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
Peter is a very fun-loving child. He is never at a loss of things to do. He likes to bring his pictures back from Primary. He continues to sleep during sacrament. He amazes us with the vocabulary and sentence content when he is carrying on a conversation. He loves to role play. He loves to wear different outfits. Yesterday at the fire house he got to try the siren. He thought that was great!!!
– Willison Family Newsletter September 1987
Peter is a great follower. Whatever the other children do he does. He loves a good time. He really enjoyed camping. When we went on the train ride, he went with Ken to the back of the train and looked at the tracks as the train was moving along. When we were playing baseball this past month at family home evening, Peter got right in there with everyone else. Jeromy calls Peter his “buddy” but Peter does have a mind of his own. After the train ride everyone was thirsty. Rather than pay $.65 for a small glass of pop on the train, we told everyone we would stop and have soda after. Being the conservative people we are, we stopped at a grocery store in the small town and bought 2 quarts of pop and a 1/2 gallon of ice cream. We went to a small park in the little town where the train was. We had paper cups in the car and Ken made everyone a soda. Some people were able to have two or three sodas. Peter thought that was great!
-Willison Family Newsletter August 1987