Friday, November 19, 2010
NaBloPoMo 19: Melkamu
Over the last year, Kamu has grown tremendously. He was already tall last year but now he's super tall for his age. At an appointment in September, he was measured at 46" tall and he's grown since then! I think he just went through another growth spurt since he's suddenly quite skinny and we no longer have to fold up the hems of most of his pants. He wears mostly 5T clothes but has a few things in a size 6 that fit him pretty well. He wears a size 12 sneaker. He wears the same size hats that I wear (which means he borrows them frequently).
A few months after he came home, we nicknamed him Master Destructo. As you can see, that still holds true. He's not nearly so constant about it as he used to be but when he decides he really wants to make a mess, he's a pro. No "half-way messy" or anything--no, he goes all-out.
We really love reading with Melkamu! This has been one of my favorite things to see about Melkamu since we brought him home. When he came home at 16 months old, he didn't care about books. They weren't interesting to him. He didn't want to sit and read them with us. It was hard since bedtime stories had always been one of our favorite parts of the day. Now, however, he is a big fan of reading. He's always excited about bedtime stories and will often ask for us to read to him at other times also. He definitely has favorite books and is starting to learn them so that he "reads" also. It's not unusual to go up there when the kids are supposed to be sleeping, only to find Melkamu laying on his stomach with a book open.