In August, as I prepared for preschool, James helped me make playdough. He thoroughly surprised me, though, when he picked up this airplane and helicopter, placed them on the playdough, and announced quite confidently, "Match!"
Then he further surprised me with his engineering skills. We had put away the trains for awhile, and when we finally pulled them back out, James proceeded to create the following layout by himself. At one point, he asked me to help him, so I added three pieces in one place and three in another to finish it out. I was quite impressed with his work!