Monday, July 7, 2014

My Boys

Oh my boys, how I love them.  They test my patience many, MANY times throughout the day but they are funny, smart, and active.

Their absolute favorite person is Nana as evidenced by this picture.  They spend every Friday at her house and she spoils them rotten.  I have had to tell her recently not to give in when they ask to go to McDonald's for lunch or to Monkey King (an indoor play place).  She is retired and even though she isn't on a limited budget, they will bleed her dry!

They had a blast on The 4th of July.  I let them eat what they want on some holidays, because I can't be militant about what they eat all the time.  Let them be kids!  This resulted in two pieces of watermelon each, a hotdog and some chips for dinner.  And several cups of pink lemonade.

My kids are incredibly picky eaters.  I have blogged about my frustration about this before and nothing really has changed.  I try to find healthy, fun meals that our whole family will eat but 90% of the time, they won't touch it.  The foods they will eat are as follows (and I am sure I will forget some):  Cereal, toast, most all fruits, yogurt, cheese (usually Cal only), cherry tomatoes (Jack only), applesauce, pizza, nuggets, macaroni and cheese (not homemade which kills me), peanut butter and jelly or Nutella sandwiches, quesadillas, hot dogs (yuck), lunch meat, and sweets.  Notice the very apparent lack of veggies.  Even though I put some on their plates every night, they sit untouched.

They are active!  They love to go on walks, they run, chase the dog, play outside most days when it's nice, dig in the dirt, search for bugs, love to go to the park, Dizzy Castle and the jump place.  I will take them to Dizzy Castle every 3 weeks or so since we have passes.  They are able to run, climb and jump all they want while I sit and enjoy a coffee and knit.  I will climb around in the play structure with them too, but mostly let them play independently.

This is Cal's cheese face.  He does this every time I try and take a picture.  Crazy kid.  Most days they play decently.  They do make each other cry quite a bit and Cal is usually on the end of screaming and screeching for the most part.  There are some times when they will actually PLAY and it is so nice.  Out in public, Jack is very protective of his brother and looks out for him.  He introduces himself and always tells people "This is my brother Calvin".  One day I hope they get along.  

Jack is in speech therapy right now and he's doing amazing!  He has only had three sessions and can already self-correct himself on his F's.  He was pronouncing them as S's.  For example:  One, two, three, soar, sive.  Now he can say them correctly.  

Cal is getting over a nasty stomach bug.  He had terrible runs for about 2 days and wouldn't eat anything.  It was pretty pathetic and I am grateful he is feeling a bit better.

Both of my boys still nap.  Yes, they do!  People find this hard to believe but when they RUN and JUMP and PLAY so much, a nap is needed.  Some days Jack doesn't sleep but that's okay.  He still has to have quiet time.  

They will both go to school in the fall.  Jack will be attending Pre-Kindergarten and Cal will be attending Pre-Preschool.  This will be Cal's first year and I am excited to have him go.  I know he is going to learn so much.  He already is asking if he can go to school which is really cute.  

I could write novels, I really could.  But I will leave it with that.  Oh my boys.  Crazy kiddos.

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