Thursday, September 29, 2016

In September

Gavin built a cool robot from recycled materials at cub scouts:
 Mom and I went to my favorite consignment sale and loaded up:
 Gavin got his face painted at the family day for Jake's job:
 Amelia dressed up like a pirate to score a free dozen donuts at Krispy Kreme (which Pop Pop was happy to share with us):

 Finally took some after church pictures. Amelia looks adorable every week. She likes nursery but it takes her a few minutes to warm up to staying in there alone. I usually have to sit with her awhile first.

 Watching kiddy song videos with Daddy:
Best school picture ever:

Gavin is doing well in school - keeping up with his work and avoiding getting into trouble. His teacher is back from maternity leave and she is great. He plays outside in the heat every day after school with the neighbor boys. This past month he's been doing exercises most evenings to try to integrate some primitive reflexes. Not sure if the exercise are helping with his neuro pathways but he has gotten stronger and more coordinated. He and Amelia still play well together most of the time. Amelia is still so sweet, and stubborn. Her vocabulary continues to grow and I am amazed at some of the stuff she says. This week she pointed to a shape and correctly said "circle" without any formal teaching from me. Her most frequent phrase is "I can do it," which she strongly believes about everything. This morning she threw a fit walking down to the bus stop because she wanted to put her hand in her jacket pocket instead of holding mine. She has been really into puzzles the last couple months - the frame type with around 25 pieces. She asks for help sometimes but can do them herself when she wants to. She is still napping for a couple hours each afternoon, thank goodness. Amelia is doing better with potty training - sometimes she uses the potty, sometimes her diaper. Hopefully we can wrap that up this winter.