Kye Monthly Summary: December

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This month was all about the holidays! Kye’s entire grade had a performance at school. They did two showings for parents and a third just for the school to watch. I was able to attend one of the parent viewings but did feel badly that no one was able to be there to see the second one! I also felt bad that my poor kid was at the VERY back of the bleachers with rather tall girls in front of him and with the teacher’s head blocking him most of the time haha.

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So proud of this boy!

Of course he also had several themed dress up days at school 😉

Sweet note for one of his teachers on her gift 🙂

I was glad to be able to attend his Christmas party at school and was even more happy that Zach could surprise him!

Cool Mom Status: when you wear a Star Wars Christmas Shirt 😉

Several of the schools were in the newspaper featuring student letters to Santa!

Mr. Rusty was working at Kye’s school and Kye was SO pumped to get to see him!

I am SO proud of Kye for all of his many accomplishments, including having the most AR points for the first half of the school year in his entire class (2nd highest in the grade)

Sweet boy bought his sisters’ gifts and wrapped them himself

Hilarious tag haha

He loves to wrap and is a HUGE helper!

Christmas break meant lots of baking 😉

Wednesdays are our crazy night now that Britt has gymnastics and we have church. Often it’s the one night a week we eat out. Either at church if they are having food or at Zaxby’s b/c kids night. It’s always fun b/c our good friends from church often meet us there!

Zach and I went on our “romantic Christmas trip” (aka it was a nightmare but more on that later!) and Kye got to stay at Colt and Payton’s house! First time having a sleep over at their house and he had a BLAST and Aunt Courtney spoiled him good 😉

Zach and I surprised Kye and took him to see Star Wars: Rogue One. 

We were nervous about it and didn’t even tell him a new Star Wars movie was out until it was released and we were able to look up Christian reviews. YES. The movie was more “real life like” in the war scenes and def a darker movie (lots of death, sadder ending etc). But honestly the commercials prior to the movie were WAY worse than the actual film. I don’t regret taking Kye but next time we will have a game on our phones (neither Zach or I have any!) and bring headphones to plug in and let him play a game during the previews. The actual movie was fabulous and went beautifully with the other films and although it had it’s darker moments it was filled with an overall theme of hope which was wonderful. Kye handled it all well and enjoyed it! It was such a fun surprise!

I took two videos of us telling him about it : one and two!

Kye lost his 4th tooth this month…or really I should say he yanked out his 4th tooth b/c he def didn’t “lose” it due to it being ready. He pulled it out on his own and WAY too soon. As in the root of the tooth was still attached to his gum and dangling. So. Gross. He will def have the gapped smile for awhile as the new tooth isn’t even close to in yet!

Aunt Courtney and crew got Kye Battleship (Star Wars version, of course) for Christmas so he was all about playing together!

He also put together all of his Legos and did a great job!

He didn’t get to stay up for the whole FSU bowl game but Daddy recorded it so he’d be able to finish the next day. Such an epic ending!

Kye was a HUGE helper in painting Britt’s new room (Kye just really loves to help!)

He wrote all these notes to Hermey, our Elf on the Shelf

Twinning with Daddy for church!

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Love this sweet boy!

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Kye Monthly Summary – December

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This post covers everything about Kye from the month of December (yes, I’m finally winding down 2015 haha)!

Kye had an awesome month this month. We are SO proud of him across the board. He’s such a great student at school, a wonderful leader to his peers, and so involved with our church family and has such a heart for the Lord!

This month he received an award from school for completing some app he uses for Math. He was the first one in his class to complete it! I often think about how fortunate he is to have access to a tablet at home to be able to use in the afternoons for practice…I’m sure not all kids have that?

Kye also ROCKED OUT at his Accelerated Reader at school. He is ALL about it and reads a new book every day in order to take a test the following morning. For his hard work he was able to attend a special celebration party for the kids who met their AR reading goal!

Kye also worked along his friends at church as Agents of Change…collecting change to help in our building project

More than any of his school achievements, we are most proud of his spiritual growth. He took our opportunity to give to others VERY seriously. We included the kids in the discussion about how to best utilize the opportunity. He thought about it a lot and had several ideas. He loved helping choose items for our Blessing Bags and is SO awesome at the Soup Kitchen! He loves to collect the tickets from the people getting the food and he means business. Don’t try to slip by him to fix a plate without giving a ticket! ha!

