Category: family

The Beauty of J!

J is amazing! His smile and imagination mesmerize me. He is a reflection of his father and paternal grandmother. Seldomly, I see glimpses of myself in his image.

I devour his cuddly moments…sometimes they are to avoid a directive I have given. Today, he jumped on me several times and gave me cuddles and told me he loves me. I grab him close and tell him I have a secret I whisper in his ear I love him. His rebuttal is ” Mommy, that is not a secret…everybody knows you love me….I know you love me.”

His self-esteem is sweet. He has soaked up all my positive affirmations. J knows he is amazing, thoughtful, and intelligent. When we were at Chik-fi-la he made sure to help the babies open the door. He always makes sure babies are safe…he stays close to them to make sure they don’t fall. He freely hugs and kisses little girls and finds something positive to say about them like ” you have a pretty dress.” He always tries to find commonality between he and other children ” We both have a red shirt, but you have Spider man on your shirt , I don’t.” J is a social butterfly like myself; He talks to anybody and makes himself comfortable with them. He mirrors my behavior…I am SUPER  social..I engage in conversation with everybody….greeting anyone I come in contact with. I wish them a wonderful day and share a smile.

J loves red. Red is his Superhero color and his regular boy color, too. Today, he dressed himself. He picked a red shirt with white and sky blue bold stripe and red, black with hints of white gray checkered plaid print. He topped his outfit with a red beanie. His socks were red with a green frog prince.

He has a fantastic imagination…He calls his swing his rocketship. He spends hours drawing, coloring and cutting out his drawings. He created a picture of Cyborg as a centaur, He gave Raven a pink cloak; he noted that “Raven changed her clothes.”

J loves and looks forward to story time. He isn’t playing much with his Thomas toys, however, he often picks, Thomas books for storytime. J especially loves the Thomas toys with sound effects.  I enjoy when he reads me books.

He is observant. We were waiting at the drive thru and a young woman walks by in a blue shirt that had the word PINK on it. J remarked ” why does her shirt say pink when it is blue?”

J loves numbers and math. J was talking to his friend Josh..J was saying something about the number 100 and Josh said he wanted to have 2 billion. J comments ” That’s a lot more than 100.” Later, that evening J tells me ” Mama, 8 + 4=12 and 3 x 4=12″ I often hear him saying math facts to self throughout the day.

This evening, he had fun watering the mesquite tree. He exclaimed the waterfall from the hose was a “rainbow”.  We made jazz music with harmonicas, tambourines and maracas. He sang the ABC’s while we danced and sang.

J’s strength’s are his love, automatic forgiveness, optimism, cheerfulness, and his enthusiasm for learning. He is a cyclone of movement…dancing, tumbling, climbing, sliding and jumping.


J is blessed to have a September birthday. So, he gets three years of preschool. He gets to play a little bit longer. He turns 5 September 1st. 

Last week, we went shoe shopping it took him 3 hours to pick his shoes. I enjoy letting him make choices. His dilemma was that he would find a pair of shoes he absolutely loved, then glance to his right or left and find another pair he adored. As soon as he saw the latest pair the others shoes were old news. He has recently changed his favorite color from blue to red. He settled on a pair of neon yellow and blue tennis.

Starter Boys' Sneaker          

J has had a immeasurable success with his dog Gordon-Henry Issac. He informed me Issac is his last name which differs from ours.

GHI has eased anxiety. For example, he HATES to be ALONE. Yesterday, he was in his Grandparents home , while we all talked outside . He opened up the back door and asked ” Mom, can you come inside with me?” and I replied ” I am enjoying being outdoors talking to Grandma. You can bring your toys outside.” He said ” No, I don’t want to.” he shut the door and played inside.  Last, we he would have whined , cried and demanded that I play with him exclaiming he was scared and lonely. My Mom noticed a difference in his behavior .

J has NEVER slept in his own crib  or bed. He used to scream just passing his crib. He has had his bed three and a half years and hadn’t slept in it. For the last 3 nights he has been sleeping in bed without complaint.

I ABSOLUTELY love this look on my J.

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Plaid makes me SWOON.

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I  adore cardigans and sweater vest!

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Science :

A a is for Anatomy:

Sight Words: Bones, Skin, Skull, Spine, Ribs, Heart, Brain, Also, Help, Your, Anatomy

A a is for Arizona:

Sight words: Arizona , Tucson, Flag

Learn the history of AZ flag, discuss the flag ( general observations), Look at USA map (identify AZ), COLORING sheet of AZ. and discuss AZ’s economy ( agriculture, manufacturing, & mining)


Counting Pennies

What’s missing?


Community outings:

Petsmart, children’s museum, Inside park ( i.e. McDonald’s , Chic-fi-la), Library storytime, outdoor park, Nursery to see desert plants.

Workbooks: Letters, Math, etc.


This is My Country Houghton Mifflin Social Studies

Human Anatomy Margaret Matt

The Busy Body Book Lizzy Rockwell

The Human Body Time Life Books

Skin John Parker

Bones Megan Duhamel

and plenty of other books for recreation.

Today, while checking out at Albertson’s Grocery.

J asked the cashier “What’s your name?”

She said “Sam.”

He smiled at her and said ” You’re special!”

She responded with a smile and “Thank you!”

J quickly exclaimed “Nice to meet you! Have a great day!”

He made me so proud to be his Momma. He is a BIG 4 year old!

I LOVE everything about this preschool.

The foliage is amazing .

It is pretty awesome to have a indoor pond.

Parental involvement is a plus.

I am overjoyed by their book selection.

Nature is abundant….simply astounding .


Today, we experienced our first day of cooler weather.

A smooth cool breeze with overcast.

The High today was 72 C and 62 C for tonight’s weather.

This is the outfit J chose.

I like these bright shelves.

I enjoy the simplicity of the lounge chair and a plant. The tall book shelf compliments the room.

It is neat how the bookshelves are part of the wall; but leaves room for a piece of art or window.