Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Rain, Rain Go Away

At least, that is what Chase says!  On Sunday, he wanted to go outside so bad and I told him we couldn't because of the rain and we would get wet and he sang "rain, rain go away" and completely shocked me!!  I asked Famous if he taught the song to him and he had.  It was so sweet!!  He loves to sing and has been getting more into the ABC's lately too.  If you say the first few letters, he can usually do the next ones in the sequence.  He also has Itsy Bitsy Spider down (and the hand motions!) and has been singing Rock a Bye Baby for a while now.

I am so glad to have seen the sun today...it has been a dreary couple of weeks with all this rain!  It is about to make us all stir crazy.  Over the weekend, at least we got out for a little bit and went to the PAT carnival with Jim, Beth and Gavin.  The boys had a lot of fun, but it was definitely a little crazy with all the kids running around inside the school.  It would have been much better outside, but that was a no go because of the rain.  After the carnival, we got lunch and brought it back to the house and the boys got to play for a while. 

The week before we all headed to St Louis to go to the Zoo and stop by and see Baby Harper afterwards.  The boys loved the zoo and did really good for not having naps.  They loved seeing all the animals and being out and about.  They played really well at Matt & Stephs too, with the occasional push and tackle here and there.  But I think that rough housing is to be expected!!

At the penguin exhibit

Boys will be boys!

With Mama

Petting the penguin
Sweet boy

Last week was also Chase's last PAT visit till next fall.  His teacher did his assessment and he is at or ahead of all the skills that she tested on.  Our next thing is to work on dressing and undressing himself and letting him wash his hands by himself.  We hadn't really been focusing on those things, but just in the last few days made a point of working on these and he is doing great.  The washing his hands by himself is a little more messy, but guess he has to learn.  We all have to make sacrifices :) Ha!  Also, we have been working on colors too.  He has a little difficulty with naming the colors, but the teacher said that naming them is really the last thing they learn...first they learn to match colors, then point out colors, then identify them by name.  He does great at the first two, so the latter is just around the corner.  It's funny how we think their minds are supposed to work.  I couldn't figure out why he was having trouble with colors when he picked up things like animals so easily.  Turns out that is just how the mind works!

Blowing bubbles with gamma

With Daddy at the playground

I'm 2!

Look at that sweet smile!

This picture reminded me of Risky Business...he had been running into the kitchen and slide on the floor and I immediately thought of the movie...of course, he would not recreate the scene, so I had to go with this picture! :)

Playing with his Thomas the Train

Fun at Gamma and PawPaws

He's saying "No Lucy No"...he likes to tell her what to do!

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