Noah and Joel are best friends. They often end up cuddled up together while they sleep and sometimes awake, too. Joel has pretty much given up his afternoon nap but Noah still needs a pretty long one and during Spring Break when Noah would wake up from his nap, Joel got excited and would hug his twin for a long time. It’s pretty special to have a built in best friend from birth.
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8 Year Old Checkup
Zeke is now 86 pounds and 4’5″. He’s super healthy and growing well. He’s getting a referral to the developmental pediatrician to pinpoint some of his learning challenges and see what we can come up with to help him be the best Zeke he can be.
Back to School
After a whole week off for Spring Break Noah wasn’t so excited about going back to school.
This Week’s Lunches and Snacks
This week Adrian, Anthony, Nicholas, and Noah brought lunch every day and Fritz, Adrian, and Noah brought snack boxes.
On St. Patrick’s Day I decided it would be fun for the little ones to make Leprechaun Snacks while Zeke and Mayci were at basketball camp.
The boys mixed popcorn, sprinkles, mint M&Ms, colorful marshmallows, Lucky Charms, and Smarties in Ziploc baggies.
Their favorite part was the Mint M&Ms. They couldn’t get enough of those! Second favorite was the colorful mini marshmallows.
They had a really great time filling up their baggies. They loved the colors and the sugar overload. So much fun!
As soon as they filled up their baggies they set right in to eat their Leprechaun Snacks. Anthony thought they are super delicious.
Nicholas liked all the colors. He had a great time shaking his baggie to mix everything up. He was so excited with how his snack turned out.
Joel had just woken up from a nap so wasn’t super into making his snack, but he liked how it turned out and how it tasted.
Noah and Joel talked all about what they made and how tasty they were. Leprechaun Snacks were a huge hit!
Going to Work
Joel loves to “go to work” with his Dada. To hear Joel tell it, he’s done the cinderblock walls in the backyard and pretty much put up the new fan in our living room. Every morning he asks my father if they are going to work today. I’m not sure who is going to miss the other more in August when Joel starts Pre-K: Joel or my dad.
When you’re one of 11…
It’s not too often you get to go out with your parents just you. Noah joined us on a grocery shopping trip and was totally in heaven between the two-on-one attention AND getting to ride in a car cart!
Take My Picture!
The other morning Anthony, with a little help from Joel, sorted our Perfect Blocks into piles by colors. Anthony wanted me to take his picture with them and send them to his kindergarten teacher (which of course I did).
We told him he needed to clean the blocks up before we headed to school so he found a way to make doing that extra fun. He got his little HEB shopping basket and loaded all the blocks into it and then poured the blocks into the bin to go in the toy tower. (And of course wanted me to take a picture of him doing that to send to his teacher, too).
Are You Kidding Me???
One day these kids will all sleep through night in their own beds. That day is not here yet. After a couple nights of Noah getting up at 4:30am my parents kept him with them for the night to see if he’d sleep through in there (he did). But of course with Noah gone Nicholas couldn’t allow us to sleep. No, he had to outdo his brother.
Nicholas woke up at 2.
Two. A. M.
I finally gave up and took his downstairs at 5:15. He got dressed and watched some Brainiacs and ate most of a Nutrigrain bar and cuddled his teddy while looking through his favorite book (still that same cookbook). And then he fell asleep.
What time did he fall asleep? 5:50. Ten minutes before the normal time to wake up. Since he was already dressed, we let him keep sleeping for almost an hour until we had to wake him up to go to school.
One day we’ll all sleep at night. I hope.