Nathan is Hebrew and means "gift from God" - we couldn't have been more blessed than to have been chosen as his parents!

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

A Perfect Day to Conquer Our Fears!

The weather has been just beautiful these past few days and yesterday Nathan and I spent some time at our favorite park. He still has a fear of motion while in a swing ~ so I decided to bring some props or distractions to see if we could work past it.

As you'll see from the slide show, I brought Nathan's soccer ball because it takes up a lot of room in the swing and I think Nathan may feel unsupported because he sits so far forward. By placing the ball in front of him it forced him to sit back, in a more stable and supported position. It didn't work for too long because he kept throwing it out ~ that's what you do with a ball!!! :-)

Next, I tried his Tiger book. I thought, if I could distract him with a book, maybe I could swing him a little and he'd begin enjoying the swing. It worked! He loved looking at his book and was actually giggling while I gently pushed him. It also helped that there were lots of little ones around having a great time on the swings too. He was observing their behavior and when they laughed so did he. It was so cute. We had a great time and are really looking forward to having another great summer!!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Nathan Piccaso Terry!

I just love Nathan's school! For a number of very important reasons but also for helping Nathan with his latest artwork creations ~ so cute!

Nathan loves signing the word "pig." So, I'm sure he must have had a good time with this project. Now, most of your little ones have "Happy Feet" or they did when they were little. For those of you who don't know Happy Feet, he's a penguin in from a cartoon who can't sing but dances like crazy! This is Nathan's version of that funny little character!
This is one of our favorites! This masterpiece is a fundraiser for the Preschool ~ it's so creative!! They take artwork that Nathan has drawn and make prints and other professionally made products. The proceeds of which will go toward new playground toys. We are ordering all kinds of stuff; like coffee mugs, dish towels, t-shirts, a cutting board, magnets and a large ceramic tile (Danny's going to put this tile in our new house ~ probably in Nathan's bathroom)! What a totally awesome idea! There are probably 30 different products that you can special order with your child's artwork on them. I'd love one of each but that's a little much!

I took a class over the weekend on a computer program called Boardmaker and Writing with Symbols. It's a symbol-based communication and educational learning system. Awesome stuff! I'll post about it in a few days. If you have a child ~ you're going to want to know about this really fun program.