Sunday, September 20, 2009

To celebrate Rowan's quest for Independence we thought of a special surprise for him. He now has his very own cupboard in our kitchen as well as a snack shelf in the pantry - all within reach. This means that he can now prepare his own snacks and get his own drinks. He just loves being independent. Of course this cupboard is also great for unpacking and repacking and I am sure it will also be a wonderful inspiration for imaginative play.

Another way of reinforcing his independence and also his importance as an equal member of our household, we have placed an easy to use display system at his height, so that he can hang his artwork or perhaps any other pictures that he might like all by himself.

To the same end we also needed another small table and chairs for the kitchen area. Here he is actually screwing the members together. He was very careful, serious and patient throughout the construction process and made both his parents very proud.

Then, to conclude we would like to send out a special thanks to Granddad and Gran for a very special package that arrived this week. Rowan really loves his new fire engine. We have not showed him that it can spray real water yet, but will do so at some stage in the future. Also to Gran, we hope you have a lovely birthday tomorrow. We love you and wish we could be there with you.

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  1. I love his kitchen cabinet. He is so lucky to have a mama who is willing to give one up for him. My poor children will be forever deprived of their own cabinet because I have to admit, I'm a little selfish with my cabinet space. Also, I am pretty excited to see that fire truck spray water myself!