Joe’s last day of preschool was last week, and he’s been enjoying his summer! The water table has been a huge hit, and we’ve had some leisurely afternoons at the library.
Today, we took out the tempera paints and let his creative juices flow:
This kid always wakes up in a great mood!
Last month, we were disappointed to learn that Joe wasn’t among the lucky winners in an iPad giveaway especially for special-needs children.
BUT! That same organization is now doing a second round of iPad giveaways! I just sent off Joe’s application (including a note from his occupational therapist about what it can do for him) … and now we wait.
If you know a “delayed darling” who could use one of these things, go apply!
Joe had a great birthday!
I made cupcakes for his class, and stuck around for a while to see them celebrate. I love how he’s presiding over the festivities here:
That evening, we sang to him and had a few cupcakes ourselves!
He opened some cards from both sets of grandparents, and one from his favorite neighbor, Nancy. The books and CDs we ordered for him are still en route from amazon.com, but he has been having a ball with his big present:
Somehow, though, his new favorite toy is one he got for Christmas but didn’t bother with much until recently. He has figured out how to close the little doors on this thing, and when we yell “Yaaaay!” after each one, he squeals with pride. So cute!
Remember that old Schoolhouse Rock song?
We made our own version, in honor of Joe’s big birthday today:
Tonight, we eat cupcakes and open presents. Watch for photos, coming soon!