Sunday, September 9, 2012

SUZI: Cooper’s Imagination

We are loving watching Cooper’s vocabulary and language skills blossom right before our eyes.  We love having full-blown conversations with him!  After so long of him not being able to tell us with words what he wants and needs (and wouldn’t that be the most frustrating thing!), it is so nice when he can use words and tell us what he’s thinking.  

It’s amazing to us what he sees and remembers and what he finds important or funny.  Right now, Cooper loves a certain Leap Frog DVD called Numbers Ahoy.  It helps kids learn their numbers and one of the main characters is a pirate called Captain Pythagoras (right, like the theorem).  Cooper can say it, so he runs around in a really deep voice saying, “Pirate Pythagoras…arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggg!”  He’s singing songs and quoting parts of memory verses.  It seems he wakes up in the morning or after a nap and he knows more words.  Along with his vocabulary, his imagination is coming out more and more.

A few nights ago, the weather was just perfect for playing outside, so Cooper and I went out after dinner.  We ran and ran and ran all over our yard and suddenly Cooper handed me a long stick and picked one up for himself.  He turned to me and said, “Get the dragons!”  So this time we ran and ran and ran with frequent breaks to stop and whack dragons all over the yard.  Let me tell you, we got a lot of them.  I don’t think there are any more dragons hanging out in the back yard.  After a lot of whacking of dragons, our sticks suddenly turned to fishing poles, and we were catching some doozies.  We were comparing our catches for the day, and Cooper, of course, had the biggest fish.

It’s just amazing to me.

We’re getting ready to have lots of fun around here!

(The picture above is Cooper standing on top of his blocks box next to the bathroom light switch... which gives him great pleasure to flick off & on when you're inside!)

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