Leo's best friend is a girl in his kindergarten class named Claudia. They like to giggle, laugh, fight (yes, physically push each other around) and be really silly. Here they are, having painted their faces and pretending to be monsters:
We went to Dinosaur Ridge to see the fossilized dinosaur tracks. Here they are sitting among the tracks, having a snack:
Leo's new addiction is ZombieFarm, yet another iPhone game. The zombies eat brains and because I didn't know how to play he was under the impression that the only way to get brains was to buy them at $1 (real money) a pop. He started begging for the $1 and I explained that I didn't like games that required a constant flow of money to play them. He begged and begged and finally I told him that if he had his own money, he could do whatever he wanted with it, like buying brains.
I explained that he was old enough to get an allowance and to do chores. And extra chores meant extra money. He immediately cleaned the entire living room, and received a quarter. He folded the laundry, and got another quarter. I quickly ran out of chores that I thought he was capable of, since he can't reach the cabinets to empty the dishwasher and can't really wash floors yet or vacuum. So he started begging me, "can I do some more chores? Puhleeeeze?". I guess I need to make maximum use of this newfound enthusiasm for chores while I can!
Leo learned how to ride a bike today! Paul took him to the track and started him on the push bike which is his old bike sans pedals and cranks. He had to persevere through Leo's unwillingness to do something that challenging but finally convinced Leo to try the real bike. Leo managed to bike the whole track. I'm going to have to take him to the park tomorrow to see if we can keep the momentum going!