Better late than never, right? I'm going to stick with that belief while I work on this super long post of the past month and a half...
Life has been busy, as usual. And pretty good, besides the what feels like constant arguing and bickering going on between kids. It's kind of been driving me insane, but I'm hoping it's a phase that will pass. There's also been some bad attitudes popping up, so we're trying to squash those right away. The kids are growing up and Zack and I are figuring out how we need to mold our parenting around that. It can be so tricky to figure out just what works for each different personality in the house. They are giving us a run for our money but we love them more than life and wouldn't trade our crazy life for anything.
Zane is being challenged so much this year by his teacher which has been nice and is keeping him busy and engaged. He is really into sports, especially football and soccer. He's starting flag football soon and we also found a cool little indoor soccer place where he can play pick-up games. Last week was his school's read-a-thon and he seriously read almost 20 hours during the week. A long weekend was mixed in that week, which helped. The guy is still just as obsessed with reading.
Emmy likes Kindergarten. She is ready to come home at 11:30 each day though, she's kind of a homebody. She loves having "girl time" in the afternoons with me while Molly naps and Smith rests. Her favorite things right now are her acting class and swimming. She performed in the "Snow Queen" a couple weeks ago. She's also into art. She's constantly creating new projects, painting, making bracelets, etc. She's so good at taking care and playing with Smith and Molly. She also helps me a ton in the kitchen and with other chores. It's awesome.
Smith is still a handful, but is growing out his incredible temper tantrum stage. I haven't had to carry him out screaming in a while now, which is a good sign. He's turned into a great friend and is getting so good at playing well with Molly and his other buddies. He gives the biggest hugs and kisses and is the most loving little dude and cracks us up. He is still obsessed with superheroes and wants to play with his little figurines or in costumes all day long. Lately he's loved Big Hero 6 characters too. Music is also a big part of his days - he wants to carry the iPad around and play his playlist all day. He and Molly's dance moves are getting pretty good.
The weather has been absolutely amazing!! It has boosted our attitudes a bit and we are loving being outside.
We washed the cars a couple days ago, which was an absolute blast for Emmy and Smith. Zane was upstairs in his room working on a comic book. :)
The next time, we got to walk around the shops at Orchard. We got frozen yogurt, played at a park, and just walked around.
This is Smith, pretending like he's Tommy, our favorite worship leader at our church.
Before the party, we took the kids to sneak a peak at all the cool decorations. Smith was in love with all the superhero decor. I mean, just look at this cool board of super hero masks. Wow! Here's Zack and Smith checking it out.
We are so lucky - the coordinator of Shine saved our kids' a few superhero posters from the party. Wow, they are so cool and went straight up in our basement play room.
They were a little excited.
The kids had so much fun in their new hideout. Nellie had saved a special space just for them under her stairs. We added twinkle lights, blankets, hooks, etc. What a cool spot!
I love this one of these two cuties.