Brooks started 3 year preschool and has loved every single minute of it. He has done well behavior-wise at school and that's all you can really ask for right now :) He gets to paint and eat a snack and play instruments every day at school and what more could you want when you're three?
Will had his first kindergarten musical performance and it was so precious! Remember the pre-k graduation 4 months ago where I had to drag him across the stage?? Well, I'm not sure what happened, because even as we walked into the school last Tuesday night, Will was telling me he wasn't going to sing...but he surprised everyone (even himself I think) and stood on the front row and sang with the other kindergarteners!! I was so happy and proud of him.
Our school fall break just ended and I can't believe we just have a few weeks until Thanksgiving break, and then Christmas. It seems to just fly by! The biggest news over fall break was that Tessa started walking!!! Our whole little family was in the living room together when Tessa took her first one and half steps. The boys went NUTS over their baby sister. She definitely has her own traveling cheering section.
We have a busy couple of months coming up - Tessa's one year portraits are next week. A pumpkin patch field trip coming up. A stuck-like-glue baby tooth getting pulled (Will officially has two rows of teeth now. Yikes.) An upcoming date night to a wedding. Halloween. Thanksgiving. And I am working on a HUGE surprise for the kiddos for Christmas. Stay tuned....
We took our big boys one their first hike and they did pretty well. The terrain was kind of moderate - mountainous and rocky, but they did well. It wore them out and I was pleased with that outcome! They chased lizards and climbed trees along the way. It was a fun day with our boys.