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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Helen on September 27, 2010 at 10:41 PM

Hi everyone,

 It's crazy how it's already Thanksgiving weekend! It's been a long time and there's been a cry for news on the "Channel Baby". Well, he's still  thriving and growing like a weed. Talking non-stop (most of which I can only interpret) and gaining more speed (on land and in water!). He's a great negotiator like his dad and likes to continually tests us everyday. People tell us this testing and limit pushing will continue throughtout our lives. God, help us!! I've resorted to a few helpful parenting books to try to get through this challenging time. The one I'm clinging to right now is  "The Incredible Years" for 3-6 years olds. I'm a fan of timeouts for both Oscar and I! 


The summer was a blast and the cottage's is his favourite place to be. I'm guessing he'll be driving the boat by the time he's 5 years old. He's fearless of the dark, spiders, speed or cold lake water. He spent time hanging with his extended family from Calgary and Montreal and fellow adopted peeps.


He burns some of his 3 1/2 year old energy by doing gymnastics and swimming. Which is greatly needed because he thinks he can swim (but can't) and I figure in gymnastics he'll learn how to fall properly without breaking a bone (that's my hope). He starts preschool a week. I can tell he's wanting more kiddy interaction and I think he needs more socialization.


Happy Thanksgiving!


I've posted great photos!



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