I feel a lot has happened recently, specifically with our little Joey, so I'll see what I can remember it all!
Joey started preschool last month, and already switched classrooms and times to meet his needs. He absolutely loves school even though he can't tell me the names of any of his friends or even his teacher's name. We'll get around to that eventually. Meanwhile he is learning to write letters and enjoys reading books.
|Not at his school, but he's pretty excited about his new backpack he wears.|
Before he started preschool, he was really enjoying a show called Little Einsteins. Being the classical music lover that I am, I highly approved of this show, and eventually he requested to play the cello. Sam and I gave in right away and ordered an 1/8 sized cello for our little buddy. He called it baby cello as it was so little in comparison to my cello! We won't start him on lessons for at least another year, but it was nice to see him take an interest!
|Showing him around the cello|
Joey has always been a careful little man, but he has started to get more brave and try things he was scared of doing before. As a result of jumping off a box, he hit his mouth pretty hard to the point that he got a bloody nose, torn frenulum, knocked loose front tooth, and a fat lip! I still don't know what exactly happened since I wasn't looking when it happened. We thought we had dental insurance, but when we looked it up, we weren't signed up. So, we waited it out to see if his tooth got better. It turned gray, but it was less loose. We'll see what happens! I swear it looked less gray today, but do teeth do that?
|The result. What a trooper!|
We started potty training after our trip end of July to see if we could get him on a routine before school started. He was actually doing better than I thought he would, but we are still far from the end goal of complete autonomy over going on the toilet. In fact, we had major regression just this weekend, so we're back in pull ups for my sanity. But I'm not going to stop training! He is just too old for my liking to still wear diapers.
Other random things: Joey started asking the question "What's that?" to everything, more to test his parents' knowledge than an actual desire to know what things are. It gets annoying quick to be honest. I'm ready for him to understand "why" questions, but not ready for the hoard of "why" questions that will be asked!
Joey carries two stuffed puppies with him at all times, and even feeds them and gives them water and baths. He would die and go to heaven if we got a real dog, but our rental doesn't allow it.
|Found him like this with his puppies and cello one day. He cracks me up!|
Joey is making leaps and bounds in speech, and even knows the sounds to all the letters of the alphabet. He isn't close to reading though, because he doesn't know how to sound out words even when I work with him every day. Still, I'm pretty proud of this kid.
Lastly, he was walking into the bathroom after I told him to use the potty and he said "there's a bug!" I peeked in to see what he meant and saw a baby lizard. I have no idea how he got in since our bathroom is pretty far from the front or back door and we have no windows cracked. But it sure was cute. We caught it and let it back outside. Hopefully it didn't die of starvation or heat!
|The baby lizard was tiny! I think he was brand new.|