Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tuesday Tidbits

:Austin:
1. You just finished your first week of VPK (volunteering preschool) and you absolutely love it! You wish you could go on the weekends too.
2. You still ask more questions than any 4 year old I know.
3. They say at the gym that you are a great older brother and watch out for Lennox.
4. We keep practicing your swimming and your getting more confident.
5. At of the blue you will tell me you love me and it always is such a wonderful surprise.
6. Your imagination is going wild!
cuddles with mom


first day of pre-k

:Lennox:
1. Right now is a tough age, we are both frustrated with one another because the lack of communication.
2. The best thing to come out of this right now is that you have not learned to say "NO" but can say "ya". However, you are very good at letting us know "no" regardless without having to say the actual word.
3. You give the best 2 second cuddles and will lay your head down and Dad and I love it.
4. I was looking back at what Austin was like at this age and Austin was in love with trains and Thomas the Train! You like trains, and trucks, but do no have infatuation like Austin did with Thomas the Train or any T.V show for that matter.
5. You started going to nursery by yourself and you do not approve. You always say "ya" to nursery but when it comes time for Dad to skip out than you want nothing to do with it. I think the gym child watch has gone well is because you have Austin to help keep your happy.


the beach was too exhausting to stay awake for dinner

first day of nursery

being a cute little stinker and wont hold still

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tuesday Tidbits

:Austin:
1. You started swimming lessons and you are rocking it!
2. You've gotten really into telling long made up stories and teasing people in a funny way.
3. You told swim teacher that you were tooting on her and that just describes your personality right now... just a big tease.
4. I am having a really hard time getting anything done outside the house these days because you detest any type of errand.
5. They say at the child watch that your a good big brother.
6. Grandma Kaye and Grandpa Brady took you to Disney World and it was quite magical and hotttt.




:Lennox:
1. You and I are very frustrated right now. You can't communicate and we are both struggling because of it. This age is hard. 
2. You have learned a few words like: belly button, car, bird, fish, push, teeth
3. However, you do understand a lot more words.
4. We always new you were an animal, loving boy but you really have no fear on when it comes to dogs... you love them!
5. You are still a good little sleeper and I am SO grateful for that!

it is very rare that you do not have a goose egg on your head


you love smoothies and....

feeding yourself

lining up the trains and be so proud

carousal at Disney and being very tired

looking at the animals

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tuesday Tidbits

:Austin:
1. You ask about going back to Iowa multiple times a day. The other day you said, "Momma, I miss Iowa"
"I miss Iowa too"
"I miss Emma"
My heart shattered and any time I think of that comment I wish more than anything to go back.
2. You want friends and you've had to rely on Lennox and that has become nice for you to recognize him more.
3. Pre-School can not come soon enough. You want to start NOW! And you ask me several times to go see it.
4. You won't let me teach you how to swim and refuse to take your floaty off. 
5. We went to the beach on Saturday and you were in HEAVEN! I am so grateful you loved the beach and everything about it. You loved the ocean and wake surfing. You also loved playing in the sand.
:Lennox:
1. You loved the beach too! You loved the ocean and how it would come up and down at your feet. You also liked putting sand and mom and into your bucket.
2. Communicating with you is growing every day. You understand a good portion of what we say to you and you are using new words every once in awhile. However, you still call me "dada"....
3. You are not a huge fan of the pool but I can keep you entertained for 30min and then you want a snack.
4. You love Austin and playing with him... but only if Austin doesn't invade your stuff and space.
5. You always come and bring me books to read but I am lucky in I can through the first page without you jumping off my lap and grabbing another book.


This is the group we went to the beach with, this isn't even all the resident families.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Tuesday Tidbits for March and April

:Austin:
1. You loved dyeing Easter Eggs with your friend Emma this year. I still had to be very cautious because of the carpet under the table.
2. You got your first stomach bug of 2016 the day of the community Easter egg hunt and you are still sad that you missed it. 
3. You loved when Grandma Allen came and stayed for a few days and you cried when we dropped her off at the airport.
4. We had to sign you up for ear tube surgery again and I was anxious that it would be a traumatic experience. Thankfully, you handled it a lot better with minimal crying. The anesthesiologist even came and told us after the surgery that you were so brave and a great 4 year old and he was impressed that he could reason with you. Your favorite part was getting a popsicle.
5. I got to attend parent teacher conference and the teachers only had awesome things to say about you! They said you loved your friends and always has a smile on. They said you will play with anyone and everyone. You love outside time too.









:Lennox:
1. You started taking steps the Sunday before my birthday but did not take off walking until I left to go to Florida for a few days. I came home to a Lennox that only walked!
2. You are getting picky with food.
3. I transitioned you to only taking one nap at the end of April because it was just getting too hard trying to get that second nap in and you were never very happy waking up from it.
4. You love to hit the ball of the tee.
5. Since it has gotten warmer you have found that outside is a lot more fun then inside. You love the park or even stroller rides. You let us know that you disapprove coming inside.