where do I begin…

It’s been way too long since I’ve posted on this blog. My last post was on Grayson’s first day of school- here’s some of what we’ve been up to since then: Grayson learned how to ride a bike in Sept without training wheels! He’s only 4 and we’re so proud and excited for him. He loves to ride his bike, visit the pond to feed the fish crackers- we take Ritz crackers and Grayson usually ends up eating half of them and throwing half into the water. He named a big white fish Garbage because he’s a mean fish and take the crackers away from the smaller golf fish. He’s swimming really well and now knows Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly. He’s also mastering his flip turns which cracks me up. Seeing my little baby doing a flip turn just puts the biggest smile on my face. I feel like a lot of the time I take credit for how great he is, but really he’s just a cool little guy on his own. The skills he’s learned are his own and he should feel so proud of that. We visited the pumpkin patch to choose our pumpkins for Halloween. He gave his a scary face and really enjoyed carving this year. We also climbed a huge dirt pile (they are doing some building near me) one day- it was so fun just being outside with my guys, getting dirty and just laughing together. 

 

I really enjoy spending my time with him- when I’m not with him I miss him like crazy. Today he told me his back hurt from gymnastics and he wanted to get a massage in the massage chair downstairs, so we went down there and he got a massage while I read Harry Potter to him. After his back felt better (lol) he grabbed his toy guitar and flute and proceeded to play music for me to dance to. We danced for at least 45min and he said he’s a rockstar like Brandon Flowers. Any song that I play or that comes on the radio he asks “is that Brandon Flowers?”. So our 45min dance party was the highlight of my day for sure. Who knew 4 was so fun!!! 

Before bed I always ask him what his favorite part of the day was- the past few nights he’s said “going to bed cause I get to snuggle with my babies”. We always have the same bedroom routine which I love and think is very important. Routine helps make children confident- they love to know what’s coming next and it makes them feel secure. So we do PJ’s, brush teeth, read a book or two, then talk about our days. I cherish this time. 

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