Thursday, July 13, 2006


Yesterday was actually a really good day, complete with bubbles, building blocks, and crayons.

I'm realizing that Jonathan is growing up. And I'm working hard to keep ahead of his new skills. :)

In the morning when we went out to do errands, I put Jonathan's shoes on and explained that since he was such a big boy with big boy shoes, he could walk out to the car with me. And he did! He walked all the way out, and didn't even complain about holding my hand in the parking lot!

We got bubbles at Walmart while we were out. Bubbles are wonderful things. Jonathan delighted in them and I discovered that he could say "bub-bl, pop!" It was very fun until it was time to stop!

Later in the afternoon I sat him down at the table (assisted by a very fat phonebook!) to try out crayons for the first time. He loved it! He wanted ALL the colors out to choose from, and he would very deliberately pick them up and move them from one side of the paper to the other, back and forth, in some sort of pattern that was indeciferable to me but obviously very important to him! His favorite color, evidently, is green. It is pretty cool to have my very own first-born son's very first crayon picture hanging on my refrigerator. It makes me feel like a "real" mom. :)

1 comment:

Amber said...

Oh how neat! What a lovely day. I'm so glad he enjoyed his bubbles and his new adventures with crayons. I love the seriousness small children when they do things that require their fine motor skills!

Another place to use crayons with a toddler is on a sliding glass door - it is a nice big surface for them and it comes off really easily. Of course some children do better with this than others... make sure to only use the washable crayons, just in case some ends up on the wall. :-) (And yes, it does wash off the wall very well - I know from experience!)