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Joash Lately

Joash has been doing many things lately that have been proving how much he is growing up.

He loves going to school and learning. He really likes the idea that he is learning to read. Last week his class had a sound party because they have learned all of the their phonics sounds. They made some really cool party hats!
 Yesterday Mataya and I went on a field trip with his class to have a sleigh ride. We actually do not have very much snow on the ground, so it was a horse pulled wagon ride instead, which was still really nice. They also had a small petting farm, had hot chocolate and cupcakes for everyone, a fire pit area where we could roast marshmallows. It was fun to watch how Joash interacted with his classmates.
It has also been such a joy lately to see how Joash interacts with his sister. The majority of the time they get along quite well. And what I really love to see is how he cares for Mataya. Being pregnant this year, I haven't really been as able to play with the kids in the snow. But, Joash is a great help to his sister most of the time when they are outside together. He tries to help her up when she falls down. He gives her a boost to get up on a pile that is a bit too high for her to get up herself. Yesterday when it was time to line up to go on the wagon ride, Joash helped Mataya off her chair and made sure she got in the right line. I love watching this small acts of kindness between siblings.

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