Sunday, June 26, 2005

Sunday update

If you haven't read my post from earlier today, you really should read that one first. Otherwise, you'll simply be LOST.

So, after everyone rested, we gave Ruth her cupcake and let her open her presents. The main present was a LeapFrog item called a Word Whammer. It allows the child to spell three letter words by putting a magnetic letter in one of three slots. The machine can sound out each letter and if the word forms one of about 350+ words, it will pronounce it. Of course, there are limits to these words. Some three-letter words (such as ass) for example, have been blocked from pronunciation by the fine people at LeapFrog. It will still pronounce each letter, but won't go any further than that, so DON'T TRY IT!

(Oh, and by the way, that also goes for God. It wasn't spelled out as such in the instructions, but we experimented and found it to be the case.)

After all that was over, Tegan needed to do some work and so I took the girls to the mall to let them play. They had a pretty good time and I think that they are learning to play together more. They enjoy playing tag with each other more, even though Ruth refused to put down her other birthday present (some Dora the Explorer books) while she was running around. She looked kind of funny trying to run and climb amidst all of the other kids while carrying her little box of books.

I tried to get the books away from her, asking kindly mind you, but she didn't want to give them up. So, I just let her go about her business.

So, that's it for today. . . . Yeah, this post just sort of petered out into nothing.

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