Benjamin is two years and four months old. He weighs just over 24 pounds. He wears clothes that range from 12-18 months to 2T.
Now I shall update you about my oldest son.
Andrew is four years and five months old. He weighs about 36 pounds, and is super tall. He wears size 2T and 3T shorts and 3T and 4T shirts.
He Never. Stops. Talking.
And he's very loud.
But he does great playing independently. He has a vivid imagination. He loves to watch "The Incredibles" and "Kipper," a cartoon about a British dog and his friends. He acts out entire Kipper episodes in his bed when he first wakes up. In fact, he watches so much Kipper that he seriously speaks with a British accent about 70% of the time. It's flippin' adorable.
He can read. Which isn't all that surprising, considering he knew his ABCs in order and by recognition at 21 months. He is just so smart, and I love that about him. Although his OCD tendencies and attention to precise detail can sometimes be aggravating. (Gee, I wonder where he gets that? Hmmm...from both his parents?)
He will start kindergarten next fall. He went to preschool last year a couple of days a week, but we decided just to keep him home this year. The main reason was that in order for me to drop him off in the mornings, it would disrupt Thomas's morning nap, and in order to pick him up in the afternoons, I would have to wake both of the younger boys from their afternoon naps. That just isn't worth it to me.
And now here are some pictures of just Andrew. More "group" pics to come.
I just love him!
He no longer naps, but if he's in the car/van for longer than 15 min from the hours of 1-6, he is usually out.
Holding a live chicken at Ellie's 2nd birthday party.
After all that fun with a real-live petting zoo, Andrew's favorite part of the party (which he told me later) was playing in the little house with Ellie. He and Ellie get along better than he and Emma do, and Emma is four. But that's just how it goes, I suppose. Emma is kind of a drama queen, and Ellie is more laid back. Plus she likes to play trucks. It makes me sad sometimes to see them get along so well. Benjamin is a couple of months older than she is, and it is kind of bittersweet to see a "normal" two-year difference.
Oatmeal Creme Pie on his face, Kipper on the TV, and visual evidence that he has orthodontia in his future.
A Thomas update soon, and then lots of pictures of all my boys together.