Hi, friends and family! After more than a few not-so-subtle hints from friends and Danny, I realized my blog was long overdue for an update.
Summer has set in and it’s wonderful. Swimming lessons in the mornings followed by relaxed days of not having to rush from place to place is my kind of thing. For the boys, this means more time for Legos and Star Wars. For me, it means painting all the baseboards that have taken 5 years of abuse from little boys and their little boy toys.
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Wyatt graduated from preschool. Naturally, I cried. It was really hard to say goodbye to friends and teachers we’ve loved for the past four years. And I’m not at all ready to accept that my little one is not so little anymore.
I relish the fact that when he’s sleeping, he’s still my baby. He still has those sweet soft cheeks that I love to kiss. I snuck this next photo last weekend when he cuddled with me in our bed while Danny and Adrian were camping.
He’s still my little guy.
He tells me often, “Mommy, I love you. I will never hate you. I hope you never die.” He asked Danny last week if he could marry me and was disappointed when Danny broke the news that he’s already married to me. He told me sadly, “Daddy won’t let us get married.” I told him of course we can get married.
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Adrian is officially in 2nd grade.
He’s taking kung fu and loves it. We love that it teaches discipline and concentration.
Seven is a good age, I think. Seven has brought maturity and a desire to be more helpful. He has a particular fondness for lists and clear expectations – just like his mama! With this in mind, I made a laminated chore list for each of the boys. Adrian delights in crossing off each chore on his list as they are completed - in order, naturally.
When they’re playing together and little brother gets bothered by something, Adrian is quick to respond with, “It’s ok, Wyatt. It’s just a game. Don’t get so upset.” A far cry from a few months ago, when we often heard, “Don’t be such a baby, Wyatt!”
Despite this new, more mature stage, he still willingly holds our hands, loves to cuddle and give us hugs and kisses. It’s pretty awesome.