We don't have TV service and we rarely watch anything on Netflix or DVD, but Gerrick was in a viewing mood one afternoon this week. We scrolled through the bazillion choices on Netflix and he finally decided on Being Elmo, which we found to be fantastic! He was inspired to make a couple of sock puppets and practice making different voices. He also talked about how he hadn't found his special gift yet (other than imagination). This film really had him reflecting on the importance of trying new things so that he may find talents he doesn't even know he has.
He spent a lot of Tuesday standing on our picnic table. He has lots of conflicting emotion concerning this construction. He is fascinated by the machinery, but upset about the loss of the open land and trees. Today we were able to walk out and get a closer look at what is going on since they weren't working. They've been laying sewer pipe under what will be the next street behind us. It looks like they are also preparing a large pond/small lake in the very back of the subdivision property.
He made his first notes on our new board! These are things he wants me to help him do.
- view sand in microscope
- view germs in microscope
- make ink
- shine a flashlight like the sun on his earth ball
He's been making Halloween plans and even called a family meeting to discuss the details. This year we will be doing lots of decorating. Gerrick will be a mummy; I will be a vampire; Rick will be Frankenstein. He wants to stay home and hand out candy to trick-or-treaters, play board games, tell ghost stories, and read Harry Potter!
This week he has spent most evenings playing LEGO Batman on the Wii. I think he has spent as much time reading the walkthrough guide as actually playing!
Reading about Christopher Columbus inspired him to pull out his loom and start making a coaster for me to keep on my desk! (Columbus's father was a wool weaver, and when he was young, Columbus worked with him.)
I still love the one he made back in June and use it every single day on the end table in the family room.
Have a great week!