Mom fail: Kye recited The Lord’s Prayer at church and I missed it! He also received his very first legit Bible from Bible Class as well. So proud of him!

I love this sweet note he wrote for Britt on her birthday!

Sweet notes from some of his friends at school 😉

Something I am envious of is that Zach and Kye have so many fun things they are able to do together! I feel like my special time with Kye always involves food haha so I wanted to do something different with him! We had a Sunday where we didn’t have night services so Kye and I went on a special date! He chose The Egg and I (yum!) and then we headed down to Wild Adventures to ride the go-carts and play some putt-putt together. We’ve never done either activity at Wild Adventures before and the benefit of having the passes we have is that we are able to do them both for free 🙂

When we got in line for the go carts they came by and asked to check Kye’s height. Next thing I knew he was getting in his own cart! I had planned to ride with him but they had a special race that was JUST Kye and one other kid each driving their own carts! Kye hasn’t ever driven anything like that before and I was one nervous mama!!! He did AWESOME though! He never hit the side once and he knew exactly how to steer and handle the pedals. I guess all that driving to our neighborhood playground on Zach’s lap is paying off 😉 He LOVED it and he beat the other kid too 😉

We had SO MUCH FUN playing putt-putt together. He was cracking me up because every single hole he’d check it out and tell my tips and kept saying “doing such and such is your best bet.” He always had me go first on each hole so he could see the best route haha. He’s a little pro! He did get upset towards the end as he had a difficult hole and we had a few people watching us (he gathered a crowd with those skills!) and it embarrassed him not to do well. I know he’s very, very competitive but it’s not okay to get overly upset about it either. We still had a blast and didn’t let the way it ended ruin our special day! 

Video 1 of Kye putt-putting

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Hole in one for Mommy!

#skillllllz

Our scorecard!

He rode a rollercoaster solo (Mama don’t do coasters) before we headed home!

Sad to leave!

I LOVE spending time with my boy!

This month Britt took gymnastics (more on that in her post for the month!) and Kye was SO sweet and really wanted to go watch and support her! I took him one day to watch and he legit watched the entire time and kept pointing her out to me and talking about what she was doing. It was so super sweet and he was mega proud. And when she saw him she was so excited she raced over and jumped to give him a big hug. I love the bond they share!

Kye had a Christmas party at school and I was able to attend with him! I’m not a room mom. Which I feel a little guilt over? Maybe someday when my kids are older I’ll be able to volunteer more in the classrooms but for now I’ll let the other hardcore crafty moms handle it 😉 He had a snack and we got to talk and then the kids played some game on a smart board (my first time ever seeing one haha!) and the adults got to play too! 

After Christmas Zach and Kye worked on building a Lego table board for Kye to slide under his bed to allow him to play and build his legos on. Here they are staining the wood (and isn’t it crazy how it’s late Dec and 85 degrees?!?)

Kye’s school had several dress up days leading up to Christmas break! I try really hard to make sure Kye participates in all the themed days. I think they are fun and we had fun hunting through his closet finding him things to wear!

Candy Cane Day (yes I took white duck tape and made his outfit look like candy cane stripes haha)

Crazy hat day

Tacky Day

Crazy socks/red day

White day

Green day!

And, of course, PJ Day!

Kye LOVES pecans! He loves to find them and crack them and eat them 🙂 We have one pecan tree in our yard and I wish we had more as he could make some dough by selling them!

We had a big goal to get through all the Star Wars movies over the holiday season. We kicked it off with Episode IV over Thanksgiving break and slowly worked our way through them all. Y’all. I will admit it. I’m now totally a FAN! They were great and I loved that they had so much love in them too 🙂 We had very few issues of anything to have to discuss with Kye. Some poor choices here and there but very little violence, language, or content issues. They are pretty DEEP and at his age he’s very empathetic and did get upset over some of the deeper parts but we talked a lot through it and he did really well with it all and LOVED them!

Kye LOVES his cousins! I thought this was so so sweet 🙂

Kye is very creative and I try my best to encourage it! He wanted to take some random things he found around the house and make a boat. He did it completely himself up until he said he wanted to have it go in the pool. At that point I helped him brain storm materials we could use to help it not get ruined in the water (since it was just a box). We found some plastic from a box that a toy had come in for Britt’s birthday and we taped it around the bottom to protect it. He approached the whole thing very scientifically. He first tried to see if it would float and then he gradually added more and more toys to the boat to see what amount of toys (weight) would cause it to sink. This was all his own little experiment! Here’s a video of him testing it out 🙂

He got his first legit puzzle for Christmas and had fun working on it!

