First time at the circus: Cirque du Soleil.
Thalia was worried about the acrobats: “That is not safe! She is going to die!”
Ellis alternated among staring in wonderment, safety concerns, and questioning performers’ motivation: “Why is he doing that?”
On the playground, Ellis likes to acquire as many hula hoops as possible. He doesn’t actually hula hoop with any of them, instead preferring either to build a house or to give one to each of several children and create a conga line train.
A pair of menacing pirates.
First encounters with old-fashioned paper straws.
After attending a birthday pool party, we realized that Ellis and Thalia were long overdue for swimming lessons. Thalia was eager to start, but Ellis declared that he wouldn’t swim until summer. When summer solstice arrived, Ellis declared that he still wouldn’t swim since it involved short sleeves, short trunks, and no shoes. So, Thalia had her lessons alone while Ellis watched.
Thalia’s swimming teacher is one of the teachers from school. Since starting to swim requires a lot of trust, Thalia really seemed to benefit from having someone so familiar. As a bonus, the lessons are in French. Unfortunately, we only managed a couple of lessons before the teacher went to France for the summer, but we will resume later.
In June Thalia started swimming lessons, and they started weekly OT (Ellis) and speech (Thalia) lessons.
Ellis and Thalia finished French immersion kindergarten.