Saturday, August 14, 2010
This summer has found you in a different outfit just about every hour of every day. First jammies, then you get dressed in some cute little sundress. Then you and Isaac go outside and “accidentally” get all wet with the hose. So you change into your swimsuit for a while. Then I call you to get dressed for lunch – which means a whole second outfit. But right after lunch you remember you’ve been meaning to play dress up. Off with the regular clothes and on with the tutu. If Veronikka’s over you might even request to play with make-up. And so on. At least you can dress yourself.
We went camping a couple of times last month. You couldn’t stop saying, “I just LOVE camping! Only I don’t like pit toilets.” And we let you stay up late to sing around the campfire. Looking up at the stars, you said, “Nighttime at camping is just AWESOME!” It is so fun to watch you have fun – you’ve turned into a little water bug, splashing in every lake or creek you find. You’ll return again and again to the water, even when you’re shivering cold!
We do a lot of water play at home too, from slip n slide to kiddie pool to water balloons. You and Isaac like to dump buckets of water down the slide to make a “water slide”. We also made a “mud pie kitchen” out of an old side table with cubbie doors to store little thrift store muffin tins and mixing bowls. You’ve had several long afternoons of fun mixing up strange concoctions.
You’ve started skipping a nap here or there, so I’m thinking you may drop your nap altogether a lot sooner than Isaac did. However, I’m very grateful that you are truly DELIGHTED to sit on your bed and look at books! You tell me that you want to learn to read “Alpha-Phonics” in the fall, and I actually really think you may be ready.
I’ve started having you and Isaac pray after our morning Bible reading time and I am amazed at the thought and feeling that goes into your prayers: “Oh God, we just need you so much. Thank you God that you save us and give us grace. Help us to love you and help us to do what’s right. Amen”