Tuesday, July 15, 2014
We started by walking Anthony to theater camp. Then we'd head to the park for awhile and a nice long walk to cause him to nap.
After naptime, we'd head out on our excursion for the day. Some excursions were less fun (pediatrician for shots), some were more fun, like the Children's Discovery Museum. This time around I bought a membership, I buy it every year or two. Richie had a great time. He LOVED the water play area the best, of course. He painted for awhile, too. His other favorite was playing with the balls in the baby area. He'd put the ball in the pneumatic tube, it would shoot to the top and then zig-zag down a maze and pop out at the bottom. Such fun.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Richie is still insanely fond of balls and dogs. At this block party a doggie grabbed pizza right out of his hand. We all watched it happen, it took the dog a good five minutes make it happen. Richie just thought it was funny.
The big change we've noticed is that he now likes to read!!!!! We're a family of readers and I was very sad when he couldn't sit through "Moo, Ba, La La La." Now he'll grab a book walk up and climb on my lap to read. He is quite fond of some of the Boynton Books, LOVES Brown Bear and The Very Busy Spider and also loves Mem Fox's books "Hello Baby" and "Ten Little Fingers".
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Richie loves the slides. He can go down the five foot slide by himself. He keeps trying to go down the big curly slide, but when he does he tends to topple down it. I don't LET him, but last time he took off while Anthony was getting positioned to go down it with him.
He usually walks up the stairs on the jungle gym, but sometimes experiments with the ladders.
Anthony, meanwhile, climbs up the OUTSIDE of the curly slide.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
So far, all the camps have been a success.
Week 1 was Camp Splash at the YMCA. He had swim lessons every morning, water play some afternoons and free swim other afternoons. They ended the week with a field trip to a small waterpark.
Week 2 was Bible School through our church. It was a short program and he spent the rest of the day at Kathleen's house with Richie and his old friends.
Week 3 was Baking Camp, also through the Y. That's where he got his lovely chef hat. This was the camp he most wanted to do. When we were looking through the camp book I'd say, "Do you want to do swim camp?" He'd reply, "No, I want to do baking camp." Ditto for rock climbing camp, theater camp, etc. So far baking camp was his favorite. He's eagerly looking forward to making some of his recipes at home, especially the Elephant Ear cookies.
This week is "Camp Discovery" at the Y, a general day camp. Yesterday they had a water balloon toss. Today is swimming and tomorrow is a field trip to a bigger water park.