Wednesday, March 17, 2010
I'm very aware that there haven't been many posts about my main man, Mr. Caleb. Just to update everyone, he is doing GREAT. Being 5 suits him quite well. He has really settled into a charming little boy (who has been here all along but was often overshadowed by all of the stressors that came with being 2, 3, and 4.) He just loves school and the school loves him. He excels in the classroom, has a great group of friends, and is having a blast. He still is a guy's guy, loving sports and walking around thinking he's bigger and older than he is :) What's new to the mix this year is his obsession with Star Wars and legos. Both interests have grown immensely and he seems to spend his entire day combining his two new loves and coming up with new lego creations to go with the complex Star Wars storylines that even I don't quite comprehend. Just when I begin to worry that he's headed down the road of flood-length pants and taped glasses, however, he switches gears and runs outside to play baseball or shoot some hoops.
Very recently Caleb has reached two large milestones: reading (more) independently and riding his bike without training wheels! He actually started reading last fall (08) but didn't have the patience to sit and actually read the words when he was convinced the story he made up from the pictures made more sense :) But now he understands the "rules" of books and is enjoying the stories that his teacher sends home with him. In the same week he conquered the two wheeled bike. This was quite exciting for the whole family!