Friday, March 16, 2012
So we submitted this video clip to GMA. The idea was to show something about your life in just three words. I was able to submit both of my miracles...and America saw it this morning on television. To God be the glory for the great things He has done!
Friday, March 9, 2012
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
My little boy is almost six, and I can't believe it. So what's going on in Rocco's life lately? He's doing really well in school. Jason still gets him ready for school in the morning, and he decorates his apple toaster strudel like a football field. Then, when they get to school he carries him in on his shoulders.
And so the next time I take his picture in this blue chair, he may not be an only child.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Rocco is doing great in school this year. Mrs. Bond is currently working with his class on money and how much each coin is worth. He quickly picked it up. He loves learning and really enjoys school. On the way home from school (he often comes to my classroom at 3pm and we'll go home together at 3:30), we were talking about coins. I was asking him how many pennies were in a quarter, how much a dime was worth, etc. When I felt like I had asked him just about every combination that he could figure out, he asked me, "But mom...what about Mexican pesos?" That boy is something.
One afternoon he came in the bedroom asking me to tell him everything I knew about Abraham Lincoln. Since they were learning about pennies, Mrs. Bond had taught the class about him. I told him as much as I could think of...the Civil War, the Gettysburg Address, how I had gone to LMU University which was named after him, etc. After some hesitation, I decided to tell him that a really mean man killed that president. His eyes lit up and as he pointed his finger in the air and proclaimed, "John Wilkes Booth!" I nearly fell in the floor. And then a few days later he was using the word assassinated and pronouncing it correctly. He is such a little sponge for knowledge!
Rocco also enjoys writing stories. He is only in kindergarten, but he has learned how to spell many words, and those he doesn't know he will sound out. On his spelling tests he has made perfect scores and even earned extra points for the bonus words. He also knows how to capitalize proper nouns/beginning of sentences and punctuate. The other night at church he wrote me a story. It said, "Rocco I love my mom. I love my cat. Day is Suday. 2012 tomoro is Monday"
At night he plays a new computer game we got him for Christmas. It was just $3 at TJ Maxx and worth every dollar. The CD goes into the computer and lets him play all kinds of learning games on the kindergarten level. It is by Jump Start. His little character is a dinosaur, and he walks that little character all around the Jump Start world and earns gems by playing games with patterns, numbers, calendars, and words.
One of his favorite things he loves to do is for me to "call him into the ring" to fight different Nighloks. He takes his soft, sponge sword and beats up on these imaginary foes as if he is Kevin the blue Power Ranger.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
The little beanie baby next to him in the above picture has a story to go with it. All of his life, Rocco has never had a stuffed animal. I'm very allergic to them so we can't have them in the house. As we were cleaning out and organizing our rooms for the baby boy, Rocco found some old beanie babies that I had collected. He began playing with them...and even sleeping with them. Most boys in kindergarten may be over small toy animals, but to Rocco this type of toy is pretty new to him. His favorite one is Rhino.
At night when we say our prayers, Rocco rarely wants to pray out loud. "I'm saying my quietly." Within a few seconds he'll be finished. When I asked him if he prayed for anyone he'll sometime's say, "I prayed for the whole world." When I do get him to say his prayers out loud they are so sweet. He prays for various people in our family. Lately, he's prayed for God to give strength to his grandnana and grandpapaw. They have not been in good health. How sweet that he remembers them in prayer.
We're still Mario fans. That's probably Rocco's favorite way to spend time with me. He thinks we have to play it every day.