Sunday, August 9, 2009

Moving on Up

Well, tomorrow is the first day of school down here in Atlanta and Declan will also be making a transition - moving up to the ranks of Toddler II at his daycare. :) I actually have been looking forward to this . He moved into the Toddler I room in January and he was a lot younger than some of the other kids. It was a bit of a tough transition - no cribs, only one nap a day, eating at a little table, etc. He learned a lot and I loved his main teacher, but overall the room just always felt WILD. Every time I walked by Toddler II they looked so much calmer, there is such an amazing developmental difference between kids that are around 18 mos and those that are 2 years.

So I am excited he is moving on up. But at the same time it is really starting to hit me that he is not a baby anymore. He now uses two words together - my daddy, it's mine, apple juice, mama here - and is constantly surprising me by what he knows. The other night we were on the web cams with my parents and he found a coloring book. We all commented on it, then he ran into the kitchen and pointed at the drawer that holds the crayons. He rarely colors and I had no idea that he knew that we kept crayons there. Just makes you realize how much he is absorbing and learning. It will be interesting to see how he does with the new room. I'm sure he will miss his teachers Loretta (Ett-a), Lubov (Bu-ba), Corterra (Tar-a) and Michaela (Ya-La).