He also got a make your own marker kit for Christmas. Zach cracked me up b/c he didn’t want anything to do with that junk haha! Kye and I stayed up one night and made a couple markers together. I was impressed with how cool the whole thing really was!!!

More About Kye:

  • Kye is a hardcore Luke Skywalker fan and really he’s JUST like Luke! He’s pure and good to the core and just can’t be around anything bad 🙂 
  • He is very, very empathetic which is a wonderful quality to have but also is hard because he feels SO deeply about things
  • He always wants to find a happy ending in any circumstance. When watching Star Wars he always wanted everyone to be okay. In the Good Dinosaur he wanted the dad to still be alive somewhere. 
  • He wants to play quarterback and be a football player
  • He’s very motivated by money which I don’t think is a BAD thing as long as he always knows that it’s not the most important thing in life and that he always gives to God first 🙂 Whenever he makes a bad choice he will say “just let me pay you some money mom. I’m so sorry. Just let me pay you”
  • Kye is ALWAYS the hero in any game play situation which means that Britt is always stuck being the bad guy. I’ve had to talk to him about this and understand why he doesn’t want to be the villain but also don’t want Britt to always play that role so I try to find a way for them to work together on a  team of good guys 🙂
  • We had one of those moments that was ALMOST awful happen this month with Kye. Kye was hiding to scare Zach and Zach was making bacon. Zach turned and was carrying the pan of bacon grease to go dump it outside and Kye popped out of the pantry to scare him and Zach was this close to spilling the hot grease all over kye’s head. Praise the LORD that my husband is quick on his feet and was able to not spill a drop!!!
  • We had a situation happen where a child had a knife on him that he had taken from his parent. This child told Kye and told Kye not to tell his parents. Kye was a straight up real life hero in the situation as he told us immediately and we were able to properly handle things. I asked Kye what made him tell us and he said he remembered me telling him that if anyone EVER tells him “don’t tell your mom and dad” then it’s a sign TO tell his mom and dad right away. I don’t even remember telling him that but dang that’s pretty legit advice haha I def have made sure to tell Britt 😉

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Kye is THE sweetest big brother!

Typical boy…carrying around a lizard 😉

Kye has started sleeping with this HUGE bear that my dad got him when he was born! It’s the first friend he’s ever chosen to sleep with instead of Monkey and Smyrna and it’s precious to me that it’s something so meaningful!

Gosh, it’s hard to remember him so TINY!!!

I loved, loved, LOVED having my boy home for Christmas break! We had SO MUCH FUN!

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Kye Monthly Summary December

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During December we were go, go, go (isn’t everyone during the holidays?) so there isn’t as much to cover in the big kids monthly posts! Here is Kye’s:

Christmas: I think Kye’s favorite thing about the Christmas season is Hermey, our Elf on the Shelf. He talked about Hermey all the time and every single morning looking for Hermey was the first thing on his mind! It was so fun to see his excitement 🙂 He literally had tears on Christmas day over Hermey leaving. 

This year Kye and I made the dough together for the Christmas cookies (Tess also “helped”)

Kye took a lot of pride in our tree and in our gifts. He liked making sure all the gifts were arranged nicely and always put any ornaments that fell off the tree back on. 

PJ Day at school was tricky b/c Kye sleeps in underwear haha! Luckily some of his mega old pjs still kinda fit 😉

Train: If you have a son then, hands down, buy a wooden train set. It’s such a great investment and SO fun! Kye got several new sets for Christmas so we built a mega train city (it also wrapped all the way around the dining room table). It took me a solid 45 min to build it. But it was epic! 

I cracked up at this pic b/c this is a COMMON occurrence when Britt messes up the track!

Outside: After naps Kye went outside majority of the days this month! I wasn’t happy to have to dish out money on nice boots for the kids when we went skiing, but they have been a great thing to have. Both kids just throw them on to wear outside and they keep their feet warm when it’s cooler out and dry when it’s wet! LOVE THEM! If you need some boots for your kids I for sure recommend Kamik Stomp Rain Boots.

