It's been awhile since I last blogged, (Austin says I blog quarterly-that seems to be pretty true these days!) and over the last three months we have seen several milestones in the Henderson home. Here we are on the 4th of July. Caleb is 4 and 4 months and Annelise is almost 13 months- I can't believe it!
I'll start with Caleb's milestones. #1- reading books - About a year ago, Caleb started reading for the 1st time. Over the year he improved more and more as we practiced. I didn't have a curriculum. I just wrote words on blank paper, and we practiced sounding out. However, a few months ago, Karen, told me about these little readers called Bob Books that you could get at Barns & Noble. I had readers with my Kindergartners but had to leave those behind when I left teaching. I didn't know I could buy them at the bookstore! So, we purchased them, and Caleb has absolutely blown us away with the ease of his reading!!! We are SOOOO VERY proud of him!! Yea, Caleb!!!!!
Milestone #2- swimming. Austin and I are thrilled that Caleb has started swimming! He had a rough start, but sweet Kimberly has helped teach him. He is doing great! We will continue lessons for the next several years I'm sure.
Milestone #3- swinging. Caleb is swinging by himself- pumping like a mad man! He loves to swing as much as I do- reaching to the sky!!
Milestone #4- buckling himself into the car seat!! Whaoooo!!! It's about time!! We told him we'd go out for ice cream once he mastered it- he finally did- I am thrilled to only buckle in Annelise every time we go anywhere!!!! Thank you, Caleb!!!!
He is growing up for sure. He is really into superheroes right now- pretending to be Superman, Batman or Green Lantern; he loves to talk, as you know- he's a social bug! And, he has truly become a sponge when it comes to his Bible knowledge- we are amazed- he is memorizing much larger chunks of scripture- and our favorite book is the Jesus Story Book Bible- absolutely excellent!! It has made me cry a few times already!
And lastly- he passed his eye exam with flying colors- thank you, Father! And thank you for your prayers over the years! We are in the process with two other doctors in Alabama to get a 2nd opinion. We have an appointment in November; however, we are hoping that he will only have to review his file and not have to see him personally. We will see.