Sunday, September 7, 2008

Milestones


Drew came home from preschool on Friday with a black eye! Apparently they were playing a game where they were running back and forth and Drew collided with a little girl. His first shiner! It didn't seem to bother him too much and I'm just glad we didn't have pictures scheduled.

Drew also had his first homework assignment for preschool. He had to fill out and color a worksheet about him to bring back to school to share. He has always had a bit of a fine motor delay and I have been worrying about his writing abilities. Tonight he did such a fantastic job coloring in the numbers and I was so proud of him! I know that coloring is a step towards writing and he was working so hard at it. He even wanted to continue coloring in his dinosaur coloring book after his assignment was finished. He was very proud of himself!

I know that many kids color a lot earlier (Ava can color just about as well as Drew can), but I guess this is just another one of those things that is a little bit sweeter to me. He's had to work so hard and overcome so much and I am just one very proud mommy.

Concentrating on coloring

Look how proud he is!

11 comments:

Allison said...

Very cute as always!
By the way, where did he do swim lessons? What a fish!

pam said...

Don't forget that girls develop faster that boys too!

Molly said...

Great job Drew! Hope the shiner heals up quickly!
Amy

The Portas said...

Every milestone is a little bit sweeter with these kids, isn't it? I totally understand. We take nothing for granted and rejoice in every new development.

Good job on the recent milestones, Drew! You're such a grown-up boy!! And so super cute, too. xoxoxo

Katie Scott said...

so cute! I love that he is smilng so big with that black eye!

Vanessa said...

You said it perfectly. We do appreciate things a little more when our kids have to work so hard to do something that comes natural to other children. As always, Drew gives me such hope for Arianna.

Grandma said...

I love to hear the pride in your voice and in Drew's face! He is such an eager student to want to continue the assignment when the official one was done. Please tell him that Grandma is sooo proud of him!

Love, Mom

Anne Marie said...

Ahhh, the first black eye. Good times- I'm glad you documented it! And I'm so impressed with the swimming, he looks awesome! Tell Ava smocks are sooooo not fashionable, and we totally support her independence. Miss you guys!

Kate said...

man, you have lots of commenters now! i think he did a delightful job of coloring, and of course i'm a big fan of all the purple dinosaurs and scary volcanoes. thanks for easing my boredom and putting up with my hacking! love ya.

Kathy said...

OH...he's going to LOVE hearing when he gets older that a GIRL gave him his first black eye! (you'll need to embellish the tale for him when he gets older!)

He is SO darn cute..he always melts my heart. Is is coloring perfectly!

Laura said...

SOOOO cute! the shiner and the homework...although cute in different ways. he's a tuff guy AND an artist. every woman's dream! watch out world!