Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Fun In the Sun

One of the really great things about living in Guam is the weather (she says after only being here for 7 months, experiencing one of the most pleasant "dry" seasons on record according to those who have come before her).  We are currently in the dry season (we have two seasons- wet and dry, there is no spring, summer, fall and DEFINITELY no winter for us).  Dry season just means it rains less than it does during the rainy season- we may get two or three days in a row with little to no rain compared to two or three hours without rain in the rainy season.  In either season, unless there is a monsoon or typhoon, the rain usually moves in and out quite fast.  We have been blessed with pretty amazing weather since November.  While we are still getting trade winds and and the humidity is relatively low, the sun is getting hotter- I know that sounds odd and I think I wrote about it when we got here, but it wasn't the air that was hot, it was the sun.  It really beats down on you.  But once the sun starts dipping behind the hills and the trades pick up, it is truly glorious.  And, I think I've been here too long, at times it can even feel chilly.  Since we're having such nice weather, we are trying to spend time outside (it also helps the day go by faster).

Yesterday, Price and I braved the blazing morning sun (we both needed a healthy dose of vitamin D) and worked on a painting project.  




I need to remind him that the purpose is to paint the paper, not himself.  He's also still got the attention span of a gnat when it comes to painting, so this was a quick project.  Fortunately, it was less messy than our first attempt at Christmas and he didn't try to eat the paint as often.  I'll try again soon (I actually found out in his play therapy session today that I should try with big brushes instead of the potatoes, plastic bottle and tp roll that we used.  It will help him develop better coordination and pre-writing skills.  If he takes after me in the hand writing department, he's going to need all of the help that he can get).


Later in the day, we broke out our new silly sprinkler and had some of his big kid friends over to splash and play.  He wasn't quite sure what to think of the water flying out from everywhere, but he sure had fun watching the big kids run around.

Of course, he was very curious about what the fuss was all about, and well he had to strut his stuff-  big belly, droopy drawers.  Doesn't he look like a man inspecting something and then giving his opinion?  I think it's the tilt of his head, the the chest puffed out.  Oh to be the 20 month old expert. on everything.




"Hey big kids, I'm just a little dude.  That's wayyyyy toooo much water!!"  Or, I'm sure if he could say it, "MMMMMMMMMMMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM"




3 comments:

Amy Ray said...

The last picture is the best!!!!!!

I'm Emily! said...

I love the picture with him observing the sprinkler! It definitely looks like he's ready to give his opinion about what needs to happen!

Rachel Bice May said...

Holy Cow I needed the laugh of the last picture!!!! Way too cute. Keep me posted about how therapy sessions - you are a wonderful mom and Price will catch up!!

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