Tuesday, November 07, 2006

More pretend play



One beautiful fall day while Nana and Papa were visiting, we drove to the beach at Santa Cruz. When we were almost at the beach we saw railroad tracks running parallel to the road. Kelton noticed the tracks and kept asking for "more-more" train. As we drove along the tracks he got more and more upset at us for not providing a train. He wasn't buying the explanation that we didn't have control over the train schedule and we couldn't make a train come.

So when we got to the beach, David started drawing tracks in the sand. Kelton got the idea that they were train tracks immediately and started running along them pretending to be the train. We all started drawing a bunch of loopy tracks and he had a blast running around and around them. Once in a while the surf would come up and wipe out our tracks and Kelton found his own stick to help redraw them. Kelton still loves to play train everytime we go to the beach and when he sees a picture of a sandy beach he says "choo-choo".

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Kelton still loves to pretend he is talking on the phone. We still have to stop at every payphone and let him place a call. He recently said one of his first 2 word phrases when he was pretend calling Papa on a payphone in Santa Cruz and he said, "Hi Papa". It was very cute and extra funny since Papa was standing right there in person.

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Mouse Holes

Ever since we went to Yosemite and saw all the mouse (gopher) holes in the meadow, Kelton has been fascinated with any holes in the ground and he squeaks like a mouse when he sees them. I was amazed that the first thing he made out of playdoh by himself was a mouse hole. Lately he's been afraid of mouse holes. When he's walking through a bunch of leaves at the park where there might be mouse holes he suddenly starts picking up his feet high then wants to be carried. I'm not sure what suddenly scared him, but he's still fascinated.