Saturday, March 7, 2009
Nephi loves shoes. One night when Hyrum had gone to bed and forgot his shoes, Nephi found them and loved wearing them around the house!
Nephi gets so tired that he refuses to do anything. It is really frustrating. He just stands around in the living room crying and if you talk to him or even look at him he will yell at you. Eventually he just crashes, usually on the floor or the couch but over the last several weeks he has found a new spot to fall asleep. This is the ottoman to my computer chair.
A couple of weeks ago we broke down and bought a toddler bed for Nephi. At the beginning of last month we had put Nephi down for a nap and a little while later Hyrum went into his room (the boys all share) to get some toy off of his bed. When Hyrum went in he jumped up to the top bunk and found Nephi sleeping there. Apparently Nephi figured out how to climb out of his crib! We have never experienced that before. Our other kids were not quite as adventurous as Nephi has proven to be. Before he climbed out, he had perfected the art of climbing in, so we knew that it was only a matter of time. We bought a toddler bed (2 actually, Gloria's was cheap and had started to bend) from a family with twins off of craigslist.com. Here is Nephi's first adventure in the new bed. He really loves having a big-boy bed like all the other kiddos.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Vilate came home from school the day before Author Day and was in tears. Apparently the first graders had each colored a picture based on one of Mr. San Succi's books and then the teachers chose (my least favorite phrase is here) the "best" ones and compiled them into a book for the author. Guess what? Vilate's wasn't chosen, hence the tears. So Faith came up with a brilliant plan! The two of them wrote their own book, using Mr. San Succi's book as a model, and illustrated it.After they spent hours perfecting it, with Faith writing and Vilate illustrating, it was done! We typed up the story and Faith and Vilate assembled the book. It was so cute! Now, the mission for Faith was to go to school the next day and hopefully get chosen to be in the writer's workshop that was going to be held for a select group of approximately 10 students and give the book to Mr. San Succi. Faith came through for Vilate and was chosen to go to the workshop and she gave the book to Mr. San Succi. He was impressed and read the book right away. Instead of keeping the book he wrote some encouraging words in the front and returned it to Faith to share with Vilate.
It was so great to see these two working together on a project that they came up with. Faith was so helpful and Vilate loved the attention and making something with her big sister. They really made me a happy mom that day!
Thanks to the activities committee and all their hard work. It was a success!!!