Saturday, April 9, 2011

Kid Update April 2011

Ethan (4 1/3)can write his name, and form all letters by copying them. He loves to write notes to people! With his improved verbal language, we can now understand him much better as he asks all sorts of questions and shows great thought. He has a good throwing arm and a great sense of humor (his speech therapist says he's the silliest child she's ever worked with). He still uses some British terms, like “sweetie” (for candy) and “biscuit” (for cookie), and can not answer the common question "Where are you from?"

Josiah (7 1/2)is our natural teacher in the family and loves explaining things to Ethan. He loves to run and is so happy to now be playing T-ball. His spelling is on a 5th grade level and he easily keeps up with Naomi in all our 3rd grade home school work. He still enjoys playing with his stuffed animals, but also likes to read Hardy Boy books and help me cook. He is quite the comedian and loves entertaining our family with his antics. He is anxious to go back to America to see relatives and toys he'd left behind 3 years ago.

Naomi (8 1/2) – sings constantly, often making up her own songs or lyrics. She also remembers tunes incredibly well, some after hearing only once, others after years of not having heard them at all. She is fascinated with cursive writing, and so I've begun teaching her the cursive alphabet. She reads every minute she can. After having read every Enid Blyton mystery we own, and all the Little House books, she's now working on Nancy Drew. Naomi is great at batting and is loving baseball. She says she’s liked living in different countries.

1 comment:

claire said...

This is a lovely update =) It's so great to hear everything they've been doing, but I was totally shocked at their ages! I looked at Ethan's and thought, 'he can't be 4 - he's younger than Bronte' but of course, she'll be 5 in a few weeks!! And no way is Naomi almost 9....

Also, one of my favourite memories of Josiah is from when you stayed here the first time, when he was 2 and a half, and if you teased him about being a monkey or something like that, he would say, 'No! I 'siah!'. Well, Abigail does that now too: 'No! I Ab'gail!' It reminds me of Josiah every time =)

Maybe I should have put all this in an email!!
Lots of love to you all, Claire xxx