Kye was outside playing by himself and it started raining so we hunted down the biggest umbrella we could find (which went in the trash when he was done bc that thing was busted up!) and he had a GREAT time getting soaking wet! 

Kye took a long time to really master swinging by himself. Now he’s a little pro about it though and doesn’t ever ask for us to push him anymore. Which is a good thing b/c three kids + 2 hands = not a good combo for swing pushing!

When Kye gets up from nap he picks out his own play clothes to go outside. He STILL always wants to wear is 85 gear. This little jersey is so tiny on him but he loves it b/c it’s his daddy’s number 🙂 Sweet boy!

Letters: Kye was so sweet this month and wrote letters to people. He did them all by himself and even addressed all the envelopes. He still everyday asks me if anyone wrote him back when we check the mail (Casey did write him back but the others he wrote to didn’t!) I had to stop him from writing more b/c helloooo stamps ain’t cheap. 

More About Kye:

  • While eating dinner on the ski trip Kye talked to us about how God made us and how He helps us in all that we do.
  • He is a deep thinker. I will ask him what he is thinking about and he already is not wanting to share his private thoughts with me. 
  • He gets easily embarrassed. Especially if we laugh at him for something he says or does
  • We listened in when he and Britt were sharing a room on the ski trip and it was SO sweet. He was teaching Britt a memory verse and talking to her about how she needs to be like Jesus
  • He brought a letter down to me after nap one day that had a gold coin of his taped to it and it said “You are the best mommy and you have a godly heart”
  • He is so cute with Tess and uses this British accent when he talks to her haha!
  • Here’s a video of Kye and Britt singing to Frozen songs

We had SUCH a fun month together with so many great memories! 

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Kye Monthly Summary December

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I don’t have a ton of stuff for either Kye’s or Britt’s monthly posts for December! December is always a crazy month anyway, but for us this year it was especially crazy!!! 

Here is what Kye was up to during that month!

Playroom: By the end of the month the new playroom was finished enough to be able to play in! Pretty exciting! I’m waiting until it’s completely done to do a post on it but this gives you a sneak peak. The kids LOVE it!!!

New carpet in a big empty room – best thing ever 🙂

Superman: I’m not a big fan of temporary tattoos. Shocked? I’m sure you’re not! I just really don’t like the look of them at all. I think Kye has had two of them his whole life? I’m not sure where he got this Superman one from but Zach thought it was funny to put it on Kye’s chest. Which I didn’t mind b/c no one could see it there 🙂 Kid LOVED it and it legit stayed for like three weeks!

Sickness: Bless his heart. Mrs. Charlotte called me when Zach and I were boarding the plane to Valdosta from Atlanta and told me Kye had a fever. I ended up meeting her at the walkin clinic that next morning and he was SO SICK. His throat was very red and spotted but he tested negative for strep. But they treated him for strep anyway. I wish I’d asked them to do a flu test. I was exhausted from the late flight in and early pregnancy and wasn’t on my A-game. Honestly, I’m shocked they didn’t automatically test him for it? Anyway he was super sick. And didn’t respond to the antibiotics. He’s never had a fever for so long. It’d spike and then he’d break it and then it’d spike and he’d break it. He was miserable and pitiful and it was so sad. Then, of course, I got super sick too and I assumed I had strep so I also go on strep meds which I also did not respond to. Finally I went to the walk in clinic myself and tested positive for the flu. So I assume he also had it. And we gave it to like everyone else! 

Sick as can be but always smiles!

Britt was around both Kye and I while we were sick and she somehow never got it!

Hermey: The highlight of the month was the daily visits from our Elf on the Shelf, Hermey. Kye was PRECIOUS each morning when he would find Hermey. He truly loves him and really enjoyed the new tradition! Here he is playing with some toys Hermey brought for the kids! Even throughout the day I would find Kye just staring at Hermey 🙂

Writing Books: I tend to buy stuff when it’s on super clearance and then when my kids get to the appropriate ages to enjoy it, I’ve forgotten I have it! I had these dry erase books up in Kye’s closet since he was an infant. Seriously! I pulled them down and he LOVES them!!! Should have saved them for a Christmas present 😉

Coloring: I love that Kye enjoys crafts. I think it’s rare for a boy at this age to be so into it and to take it so seriously. I especially love the way it has gotten Britt to also enjoy sitting still (and calmly!) and focusing on a task! Here they colored pictures for Grandpa’s birthday with the coloring books he and Grammie mailed them!

