In the car on the way to school Monday, Walker asked Erik, "So why did God make the wind so hard that the trees fell down?" Smart boy! I'm just glad I wasn't the one he asked the question to!
Life around here has been pretty uneventful. The children are busy playing. Walker really enjoys school and plays so well with the other children. He and Kendyll are thick as thieves, pairing up in the morning to walk to the class room and always talking and whispering to each other. I am very impressed at how much Walker is picking up. He's recognizing his letters easily and numbers too. They are working on upper and lowercase letters now, so he's got a lot more to learn. He's doing such a great job. I'm not able to practice with him as much as I'd like, but I try to ask him if he sees any letters he recognizes on signs and stuff. He is getting close to writing his name all by himself. He knows what letters are in his name but he can't always recall without help what those letters look like.
Maggie is sassy as ever - she seems to have grown up overnight. It's almost as if she hit the 2 1/2 mark and BAM she's a preschooler. You can almost always hear her saying, "Oh Man!" to any situation. The funny thing is that she uses the exact appropriate tone anytime she says it to express her feelings. She's in this phase where she wants to dress like me all the time - same style, same color, everything. So now I have to get her dressed first so she can't throw a fit because her clothes don't match mine. She's also into wearing jewelry now, so she has to get into her costume jewels each day to pick out a necklace or bracelet. Erik bought her a box of dress up shoes last week - I think it was like 6 or 8 pairs and she is in heaven with them. She has a pair to match every outfit now. She's so funny because she puts each pair back in its little compartment when she is done with them.
Will continues to explore everything. He loves it outside and can't wait to go out every day. I'm spending considerable time each week using shout and a scrub brush on the knees of his pants because of grass stains and dirt. He is not content to just sit in a stroller or walker - he has to be down and moving. He's climbing well now too and if we don't remember to put the gate up will be at the top of the stairs before you can blink. He's still cruising around furniture and practicing walking. My other children walked around this age, but I won't be sad if Will takes a bit longer. Once they walk, it is really hard to keep them contained.