Owen is a bundle of fun. He's learning new things constantly. I love that he's starting to like activities and projects. For part of his Christmas this year, I've been doing a crafty advent with him. I planned out all of the activities and put together a little kit for each day. I found these cute kraft bags at Hobby Lobby and put the items for each day in a labeled bag. It's made it fun and incredibly easy. We open a bag every day and do the activity inside. Owen caught on to the whole process pretty quickly and now when I pull out a bag, he runs to his table and clears it off so he's ready to go.
These are the activities we've done so far-
Day 1: contact paper snowmen & cotton balls
Day 2: painting ornaments
Day 4: macaroni noodle stars
Day 5: felt Christmas tree
Day 6: Christmas tree decorating
Day 7: bell sorting
Day 8: snowflake painting
Day 9: waterless snowglobe
Day 10: pom play
Day 11: wrapping paper play
Day 12: construction paper Christmas tree
Day 13: paper plate ornament
Day 14: push pom box
Day 15: painting with watercolors
Day 16: pom wreath sorting
Today we're decorating ice-cream cones as Christmas trees. Doing these activities has given me a good idea of what kinds of activities Owen enjoys and where his fine motor skills are. It's also made me want to do more activities with him after Christmas. I'm so excited that he's getting to an age where he can do these kinds of activities.
One of the highlights of our month is that Owen has been cleared to catch up on his vaccinations! We originally didn't think it would happen until he was a year past his last chemo, so it was a nice surprise. Owen had to get six shots at once when we went in, super grateful we could do it but I felt really bad for my baby. He handled it pretty well though and I took him for a fun lunch to McDonalds when we were done. He was also weighed and measured. He's still in the 97th percentile for height, 90th for head size, and 80th for weight. He's a super healthy kid if you don't count the cancer. He's also starting speech therapy this week (tomorrow!) Hopefully it will help him. I really think if he can communicate with us better, it will be less frustrating for all of us and mean less meltdowns for Owe-bug.
I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season!