Sunday, June 29, 2008
We had so much fun at Logan's Diego party. You can't see it from these photos, but we had streamers and balloons and posters all over the walls for decoration. We made a Diego Ocean Animals mural with stickers and colored pictures of Diego with Baby Jaguar. We played "Diego says," and made animal noises and movements. We played pin the badge on Diego, an animal toss to the "Animal Rescue Center," and dug animals out of the sand box. Then we went on an animal scavenger hunt with our binoculars. We ended the party with Pizza, Cake and Ice cream and some free play on the playground. What a fun day!
Logan has grown up so much this year.
He is constantly asking questions (Why?) and figuring out, not just what things are, but how things work both mechanically and socially. Of course, he is testing all types of boundaries. An example might be that since I let him help me crack the eggs when we are baking of course that means he should be able to take the eggs and milk out of the refrigerator and start cooking all by himself! I try not to make a big deal of it, because he usually isn't doing anything wrong on purpose, but you'd be surprised how many ways you can get in trouble "accidentally."
Logan is so proud of how he is growing up and getting bigger. Like being potty trained and learning how to pee standing up (like Daddy and some friends he saw on the playground). He can hop on one foot. He can climb up the big ladders on the playground. He can do super-spins (where he jumps up and spins all the way around at the same time). He is most proud of the fact that he can now do "two" and "three" with his fingers. He's actually had a lot of trouble with this and has been using one index finger on each hand stuck together to represent "two" and the OK symbol to represent "three."
He is learning his letters and (thanks to the Letter Factory DVD and some magnets) now knows most of them. He is learning how to write his letters and can do A, H and O and sometimes L, N and C. It's slow going with his attention span and energy level, but we keep plugging away!
Logan's favorite things to do right now are sand, water, chalk, cars and going for walks as a family.
I think the biggest breakthrough of this year is the growth of a substantial head of hair. It took long enough!