Sunday, March 27, 2011

Pieces of Maisie

On and off over the past couple of weeks Eammon, Maisie and I have been working on a puzzle of the New York skyline.  I say all of us but truth be told, I have an intense dislike for doing puzzles so I do my best to avoid them.  Then this afternoon, Eammon wasn’t around and Maisie wanted to work on the puzzle, yeah great… so out it came and I sucked it up and helped some but Maisie worked and worked and worked as she really wanted to do the puzzle.

IMG_5819All those pieces look the same and it just stresses me out but Maisie worked and tried and got the pieces to work.

IMG_5826An end in sight, the final piece!

IMG_5827Maisie placing the final piece!

IMG_5829750 pieces ~ Completed!!

A few things from this past week with Maisie.  When I picked Maisie up from school on Wednesday she told me that she had a new way of remembering North, East, South and West by the saying “Never Eat Soggy Waffles.”  I told her that was a really cool memory trick and that using a saying like “Never Eat Soggy Waffles” was called a mnemonic.  To which Maisie relied, “Mummy it’s easier to say and remember Never Eat Soggy Waffles than mnemonic.”  Guess she told me!! 

IMG_5840Thursday at school the children were working on two point expository paragraphs and I have to say that I’m dead impressed with the work that Maisie is doing.

IMG_5837On Fridays Maisie’s gymnastics practice is all about conditioning.  This Friday they played a game where they had to run and pick up a card then depending on the card they had to do a particular exercise for a certain count.  Well Maisie decided that she wanted to do it all over again and have me participate (yeah right!) so she put together her own little card game exercise chart.  She’s one very smart and funny little girl and even though I won’t do her exercise chart I still love her to bits.

Well Maisie’s already tucked into bed and very soon I’ll be climbing in next to her and making it a very early night.  I’ve been really rundown and dragging lately and haven’t been feeling great and today nothing is staying in me so I’m hoping that some extra rest and hopefully sleep will help.  Today thankfully it’s a Sunday and Maisie and I had nothing on our calendar and no where to go.  We enjoyed a very laid back and easy day and in fact we spent the entire day in our pajamas.  Hopefully this coming week I’ll be feeling better and have more energy and we’ll have a great, busy and fun filled week.


  1. Oh no, I'm sorry you aren't feeling well, Lisa. Hopefully it will pass quickly with some rest.
    I am SO impressed with Maisie's puzzle skills! Where did you get that box to keep the pieces in? I SO want to work on some puzzles, but I have no space where I can just leave it out for very long. I'd love to find something like that.
    I'm also very impressed with Maisie's essay on her favorite colors. Wow! I read that and I have to worry about Rachel just a bit. LOL!

  2. Well golly, I guess I will just say ditto to Anne's comment. LOL! I do hope you feel better soon. Your little Maisie is just A-Maising!

  3. We do the never eat soggy waffles here too...except for me, just looking at the mountains is still easier. I guess that comes in handy when I am not by my mountains.

    I love puzzles! I am about the only one around here besides Maylin. We will take Maise for a puzzle date anytime. That is really great that she did that. ANd way to go mom for sticking in there.

  4. When I was a kid we used to say "Never Eat Shredded Wheat" to remember the directions! Wow, that brings me way back.
    Love the composition on favorite colors though here in Canada we have favourite colours - lol.


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