Friday, August 28, 2009

Getting bigger!

Today was Stephen's first day of "school." He is going to be attending Children's Day Out one day a week at our church. They have an actual curriculum, and are working on a lot of self help skills and preparation for preschool. This picture looks like Stephen was so excited that he was going to just march right off to school, but in reality, he was running away from Crazy Mommy and her camera. Shortly after I took this, I asked him if he was ready to go, and he yelled, "OOOOOOOL!!!" (School). I guess he was ready!
The report from Stephen's teachers is that his day was just AWESOME! He didn't cry when I dropped him off (and for the record, neither did I). He played well with the other kids (especially the girls, of course), ate lunch well (no big surprise there), took an hour long nap, and even did an art project! Our child, the one that hates to do Play Doh, crayons, and markers, did an art project involving gluing small pieces of paper to a larger piece of construction paper. It is currently hanging on the wall at school, but when I get it next week, I'll share it with all of you!

This is totally unrelated to school, but Stephen has been experimenting with different ways to play his piano. Jerry Lewis has nothing on this kid!

On the speech front, Stephen is continuing to make strides with catching up with his speech. He is saying new things every day, and is babbling more. And he isn't yelling or screaming in frustration anymore, so I think he is starting to figure out that communicating with words is much more effective. Telling me he is hungry is much easier than hanging on my legs and pushing me in the kitchen.


Lysana said...

That's great! Cute - my daughter started preschool this week, too. She goes twice a week, on Monday afternoons and Friday afternoons. So far, she loves it. I hope Stephen continues to enjoy it, too!

NDrick said...

Stephen looks like a big boy going to school with his backpack. It is wonderful that he is excited to go to school. Here's to more fun for you and Stephen.

Grandpa Rick

Aunt Beth said...

Wonderful! I love reading that he's having so much fun and joining in with the other kids on projects. Way to go, Stephen!

I'm anxious to see his art project.