Saturday, October 18, 2008

UpDaTe

I thought I would do an update on all the kids. This pic is from Jaxsons first day of pre-school. Isn't he handsome?! He is loving school and learning so much. He now writes his name like a pro. Jaxson is such a passionate kid. When he decides he is interested in something, he is full time interested! This summer it was bugs, as soon as it turned fall his new passion was leaves. I gave him an old photo album and he spent all his time collecting leaves and arranging them in his album, he has since decided he wants to collect stamps and wrappers. He comes up with all these ideas on his own. He is also going through a coloring phase. He would sit at the table and color all day. He loves to watch that Planet Earth show and he decided he wanted a list of all the cool animals he sees on the show so we draw a little pic and write the name of it and now he has a whole notebook of animals. He was in high heaven last night when we found a planet earth coloring book! Jaxson is such a sweet kid and is so good to his little brothers. He helps me out so much, sometimes I worry I put too much pressure on him to help with his brothers, but he is always so willing. I bought a parenting book last night and this morning Jaxson asked what the book was about and I told him it teaches me how to be a good mommy. He said "but mom you already are a good mommy even without the book!" I love that kid!

Alex is at such a fun age. He is constantly making me laugh (or cry depending on the mood he's in!). He used to wake up really grouchy in the morning, now he wakes up all silly and hyper(at 5:30 in the morning, I might add!). Although, he does need a bowl of cereal immediatly or it can turn to grouchy real fast! He is definately a moody 2 year old! He doesn't really have temper tantrums like Jaxson did. He just cries...and cries..... and cries. He is just a sensitive little boy. His new thing is everytime he gets in trouble he comes to me with his little puppy dog eyes and says " Be nice to Alex mom!" or "Say sorry to Alex mom!" He is really good to his little brother and absolutely adores his older brother. He copies everthing Jaxson does and says. He has started to be very independent. whenever he spills something he insists on cleaning it up, he insists on throwing his own diapers in the garbage,(I know, that should mean he would be old enough to be potty trained, been there done that, very traumatizing for the both of us!), basically he insists on almost everything being done in a very specific way or it could set off the tears! I guess that is life with a 2 year old! Besides all the terrible twos, he is such a great kid with such a cute personality!



Nelson is developing such a cute personality. He loves to explore and play with toys. He can't get enough of his brothers. He absolutely loves them. I am still his favorite person in the world, but he is starting to venture a little! There have actually been times he wanted Jeremy instead of me! (he really just likes to play with jeremys phone, but i pretend its just that he wants Jeremy to make him feel good!) He just had a dr.'s appt. and he weighs 22 lbs! That seems so big to me. The percentiles showed basically that he is short, fat, and has a huge head! Thats ok, I'm sure he'll grow out of it! He isn't walking yet, because he is a little scaredy cat, but he gets around plenty fast anyway. He has mastered the stairs and crawls up and down them all day long and laughs at his new skill. He is basically a happy kid, but he hates to sleep so he gets tired and then fights it like crazy so it seems like my whole day is spent trying to get him to take a nap. Once I finally get him to bed at night he sleeps great all cuddled up next to me all night long! SPOILED! He is growing up so fast it makes me sad! When I think about how I am responsible for these boys whole lives and for the kind of men they will become it is a really overwhelming feeling. I just hope I have what it takes! I sure am blessed though to have such great kids and a great husband.

8 comments:

teresa said...

Cute pictures, I love the update. Our kids have also taken to waking up around five am. You gotta love that!

Burrup Family said...

Very cute pictures and what sweet boys you have!! I think it is awesome to have 3 boys together like that. They are so fun but I guess I am partial because that is what I have too.

Lind Family said...

Cute kiddos! Kids with big heads are the cutest! My little man has a very big head -- 98th percentile! Yikes!

Andrea said...

What a fun update! I might have to copy your idea of what the kids are up to and IN to!! Your boys are so cute!

Cindy said...

Those pic's are adorable! Love the update! It's amazing how fast they grow and change.

Anonymous said...

You are such a great Mom. You have the most handsome boys. All the cute things you do with Jaxson makes me want to go out and get a notebook for Britton to keep leaves and animal pictures in. He would LOVE that.I am so happy you update your blog so AWesomely (is that a word?) We love seeing your boys pictures and reading about what is going on with them. It helps us not fill so terribly out of the loop with family so THANK you! Love and miss you LOVE LORI

da mama said...

Lacey! I found your blog through Burrup's blog> Hope you don't mind. Your boys are sooooo cute!! I can't believe that you have three. Wasn't it just yesterday that you, Jamie, me and Jessica were playing house? Check out my blog if you want. I have four boys now. I can empathize with you!

da mama said...

I forgot to mention that the names on my blog are nicknames-- It is pretty easy to figure out who is who.