My little guy is really beginning to show off his gorgeous gums! During his bath last night he was giggling and moving his body all around, splashing. Once he figured that out the whole counter top was soaked. He loves bath time and screamed once I took him out. I wish I could have gotten a picture of him, but you know what they say about leaving a baby unattended in the water!
Then yesterday morning I held him up in the mirror. You could tell when he finally focused on himself because he would smile. It was so cute but I thought it was a fluke so I would move him and then let him see himself again and he would smile real big again.
Tonight he is not feeling very well. He had projectile vomit (fortunately in the kitchen right by the sink) everywhere. He hasn't very much today and to top it off he is constipated. Poor guy! I so hate it when my kids aren't feeling well because it is hard to know what to do when they can't verbalize.
Caitlyn doesn't really have a problem with verbalizing anymore. She is talking so much more. When I got her out of her car seat and she was climbing out of the car, I started to help her for time sake and she said, "No mommy, I can do it by myself." Then she turned around and said, "Goodbye car seat and waived!" It is so amazing how all her communication is in sentences now and I find myself sitting at the table talking to her.
Tonight we went through the sales ads and she would find a cool toy or movie, etc. I would cut it out and she would glue stick the back of it and turn it over and paste it down. There was a lot of prompting but she did it! It was kind of like a Christmas list. Then we used stickers to put her name on it, but it was all out of order. She kept asking what it spelled? It amazes me what concepts she gets - Spelling? I don't think I use that word that much (well at home anyway).
My students took a writing benchmark this Wednesday. They bombed it. They only wrote 1/2 - 1 page. For the highest score it has to be closer to 2 pages. They write two pages on a regular basis, but they all decided to be lazy yesterday. Today they had to retake the exam and it is a full day. Their papers are better in length so hopefully they will be just as good in organization and detail.
School is going well and I can't believe that we only have 12 more school days until Christmas break. I can't believe I have already made it through half a year.
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