A couple of weeks ago, Josh gave a presentation for his Kindergarten class on the giraffe. These presentations were a precursor to a major zoo trip that the Kindergarten took after they were finished. As part of the presentation, he had to know what a giraffe eats, how tall they are, how fast they go, what they do with their babies, and where they live. We spent many days going over it with him, but in the end, you just don't know what they will come up with.
Josh decided that he wanted to do a mobile so we got a hanger and printed off pictures of giraffes, Africa, the eucalyptus tree, and a few other things. Then the big day came. I arrived first out of the other parents of the kids on the schedule, so Josh got to go first. He mostly faced the mobile and read off of it until it came time for Q&A, and then he faced the class and answered the questions. I could tell he was nervous, but he remembered everything we had discussed and that's all I can ask for! He's got years before he needs to make major presentations at medical conferences. ;)
In other Josh news - yesterday he went to hang out with Amabuela for the day since he had an unused snow day and hasn't been to her house other than once or twice this year. He was playing with sidewalk chalk and on the driveway wrote:
"We love you. You're very nice. You take care of us and you love us in your own way. Love, Josh.
Accompanied by giant yellow and pink flower.
I asked him about it later and he said that they are told to do things "in our own way" at school. Love the creativity in this kid.
And finally - this morning he was cleaning up his bedroom and brought me a dime and 8 pennies and said, "Mom, this money is to thank you, for all you have done to raise me."
I will probably keep that dime and 8 pennies forever.