SCHOOL - We've seen some positive changes in him since he started school (twice a week for 2 hours). He is playing and interacting better with other children and uses his words more. He is a little more independent in that he will take off his shoes and jacket when we come inside and put them in the hall closet. He is enjoying singing songs more too, which is great. I love working in his classroom and getting to see him in action with the other children, parents and the teacher. He sits patiently and attentively (most of the time!) during story time. Finally got into the painting and craft tables (at first he only wanted to play with toys and go down the slide) and is getting better at washing his hands on his own.
Among many things he also often says:
"Mommy, I'm wondering something about the ____" When he has something on his mind he wants to chat about.
"What's the plan?" When he sees me getting us ready for the day.
"Whoa, that's is awesome." When something surprises him.
After a good hearty laugh "I'm LAUGHING mommy! Hahaha!"
"I love this ____, so so much!" Usually when admiring one of his toys.
Favorite BOOKS - all sorts, but really loving 5-Minute Marvel Stories, How Do Dinosaurs..., The Very Hungry Caterpillar and National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Animals.
Favorite FOODS - Lots! But he really loves cucumbers, popcorn, carrots, green apples, peanut butter, cheddar cheese, cashews and peanuts, salami, bananas, persimmons and anything he can serve himself from the refrigerator or pantry. One of our favorite activities to do together is popping popcorn using the air popper. He loves watching the kernels turn into popcorn and fly out of the machine and into the bowl.
Favorite things TO DO - play with friends, play toys, watch Wall-E, go to La Petite Playhouse or Curioddessey, hang-out with his cousins. Play Star Wars, catch bugs, pretend to be pirates hiding from an alligator (aka Rocky), being told stories, building homes for his dinosaurs, running and jumping on to the couch, Super Heroes, Wall-e, and cars.
Favorite TOYS - See below!
v-tech race & learn / transformer hero mashers
So, that's our boy! He's grown so much and I'm often amazed that he was born only 3 years ago. I'm trying to soak him in and remember as much about these days home with him as I can because I know all too soon they'll only be a memory for us. There's nothing we love more than seeing him smile and laugh!