Friday, August 20, 2010

Leo's first day at school (kindergarten)

The kids all line up and wave to their parents as they go in for their first day of Kindergarten. I was teary, anxious and nervous and excited. Leo was pretty mellow about it all. I guess it's his fifth school in five years so he takes it all in stride.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

A million times

Leo sings, "Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?"
Me, "Spongebob Squarepants"
Leo, "Who lives in a sewer under the sea?"
Me, "I give up, who?"
Leo, "Patrick"
Me, "Oh. What is Patrick anyway?"
Leo sighing, "A starfish. I have to tell you that all the time. I've told you a million times already."

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Hit me in the head with a rock

We're camping at Lake Granby. Leo keeps wanting to play this ridiculous game where he throw two handfuls of gravel above his head and then covers his head with his hands so the rocks don't fall on his head. This is the second night he's done it. Yes we've told him to stop. So Paul finally tells him that if he wants to get hit in the head, Paul will do it for him. Leo says ok. Paul says ok, let me get the hammer. Leo says, "No! Not with a hammer! With a rock!"

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Finally reading!

I really haven't been pushing this, but somehow I just thought Leo would be an early reader in the Lew family tradition. I figured he'd be a bookworm and smuggling books under the dinner table to read while we had supper.

A couple months ago, he started spelling spontaneously the words "boo", "moo", "dog" and "dots". The latter was off a candy box! Its been coming slowly. Anyway, today at school he showed me a booklet he had made by copying some cards of word families. Like "bat", "cat", "hat", "at", etc. He didn't know what the words were so I explained how to sound them out (I've explained this before). Anyway, it caught on this time and he was able to read 6 pages of word families. We called each page a "level" in gaming language (yeah, I thought he might be one of those game whiz kids who was illiterate) to make it exciting. Anyway, level 6 was attained and we celebrated.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Dinner conversation

Leo: Mom! You pour the flowers into my mouth.
Mom! You put the sink in my mouth.
Mom! You water my eyeballs with your tears.

Paul: did you ask nicely?

Leo: please please please!