Friday, January 15, 2010

January happenings

The month of January is flying by. Good thing too - I Loathe winter.

Here are a few updates from this month:

Nathan is now hiding to do his business in his pants. So if you can't find him for a few minutes you know he is pooping. He is just about ready to potty train. If you happen to walk by him as he is "hiding" he will look at you and say with a red face "I not pooping!" Then 2 minutes later he will ask for a diaper change. "I done not pooping!"

I have put him in the big boy underpants a few times and allowed him to stand naked in front of the toilet but to no avail. He sure feels like Mr. Important though.

Caleb is really getting good at his phonics. He can read about 200 words now. I just received his Kindergarten curriculum today. He is ready to begin some if it but since he isn't officially Kindergarten age until the next school year I will pick thru it when he is receptive.

He is so very much more mature than David was at this age. His cognitive reasoning is sharp. I think I will teach him chess this year.

Just the other day I was scolding Caleb for something (I can't remember what it was now) and he got that glazed over look in his eye and then politely said:
"It's just too many words mom - too many words" Hand gesture and head shake to boot.

David is now taking Tae Kwon Do and he is doing well and enjoying this new sport. He is really getting the homework lately. I often wonder what gets done at school?! During his Christmas break he had to read a book on Pennsylvania (176 pages) and fill out a 4 page questionnaire on it. Now we are doing a shoe box float and preparing an oral report on Pennsylvania for next month.

That is our news - what is up with you?