Monday, August 30, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Several weeks ago, I embarked on trying to fix our door bell. It had been broken a few days earlier and I figured it couldn't be that hard to fix. Sam was around and Maya was down for a nap, so I asked him to help. To make a long story short, I came to realize that Sam was old enough to actually be helpful with projects around the house. He handed me things while I was up on the ladder, and most importantly, he tested the door bell outside while I stayed inside to see what the door bell was doing.
We all remember show and tell from our elementary school days. However, we probably do not all remember how important it was in our lives at the time. Sam's 3 year old class at school is doing show and tell this year and each week they need to bring something that starts with a certain letter. This week was A.
We had talked about it with Sam before Thursday and asked him what he wanted take: airplane, Annie (Thomas' coach), alligator, or apple. His choice was an alligator that Grandpa got him at Cabela's in PA. Thursday morning when it was time to go to school, Sam remembered his alligator without our prompting. It was clearly going to be the highlight of the day.
After school, Sam shared that he got to stand in the middle of the class and talk about his alligator: where they live, who gave it to him, that they have no noses, etc... He was very proud of his alligator and he could rattle off what everyone else in the class brought as well.
We look forward to a whole year of this! Although next week could be tough with the letter B being the letter of choice. Will Sam choose: a Baseball, a bat, a favorite Book, or a belt buckle from Grandpa. Leave a comment and give us your guess!Sam's alligator: