Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Six...Almost Seven

My Munchman turned six yesterday. I have been a Mama for SIX years. 

He ran in to our room in the morning so excited to tell us he wasn't five anymore....he was six and THAT is almost seven. He is in SUCH a hurry to grow up. Last week he asked how long it would be till he got to drive, because he wants a red truck, so he can drive his kids to school. 

He is so curious about the world around him. We watch documentaries on King Tut and Dinosaurs. We talk about bones and science and sometimes he stumps me with his questions. I hope he never ever loses his love of knowledge. 

Red is his favorite color. He talks about his wedding party, because he's convinced that someone will get him the Lego Death Star if he has one...we like practical registry items. He loves watching Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and Harry Potter and I hope one day he'll love the books just as much. He enjoys Doctor Who almost as much as I do. 

Munch has always been laid back, relaxed and outgoing. He has his bad moments, but he is such a good, sweet boy. His brothers could not have asked for a better big brother. He reads them books, plays with them for hours, is more patient than I am sometimes. He is such a big and wonderful help and I would be lost without him. 

Happy Birthday Munch. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Five Months of Happy

Our little Happy turned five months old yesterday. 

He started eating solids this past month and loves it, but doesn't always enjoy the length of time it takes for the food to reach his mouth. 

He has mastered the art of rolling and enjoys rolling around the living room as much as possible. 

He is quickly gaining more control of his hands and delights in grabbing toys...or his brothers' hair, AND everything goes in the mouth.

He loves being read to. Even more so when one of his brothers is doing the reading.

I grow more and more smitten with this guy every day. He is loved so much by all of us.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Happy 4 Months

Our sweet Happy just turned 4 months old.
He is getting stronger and happier each day. 
He is becoming a pro at rolling over and all over the place. 
Happy LOVES being read to. Even more when it's his brothers doing the reading. 
He has really started enjoying his toys this month and reaches out to grab them and everything else. 
Which is followed closely by putting it directly into his mouth. 
Over the past couple days Happy has discovered his reflection and is completely delighted with it. 
I'm sure he's already figured out just how cute he is. 

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Nox turns FOUR

Nox turns four today. 

We joke that all the things you hear about red heads are totally true with this one. His teacher calls him "spirited". He is mischievous, adventurous and he's got a fiery temper to match that hair. 

He is obsessed with Legos...especially Mixels. We have them all and are not so patiently waiting for the next series to come out. 

Out of all of us, he is the healthiest eater. Nox has been known to choose carrots and apples over candy and goldfish crackers. I don't always make the healthiest choices, but it always makes me so proud when Nox does. 

Common Noxer Phrases:
"I got this"
"When the sun gets up, I'm gonna...ya know..." 
followed by a lengthy list of stuff he WILL be doing in the morning. Usually something to do with Legos. Yesterday it was "...I'm gonna, ya know, come down stairs and you (Daddy) and Mama are going hide and ya know, I'm going to say "where are you?" And you are going to ya know, SURPRISE ME!" 
"It's OKAY. Don't SAY that."
(Sometimes before you've even said anything...and usually in regards to his shoes being worn on the wrong feet.)

Nox is the best at keeping everyone on their toes, gives the fiercest hugs and has a laugh that brightens each day.  This boy knows how to push every button I have and can make me laugh even when I don't much feel like it. He is my crazy, ultimate ginger and I adore each day with him.

Happy Birthday Noxman, I can't wait to see where this year takes you!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A New Milestone

This week both my big boys started school. 

Munch starting kindergarten on Monday was a super hard milestone for me. Seriously, I lost sleep. 

Munch on the other hand was SO SO SO excited. 
He was giving me a death stare by the end of drop off....apparently I had taken WAY too many pictures...and we weren't leaving fast enough. He LOVES going to school with all the big kids.

Nox started Preschool classes Tuesday. I was less nervous with him because we know the teacher so well. She headed up our Mommy and Me classes, cooking classes and Munch's preschool classes last year. She even taught two of my cousins when they were little. 
Nox ran right into class, put his backpack exactly where it needed to go and sat criss-cross-applesauce on the rug. I don't think I have ever seen him behave so well. 

Nox did the worst with Munch starting school. The first day he threw a fit because the Kindergartners were playing with play-doh...and he wanted some. Today he was mad cause he wanted to drop Munch off and NOT be stuck with Mama and Silas ALL day. He really misses having Munch around. 
I somehow managed not to cry after dropping Munch off and I really thought the hour and a half without Nox would be a little hard. I mean, I'm rarely without three sidekicks these days...BUT Happy kept me on my toes. It's as if he knew that he had Mama ALL to himself. 

I've been rolling out of bed around 5 to start my days...and I don't think that will get any easier as time passes. I know that watching my sweet boys grow up will never get any easier, but I love seeing who they are becoming.