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. 

Monday, August 18, 2014

One Week

My big sweet boy is starting kindergarten in ONE week! 
Today he told me he was almost SIX and he was  "going to that school! Silly Mama!"
I'm not ready. 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Three Months

On Saturday our sweet boy turned 3 months old. 

He is SUCH a happy boy. When we aren't calling him by his name, we are usually just calling him Happy. About a week ago we were rewarded with a laugh. I don't think there are many ways to make your day brighter than that.

Happy has become a pretty decent tummy-to-back roller. His brothers are delighted by this development. I'm not sure why, but they find it completely hysterical. 

photo by Munch
He found his fingers this month. He doesn't so much suck on his fingers as chew on them. We are trying not to encourage it, but it's super cute. When he's not chewing on them he's learning how to use them to grab for his toys and anything else within reach. 

This kiddo just loves watching his big brothers and has become such a wiggle worm - working those muscles so he can learn how to do all those fun tricks they know how to do.

I'm sure he'll me chasing them around in no time.