Sunday, May 29, 2011

Ira and the chocolate spoon

Ira has a certain charm over the chef Lydia. Here he managed to get the chocolate spoon of her for a bit of a taste test of afternoon tea - think it was the first time I have seen her hand it over!

Ira certainly had a fun time with it! I wonder how much ended up in his mouth!!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Jaquelines visit May

Ira the problem solver

Here are some photos Alex took of Ira. As we watched we saw him working really hard on getting the pen lid on, do a bit of drawing and then work equally as hard on putting the pen lid back on. He was thinking very hard about what he was doing and what he needed to make his fingers do in order to get the lid on and off. He had a great strategy of resting the lid on the table and pushing the pen in till it clicked. Great problem solving Ira!

Tasks that use fine motor skills are tricky for any 2 and half year old and with Ira's fused fingers things are a bit more tricky for him to manage. It is great to see him coming up with strategies to get around his extra difficulties.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


while outside I noticed Ira heading for the shell, a short while later he was no longer there when approaching the shell I noticed some movement inside the shell and went for a closer look.. here is a video of spotting Ira inside the shell hiding with all the balls!!