Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Jack is 4 1/2 years old!

Look at our big 4 1/2 year old!  Jack is suddenly very proud to be four AND A HALF and can't wait until he's 5.  I don't know what he thinks will happen but I guess it just sounds very cool.

Jack remains one heck of a kid.  Complicated, smart, enigma.  John and I are definitely still trying to figure him out...and I'm pretty sure he has the upper hand!  He is funny and cuddly and moody and there's no one like him.  :)

His current obsession is numbers.  Of any kind.  He loves taking measuring tapes all around the house and measuring any and all things in our house.  He loves analog clocks and telling time (which is really cool).  Jack also loves elevators and escalators and, as he puts it, "high places".  He loves to park on the top floor of parking garages and just take the elevator up and down.  It's an extremely fun way to spend a Monday.  

He is reading better and better every month.  Not that you would know it because he's the kind of kid who clams up when you ask him to show off his knowledge.  But he'll randomly read signs or pages in books so I know he knows a lot of what he sees.  John and I, like most parents, have been spelling things occasionally so that Jack and Sam don't know what we are talking about.  But it may be time to end that tradition as the other morning Jack leaned over and whispered to me, "Mommy do you want to go get some C-O-F-F-E-E?"  Awesome.

This handsome 4 1/2 year old starts his second year of preschool in a few weeks and I know he'll do just great.  He's come so far the past year.  Now if we could only get him to stop saying "poopyhead" and "shut up".  Sigh.  Love you Jack!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Sam is 21 months old today!

There's our smiley Sam, 21 months old today!  It's such an awesome age and John and I are enjoying him immensely.  He's learning new words and putting together more and more sentences every week.  

We can't get over how friendly and social the little guy is.  He'll take anyone's hand and lead them around, showing them different things or engaging in games with them.  Sammy has the cutest little voice so to hear him say "hi" or "bye" with his little inflection is really adorable.  

As he approaches 2 he is starting a few temper tantrums.  But they seem so short and easy to us compared to what we've seen.  :)  He'll throw himself on the ground for a full 3 or 5 seconds and then it's over.  And back to looking for fun or mischief to get into.  He loves to climb on top of anything and everything.  He loves jumping and he loves running after his big brother.  Really there's nothing he loves more than his big brother.  It's pretty awesome.  Even when the feeling isn't always mutual. 

Overall we are just in awe of how good-natured and happy and even-tempered he is.  What a cutie.  Happy 21 months Sammy!