Thursday, May 5, 2011


i have been a bad blogger. craft projects have gone undone for school projects, house projects and the like. and the house projects are not quite finished. in fact, the school projects won't be either, for another week.
birthday by sassyladybug
birthday, a photo by sassyladybug on Flickr.
i celebrated this little guy's 4th birthday. not so little anymore. it was absolute fun to watch how excited he was about his birthday. he knew what kind of party he was having, who was coming, and that he would get to blow out candles. in the middle of his party, he yelled out, "this is the best birthday ever!" it certainly made up for all those frustrated moments with him.

his turning 4 has seemed like a major turning point. chris and i often look to each other in amazement when we see that using reason actually works with him. he is responding so well to quiet looks and talks, reinforcements and rewards. i am so proud of the boy he is becoming. he still keeps me on my toes, but what would life be like without a little excitement?

he has learned to write a few letters, and will hold his pencil correctly most of the time. he still loves to read, and brings me books every day before nap time to cuddle up and read. yes, he still naps. that is heaven. i catch him reading to his brother, which is amazing and cute. he plays with his brother now, unlike before. we are noticing quite a bond forming between him and his brother.

batmobile by sassyladybug
batmobile, a photo by sassyladybug on Flickr.
It is unbelievably appropriate that i am taking a preschool and early elementary curriculum class right now. i have realized how remiss i have been in helping him learn about the world around us. we have been working on that a lot lately. it is amazing to see him learn, and amazing to actually be the one teaching him. i am so blessed to be his mama and to have spent the last 4 years at home with him.

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