Archive for August, 2005

Lion-boy

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

I call Evan monkey-boy sometimes, but today he said:

“I’m not a monkey-boy!”
“Oh yeah, what are you then?”
“I’m a lion-boy!”
“Really, what do lion-boys say?”
“Roaaaar!!!”

Bum

Sunday, August 28th, 2005

Out of the blue, Evan says:

“Thank-you Mummy for wiping my bum.”

(Evan is toilet-trained, but still needs a bit of help)

Sisters

Sunday, August 28th, 2005

I told Evan to be nice to his sister because he only has one, to which he answered:

“I’d like another sister.”

“Oh really, why?”

“Because I don’t like this one.”

Proud

Saturday, August 13th, 2005

Evan says to me out of the blue:

“Daddy, I’m proud of you!”

Clearly repeating things I say to him.

Burp

Saturday, August 13th, 2005

Evan makes a huge burp, after we gave him some salami which we were using for our pizzas tonight.

So I say to Evan, “Wow that was quite a burp. Was it a salami burp?”

To which he replies, “No, it was an Evan burp.”

Diving

Saturday, August 13th, 2005

Evan made huge progress today with his diving. I brought along an item which sinks, to encourage him to dive down and get it. I showed him how I held my breath, then dove down to get the item (a wheel). It took a couple tries to get him to do it, but once I got him underwater, he loved it down there! He had trouble getting enough momentum to get to the floor of the pool, so when I helped him, he got the wheel every time! Then we counted to three and I gave him a good push underwater and he “swam” to the wheel and got it. That from, perhaps, 2 meters away! It was so amazing. Evan loved it! He was so happy he could get the wheel from the floor!!!

I then taught him that if he jumped up into the air, that when going down, he would be able to get to the bottom of the pool by himself. He worked on that for a bit was was quite successful getting the wheel from the floor. He still hasn’t mastered it, but he has mastered holding his breath and how long he can stay under water. He’s so great!

Swimming

Saturday, August 13th, 2005

Evan did awesome today with his swimming. First he swam about with his floater backpack on and goggles. Then he took off the backpack and I taught him to hold his breath, so then he swam around by holding his breath and kicking like mad! It was incredible to see! He made excellent progress and we swam back and forth to the wall a few times! Amazing to see what the goggles have encouraged him to do! We’ll practice treading water and using the arms to swim next. He’s making brilliant progress…

Maybe

Tuesday, August 9th, 2005

“Evan, are you going to be a good boy today?”
“Maybe.”

Well, there you have it.