Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Guess what happened today?

This afternoon Roo did something very special.

He has started spending Thursdays with Grandma. Every morning he asks in his own little way, if today is Grandma Day! She picks him up in her car and they spend the day together. A highlight of the day is the return journey on the train!

Today I asked him if what special things he had done with Grandma. I was expecting not to get an answer. Usually Roo simply attempts to repeat back what he has heard, but today was different. For the first time he answered a question in an appropriate way! I asked had he done anything special with Grandma. He replied "Milkshake." I became very excited, which earned me a very cute, shy smile.

"What else?" I asked.

"Washing machine." said Roo. My Mum has a front loading washing machine which Roo loves as he can see the clothes spin. Roo has always loved anything that spins or can be spun: fans; straws; wheels; anything!

Roo's language has improved noticeably of late. We still have a very long way to go, but I now know that he will get there!
The photo I have attached is over a year old, but it's one of my favourites!


Anonymous said...

I too was excited when I read this. I love having Riley every week, and today I thought he was a little quieter in the car, and thought it might have been because we missed our day last week (I don't want to do that again to him), or to me.
I thought he would say that he got in the pool, but I must admit the milkshake is special, it is the first thing he does when we arrive home, he gets the milkshake machine out, and he is becoming a lot more independent with what goes into it too. It is so much easier that his older brother, because Riley tells me that the egg has to go in, with Campbell I had to try and get it in when he wasn't looking! I love all three of my grandson, but Riley is very special, but I tell them all that.

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