So, here are some examples of her actually playing independently over the last several weeks. We've had to work hard to make these times happen, so maybe I'd like to blog about them just to prove that they've happened!
Still waaay into coloring! Note that she's coloring horses. There is going to be an intense theme with her playing in the next several pictures.Making a parade on the deck with her horses...She recently re-discovered her blocks. It started with building castles. I believe she's currently standing in the garden. Of the castle. Can't you tell??Then, thanks to daddy, it morphed. Now, it's all about building a stage. For the horses. Note the audience in the background. She really is the best big sister ever! You can tell by how Oliver looks at her that she is his FAVORITE person ever! She can make him smile and laugh better than anyone! She's really helpful with getting him toys and trying to calm him down when he's fussy. It's awesome!
She's really into learning her letters and letter sounds right now. She loves trying to sound things out. I think she'll be reading in no time! She hasn't quite figured out rhyming... yesterday she was happily munching her chicken nuggets and said, "did you know that chicken comes from chicken?? (then she gasps) Hey!!! chicken, chicken... that rhymes!!!" Then we tried to have a lesson about how the same word doesn't rhyme, it's just the same word. "No, one word is a food and the other word is an animal." Can't argue with that logic!
Jeff's spring break is next week. Our only plans are to hang around and not do much of anything! Jeff's got some house projects planned (I think) and it will just be a week filled with family time! Oh boy!! I wonder how many games of hide-n-seek we'll play??