Sweetness!

Other Things From This Month:

  • He brushed my hair one night and said “whew, this better look pretty because you look like a MAN!” hahaha
  • Kye truly has such a servant heart and WANTS to help with everything. He helped me wrap majority of my gifts and even knew pretty much everything Britt was getting and never told her!
  • He told Zach he wants to marry Kailyn because he always wants to be around her
  • We put a timer on Kye’s lamp in his bedroom that turns on when it’s time for him to wake up from nap and time for him to wake up in the morning. We want to start training him to get himself up for when he moves upstairs, so far the lamp is great! We also set it to stay on for an hour so in the mornings he has light to get dressed for school!
  • He started saying “way to go holly joe” to us haha
  • When it was time to take down the Christmas decorations Kye got very sad and said he will just miss Hermey so much
  • I asked what he loved most about this Christmas and he said what he loves most is being excited about next Christmas 😉
  • He is in this annoying stage (please be a stage) where he annoys Britt on purpose. He will get toys and such and hide them behind her? I don’t get why he does this but it drives her nuts.
  • Kye likes to write and one afternoon he wrote the word “cat” all on his own and spelled it by himself!
  • The most EXCITING thing this month (and the only positive thing about him being sick) was when we went to the walk in clinic. They measured him and said he is 42 inches tall. Y’all. He has grown THREE INCHES from April – Dec! That’s HUGE!!! Makes me feel very positive going into his growth specialist appointment 🙂
  • Let’s end with a beautiful song by Kye: http://youtu.be/UhUrhhF5Bhw

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Kye Monthly Summary – December

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December was a BUSY month…as you can tell by the fact that it’s taken me SO long to get through it all 🙂 With a busy month I tend to have less to post in the kid’s monthly entries because I pretty much cover everything in other posts from the month! But here’s other stuff Kye was up to in December:

Helper: Kye was SUCH a big helper with all the activities this month. He helped me make decorations and sweet treats for Britt’s party, all the Christmas goodies, and even a Birthday Cake for G-Mama! I love having his company in the kitchen and love that he ENJOYS it!!!

 Making the cake

 Like the ghetto candle numbers? We happened to have them and Zach thought it’d be funny for them not to match

Big Boy Bedding: Kye is now sleeping with his “big boy” blankets and pillow. He still actually sleeps ON the “friends pillow” and has “his blanket” as his first blanket but I figure it’s all a step in the right direction. I’m not sure at what age to push the transition? I figured as long as his friends stay in the bed then I don’t really care how long he sleeps with them? We had a talk about how I got sick of always having to look for them at nap and bedtime so he AGREED that it’s time for them to stay in the bed. It seriously was NO ISSUE at all!!! Shocked me! Sometimes he’ll forget and bring them out but I’ll just say “oops! Monkey stays in your bed remember?” And he runs and puts him back. He will still get them for movie time but I get it and would want to cuddle up and be snuggly too if I got to have movie time 😉

Football Obsessed: So. The time has come. I mean I kinda figured it was inevitable. But didn’t expect it THIS young! Kye has become hardcore obsessed with football. He loves it. Zach and I agreed when he was born that we would never pressure him with any sports…he has chosen football all on his own. But, he’s also super exposed to it. I mean he’s watched Zach’s highlight film enough times to where anytime football is on he’ll ask where Daddy is on the field 😉 Whatever your kid is exposed to, that’s what they are more likely to choose on their own. I embrace it…just like I said I would. I cheer him on (Britt likes to cheer too!) as he “runs his routes” and just cross my fingers that it’s a phase he’ll outgrow 😉 It is super cute to watch him and Zach play together and I know how proud it makes him! Here’s a video of Kye’s awesome moves!

 He likes to tackle haha

 Zach found his old chin strap and rigged it up on Kye’s helmet for him

 He decided his football name is “Kye FLASH Parker” b/c he’s so fast 😉

Last year he wouldn’t even wear these pjs b/c they are fleece (he had a thing about fabrics for a bit) but now he’s OBSESSED with them because they have footballs on them and because it says Daddy’s football number. 

