Peter is a little man. He goes very independently to Bible school and playschool. There were a couple of days that he just didn’t want to go to Bible school so he stayed at home. But then the next day he decided to go. He loves to bring things home. Amy went with Peter and Emilie yesterday to Springdale farm. When we went on the picnic on the 4th of July the children went on a short hike near where Ken was cooking the meat. Peter loved that. They would run and Peter would follow after them trying to keep up. He loves excitement, races, contests, water, woods, wild animals. He is quite a thinker and comes up to me with some real profound explanations for things he has observed.
Peter started Bible School today. He enjoys it. After Emilie got back from the Doctor’s and her physical. He heard she got a shot and all afternoon he went around the house whining that he wanted to get a shot too!!! He loves to build things. He is into skating now, roller skating with one skate on!!! He came home from church on Sunday and at lunch he told us he didn’t want to go to church anymore. He went on to explain that there is a girl in his class who keeps staring at him. Ken went on to explain that sometimes Peter will go places and that will happen and that he needs to just look the other way or ignore it. That seemed the be enough for Peter, he accepted that.
-Willison Family Newsletter June 1988
Peter loved Darien Lake too. I think his favorite was the bumper cars. On Sunday May 22 Peter got angry in the car on the way home from church. I wasn’t something the way he wanted me to do it. He got very upset. Ken had to stay for a meeting. When we got home he started to have a tantarum. I put him in the garage. He got even angrier and started to throw things. We ignored him and stayed in the house. He dumped our wheat over and just really mad. Ken got home shortly and got the message of Peter’s behavior. He and Peter went out and sat on the front porch on the bench, there they sat and discusseed the problem. Finally, Peter came in and apologized to me. I started to cry and tried to explain to him…that even though he got angry , and threw things all over, it didn’t get him his way. I tried to explain that now he had a big mess to clean up. Ken said maybe some of the kids would help him. Right away, Jeromy, Mark, Natalie and Kristy offered to help him. So they went out after lunch and swept and put things back in order. I think it was a learning experience. So far, we haven’t had a repeat performance.
Peter got all dressed up for his graduation in his Peewee Herman sport coat we call it. He even wore his bow tie too. He loves Primary. Last Sunday he gave the opening prayer in opening exercises. He has quite an imagination. He continues to like to do puzzles. Last Saturday Ken took all the children over to the Church. He got a tree from the City Parks Department and got permission to plant it over on the Church property. All the little children were very anxious to go and do the planting.
Peter absolutely loves Primary, Library, and school. He is a block boy more so than drawing and the like. But he does like puzzles too. He likes to listen to stories and look at the pictures. He loves to play outdoors too. He was in the puppet show too. He will be taking swimming lessons along with Emilie over the Easter vacation. He will go for five days and have lessons for 1/2 an hour each day. He is very independent. He dresses himself and picks out his own clothes.
-Willison Family Newsletter March 1988
Peter absolutely loves the dynasaur you sent him for his birthday. He carries it around and talks to it. He loves to go to church…he is a very social child anyway. He loves to go to things. He loved the circus. He was infatuated with the tricks, animals,and the aerial acts. The food wasn’t bad either (we brought popcorn, peanuts, drinks, and candy bars with us). Peter is always a willing participant in any activity. Jeromy and Peter are always wrestling with each other. Peter loves his room and his bed, to think he has his own trunkle bed, really throws his mind…
– Willison Family Newsletter February 1988
This past month there was some prune juice in the refrigerator. Peter asked me if he could have some “chrume juice”. I had to laugh. He can’t wait ’til library tomorrow. I have also inquired into a two-day a week play school that is offered for the children at an area high school were I had Kristy, Natalie, and Mark attend when they were this age. Peter absolutely loves puzzles. He also likes to color and listen to stories. Last night at the baptism there was a video that was played telling about the story of Joseph Smith. They really watched it intently.
-Willison Family Newsletter January 1988
Peter was so excited about his Arts and Crafts class. At the party he neatly brought home his goodies. Christmas morning he was so neat about putting his gifts together. I don’t recall any of the children being so concerned about what they were getting that they weren’t interested in what others were receiving. Last night it was a first for Peter, he got to play checkers with Grandpa. On December 19th the Ward had it’s Christmas Party and Peter as well as everyone up to Jeromy had a part in the Christmas play. Peter was anxious to wear his costume. Last Sunday night Peter helped Ken with putting the sauce on the pizzas. That was a big thing to him.
– Willison Family Newsletter December 1987
Peter continues to be a miniature little man. He is a willing participant in any activity. He likes to hear stories but he likes to talk and ask questions at the same time. He is so funny. When everyone was running around wrapping all their gifts, he went and got some of his toys and was wrapping them. He loved Thanksgiving and all the excitement. When Mark was in his play Mark played an Indian. Peter had made an Indian vest at school too and he insisted on wearing it to Mark’s school.
-Willison Family Newsletter November 1987
Peter continues to say and do some really funny expressions. He had a ball at the Fire Department Open House that we went to. Jeromy and he are best buddies. He is very easy going. He willingly follows whatever Emilie tells him to say or do. Friday night at the party Ken and I had he was running around helping me decorate and get things ready under the impression he was coming too.
-Willison Family Newsletter October 1987