I cannot believe how quickly time flies. It seems like yesterday the boys were little toddlers, and now they are 5 years old!! While they are excited about the new age, mommy is not! This means that full-day kindergarten is right around the corner (1 month away), and I just don't know what I will do with myself. I love being able to stay home part-time and play with them. Sure, I can always clean the house, work more hours, spend time on hobbies -- but I honestly feel like I am losing part of my identity. I just don't know what I will do with myself between the time I drop them off for school, and the time I pick them up.
Each age has been better than the last, so I just have to trust that I will enjoy this new phase in our lives just as much. The boys make me laugh so hard everyday!
As for Calvin, his is still a very independent child. He gives the best hugs and loves to cuddle. He loves to play by himself, and his independence allows him to always dress himself, fix broken toys, etc. He is very patient. For the past 9 months, he has enjoyed dressing up in Halloween costumes every day. For his birthday, he received Batman, Darth Vader, Buzz Lightyear, and Knight in Shining Armor costumes. He wears these everyday, and he gets into character while he is in them. He still doesn't eat meat, but loves fruit and most vegetables. He weighs 45 pounds.
As for Wes, he is a very passionate kid, and he loves to "be first" at everything. He is a very good rule follower (and enforcer). He loves to play with his toys, but his passion is everything Mario Brothers. He is very quick witted, and he loves to learn about anything and everything. He counts to 100 at least once a day. Wes loves to play games. One of the funniest things he does is say "Holy Spirit!" when he is surprised about something. He weighs 53 pounds.
I asked the boys a few questions, and I've posted their responses below:
1. What is your favorite food?
Cal: Big Roni (shells & cheese)
2. What is your favorite color?
Wes: "Purple, cause I like my momma" (my favorite color is purple)
3. What is your favorite character?
Cal: Luigi & Toad
Wes: Scooby Doo & Mario
4. Where do you want to work?
Cal: At my daddy's work
Wes: At the McDonald's close by my house
5. What is your favorite toy?
Cal: My new Toy Story toys
Wes: Scooby guys
6. What makes you happy?
Cal: When mommy makes me big roni
Wes: Cuddling with my momma
7. What is your favorite animal?
Wes: Zebra and my big Elmo