First, a couple of funny stories from this morning. This morning, Sandy brought me a piece of hard candy. "Purple! Purple!" she kept saying. It was, indeed, purple. I realized that Sandy knows the color purple very well, much better than she knows any of her other colors. Any guesses what my favorite color is? I think I am more likely to point out purple things than anything else because I like it so much.
Then, I was eating a miniature snickers bar (I know, I know, both of today's stories involve candy. Really, we eat healthy stuff at our house, too!) and Sandy came over and held out her hand. "Please," I prompted her. "Please," she repeated. I bit the candy bar in half and gave her half. "Thank you," I prompted. "Your welcome!" she said. Hey, what can I say? Manners are a work in progress at our house!
Sandy is such a big helper. I've been trying to wash the insides of my windows, and I left a bucket of window washing fluid and a squeegee in the kitchen. I came in to find this:
She had a blast "mopping" the floor.
Sandy is such a big helper! When she takes a bath, she neatly stacks the bath toys before she asks to get out. That did take some prompting - every time she'd ask to get out, I'd have her hand me the toys and help her stack them up. Now, I don't even have to remind her.
She's also started clearing her place after we eat. I've never prompted her to do that, so I guess she just noticed Bill and I doing it. When she is finished eating, she will carefully carry her dishes, silverware, and glass (one at a time) over to the sink and push them in. What a big helper!
She loves to be outside! Every day she wants to get her shoes on first thing and to "go" somewhere. If she is upset, a walk down the street will almost always calm her down. This morning we woke up to snow:
Not what I like to see at the end of April! We had to take a quick trip to the library to satisfy Sandy's desire to go. She insisted on wearing sandals, so we couldn't go for a walk. The snow was still coming down, so I didn't really want to go for a walk anyways.
Yesterday, Sandy had some friends come over to play. We pushed the couches and some chairs together and built a giant fort. I think that was one of my favorite things to do as a kid. The kids had so much fun climbing around, under, and through their fort! I really enjoyed watching them play!