Monday, December 31, 2012

Colin's Pre-School Check-Up

Saying 'Colin keeps us on our toes', is an understatement. The kid is active, funny, smart, sweet, and creative- all wrapped up into one. He brings us so much joy but can also be very challenging at times. But the good times definitely outweigh the bad!

From our latest parent-teacher conference, it is clear that Teacher Jessica feels the same way about our little man:

Colin quickly grasps our weekly concepts and is able to share his knowledge with the other students. When he takes his time with his work (notice, she said WHEN), his handwriting, gluing, cutting, coloring, and other fine motor skills are impressive. He does occasionally rush through his work but I try to give him one-on-one time so he can display his full abilities. Colin is very creative. He has a great imagination. Recently, he turned a paper airplane from our afternoon art into what he called a 'shipwreck'. It was very impressive. He is also quite talented in solving puzzles. Although he can occasionally be reluctant to join in class activities, he is often thoughtful and generous toward other students. Most recently, he has been giving his favorite classroom puppet to students who are upset.

Excited (and a little bit nervous) to see what the future holds for this little man!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Christmas 2012

No words, just pictures. Enjoy!

Salem::9 Months

Height: 28.5 inches, 46th percentile
Weight: 18 lbs. 15 oz., 16th percentile
Head: 18 inches, 54th percentile

finally has his two front teeth! cue, all I want for Christmas...
we discovered that he has had a double ear-infection, since last month. Ouch!
loves to chew on socks. his socks. our socks. his friends' socks. he doesn't discriminate.
can pull himself up to standing and takes steps