Monday, July 3, 2017

Summer Goals

Wow- here we are already celebrating the 4th of July! The boys are having a good summer so far! Aiden wrapped up school on June 10th- and now he's a big 3rd grader- So crazy how fast he's growing! We realize our time with him is more and more precious as it's getting less and less.

Aiden also wrapped up baseball a few weeks ago- he had his last game and then participated in the Home run Derby in mid June. He's loving the game more and more! He is also getting better and better. Next year it gets real with only kid pitch and try outs! So we will be spending lots of time focusing on training this fall!

JP also is growing a little too fast! He had his Kindergarten assessment in early June (with Aiden's Kindergarten Teacher)! She said he did great! He's getting excited a little more each day to ride the bus and go to big boy school!

The boys have been continue to practice their skills to stay fresh over the summer- the first week they were excited- now it gets a little difficult as each week continues, but they do it and then realize it's fun!

The boys are having a great summer so far! They are having sleep overs in each other rooms, playing games, going to Hershey Park and lots of Water fun!

We are season pass holders to Hershey this summer which has been great- we went up early June and spent the days doing rides and then we went up this pass weekend and spent the day at the water park. The kids love that we get to "pick and choose" what we do knowing we can come back and do other things when we want.

We are also fortunate that my aunt and her neighbor allow my boys to join my cousins' kids (6 boys in total and 1 girl) and wreak havoc on their pool and water slide-lol! But they are a good sport and the kids have so much fun!

The kids also did VBS last week and had fun- both had their cousins in their "class".  They loved the program and having been singing the songs every since! VBS week also gave them a chance to have some extra play time with their cousins and a trip to the favorite Wally's Weiner World

 So  so the first weeks of summer have been busy! The boys are enjoying their "summer goals" and can't wait for vacation which is the end of this month! We hope everyone else is having a good summer too!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Just can't believe it

It's been a while since I wrote- seems the older the boys get at times life is chaotic, but on a whole new level. We hope everyone had a great Easter! We enjoyed ours with the company of our love ones- some pics for you that aren't on Facebook or Instragram.

This time of year is always a time for milestones for us- our anniversary, Aiden's half birthday (as he reminded me this morning), and today a big one- Jonathan "graduated" preschool!
It has been an emotional day for this Momma- there is something so different from watching your first born vs your last hit their milestones. You know the hugs, kisses, cuddles, sitting on laps etc. are about to end. Knowing this is the last time you will do this. The last time this will happen. While I'm so sad he's done preschool, it was a great day celebrating JP and all he has accomplished.

When I registered him for preschool, I quickly realized how different my boys were and their interest. I worried how JP would do and interact, but he did well and had amazing teachers both years who fostered his interest and help him grow in his learning.

JP has done so well and has grown so much and I'm so thankful for the experience both my boys had at First Presbyterian Bucket School! I will miss the school and teachers next year, but  the good part about being a "second" time parent is you know the amazing experience he's about to embark on. I'm excited to see what he will do and learn at Exton Elementry and pray for the teachers that had Aiden that could have him 😂. But to sum up this day, I'm sad, proud, happy, and excited to see the things that are to come for Jonathan "aka JP"

And a side note, so proud of my almost 8 1/2 year old (as of tomorrow he told me this am)- 😂. He's been doing amazing in 2nd grade, continues to love every minute of learning and as always enjoys school. I got to chaperone his field trip early this week to the Philly Zoo, which was so fun (and a bit crazy watching over 2nd grade boys 🙂).

And he's doing Amazing with baseball this year! I'm beyond proud how far he has come in the last year and love how passionate he is about it.
Aiden and his Best Friend 
He has even played his cousins a few times. 

We are so proud of our boys- their accomplishments, their various interest, and well the little men they are becoming!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

No more baby 😕

It's been over a month, but my "baby" turned 5 on February 23rd and I've had a hard time accepting it.
We started his day off with presents and "birthday" pancakes!

He claimed it was the "best day ever!" . Keith and I took off to spend the day with him on his last bday not in school. We took him to the Franklin Institute to see the Jurrasic World exhibit (aka the Dino Museum) which he loved! He soaked it all in and was beyond excited and couldn't wait to see what was beyond each turn.


After we made it through the exhibit, we hit other parts of the museum he never got to explore before, as he was a baby when we took his brother. It was fun watching him expand his mind.


We also allowed him to pick one last present, which he has treasured since... his Dino "Rexie".

After a fun day celebrating, he got to spend the next day honoring his birthday with his classmates having brownies and donuts for snack. Then that weekend JP got to celebrate with his grandparents, cousins, and aunts &uncles, which he couldn't wait for! He loved playing with them, opening the presents, and of course the big sing along and blowing out the candles!

So I think we can say this birthday was the "best!" I am struggling to be okay that my Baby is turning Five. As everything he does is the last for us, which is so hard for this Momma, but this kid also has taught us so much on strength, endurance, and perseverance.
I know there is so many exciting things for this kid to come, but  I'm just gonna take it a day at time!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

A new year, a new us

Well we have survived the holidays and hope you have too! We had a great, albeit busy season. We spent the week of Christmas to New Years with all loved ones both friends and families.


The boys each had their own school celebration. JP's school had their annual Christmas pageant and party. JP was selected to be the Inn Keeper and even had a line. He did so well and enjoyed it, not like we had a doubt. After their pageant they did a few songs and as always it was adorable as ever.

In second grade their winter party is a gingerbread house building party and I was so happy that once again I got to help. The kids were so creative and did a great job.


Both kids enjoyed us being part of their festivities. We had a wonderful Christmas season celebrating Christmas Eve and Day with our families. The boys love seeing their cousins and grandparents. They were spoiled as always.
The boys got to celebrate with their Aunt and Uncle from NC right afterwards and we jammed as much fun in as we could before they had to leave. They always enjoy their time with Uncle Brian and Aunt Amy.

Now we are in the new year and back into the swing of things. Right after the new year, I had to register this cutie for kindergarten. Not sure how that happened as he was just my new born baby like a year ago!

The boys are doing well, enjoying school and no news to report on JPs medical side for now. The next thing is getting ready for him turning 5! WHAT 😫