Saturday, April 21, 2012

Week in Review - 4/21/12

There's my little 14 month old playing in the dirt, as usual. He found it particularly comfortable to sit in the middle of the flower bed. I didn't mind since he had picked most of the flowers anyway.

What a fun week we had. We started last Sunday by taking daddy to Lake Balboa. It was a beautiful day and they got a lot of quality time.

He loved seeing all the swans and even fed the ducks.

This week we went to a mommy and me class (free demo) at a very neat place in Silverlake. Jack had a lot of fun playing with all the new toys and seeing all his friends. There was a circle time with music where he showed everyone how good he was on the ukelele. Then they had a snack and story time where everyone sat at this little table in big boy chairs with their snack in front of them. I truly couldn't believe my eyes when I sat him in his chair and he sat still, ate his snack, and was mesmerized by the woman reading a book at the head of the table. It was amazing. There's hope for him surviving pre-school.

The class also had this amazing giant cardboard rocketship that Jack was obsessed with. I don't think I've ever seen him so excited. He was in and out of that thing all morning.

At the end of the class he even helped clean up. A little.

He wore his badge of honor from the class all day with pride.

He's such a curious kid that it's neat to see him exploring new things. At our nearby store, he discovered that the metal plates on the ground make a clanging noise when you walk over them.

I am not lying when I say he proceeded to walk back and forth over them for about 15 minutes. Then when we went to the store 5 days later? He remembered the plates and ran back to them. Laughed every time they made a noise too.

Next to the metal plates is a pet store with a ton of cat scratch posts and stands on display outside. I didn't think anything of it until I turned around and saw this.

I couldn't believe it! He got up there all by himself. I told John this was the closest he was going to get to owning a cat. (not a big fan). But I was proud of my climbing boy.

He really is understanding more and more every day and I'm getting better at understanding what he's trying to say. He still doesn't really have any vocab but he gets his point across. Last night he was playing with a Sesame Street toy with Elmo and I said, "oh are you going to play the Elmo song?" And he stopped and walked towards me with his arms up to pick him up. So I did and thought we were done playing and he started crying and whining and banging his hand on my phone. Ohh!! He wanted me to play him the Elmo song video that I play him on my phone. Stupid mommy. But I got it and we sat and he cuddled up while watching the video. Too cute.

Okay, now LOTS more pics from our busy week.

One last ride on the bouncy seat before we packed it up and put it in the attic

Somebody thinks hiding in the shower is hysterical

Box rides are really fun

He looks so old here. And sullen.

More truck fun

Fun with a friend's water table. Helps beat the 93 degree heat!

Cart surfing

Dorky hat makes him ready for summer. Needed something to keep the beating sun off of him.

Enjoying the massage chair at the mall

Twins! Unfortunately it was unplanned and I didn't' realize it until someone pointed it out at the mall.

Playing near the trash cans. His favorite.

1 comment:

  1. isn't it incredible when they sit down at that munchkin table and know what to do?? i've been watching violet do it for months now, and it still blows my mind.