Snow day

Thanks for the support, everyone. At this time, Nutella is on the up-and-up and we’re all doing well. Of course, we lost power for 14 hours due to the heavy wet snowstorm, but it was mostly overnight and it didn’t get as cold as we thought it might. Luckily, Curly’s daycare was open the next morning and our work was closed. So we brought him in, went out for a cup of coffee, and by the time we got home, power was restored. With free hours ahead of us, we went to see The King’s Speech (wonderful by the way), and returned to the daycare early for our parent-teacher conference.

Curly’s’ main teacher thinks he’s doing great. He is average in most areas, behind in others, and advanced in just a couple. Apparently he has good rhythm for a kid his age which makes us happy since we’re both very musically-inclined people. He does great with gross motor skills and expressing himself physically, but his verbal communication is lacking. Sometimes boys take longer…and sometimes it just hasn’t clicked for the kid yet, regardless of sex. We’re not too worried (and neither is his teacher), although we have pondered intervention before, I won’t lie. But we’re going to give him more time. His receptive language is excellent and though his problem solving skills could be better, it’s mostly a lack of confidence in himself and lack of patience that frustrate him. She said he tends to be a bit quieter than the other kids, but joyous. He likes his own space but is getting better at interacting with his peers and sharing. He eats well, drinks well, takes pretty good naps, and enjoys being there. And he loves painting and sensory play, our artistic soul!

She spoke to us about The Biter as well. They have been shadowing her and working with her as best they can. They have meetings with her parents and the parents are very involved. Everyone is doing their best and it was reassuring to us to hear that. Overall, it was a nice meeting and we continue to be very happy with the set-up.

Here are some pics of Curly in the snow!

Loving the snowballs...

Not loving how they disappeared when he dropped them!

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10 responses to “Snow day

  1. What a great snow day!! The pictures are SO sweet! He looks like such a big kid all of a sudden — when did that happen?!

  2. reproducinggenius

    He is such a beautiful boy!

    It sounds like he’s right on track. Some kids do just take a little time before they start really talking, and then when they do, they really do. I imagine Miles to be one of those kids who has just been contemplating language for so long, and when he does really pick up his speaking, it will be in full sentences. 🙂

    It sounds like you’ve finally got a really great daycare situation. So glad he’s doing so well.

  3. He does look like such a big boy in those pictures! He looks like he is really enjoying those snow balls!!

    I’m glad you guys are feeling better, you’ve had a rough week!

  4. That’s really neat that you get such an in-depth report at at such a young age! E’s teachers are great and will tell us anything we want to know (although they’ve not yet been able to make me understand just HOW they get him to eat vegetables he won’t touch at home) but there isn’t a formal mechanism in place for it. Miles sounds like a really great kid. No surprise there. 🙂

  5. Such cute pictures!!

    Yeah, some kids take time to start talking. My friend’s son didn’t say a word until he was 2.5 and then one day he just said a complete sentence.

    Erik is the same as Miles with confidence – if he can’t do something perfectly the first time, he doesn’t want to do it.

    With our kids, Erik talked early but Ian is more average with language. On the other hand, Erik has a much harder time with motor skills and Ian seems more advanced in that area. I think babies just focus on different things at different times.

    Your daycare sounds like a great place. Glad they’re really on top of the biting situation. I’m always amazed when I pick my kids up and they tell me stories of little things they did that day. I can never figure out how they have time to pay that much attention to each kid! lol

  6. Love that boy. He’s doing things at his own pace, with your loving support. So glad he is getting great guidance at “school” too. Xoxo

  7. Hooray! I am glad Nutella is feeling better and that the biter is being watched. I LOVED the King’s Speech, too. I am sorry I have been so bad about commenting lately but today I have busted out our Mei Tai style baby carrier and have, for the first time in five weeks, both hands free AND a happy baby!! More comments from here on out!

    Looks like Miles had a great time in the snow 🙂

  8. What a report card Miles! It sucks when snow balls disappear in the snow.

  9. my nephew was a late talker, too. everyone thought they should take him to a specialist, but my (ex) sister-in-law wouldn’t have it. he found his own way and is a smart-but-slightly-nerdy 12-year-old now.

  10. I was behind and missed commenting on your last post but, wow, you guys got pounded. I’m glad everyone’s feeling better and the sewage is where it’s supposed to be. Cute pictures too!

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