Saturday, April 5, 2008

One brick, two brick, three brick, ...a thousand

This morning Sean and I got up at 4:30am after Liam woke us up and we couldn't fall back to sleep. We had gotten just enough sleep to not be drowsy, but nearly enough to make it through our busy day! This morning our delivery of 1,000 brick pavers arrived. We had to unload the pallet by hand and carry all the bricks into the yard to stack them up. I dressed Liam in clothes that he could get muddy in, since he played in the mucky yard while we did our work. To Liam's surprise, Grandma Bev and Grandpa John arrived in time to help us with the last few bricks. Liam was a little shy at first, but quickly warmed up when grandma and grandpa gave him matchbox cars and other goodies.

Grandma and grandpa treated us all to a yummy lunch. The weather was so delightful and warm today (FINALLY in the 60s) that we took a walk down to return videos at the library and also walked down to a local book store. Liam had so much fun as grandpa pulled him in his wagon. Grandma snapped pictures as we went...too bad I forgot mine! Later, we enjoyed the spring air out on the front porch. Liam had to say bye-bye to grandma and grandpa when he took a late nap. He sure missed them when he woke up from nap time.

Liam helped me plant some pea seeds in peat pellets today. I have been showing him all of the plants sprouting in the yard and I thought it would be fun to have him grow his own little plants and watch them change. Another activity we did at home this week was to color trains. I found him some coloring pages and also cut out train engine and car shapes out of construction paper. He is very proud to hang them on the refrigerator and sometimes takes them down to admire them.

Over the past couple weeks Liam has added a few more words to his vocabulary. By far my favorite is the word "bubble". Liam LOVES his bubble baths and also gets to play with bubbles at daycare, so it's no wonder he learned it. He also said tickle - he's always trying to tickle my belly - and even giggled "no tickle" when I was trying to tickle his belly. On our way into daycare, he often points out all of the "car-cars" in the parking lot and the "birdie" living under the porch. He can "tweet" like a bird and "neigh" like a horse too.

At daycare, the classroom theme for the past couple weeks has been barnyard animals. Liam's teacher brought baby chickens and a duck into class. He loved to watch the animals. They also made lots of animal crafts, like chicks, pigs, cows, and sheep. I have to admit, I am impressed with all of the amazing projects they plan for the kids.

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