I set up a tray with pebbles, shells, ocean toys and Peppa Pig seaside play sets. Ryan played with this a few times during the day – “listening to the sea” in the shells, filling buckets with pebbles and making Peppa and family “talk” to each other. Great imaginative play!
Alex found an app on the TV that turns it into a billboard and Ryan was very impressed to see his name scroll across the tv!
The weather was a bit dodgy today so we set up the agility grid ($12 at Kmart!!) and Ryan jumped from hexagon to hexagon.
Ryan has been reading books all day. I have found open books in every room of the house and he asks anyone who is around “what do the words say?” He even had books at breakfast, lunch and dinner – he usually plays Angry Birds on the tablet when he eats. During the morning he fed Clover, did some paint with water painting and helped me make bread.
In the afternoon we drove around town for nearly an hour but at each planned geocache spot there were lots of people (the geocaching term is ‘muggles’) around so we couldn’t get close enough to hunt. We eventually gave up and stopped at a park near home. Ryan had a great time running, swinging, and yelling “I’m the king of the world” from the top of the slide!
Back at home he settled with popcorn and The Polar Express and then read more books while I cooked dinner.
A few temper tantrums that turned into full-blown meltdowns in the morning (when I said no to something he was doing) but pretty calm and happy during the afternoon. Very very talkative day and demanding attention from anyone near him which got a bit much at times but we all just walked away when we had enough. Between Alex, David and I we got through the day, and Stefan did his usual bedtime stories 🙂