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Week of the Young Child 2013

This last week was National Week of the Young Child. To celebrate, the Ryan Jury Center (Augie's school) scheduled fun dress up days, hosted different events for the kids (including a talent show and a parade) and collected items needed for an area shelter. Last year's celebration was great. Augie was the new kid at school, having just started daycare a few weeks earlier at the ripe old age of 3 months. Now, at 15 months old, we dressed him up and turned him loose to express himself in his own Augie way.

Monday-Crazy Hair and Sock Day
Augie ended up being my little punk kiddo this day-faux hawk, skinny tie and funky socks. Man he's cute.

Tuesday-Cowboy Day 
Augie sort of looked more like a farmer than a cowboy. Cowboy is hard to do for a wee man like Augie. At the end of the day Augie brought home a picture of himself in on a horse (horse jumparoo), wearing a neck bandanna and a cowboy hat. We even practiced saying "Yee Haw". He had the yee and the haw separate, but not quite together. 

Wednesday-Pajama and Bubbles Day
Augie was a touch "off" on Wednesday morning. His eyes say it all, "I'm not feeling well Mama." True to my Mom's intuition I received a phone call that Augie was running a fever and had to be picked up early from daycare. We spent some afternoon/evening hours cuddling and watched some old "Doug" videos. (Andy's old Doug doll is Augie's new friend).

Thursday-Dress Your Best
Augie & I spent the day together. I work only 4 days per week. This was my day off for this week and good thing, because Augie still wasn't at 100%. Fever was gone, but we had more snuggle time, his 15 month Well Check visit (good timing-blog to come later with updates), and even more snuggle time. 

Friday-Super Hero/Character Day 
Being fever free for 24 hours, we were headed to school with high hopes that the Augieman would make it through the day. We, oddly, have no super hero clothes that fit Augie right now, SO we decided to dress him as one of his favorite Yo Gabba Gabba characters, Brobee. Luckily at daycare they made superhero capes for the kiddos and Augie sported his Green Lantern cape proudly. You can still tell, by his red, puffy eyes, that he's still not feeling quite himself. 

This week was really fun, even with a sick little guy. Dressing up all week, and opening up some new Hot Wheels, made the week go by quickly. Augie is nearing his first big graduation day(*tear*). In just over a week he will  transition to the "Tots" room. He's visited his new room once and had a blast. This coming week he will spend some good, quality time playing in his new stomping grounds, make some new friends and get to know his teachers. He's been very attached to his infant room teachers, Miss Deb and Miss Jen. This next Friday will be a rough day for us all, but with it will bring some new and exciting experiences for the Augieman.

He's getting big so fast. He's definitely a little toddler; curious, interested, creative, and yes, tantrum throwing...yet at the same time, he's still my little baby boy.


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