LEESBURG, Virginia // This is our brilliant niece Maddie. Her school sends out a daily newsletter complete with pictures about the activities from the day called "What in the World Happened Today". When we visited this past Wednesday my sister let her play with us at home instead of going to school. This is our attempt at a "What in the World" from the day:
"Today we learned about financial literacy. We learned this by diversifying our portfolio to include a piggy bank full of coins from around the world. We counted the coins and placed the coins in the piggy bank slot which helped develop our fine motor skills. We also talked about where each coin was from. Which coin was bigger than the others and which coins were the smallest. Uncle Adam also introduced the idea that sometimes bigger coins aren't always worth more than smaller coins which is a complex idea for even some adults.
We practiced a healthy diet by selecting oranges and grapes to compliment our PBJ sandwiches. Maddie even practiced sharing. As she finished her string cheese she asked Uncle Adam to share more of his which he gladly handed over.
Exercise included making an indoor playground in the basement with couch cushions. Maddie climbed to the top and declared "Im the tallest". We also practiced our two foot jump while listening to music and also while jumping in puddles.
We then read the book "Head to Toe", "Snuggle Puppy", and "Don't let the Pigeon Drive the Bus" which was an interesting book focused on the idea that its okay to say no."
We are most grateful for this tiny human who brings so much Joy and laughter into our world. Every time she says Auntie Jenny or Uncle Adam she melts our hearts all over again. Maddie hugs are the best hugs.