Thursday, July 22, 2010

mister independent

Yesterday during lunch break, Alain and I went over to the small park across the street from the local YMCA where Luca and Andre were with their nanny. I was happy to find that there was a group of children ages 4 and 5 there from a YMCA camp. I intently watched Luca playing ball and interacting with one of the children, since we've been doing a lot of work on developing his social skills.

While I was busy observing Luca, however, Andre, with all the confidence of his1-year-old self, made his way to the group of boys that was playing and soon after that had all five of them wrapped around his little finger. Five toddlers were playing ball with him, making sure he caught it, showing him how to kick it, helping him up if he fell. He looooved te attention and spread smiles all around. He was having the time of his life.

It's so rewarding to see Luca and Andre's development process. I'm sure Andre will teach Luca many things, just like Luca has been teaching him a few tricks already.


  1. Oh I love this post because it is simple and just expresses the pure joy we have when we watch our children grow and develop. Sounds like your a great mother. I am just stopping by from SITS and I am now a follower. Love the blog! Come by if you can- I have 2 great recipes up today for the kids. they would love it! XOXO Jessica

  2. That is so sweet. I can just see them playing in my mind.

  3. I can picture him all smiles playing with the big boys. How adorable!