Donovan loves Dinosaurs! Basically anything that roars.
The kitchen cabinets are one of his main toys these days =)
Donovan is turning into a book lover! He has some real favorites at last, so he gets his own book time instead of just wandering around during his sister’s book time. We’ve read books to him before this, of course, but now he asks for them and sits still for them! His favorites are the llama llama board books. He especially loves Llama Llama Nighty Night. We bought him a few Elmo books recently, and he loves Elmo Says. We have had out our Alphabet Block books, and he brings those to us. We’re working on letters a little bit. He seems to like Z =) And just in the last few days he’s shown an interest in dinosaurs!!! I’m trying not to get too carried away by this because I love dinosaurs =) But he got a Dinosaur wooden puzzle from Kelly, and he brought me the piece and said “Saur!” “March!” So we played the Laurie Berkner song, and I read him both Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs and Dinosaur’s Binkit, and he sat through both books twice!
*Donovan’s First Art
*Donovan’s Music Class
Donovan was so bummed when we took Serenity to dance class and he didn’t get to go in and dance that I decided I would enroll him in music class. We didn’t enroll Serenity until more like 18 months, but Donovan doesn’t stick things in his mouth really and he LOVES music and dancing. He adores it! It was so cute. The very first class he never wanted to sit down. He just danced and spun in front of the mirrors and used all the instruments like a pro. He even sang AHHHHH! at one point. And he showed off his knowledge of animal sounds =) He just did everything! You could tell in the middle of songs he was watching so carefully, and sometimes he would actually follow along. I had to make him sit in my lap to use the wooden sticks, as I was worried his dancing would get too wild =) He did not like having to give things back between songs, but not bad for a first class ever!
Donovan got to do his first two art projects! Eric asked if he could finger paint, so we went for it. He had no hesitation about getting his hands dirty. Then Serenity asked to do Do-A-Dots, so Donovan got to try it as well. He already likes to color with markers and crayons. I think he may know the color blue at least =)
Do a Dots! Yum evidently.
Donovan is learning all the animal sounds! His favorite is Baaa, but he also knows what cows, frogs, lions, bears, birds, sheep, pigs, chickens, goats, dogs, cats, horses, and the letters B and D say. Oh, and cars and trains =)
Helping Papa make cinnamon toast for Mama’s birthday
I made a tetherball with a beach ball and hung it, at first outside and then from the vent inside. Great for whacking!
We all snuggle up to watch shows together. Right now his favorite show is Elmo, and he knows he can get it both on the tv and on the computer, and is not shy about asking for both. =)
At Samantha’s birthday. Donovan loves hats =)
He still loves everything ball related
With Corwyn =) I love that they are so close in age =)