This week's highlights include:
: Grab bag behavior: I am very happy to report that every day was an improvement on the previous day. The grab bag was an incentive but really the kids seemed to care about being 'good' and the 'treats' became ancillary. I am encouraged.
: Early morning phone calls followed by crack of dawn playdates. Anna discovered the power of making phone calls. Christopher has been doing this for some time (randomly calling mom and dad when we are out and filling us in on any and everything we may be missing). But Anna found our buddy phone list (with pictures) and proceeded to go down the list -- at 7 am!! I was unaware until the return phone calls came pouring in and the truth came out. Since then we have instituted some call time boundaries.
These scavenger hunt cards with a camera were great fun and I can see many variations brewing....Please find 10 different things that are blue. Now please capture fifteen smiles. It's endless!
: Swim team. Anna has decided she wants to join a swim team. She tried out for a local team with a multi-page waiting list. There will be a bit of a wait which we will use to hone her stroke a bit and get the breathing down. She has a ways to go with the breathing. We added another layer of lessons for a couple of weeks so she is motivated to try. I'm telling you, when she puts her mind to something....
: Deep baseball card analysis. I missed the photo op for this one but trust me, there was a lot of review of player stats.
: Chemistry 101. My monkey see monkey do little one took the doctor play right into the lab and concocted all sorts of remedies.
: Swimming and more swimming.