Sunday, April 29, 2012

Swim Lessons

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Dr. J

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Go fly a kite!

The Easter Bunny brought Jacob his first kite.  He and Ted built it the other day and it took off!  Given the windy spring we've been having, it great kite flying conditions... and Jacob's a pro!
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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Catch up...

Well another vacation has come and gone!  Overall it was much better than February vacation, thankfully!  We didn't go anywhere but the weather was pretty nice and we got to spend lots of time outside.  It's amazing how just having the sun out and the windows open improves your mood so much (or at least mine!).  We went to Pine Hill Park several times for some short hikes.  It's really very nice there and Jacob liked whacking trees with sticks and jumping off rocks.

We also went to gymnastics for "open gym."  Jacob played HARD for almost two hours straight and then took a nice long nap.  :-)  He must of had his fill of bouncing, between the bouncy house/castle and the trampolines, he's gotten quite good at jumping!  He also enjoyed the hula hoops and was actually starting to get it!

Jacob also saw Dr. Wood for his 3 year old well child visit.  He was 39.5 inches tall (89th%ile) and weighed 41 pounds (98th%ile). Perfect!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Preschool Screening

Today Jacob went for a preschool screening for 3 and 4 year olds.  I don't know how it can possibly be time for my baby to go to school?!?  He was very excited when we got there, shrieking, "I'm so excited!" in the car.  Since we were early, we stopped at the little playground for a bit.  Unfortunately he fell off a ladder on a slide and started crying.  It wasn't too bad, but scared him, I think.  That didn't start things off on the right foot, but he recover quickly.  After playing for a little while we went inside.  He hung up his sweatshirt and was greeted by the SLP, who I was happy to meet.  He told her his name, and... "My dada is mad at me because I was screaming at him."  Where did that come from?!?  It was true, he had been screaming, but what in the world made him say that then?  She looked at me and I just smiled, nodded and said, it's true, he was screaming.  LOL.  Kids tell everything!  Jacob then jumped right into playing in the bean table... just like a rice, sand or water table, but with beans.  What a great idea!  It'd be much easier to clean up beans.  So he scooped, dumped, poured, and maybe even tossed a few beans.  Next it was on to the play dough for some rolling, cutting, and squishing.  In end we got a copy of the screening which said he was a great conversationalist, with good grammar, coordination, and cutting skills.  :-)  AND cooperative!  What a good boy!  Now if he could just display those skills all the time... specifically at home.  It's not like I ask for too much!