- LUKE -
1 - He is kicking First grade's hiney. Like on the daily. He knows his spelling words on the day they're assigned, has the neatest handwriting and is making lots and lots of friends.
2 - He STILL loves rocks. I really don't even remember when this started, but he's still adamant that he's going to be a geologist and several of the sweet teachers at school have given him some specimens (I was informed by Luke that this is the correct word to use) from their personal collections which has made him feel so special and loved.
3 - He is turning into such an awesome big boy. I lament often about him growing up, but the truth is that I love watching him mature and become independent. I miss his little baby belly and snaggle tooth smile, but watching him take pride in things like making his own lunch, walking into school by himself and emptying the whole dishwasher makes me excited to see what an amazing young man he is going to be. As long as he never loses his dimple I think I'll be okay :)
- MASON -
1 - Mason has an amazing vocabulary. He uses words like exasperated and apparently and then we have conversations like this, "Mommy, Mrs. Anderson is NOT blonde... she doesn't even wear glasses or have one of those sticks blonde people have". ;)
2 - He is my snuggler. Ever since school started he's been extra snuggly and at the end of the day if he gets a little bit weepy he'll come grab my hand and tell me he needs me. Just me. Well, alright then! Snuggle away, little one. Snuggle away.
3 - He LOVES school! Mainly he loves the people at school. He knows everyones names (not just in his class, but other classes and grades) and when I ask him about his day his stories almost always revolve around something that he did with someone. Every morning I watch him run down the deck, giant backback in tow, and I know he's off to a great day.
- GRIFFIN -
1 - Griffin's favorite phrase right now is "I too! I too!" She wants to go and do everything that her brothers are doing and doesn't want to be left out. Ever. And if she's not included, she makes it happen for herself by pulling over a chair, climbing up and doing it herself. :) She's rough and tumble and sugary and sweet.
2 - She has zero interest in potty training. Back in the summer I thought she was ready and we bought underwear and made a go of it, but she completely lost interest and so we're taking her lead on it and while we still ask her if she wants to try the potty, we're not pushing it.
3 - Her favorite things to play right now are definitely water colors, babies, play kitchen and Duplos. She loves to play with water in the sink, hang out in the playhouse outside and she'd swing on the swing set all day.
- JACK BAUER -
1 - Jack is as curly and cute as ever.
2- We always said we'd never have a dog in our bed, and while he sleeps in his own crate at night, he does hang out on our bed at night while we watch TV and read before bed. I'd like to say he snuggles with me, but he's pretty much always in the crook of Dave's arm.
3 - He is a PRO at fetch. And believe it or not he can somehow tote around a tennis ball in his teeny mouth. The kids wear him out nightly with chase and fetch.
- DAVE -
1 - Dave is THE BEST! When he rolled in from work yesterday and I told him to stand still and let me take his picture he didn't even question me :) He supports all my shenanigans and is my biggest fan. When I get snippy in the mornings (GASP!) he completely rolls with it and never ever holds it against me.... he provides the caffeine and waits for it to kick in :)
2 - He may be more ready for Fall than I am. Which is shocking. He runs around A LOT at work and I think he's ready for cooler temperatures and the soups, stews and all the baking that come along with the cool down.
3 - He's coaching Luke's soccer team and is AMAZING at it. He coached last year and wasn't going to coach again this year, but when no one else stepped up to do it he said of course because Dave would do anything for our kids.... even coach 11 first graders ;)
- ME -
1 - Homecoming is next week and I'm in pre-HoCo mode... ordering, emailing, song listing, stressing and planning my outfits for Spirit Week. I'm hoping that bags under my eyes will coordinate with the daily themes because it's been B.U.S.Y getting ready :)
2 - I can't stop eating Honey Crisp apples. The amount of money we're spending on $3.99/lb pure delicousness is crazy... but there's absolutely nothing better. I know I will miss them when they're gone for the season, so I'm getting my fill while I can.
3 - I'm mourning the loss of the peach green tea lemonade. My local Starbucks is out of the peach syrup and while I'm tempted to order a bottle of peach syrup and attempt my own version, I'm fairly certain that I need to bid the drink (and the calories) adieu until next Summer. ;)
So, those are our three things right now... what three things are going on with you? :)