This week was a crazy one! We did so many fun things I don’t know where to start. I suppose the beginning is good.
We had a play date with one of the MOPS moms from my table this year. The little man had a blast playing with her son. He is about 3 and a half but was so patient with the little man it was awesome. They played outside in the freezing cold in their rice box. They played with trains. They even colored together. It was awesome to see the little man connecting so well with another kid and not just sitting on the side lines doing his own thing.
We had swim again. We’ve used the life jackets which the little man has always enjoyed. He just floats around in it like it is a nice little air mattress just for him. We then used the barbells, not nearly as liked but he did actually use it which was a plus. We managed to get the ball so he went around booping it like a seal again. It was super cute and I even saw some of the moms of bigger kids in other classes watching him and commenting on how cute it was.
The pictures last week didn’t turn out all that great of the little man so I decided to make him another appointment. I had to go there to pick up pictures anyways so why not? We got some good ones this time, I can’t wait to get them back later this week! I ended up watching the baby cousin as well so I had to juggle getting both the boys into the store. Grandma met us there so she took over helping with his cousin so I could focus on trying to get the little man to smile.
We had preschool prep again this week, it was the last week of an actual lesson. This week we are doing a scavenger hunt and other things of the sort. We learned about the color gold, the shape arrow and the number 12.
Friday night we went to the lights of Christmas at Warm Beach. We had a blast. It was absolutely freezing. The little man went around naming the colors of all the lights, pointing out all the stars and trying very hard to get to the train. He loved the snowman. We had him in his snowsuit, he looked absolutely adorable wandering around. My family normally goes to a light display every year as a big outing. We weren’t able to make it the day they went but I think that might have worked out well for the little man as he got to meander at his own pace looking at things as he pleased.
Saturday was the bough wow reunion. When my hubby was young his parents used to put on a bough wow most years were the kids went around on a tractor ride, collected treasures from the creek, harvested candy canes off the candy cane tree and had a good time visiting with the family. This year they decided to do a reunion. The little man absolutely LOVED it! He collected a nice bag full of treasure all by himself. He’s still talking about the tractor. And he really was excited to see his uncle who he doesn’t get to see all that often. What a great day visiting with family!
That brings us to Sunday. We did a bunch of not much. The elf brought the little man The Elf Story to watch, it’s the first show that the little man has watched on TV. He enjoyed it greatly. No he doesn’t get to watch it regularly, it was a special treat, he’s bound to see it once or twice more this year then it’ll be set aside until the elf returns next year. I really try to limit his screen time to the none that is recommended. I think it’s been good for him. After he turns two we’ll work a little in here or there but I really don’t think it’s something he has missed out on so I’m in no hurry to add it into his life. He’ll watch more then enough TV as he grows I’m sure, no reason to force it on him now.
Hope you all had a fabulous week! Any fun Christmas traditions that you would like to share?