Sunday, April 15, 2007

He did it!

At the beginning of this school year my son started pre-school with a low self image regarding coloring drawing and being creative. He was never interested in coloring during church and when we were at home together he would say, "You do it for me. I can't do it." It was kind of sad but what can you do?
Now he has been in school for seven months and he has transformed into a creative and willing little soul. Not only did he take the time to color something but now he even knows how to stay inside the lines! I have been really proud of him.
So, our grocery store started passing out a page covered with different Easter eggs to color as a contest. Aiden got really excited. He started coloring his paper and about an hour into it Izzy scribbled on his. He was so sad and we told him we could pick him up a new one. The next day we picked it up after school and that boy colored, with no breaks, from the moment we got home until we forced him to get in bed. He might have been forced to eat dinner, too. We turned in all the kids' art and they displayed them until after Easter. Guess who got a call saying he won second place? He was so excited! We went to the store so he could pick up his prize and he got a huge blow up turtle for the swimming pool. We blew it up as soon as we got home and he slept on it that night. We finally deflated it and are saving it for an actual swim. I am so proud and happy for the little guy!

5 comments:

Mark Wiebe said...

Hey, great job Aiden!!! Very impressive.

Marta said...

Congratulations Aiden! How exciting!!!

arwen said...

YAY AIDEN!!!!!!!!

tara said...

i saw those easter egg coloring sheets at your grocery store! i cant believe he won- out of all 19 other children in sydney texas!! seriouly though, im so proud!

p.s. my word verification is: uwgnwdta...i think that might be ethiopian and i might name my baby that.

Jen said...

Dear aunt tt,
You're no longer my favorite aunt. I hope you can make it up to me...
Aiden