Aidan at Beach

Aidan at Beach

Monday, March 5, 2012

Dr. Seuss, Curious George and the White Stuff

As most people with small children know, Friday was Dr. Suess' birthday.  All of our area Elementary and PreSchools were participating in a week long celebration that culminated in a party like atmosphere by Friday.  On Friday, the children were invited to dress up as their favorite character from their favorite book.  Aidan didn't really have a favorite character, so he wore my Dr. Suess sweatshirt that has the Grinch, Thing 1 and Thing 2, the Lorax and a Sneech on the front.  I thought he looked incredibly cute, even if the sweatshirt was much too big!

I do love the way Aidan's school really focuses on literature.  They make it fun which helps the children stay focused and have fun.  Aidan's class has been working on a Curious George project.  Each child take Curious George home and involved him in whatever activities that the child does.  If the child's turn comes up on a Friday, you have an entire weekend of fun.  At the end, you need to write a sentence for each day about what you did with Curious George. 

Aidan's turn came this past Friday.  And he immediately took Curious George to bed with him along with Tigger and Simba. . .we'll set aside the squeemish, you don't know where that thing has been, thought that kept going through my mind and just say that Aidan was excited beyond belief!  Curious George went with us to the Ice House on Saturday and "watched" Aidan play hockey.

I've never really heard of Curious George plays hockey, but maybe it's time!!  : )  Sunday was closed and blustery.  We had planned on playing outside and riding bikes with C. G., but because it was so cold, we palyed Yatzee, watched a movie and then played Super Mario Brothers.  This morning we will write our Day 2 sentence and then back to school Curious George will go to move on to some other lucky young child. 

The other excitement around here is that Aidan has learned how to blow bubbles.  Yes, this is big stuff for a 5 year old kid!  And with each passing day, his bubbles get bigger and better and I worry more about when I will have to cut it out of his hair. . .

And finally, we celebrated Grandpa's birthday on Saturday with a delicious dinner out followed by cake.  Happy Birthday Grandpa!!!

And finally, yes, we moved on to the White Stuff on Thursday due to the continued sore throat. We had the pharmacist add bubble gum flavor and so it is now bubble gum favored white chalky stuff that Aidan still hates. But, we are now four days into taking the Augmentin and he is much much better. In fact, he was better by Friday. We are scheduled to see an ENT April 23rd, due to the persistent asymetry and enlargement of the tonsils, who I imagine will say something about taking the tonsils out. We'll cross that bridge at that time.

And that's it from us!  Hope you all have a great week!

1 comment:

Joy said...

First off he looks so tuff in his hockey outfit holding C.G. I love it! Blowing bubbles IS a big deal. I remember learning to do it too.