Sunday, January 15, 2017

Best Buds

This school year has provided me some sweet time with just Jacob and Cruz.  On my days off during the week, we drop Vincent and Landen off at school and then it's just the four of us for the day.  Sometimes we run errands, (which is soooo much easier with two kids rather than 4!), sometimes we go to the gym, or MOPS, or the children's museum.  Jacob is so sweet to Cruz and talks to him in such a gentle voice (most of the time).  I know they enjoy the time with me without having the older two around.

At a MOPS playdate
Cruz is two and a half and fully potty trained! He did it on his own and quite frankly I'm in disbelief that I have a two year old out of pull ups at night.  All of my other kids were in pull ups at least until they were 4.  Jacob is still currently wearing one, and Vincent just stopped over the summer (5 1/2 yrs old)
Preschool-2 year old class
Cruz is still working on his words.  He has speech once a week.  It is frustrating not being able to understand what he is trying to say sometimes.  But some of the words he does say, sound so cute!
When he's done eating he says "mom, esss-coooos?" (mom, excused?)
or he will say "I'm dumb" (I'm done)
or if he's in the bathroom he'll say "I poot" (I pooped)
"poot" can sometimes mean food also.  You never know with that kid.
He says his name so cute, I ask him pretty much every day what his name is just so I can hear him say it.  Coos, according to him his name is Coos. Of course, Vincent is Bin-cent, Landen is Nanden, and Jacob is Jay-jub. 

Cruz loves going to school 3 days a week and he adores Miss Kalie.  He knows most of his colors and how to count to ten.

Making Stone Soup

I love Miss Kalie too! She texts me pictures of Cruz and what he is up to at school.  I love this picture of him at school taking a nap with his booty up!

He loves watching Peppa Pig, playing with wooden trains, play food and making me peanut butter "samchiss", and he likes playing dress up.  His favorite is the police officer but he rarely gets to be the police because Jacob hogs the outfit.  He just got a firefighter one for Christmas so now it works out for them both to be men in uniform.

They are my two sidekicks at the grocery store.  We do one major trip every other week.  And one small trip in between for bread/fruit/veggies/milk.  We go through about 3 gallons of milk every two weeks.  I'm sure that number will go up here in the near future.

I only got one picture of my two peas in a pod at their Preschool Christmas performance.  Cruz knows how to sing "ho ho ho who go, ho ho ho who go".  He is still singing it even a month after the performance.

 Cruz tries to crawl in bed with me most mornings that Ryan is gone.  His little body always wakes up around 5 and he thinks that's a good time to come and sleep with me. Sometimes he sneaks in without me even knowing it.  And sometimes I just let him come snuggle with me because he's my baby.  It's pretty darn hard to say No to his cute little face.

Miss Penny's garden
And just for proof and time reference (because I go back and read my blog so I can remember things)  this is a picture of Cruz at his first dentist appointment back in October.  He rocked it! Didn't cry once or shy away.  All of my boys have been great at the dentist.  I hope it stays that way.

 The other half of the Best Buds duo is this handsome guy, Jacob.

Preschool Picture 4 yrs old

He also loves school!  He has a little crush on a girl named Ava.  He loves doing his homework (but still doesn't know how to hold his pencil correctly) And he loves bringing toys to share during show n tell.

He cries almost every week when Ryan leaves for work because he's going to be "so so sad".  And he counts down the days until Daddy is home again.  3 days is a really long time for a four year old!

He is already planning his birthday party out, even though it's not for another 6 months.

He too LOVES peppa pig and got a lot of peppa pig toys for Christmas and would spend his entire piggy bank on more if we let him.  He loves writing "tickets" when he is the police officer.  And he loves helping me in the kitchen.

I'm going to miss him next year when he goes to kindergarten 5 days a week! 

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