katherine thinks she is the same age as Amelia, or at least thinks she should be doing and getting all the same exact things. We are trying to work on the concept of things being fair vs being equal, but I was a little sister too so I know that is an uphill battle. I love that they can disappear into the playroom together for hours, mostly playing make-believe (not sure why we have all these toys). I love how proud they can be of each other. I love the smile that Katherine had when Amelia was the surprise guest reader at her pre-k the other day. These girls mean the world to their father & I – we are one happy family, taking on the world together. Look forward to getting this blog back on the road again!