Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Little More Talk and a Good Progress Report!

Oh boy, where do I start? Daniel is such a talker. In fact, I would say that he talks 95% of the time he is awake. And not just little talk, but big, big talk. With big, big sentences. He keeps us constantly in stitches and also constantly answering questions. Here are some of his favorite sayings and some of the interesting questions we have received from him lately.

"That sounds like a great idea."

"I didn't mean to do it Mommy." (of course not!)

"Everyone, stop talking!"

"I love you to the sky and back."

"Can cars go on train tracks?" - This one surprised me.

"Because" - as if that is an answer to my question!

"10 minutes to nap/bed time Mommy" If I don't give a warning he reminds me!

"Is Papa here, Mommy" and if I answer "yes" he says "Yippee!"

"I coughed and coughed and coughed" - he's had a sinus infection which we are now treating with an antibiotic from the doctor.

There is much, much more, but those are some of the more memorable or recent!
Daniel also received his first real progress report from daycare. He received Yes's on all items except for 2 that he received Some's on. The two items were organization as he could organize groups of colors but did not organize the toy bins properly. I laughed because even though Daniel is a helper and will clean up, he won't organize at home either! However when they asked him to try again, he got it right (cars with cars, buses with buses, etc.) His other Some was for what they called receptive language as in when they ask a more vague question can he answer. He would always hesitate and then eventually get it right. The teacher did assure me that all the children got a Some in that category, so I am not going to worry. She also said Daniel was probably the best at articulating words and hence the most understandable in the class!!

Finally - We are in the process of getting ready for vacation!! We are heading to the panhandle of Florida in just about a week and a half! We are so excited. If anyone is going to be in the panhandle the week of August 8th - let us know!!! I can't wait for a week of beach, sun and sand!! On the way back, we're looking forward to spending a night with two fellow adoptive families!!
And alas - the legos - finally a big hit in our house. We tried them initially when Daniel came home, but discovered he was just too young for them, so I brought them back upstairs about a month or so ago and now they are a constant source of entertainment. Of course notice he LOVES the ones with wheels!!


Jill said...

Yay for progress reports! Mari got a some in "clothes dressing" (or something like that) as she still can't pull her pants up herself very well and following directions...this one she CAN do, just WON'T do most of the time :). So glad he is getting into Legos, how fun. There are a lot of toys that Mari is starting to play with finally that I had about given up on (especially dolls).

We need to get the kiddos together soon. I'd love to hear them chatter to each other! Isn't it amazing that our ESL kids speak better than any of their classmates??

Kim said...

That's hysterical! It is very funny when kids say things and catch you off guard. Don't worry about the organizing stuff; he's a boy! :-)

Stacy, Pat and Aidan said...

Way to go on the Progress Reports! I love those things. . .and the talking is hilarious! Aidan is the same! Nonstop and the words he uses! I think these little guys are sponges soaking up everything they hear. . .

Carey and Norman said...

So glad to hear that Daniel's progress report was so positive! Go Daniel!!

I'm looking forward to seeing you soon! Enjoy your beach vacation (wish we could go too).

Jane said...

Sounds like Daniel is doing great! What a smart little boy. Have a great time on your vacation. Are you going to the Destin area? That is my favorite beach place in the states. Wish I was going too!

Roger and Joanne said...

Wow! He's doing so great! I can't even imagine those things happening right now because they say about 15 separate words right now and that's it. I'll look forward to that type of communication and progress.

Glad to hear everything is going so well. Have a great vacation!

Jane and Jim said...

Awesome progress reports - doesn't it make you feel great knowing that he's on target with his peers?! Sooo wonderful!
He has some great phrases - too funny!

Dede said...

Congrats on the progress reports and enjoy the vacation!

Kami said...

Wow! I am so impressed with Daniel's language skills! I love the silly things little one says! J is starting to put things together and saying some funny stuff, and I am looking forward to hearing more! Have a great time on your vacation.. I look forward to seeing some pictures and reading all about it! :)

Michael, Carrie, and S said...

He is so smart! That is wonderful that he is doing so well with his speech and all of his development. I'm sure you have so much fun talking with him! :)

Kristine said...

I hope you have a wonderful vacation!

So happy to hear all the updates on Daniel...he is so handsome!

Old DAN AND Little ANN said...

Sounds like he is getting to be a little man for sure! Have fun at the beach!