Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Our Boys

One of the blessings that Heather and I have enjoyed over the years is watching Isabel and Acacia develop into best friends. Our girls, for several years now, can hardly take doing anything apart from one another. They play dolls together, they read together, the play outside together, they get into their dress-up together... If one gets an invitation to a birthday party the other instantly assumes its for them as well. They can't fathom being apart.

Well, Heather and I are now watching the same thing develops between our boys. Brenton is now getting to the age that he wants to play more and more with his bigger brother. It is so heart warming to watch as James gets down on his knees to chase Brenton. He even takes into consideration that Brenton crawls much slower than he does so he waits for his younger brother. Our prayer is that these two boys will continue to grow up becoming the best of friends.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Pre-School Here I Come!

James started pre-school today! It was with mixed emotions that I walked him down the street to his first day of school. He was very excited to start school and "sit on the rug, and hear stories, and play outside..." He finally got to carry his lunch box, with a lunch in it mind you, and walk to "his" school not Acacia's and not "Tinkerbell's" as he lovingly calls his oldest sister. He's become such a big boy just in the last month and I am excited to see all he will learn. And yet, Brenton chose to take an exceptionally long nap this morning and the house was strangely quiet. I don't know if I will be able to get used to having three kids in school 2 days a week. As my grandma told me many times a few weeks ago "enjoy them while they're young because they grow up way too fast". You're right Grandma, every moment with my precious little ones is a blessing. And now I get a new blessing: a few precious quiet moments with just Brenton. That will be fun too.

James and his teacher, Miss Sherri.