Sunday, September 20, 2009

Random Updates: Singing, Spelling & Scouts

I haven't had a chance to do much blogging this week, but I do have some updates (as much for my own journal as anything else):

We've seen some new talents really emerging lately from Little Bitty - singing and spelling. And with the spelling - reading! He wants to spell out pretty much every word he sees, and he's committing a lot of them to memory. I showed him a list of words today to see how many he could read (I was curious how many he'd get without a visual picture / cue, just the letters) and he got about half of them. Not bad! Among the list of words he knows:


And singing! He is constantly singing something, and I'm amazed at how many songs he knows and remembers. When we saw a spider outside, he started singing "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" (as he packed up his toys to go inside, because when the song was over, he was anxiously repeating, "No spi-uh... no spi-uh"). When he was happy about something, he sang, "If you're happy and you know it." He sings the cleanup song, 5 Little Monkeys jumping on the bed (sometimes with the doctor saying "no more monkeys sitting in a tree," not sure where that came from?), and some other songs that I don't recognize that he must have learned at school. Sometimes he'll just sing to himself as he plays. I've tried taking video of him a couple of times but he stops singing when he notices me :(. I'll try to be more sneaky about it.


We've decided to let Bearhug take a break from Cub Scouts. He had fun that first week, but since then he's been stressing out about it, progressively worse each week. Honestly I don't really understand why it's so stressful for him - he says it's "boring" but how can you be bored when you won't even go in for the first 30 minutes? Anyway, I don't want to get into all the details but after this week we decided it just isn't worth him getting this worked up, it's supposed to be fun after all. He did manage to earn his Bobcat though, so I'll make sure he gets his badge for that. We left it open for him to go back later if he wants to give it another try.

Meanwhile Cuddlebug is the most gung-ho Cub Scout I've ever seen, he is really into it! (And with him being so nervous in the beginning it was actually him that I was worried about, go figure). He was so excited to finish his Bobcat requirements, and he's really looking forward to getting to work on his Wolf badge. So it looks like it'll be just me and him at Scouts for the time being.


And a not-exactly-newsworthy update about me:

I decided to color my hair (red) this weekend. I don't post pictures of myself that often, but in case anyone wants to see it here it is. Oh yeah, and for my family who haven't seen me in a while, I cut my hair too, a few weeks ago... which you probably guessed without me pointing it out (thank you Captain Obvious, lol).

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Debbie Yost on September 21, 2009 at 8:07 AM said...

Love the hair! One day I want to go back to red, but I never seem to keep up with the roots and end up with two toned hair. :)

OneProudGrandma said...

Absolutely beautiful picture!!! (Notice how that was said with no bias at all?) I just call'em like I see'em! :)

Beverly on September 21, 2009 at 6:45 PM said...

you look great, love the cut and color!

Anonymous said...

Okay, I know I'm supposed to comment on the children, but
LOVE your hair! The cut and the color!

James | Postcard Printing on September 21, 2009 at 10:33 PM said...

You look great on red hair. Thats the right color for you, no doubt about it.

Rachel on September 21, 2009 at 11:30 PM said...

Seriously love the hair - major envy over here :)

And loved the artwork in the most recent post - that is amazing!


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