Saturday, September 21, 2013

Growing Boy

Watson is 2 1/2 now and growing up and changing waaaaay too fast! I guess having an older sibling makes them grow up and do things a lot quicker than the first one.. For example, our new school schedule this year feels crazy. I'm struggling to keep up! I feel like we're constantly in the car, and these are just the preschool years. His naps have pretty much ceased altogether in the last few weeks, mainly because there is no time. Sad I know. This makes for some pretty long days/afternoons. But he is too busy to stop and sleep, and he's just not sleepy enough for daytime sleep. Which is sad b/c I need some daytime sleep most days! He is high energy, full force, 100% at all times. I don't know how he can keep going all day but he can...
1st time figuring out how to ride Hayes' bike...he finally is tall enough to push the pedals all the way down and keep going!

Ice Cream Date w/Mommy at Chick fil A. Such nice manners.


Donut Date with his buddy, Jack! I think he is really enjoying these days when Hayes goes to school and he stays home. I don't blame him.

My little man!

He is just the sweetest. We are so thankful for his wild rough and tough, but oh so precious spirit everyday. He keeps us laughing all the time!

Soccer, Dance, Carpool and Doctor

Hayes had her first day of dance for this year a few weeks ago. She is taking at a new place. So far she is loving it! I'm so glad. She was so excited for her 1st day! Taking ballet/tap and acro. I think so far acro is her favorite. The girl is all about flipping and rolling around!

 She is also playing soccer this fall on Sundays. Last weekend was her first practice/game. She was excited about her new gear! She loved warming up and doing all the exercises at the practice. But the excitement definitely waned as the game started. There are 8 games total, so we have 7 more to go. I hope we can make it and that her enthusiasm will pick up a bit! haha! We will see.

(you see those torn up blinds in the background? a direct result of the wild 2 yr old that lives here!)

1st day of carpool a couple of weeks ago...such a big deal to go through that carpool line for her. She loves it!

Playing doctor, one of their most favorite activities...they love when the other one gets hurt so they can be the doctor. Here Hayes fell in the driveway and Watson was so excited to go get the dr. kit and and check her out. They play this multiple times throughout the day with each other and us and their stuffed animals!

H-4 1/2 yrs.
W-2 1/2 yrs.

Monday, September 9, 2013

First Day of School

I have gotten a little behind but I'm going to start back with the beginning of the school year. School started last Wednesday and these little ones were ready!

 Hayes is in the 4 yr old class this year and has wonderful teachers. I am so excited for her this year. She seems so much older to me and I can't believe it's her last year of preschool. She is 4 going on 14! She loves school so much and loves a routine. It's crazy that kindergarten is just around the corner for her. I am soaking up every day before that starts because she is just growing up way too fast. She is going 4 mornings this year which I told Nathan will prepare me for next year with her being gone 5 full day. I can't imagine!!

Hayes-1st Day of 4's
And Watson is in the 2's this year, which means he is no longer in the Mother's Day out, but is now part of the Day School. So big! He will get to do so many fun things this year like art and music and chapel. He is going 2 mornings to school. He is a wild man, growing bigger and sweeter every day. We describe him as sweet as pie and tough as nails! Such a little mess. He runs around this house growling like a tiger and trying to scare everybody. But has the sweetest little heart.
Watson-1st Day of 2's