Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Play time is more fun!

Thought I'd share the latest little modeling picture of John. He was having a good time playing with his pants and then later trying to read his book instead of getting pictures taken, he is becoming more determinedly his own little person every day and we are so very glad to see it.

School went very well today. John really enjoys getting to play in his gait trainer at school. One of the games that his teacher played with him was lining stacking buckets up around the edge of the table and having him go around and pick them off the table and stack them inside each other. The trick was that John is short enough that to get the little buckets off a standard buffet table he had to reach underneath of them. The first couple he batted at and had a problem with but by about the 4th or 5th bucket he had the routine down pat and would very carefully reach up inside the bucket with his little thumb and pull it off the table. John always enjoys school and always does something amazing every time we go, today was no exception! After playing with the buckets and such and then coming back into the classroom and getting out of his gait trainer he was sitting on the floor playing with the little barn and animals. When Amy told him to put the chicken that says "cheep, cheep, cheep" in the barn he started to rub it on his head, it took a minute of giggling on my part to figure out what was going on, he was hearing "beep, beep, beep" and that is the sound that we make when we play with the little cars and pat them up his arm "beep, beep, beep," and then run them across his head "vroom, vroom". Silly boy! Amy did tell us that if anyone ever questioned his cognitive ability again that we should tell them about this incident as proof that the little stinker is smart even if he doesn't talk to us yet!

This evening after his nap he was playing in the floor with his toys while I was trying to get some work done so I put in a movie for us both to enjoy. When he heard the Disney theme start up he was all excited and paid pretty good attention to the first 20 or 30 minutes of Lion King 1 1/2. Enough so that he would laugh when the animals laughed. Later after he had lost interest in the movie and then in his toys and I brought him up to sit on the couch with me he started to watch the movie again. When his dad came and sat with him and the ending credit music was playing he kept putting his arms up in the air and wiggling around, it took us a minute to figure it out but he was dancing! It was hilarious and he knew it, he would dance a bit and then make sure that we were watching, clap for himself and then dance a bit more. He was a silly little delight all the way up to bed time.

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