|Helping Daddy hang blinds.|
|Shortly after snapping this picture, Ash|
woke up. Whoops!
To help in teaching in colors I decided to incorporate real world learning. I have been using the traffic lights to teach him red and green. I should have realized that would come back to haunt me. Now he has taken it upon himself to become a conscientious backseat driver and yells, "Stop, Mommy, stop! Red means stop!" He told Dave the other day that Mommy does not stop, she goes fast. ;)
On the learning note, this week we had fun with the letter N. We focused on his name. Using scrapbook stickers, we decorated upper and lower case Ns with the letters of Spencer's name for our Nn flashcard. Then we drew his name on a piece of paper, talking about each letter. He especially liked S since it is like a snake. Of course we had to incorporate tracing our hands since no picture is complete without it. Another day we played with nails. Not real nails, of course. We pounded golf tees into a box with plastic toy hammers. I chose a variety of colored tees and instructed Spencer to pound in specific colors. He pretty much just guesses colors still, unless it's green. He's got that one down!
It was rainy on and off all week, so we didn't get to enjoy as much time outside. We did manage to sneak in a few odd moments of outdoor fun here and there. Mostly we tried to make the most of being inside. I pulled out the neglected water table and filled it with soapy water. Ash even got a kick out of splashing his hands in it.
|2 1/2 years old.|
Today is Ashton's 5 month birthday. The time is going too fast and I don't know how to slow it down! He is now rolling from tummy to back and back to tummy. He often gets his arm stuck under him when rolling from back to tummy, but he's working on it. He's also working on getting some teeth, so he's munching on everything he can get his hands (or gums) on and drooling like crazy. I think this has caused disruption with his sleep patterns because he is suddenly getting up 3-4 times at night again. I don't know how I functioned off such little sleep like this for four months straight!
|5 months old.|