Thursday, April 16, 2009
So as not to play favorites
Here is a post about my lovely Athena. She really is lovely. She is such a sweet girl, really has a good heart. She is learning about friendship and the power of words these days. I am proud of her recent accomplishments as she is actually making real friends now. Gone are the days of her clinging to my leg, hiding behind me whenever anyone asked her a question. She still ignores most adults who ask her questions, but occasionally will surprise me by giving them full answers.
Athena is still a true artist. She loves to draw and create and is so imaginative. She has a journal to keep her favorite pictures/stories, and an art box to file away old art pieces that she isn't willing to recycle. We still end up with a lot of Athena art clutter, but this is the best way I've found to keep it at a minimum.
Athena is working to over come some of her fears. Right now we are focusing on swimming. She started swim lessons this week and I will continue to do this for as long as it takes to get her swimming!:)
She really wants to take a ballet class. I've finally found one that looks like it will fit our needs, a ballet/creative movement class starting in June.
Athena is super independent at home. She gets herself entirely ready each morning and cleans her room every day. She sometimes washes the dishes now which is cool and she enjoys it. The only "chore" I require her to do is putting away her laundry when I get it folded. She usually loves doing this so it isn't a big deal, but I like giving her more responsibility around the house.
She still loves reading. She has a couple of little books that she likes to read to us. She mostly has them memorized but she can sound out words that she doesn't know now if they are easy words. Sometimes she'll pretend she doesn't know a word just so she can sound it out. It makes me laugh.