Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Little JCrew is Six

I could go on and on about this kid, and I will use this space to spill some of it out.

It was this blog that started to so long ago with me documenting the anticipation of his arrival. I even had fun reliving the series "Top 12 Things I Want My Son To Know."  And then all the posts on nesting I did before he arrived. And of course the pregnancy posts and first few birthday's can be found here.

Little JCrew and I can but heads because we are so similar, but he has some qualities that are something I strive for.

He has a love for reading that I am hoping will continue.

He loves to help his brothers learn.

He loves to help his friends learn.

He is a gentleman! Just this past Monday, we were attending Mr. Brigglesworth's piano performance party. There was a little girl there that had a plate full of goodies. Little JCrew walked up to her and asked, "May I take your plate? Where are you sitting?" Oh, my heart melted into a puddle on the floor. This is too early for this mama!

He is persistent. He doesn't beat himself up for messing up, but quickly jumps right back into trying again until he gets it.

He started the first grade at a new school and has transitioned smoothly. On the first day, he saw many kids hugging a school employee. He didn't know her, but he gave her the biggest hug. She looked down and asked who he was. He introduced himself. In his subconscious, he realizes everyone needs a good hug in their day and he's gonna make it happen!

His current favorite action hero is Spiderman. He requested a Spiderman mask for his birthday, but not just any mask. It had to be a full-head mask. Luckily, Aunt Chrissy had one!

He still loves Star Wars and knows every little fact about it. I tried to play a 'Guess Who' game based with Star Wars characters, but I had to have the boys tell me all the characters before I could play.

His eye color is still the coolest. We are calling it Hazel, but they are a gold, brown, green. It's awesome and unique!

His hair is still blonde! Confuses us, as we thought it would be brown by now.

He has beautiful feet that a dancer would kill for!

He loves to host dance parties to the 'Troll' soundtrack. We jam out in our living room. You're welcome to come over!

He takes attention well and doesn't let it get to his head.

He tells me he loves to watch 'Fixer Upper.' I think this is his way of trying to stay up past bedtime, but he will watch the show with me during the day, too.

He loves to run errands with me and still helps me with my projects.

He was in awe of the Solar Eclipse.

I am loving learning along side of him. He is an amazing teacher.

He is spoiling me... forever my baby he will be. I continue to get excited for the adventure he will take in life.

Happy birthday, Little JCrew!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

First Day of School 2017

Our first day of school was today!  It was just a half day, but it was a great day!

Little JCrew is in the First Grade this year and Mr. Brigglesworth is in K4. Because of how their birthday's fall on either side of the cutoff, they will be two years apart in school.

This year we are starting a new school. It has been a great experience so far. Their old school starts at 12 months and goes through Kindergarten. We loved it and plan to start Mr. Pfitzer there next year.

We are very excited about our new school. There have been so many "God-winks" to let us know that this was the right decision.

In preparation for pictures this AM, Little JCrew took a picture and then Mr. Brigglesworth had his turn at taking a picture. Mr. Brigglesworth was very specific with our pose and the hand placement. Once we got it right, he told us it was "perfect" and proceeded to take the picture. I knew he was a photographer, but didn't know the extent!

They got new backpacks this year (that I am hoping last through 5th grade!)

I really do love the first day of school. The organization behind it and the newness just gets me excited!

We are off to a great start with our new routine and new school. The whole crew is happy, therefore I am happy.

Have a blessed year in school, everyone!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

The First Lost Tooth

On the first day of August, I was able to perform my first duty as the tooth fairy. Little JCrew has had a loose tooth since July 10th and he was so patient!

We noticed the loose tooth on the 10th. His teeth aren't perfect, but they definitely looked different that day. I asked him to open his mouth so I could see better. That's when he told me his mouth hurt.

I was really trying to keep that tooth in until Mr. JCrew returned from his trip. I ignored it and never asked him how the tooth felt. But I was definitely keeping my eye on it. Sometimes, that tooth looked like it was sideways!

When the tooth fell out, Little JCrew didn't notice it until he was sitting on the couch. He could have been anywhere when it fell out! My sister, Kerry is in town, so she started searching. Her search began around the couch. Luckily, she found it on the floor underneath the couch.

I took the boys to karate that night and listened to their stories about the tooth fairy. Just like with Santa, we don't talk about it, but I listen to what they learn from school and go with it. Luckily, the stories they heard do NOT have the Tooth Fairy bringing a loot! A quarter would be a WIN!

That night, Little JCrew asked if he should not sleep with two pillows like he usually does. He wanted to make sure the Tooth Fairy could lift up a pillow, but not two.Mr. Brigglesworth was so excited for Little JCrew! I loved him showing support because that's not his natural reaction. Leading up to this date, he wondered why he didn't have a loose tooth! He tried his hardest to stay awake to catch a glimpse of the Tooth Fairy.

The boys share a room and Little JCrew is a light sleeper, so I had a challenge laid out for me. But it was successful and I was so excited for the boys to wake up and discover that quarter! The joy was contagious that morning. Shouts of, "She came! She came!" were heard all over.

Hard to believe he's old enough to have teeth falling out now. Mimi suggested we take the lost teeth and start gluing them into Mr. Pfitzer's mouth. At 15 months old, he still has no sign of teeth!
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