|As noted on My January 2005 page, this winter was typically Midwestern, which is to say that you never knew what to expect. Despite the absence of much snow, much to Mom’s dismay, we did get hit with this fairly decent storm.|
|Of course, the screwy weather left me confused – is it still winter, or is it spring and time for baseball?|
|Dad and I went to a place called Paradise Park that was loaded with fun things to do. It was essentially an overgrown children’s museum. Dad’s favorite room was the pizza kitchen – although it was just pretend. I also loved the water play room…|
|..the building area, the grocery store…hey, I could go on and on. I loved it!|
|February 6:Mom celebrated her birthday. Dad and I gave her an advent calendar – I know, you’re thinking we got our holidays confused. This was actually a calendar that went from her birthday to Valentine’s day. Each day, she got to open a new present. I had fun helping Dad put it together.
I also put together a special Valentine webpage for Mom. You can check it out here:
|February 16: Mom wrote in the journal she keeps on me about some of the things I’d been doing. She noted that my favorite toy is still Bunny, who I sleep with every night. She also commented on how I love my Boy and Bunny bedtime stories that Mom makes up for me every night. It started on a whim, but now I have to have my Boy and Bunny story before I go to sleep. It is a special bonding time for us.
This plays into what Mom notes about my imagination – I am playing creatively with my toys now, I have sat mesmerized through several stage plays, and I love playing instruments and singing. Of course, nothing tops reading books. It has always been routine to read before bedtime, but I’ve worked in a regularly scheduled wake-up-in-the-morning book as well as a pre-nap book.The world of pretend has become pretty important to me these days!
Mom also wrote in the journal about my first movie – Pooh’s Heffalump Movie. The funniest thing was how I wasn’t heavy enough to hold down the chair, so I had to sit on Mom and Dad’s laps. I was glued throughout the movie, though. I called it a “big TV.”
|Other highlights? Well, we went to Messy Night sponsored by Parents As Teachers. I had fun cutting and glueing – and, since it was in a gym, pretending I was playing basketball and shooting the imaginary ball at the hoop.
Later in the month, we had the Schneider family over for dinner. Kaylee and I are only a couple weeks apart in age. We met at the play center – also sponsored by Parents As Teachers.