Hunter did a great job making a birthday card for Grace today. I was pleasantly surprised when he tackled the "p's" and "b's" and such, he has been shying away from rounded letters because he thinks he can't do it (even though I keep encouraging him that he can).
But today he made a birthday card for Grace and did awesome with all of his letters! Okay, so it's not perfect or anything, but he tried! And as you can see, the "Happy" was his most careful word, then when he got to "Birthday" and signing his name he was getting a little bit tired of it. So, just seeing how well he did that first word, when he was the most interested and the most enthusiastic, was great motivation for me to keep playing the writing game (in little spurts, of course) so that he can become more confident in his own abilities, because he really CAN write when he wants to and is very good at it, too.
"Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare."
Hunter is 3 years, 6 months old