11/28/13 – Thursday

Happy Thanksgiving!

I have a lot to be thankful for this year, most of all being two beautiful, smart, and healthy children.  You are growing up so quickly.  You’re getting bigger and looking older, but most importantly your mental capacity is growing at an astonishing rate.  You are picking up complicated concepts very quickly and your memory is amazing.  I am not sure if your memory is so good because your abnormal or just because you haven’t been around for 31 years like I have :).  I have a lot of memories to store up there…

As I believe I have mentioned previously, you are loving preschool.  You’ve ‘come out of your shell’ quite a bit in the little time you’ve been attending.  You are still incredibly shy to people you don’t know well, but it is taking you less and less time to open up to them once you realize that they are our friends.  This used to bother me, but not so much any more.  I believe it can be a good thing as well (being cautious of strangers that mean harm.)

You are a whiz at the electronic arts (iPhone, iPads, PC).  I’ve recently introduced you to XBOX 360 (only basic racing games at this point) and I brought the Nintendo Wii out of the closet.  You really like the Mario Kart racing game, however you keep losing races to me!!!  What can I say, I’m a natural.

You helped quite a bit in the yard/garage this fall as we were cleaning up the yard the last time and servicing the mowers for winter.  You seem to enjoy this type of stuff, however when we decided that we would go over to PaPa’s house (Grandpa Pillsbury) to mow his yard as well you went off playing and didn’t help me at all!  Oh well, I guess it was the thought that counts.  Last night we were working on the entertainment center and fitting new ends to a coax cable…I am sure you will need to see that a few more times to be able to do it on your own.

You’re very independent, unless your Mother’s around, then you want her to do everything.  You’ve weaned yourself from the potty seat so now you simply sit on the toilet and hold yourself up with your hands because your butt’s not big enough to fit on the standard toilet seat.  This is a pretty funny site but I don’t laugh because you’re very proud of this feat.  You’ve also been trying to brush your teeth on your own but this is a little more tricky because we don’t want to miss any hard-to-reach spots.  Lastly you’ve been getting yourself dressed and undressed.  You do a very good job but occasionally your shirt will be on backwards or your shoes will be on the wrong feet.  Most of your shoes are still Velcro so we haven’t learned to tie just yet.

We put the Christmas tree up this week.  You enjoyed helping with that and you did a pretty good job, other than putting all of the ornaments within a small one foot section :).  I am excited for Christmas and don’t forget it’s also your Mother’s birthday!

I will end with a few funny things that you’ve said lately (and I remembered to write down):

  • “I just have tiny balls on me.  I have little balls all over me, you know, for when you are all cold?”
  • “Mommy, will you please turn on the music so I can watch the leaves dance?”
  • “I don’t like it when it’s cold because you have to wear so many shirts.”
  • It’s really soggy out, Mom.
  • “Where is my new fluffed animal?”
  • You pronounce ‘Popcorn’ as ‘Pah-Corn’
  • “The biggest thing you never saw!”
  • “I’m gonna fart and poop on your face and pee in your eye.” — WHAT?!?

 

  • Final Thoughts: Remember it’s important to help people in need, whether it’s during the holidays or any other time of year.  I love you.
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