Friday, February 19, 2010

Goings on...

As I'm sure all of you remember (because it was ONLY a week ago...), last week, we celebrated Valentine's Day! Stephen had a party at each of his schools, and for his party at "church school," I sent a fruit platter. We can only send pre-packaged, commercially produced foods for his preschool, but I was glad to be able to send something healthy the next day.

I sent him with this:

And he came home with this:

Ever since travelling for the holidays, and starting preschool, Stephen had been having a really hard time with the potty. He almost had it mastered before we left for Indiana, but all of the excitement of travel, and then the uncertainty of new places caused a LOT of accidents. So we made a deal with him - if he could show major improvement at home for a period of 2 weeks, we would go to the Build-A-Bear workshop and he could get something. We used a sticker chart, which actually helped so much that we are starting to use one at both of his schools, where he steadfastly refuses to use the potty, except when I personally take him in there. So, since he DID show major improvements at home, we went on Saturday to build this:

It is a puppy with a Texas football uniform, and he is much-loved already.
Right around the holidays, we purchased a new popcorn maker for the house. We also discovered that not only does Stephen love to EAT popcorn, but he also enjoys watching popcorn pop!
Stephen has also discovered that he likes to sit in the big person chair. He likes to climb up...
... and down. Over and over and over and over.....
He also laughs hysterically when he is "caught" in the chair, thinking he is up to some sort of mischief!

I'll leave you all with a last picture of some general silliness. I don't know what he was doing.

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