Here's a list of some new fun things we've done lately:
1. We had a big box and the boys had been playing with it for several days. Then I decided I should let them draw all over it. I thought they would like it, but I had NO IDEA how much they would LOOOOOVE this. I'm telling you, we left this thing out with the bowl of crayons on top of it for almost 3 weeks and they were still writing on it when I threw it away!
This was the first day we drew on it....
q was more of an interior decorator.
2. We've since learned that Bubba's glasses are only for him......but the picture was a MUST.
3. K's new bike.....think this might've made the blog before, but oh well.
4. The Learning Tower is a life changer. Seriously. I ran across a similar product in a magazine and thought it was neat but wasn't sure...the more I thought about it, the more I realized how perfect it was for us. I did a little research and ended up getting a different one than I originally saw. I couldn't be happier! See, standing on a stool to wash hands, help cook, play, etc. isn't an option for klp. If i stand right there with him and hold him up, its OK, but that makes it almost impossible to actually do anything. I could never stand him up and leave him even for a second. BUT NOT ANYMORE!! This thing is amazing. He can get in it on his own and stand up all on his own. He isn't locked in or strapped in or anything (so I'm not going to go too far) but the sides give him something to hold on to or just provide "insurance" if he does loose his balance. Its a life changer because of all the things he can do now that he couldn't do before. It's the difference between me trying to find something to keep him busy while I work on supper and him getting to be right there with me helping me. Its the difference between me trying to hold him up, wash his hands while he's hanging miserably and painfully because its the best I can do with one hand and him standing on his own and me helping with BOTH hands. I'm telling you its some of the best $$ I've spent. Its not made for "special needs kids" but I think its a great thing for kids at Kanyon's ability level. I took pics the first few times we used it.....
He helped me make pizza dough.....then cleaned up like a big boy. He worked so hard wiping that counter.....it was sooooooo cute.
so cute that I took too many pics! :)
That evening the boys both helped me make calzones. Yes, they both fit in it with plenty of room...another huge bonus!
q threw a fit because he couldn't eat the cheese.
5. Threading beads. I got Q these for his bday. He's not quite interested in them yet, but he plays with them some.....
but he'd rather do gymnastics.
klp however likes them and again...SOOOOO PROUD of him that he can do this 2 HANDED activity so well! He holds the bead in his left hand (it wasn't that long ago that he couldn't hold ANYTHING in his left hand) and threads the string, then switches hands and pulls it through. Its not easy, but he usually sticks with it and does so good.
6. Daddy's basketball shorts.
7. Painting a box. After the success of the big box, klp got to paint a little one while q took a nap. He was being silly....
and thought he was HILARIOUS!