Thursday, December 10, 2009

Growing Up.






Joe is in a learning groove right now. Typically when he makes advances he then takes a few steps back. Right now he is in the advance stage and it is very exciting to watch things click for him. I am home with him today and I have seen two things I have never seen before. First, Joe, the boy who has previously despised all arts and crafts, requested markers, sat down and decorated a bag for his Dad (sorry to ruin the surprise, Chris). Up until now, I have always guided his hand as he has drawn people or whatever else he wants to draw. Today he worked on his own AND chose to use more than one color. The next thing he did was dump out all the Bananagram tiles on the floor. He likes to play with them but has never worked with the letters unless we basically force him to pick out letters and he usually says "I'm all done" after 2-3 letters. Today he was playing on his own and ran into the kitchen and said, "look, Mama, look!" I sighed as I saw all the tiles spread all over the floor and probably under the furniture. Joe kept pointing and saying, "LOOK, MAMA, I DID IT!" And so, I looked again and I couldn't believe what I saw.

7 comments:

Michelle S. said...

Oh sweetie! That made me cry! :) what a wonderful gift! YEAH JOE, you rock. We'll miss you today

Timothy and Beth said...

Joe, you're amazing. I hope you'll draw us something sometime soon, when it suits you. I LOVE that he was so excited to show you what he did.

Mrs. Olance said...

Joe,
I am so proud of you! You are so smart and doing such great work! We have missed you at school! Love,
Mrs. Olance

Stacy and Mike said...

He sure did do it! There's your holiday joy!

Beverly said...

amazing!!!

Julie said...

Hi Amy! I just viewed your blog, I loved seeing all the pictures of Joe and Emma. I was also so excited to hear the progress Joe has made! Your blog also reminded me how much I miss Emma and Joe! I also saw you have a new member to your family :) I bet Emma is very excited! Hope you enjoy your holiday break and Hopefully I can stop by next semester and say hello!

Julie

Tutu said...

Joe, you certainly did it!!