I found Window Markers at the store one day and thought they would be a lot of fun.
I keep a wet paper towel or wash cloth close by in case he colors on something besides the window but he usually does pretty well staying on the window. Yesterday he really had fun coloring all over the window. Joey drew some pictures and E was able to name them all except the bunny rabbit. Joey and I think he’s pretty smart.
The Cars decals are from Grandma O. E had fun labeling Lightening McQueen’s body parts as he colored ALL over them (i.e.,”eyes”, “mouth”, “teeth”, “nose”). I really hope I do not find E’s pretty artwork on my walls one day. I don’t mind it on my windows.
A couple days before Thanksgiving our microwave started sparking if we cooked something too long. We’ve had this problem before and a repair person told us to put clear nail polish on the spots that were causing the sparks and it worked great. However, this time I asked Joey if we could save money and upgrade to a microwave above the stove. Being the nice husband that he is, he agreed to the upgrade. Yay.
Tonight we decided to take E to Airborne Trampoline Arena. He loved it and so did Joey. I am not a big trampoline fan so I didn’t play as much but I still had fun.
There is an area for kids 8 years old and under and it was perfect. It wasn’t too busy so I didn’t have to worry about E getting trampled. When E and Joey were playing in the foam pit, I watched the other kids wait until there was room for them to jump. I was very impressed with how well the kids watched out for everyone.
First we went to Sears to pick out a new microwave and E had fun running around the store. He found a Lightening McQueen bed and thought that was pretty cool.
We pickup our new microwave on Wednesday and then my Dad will install it for us. I am praying that everything will go smoothly. Last month he installed a new microwave at his house and ended up falling through the ceiling. He banged up his knee but is fine now.
After shopping, we went to one of our favorite burger places for lunch, AB’s. Before we sat down, we walked by the candy machine to get a highchair and he shouted “dee” for the candy. After lunch, I got a quarter out and asked E if he wanted some candy. As we walked over to the machine, I started modeling “CAN” “DEE” and got E to say both syllables but separated out. He’s trying and I love it.
Speech side note: A couple of weeks ago, Joey and I made a list of all the words E says (it was around 60 words) and Joey noticed (not me) that E does not say any two-syllable words. For example: he says “chow” for “Ka-chow”, “choo” for “choo choo”, “dee” for “candy”, etc. As a speech therapist this worries me a little bit so I have been focusing on two-syllables words with E.
After E’s afternoon nap, we went to the cemetery to see Great Granny’s grave with my family. E had fun running around on the grass. We came back to our place for dinner and dessert and Grandma and Opa gave him a valentine’s present – A Cars mailbox with Cars valentines, Cars chocolate, Cars stickers and Cars temporary tattoos. He did not enjoy the process of getting a tattoo as you can see from the pictures
After dinner everybody played with play dough and E had fun destroying what Grandma made.