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    #87637 - 10/19/10 07:46 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Have you gotten him a train set?

    Mr W got his first train set when he was 18 months. He went nuts!

    He could barely handle the speed control and it took a week for him to get the dexterity to get the train on the tracks. He'd play it for hours!!! I got so sick of it that I put it up for a few days..he finally wore out the engine to where I could not repair it.




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    #87639 - 10/19/10 08:11 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Really fun to see the artwork. DS (turned 3 in june) refuses to draw lately (perfection issues) but he likes play-doh. Here are a couple recent playdoh things:

    http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l604...nameshesaid.jpg

    http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l604/polly40/worldmapwithanimals.jpg

    Polly

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    #87640 - 10/19/10 08:22 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Registered: 10/22/08
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    Polly,

    I love the world map with animals!

    Have you tried the crayola magic clay? DD loves it and I have to say I've had some fun with it myself.

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    #87661 - 10/20/10 08:45 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Yep, that map is pretty cool. Austin, we had almost exactly the same experience. He was getting frustrated putting the train back on the tracks, so we wound up getting some battery-powered engines for his wooden train set, about the time we bought a slew of special track pieces on eBay and elsewhere. I bet he'd love the G-scale set even more now... will have to dig it out.
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    #87697 - 10/20/10 07:31 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Thanks Katelyn'sMom, we will give the Crayola clay a try, it looks great and I would love to keep some of the things he makes.

    Polly

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    #87714 - 10/21/10 05:34 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    All the great artwork here would make a lovely coffee table book.  What unique perspectives!
    You know how when babies are very young they all copy what you say just right at least once or twice.  But they're not actually talking they're just making a noise that sounds exactly like something you just said?
    My little girl just sneezed again and I said "bless you" and she said "bless you" back so clearly.  So this is a brag of joy not one of pride.

    And Cheers to Alexsmom for such positive test results !!!
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    #87715 - 10/21/10 05:49 AM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Another possibility is Sculpey, or a similar harden-upon-baking clay. Sculpey seems to be better than Model Magic in the finished product, and also doesn't air-dry.

    Sculpey III seems to be a bit softer than previous versions, but you may still find that it is slightly too hard for your little one. You can use softener, or you can roll it into little balls (which is a good way to store it, in a zip-lock bag) and zap each colored ball for a couple of seconds in the microwave, which keeps it plenty soft for an art session.





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    #87789 - 10/21/10 08:12 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: kathleen'smum]
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    My ds was also obsessed with that book at the same age and I remember reading it so many times it drove me nuts. I love how yours was able to act it out! That is awesome.

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    #87855 - 10/22/10 04:12 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    <----One proud mommy!!

    DS7 got his first report card today. 7th grade pre algebra A,
    6th grade integrated science B, 6th grade Language Arts A.

    Even more important than his grade are the profound changes that have occurred in his behavior. The meltdowns are gone, and he has learned to perservere when things get tough! God, I love this!
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    #87867 - 10/22/10 07:22 PM Re: The ultimate brag thread [Re: CFK]
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    Yay, Shari! Don't you love it when it all works?

    Such great news! laugh
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