Tuesday, 20 November 2012

ipad Whiz!

Cutest butt ever!
It was scorching hot here today; perfect for a big play in the paddling pool for Felix. The hot weather doesn't seem to bother him at all and, from first thing this morning, all he wanted to do was be outside. As soon as I filled up his pool, he got straight in there, splashing around and having a great time. At one point he thought it would be fun to throw sand from the sandpit into the water. He was very vocal when he was throwing it in, and was telling a great story. I love the way he can entertain himself for long periods of time, and the way he is using his imagination to create games for himself. I enjoy sitting and watching him play like that.

....and back in the pool I go.
 Tonight, Felix did something which amazed us! He has an application on his ipad called LunchBox. There are several different tasks to complete; matching colours and shapes, choosing the odd one out etc. After three levels are completed, he is rewarded with a sticker, of his choice, which he can slide up onto a sticker board.   For quite some time, Felix has been able to do most of the levels with little, if any, assistance. However, he has had trouble with one level which requires him to put together a puzzle, with four pieces, by sliding them into the correct position then letting go. On the very odd occasion he has managed to put one piece in the right spot, but tonight he completed the whole puzzle not once, but twice! Nathan elbowed me and pointed towards Felix. He was concentrating so hard on doing the puzzle. He dropped the pieces several times, but kept trying again and again and again, until he finally did it. We were both so excited, and can't help but marvel at his persistence. I know that I would become impatient if I had to try so many times and would probably give up, but he just keeps trying until he has something perfected. He is such an inspiration!

Another thing we have noticed, recently, is that Felix is getting really good at kicking a ball around and will kick any ball no matter what size it is. He is so steady on his feet and just loves to kick the ball up and down the hallway. He is slowly learning to kick it in different ways to change it's direction too. Nathan and I both despise soccer, but are beginning to think we may have to start taking an interest in it because, if he keeps this up, he may want to play it when he's a bit older. The things we do for our kids! Haha!

Adding some sand to the water.
For any of you with fussy eaters, I have recently discovered something wonderful for getting some extra nourishment into Felix. He's usually a great eater but lately, at dinner time, he's not really interested in food. I have started making him smoothies with fresh fruit, soy milk, a tiny bit of soy yoghurt, and a huge handful of fresh spinach. I blend it until it's completely smooth and he drinks it down in minutes. You can't taste the spinach at all, and it's delicious! I'm looking into finding some sort of flavourless fish oil to put in there as well (he hates having fish oil), so if anyone can suggest anything, I would appreciate your help.

I better mention too, that Felix woke up this morning back to his usual self so I didn't take him to the Doctor. He must have just been feeling a bit off the last couple of days. It's good to have our happy boy back!


  1. Glad he's feeling well;)I need to try that smoothie.

    1. I'm so glad he's happy again. Definitely try the smoothie :) Someone suggested adding chia seeds to the smoothie because they blend up well and are full of Omega 3! I'm going to go to the health food store and try to find them.