development

I can read

by Christopher on December 5, 2012

I am so proud of Evan, he has come a long way in the last year.  In the past, we would try to get him to try to read by asking what a word was.  He would become so frustrated, whine and kick just at the mention of trying to say a word.  Now he knows all of his 26 sight words, mostly instantly and he enjoys trying to read books with me.  I was worried reading was going to be difficult for Evan, not because I didn’t think he could do it, but because he got so upset every time we wanted him to try.

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Still loves George

by Christopher on May 23, 2012

Evan interests have changed a lot over the last year.  Typically he enjoys watching any TV show, pretty much likes any kids show.  Over the last six months, he has told us he no longer likes Thomas The Tank (although he likes to play with Thomas trains), he doesn’t like Dinosaur Train much (he never really play with the full collection of Interactive Dinosaur Trains we got him for his birthday), and he doesn’t like Mickey Mouse very much or Cat in The Hat.  He still loves Curious George though.

Right now he is really into Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and he likes Phineas & Ferb.  We also just started watching Transformers the original series which he seems to like.

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No pull ups!

by Christopher on November 28, 2011

While on our cruise, we forgot Evan’s pull ups.  Not one accident the entire week!  (Lucky for us since he was in our bed between Jean and I).

So we are just going to give them up all together.

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rehpotsirhc

by Christopher on September 11, 2011

I am still quite amazed about this, Evan asked if he could spell my name on the receipt for lunch.  He asked me for each letter, but drew them completely on his own.  Granted he still writes backwards a lot of times, although he starts with C, he goes the wrong way.

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Playing Catch

by Christopher on June 26, 2011

I was at Imajine That with Evan the other day, and for the first time he went into a group of other boys and girls to play.  It took asking him to go play with the boys  three times, each time he would pull my hand and say in his shy voice “I want you to ask them”.  I told him that I couldn’t ask and that he had to, after the second or third time saying this, he went in.  There was about 5-6 boys playing catch with a dodge ball, within a few minutes he was playing like it was his game.  I was very happy to see him give it a try as he is usually shy around groups of kids.

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