Good Choices on Own: As a parent one of my goals is for my children to make good decisions on their OWN. Not just when they are told what to do. And not just when I’m around. We had a TON of toys out over Christmas break and just were very lazy (and messy) and enjoyed free play a LOT. I took a picture of Kye’s massive set up. Britt was napping and Kye had well over 75 army men and little Disney figurines all set up all over the dining and living rooms. I thought it was cute how they all were set up in little stations.

I had to get some stuff done (laundry? cooking? who knows?) and awhile later I came back out to check on him and ALL of the little toys were gone. I asked them what he did with them and he said “well, I was done playing so I cleaned them up!” I couldn’t believe it! He had picked up EVERY single little toy AND put it back in it’s proper container and put the containers back where they went in the closet. It made me SO proud because he made those choices 100% on his OWN!!!

Sick: Kye has such a strong immune system…it’s a blessing but also a curse. Like Zach he will be icky feeling longer because he rarely actually gets HARDCORE sick. Over Christmas he had a fever for a day then would break it and be fine then get it again..on and off for about a week. He barely ate much and was just very lazy. I didn’t bother taking him in because he never really kept the fever so I just treated it with over the counter meds (Tylenol and Motrin) and had him drink juice constantly (which he didn’t mind since juice is a rare treat in our house!). He finally got a bit of an appetite and had this big craving for apple slices and peanut butter so I let him eat them while watching Mighty Machines. He loved it! Thankfully he got over the junk and got back to his normal self!

Pretty Weather: We spent a good bit of time outside this month. It was SO pretty!!! Kye LOVES to eat outside and I love that our back porch is so easily accessible from the kitchen. One day over the break Zach and Kye picked up subs and we had a little picnic lunch on the back porch 🙂 Kye was so sweet and asked to go eat his own lunch at his picnic table on the playground (way across the yard). He enjoyed eating all by himself while the rest of us stayed at the table on the porch! I love his independence!

New Toys: As usual Kye got a TON of new stuff for Christmas and had SO much fun playing with everything! A lot of the little toys he got are just too small for Britt to play with and he gets annoyed with her constantly knocking things over while he’s playing. We came up with a good solution…we put our big gate around Kye. That way he could play with all of his toys and wouldn’t have to worry about Britt intruding! It was such a clever idea and worked great! 

For Christmas each year my dad sends each of his kids pictures of himself throughout the year for us to keep in a photo album. His dad passed away when my dad was pretty young and he always wishes he had more pictures of him. This way he knows we’ll have lots and lots to remember him by! I LOVE the tradition and enjoyed looking through all the photos he sent us. Kye did too! He kept describing what was happening in each picture!

While Kye enjoyed all of HIS new toys…he also enjoyed Britt’s. He said that her baby is his daughter and he loves to pretend to be the daddy. If you’re wondering…Zach doesn’t mind this at all. I mean Kye’s not going to have any of his own baby dolls but it’s okay to play with Britt’s and pretend to be Daddy! It’s good practice!!!

One thing I do NOT understand about boy toys…why the heck do so many of them “squirt water”??? Where are you supposed to allow your kid to squirt it??? I came up with the idea to let Kye take his fire truck in the bathtub…I filled the truck with water and told him he could only squirt it inside the tub. To my surprise, it kept him super entertained. He loved it!!! I guess when it’s nicer out he could squirt outside???

“Dr Seuss”: Britt got a baby doll doctor kit for Christmas and Kye has had a dr kit for a long time. They are ADORABLE when they play “Dr Seuss” (as Kye calls it) together!!! It’s seriously SO precious and I love that they have the same toys but in different colors 🙂 They share very well and take it very seriously! Here’s a video of them playing together!

In the Band: For Christmas Kye asked for a new drum so I thought Britt would like one too and I put it on her wishlist. I’m SO glad they both got one! It’s so fun to watch them play and see them interact together. Britt caught on SO fast!!! Here’s a video of them playing the drums!

 He is beyond patient with her

 Of course the hats and guitar always come out too! He is so cute when he sings…his favorite song is “Life is a Highway” from Cars 🙂 Here is a video of him singing it!

In our little stockings I got Kye a couple of crafts to make over Christmas break too. What’s the point of kids crafts in they only require a glue gun? He sat and WATCHED me hot glue the pieces on this snowman door hanger! So dumb! 

 “Dates”: Zach and I both had quality alone time with the kids this month! Zach took this when he and Kye went out to lunch one day!

 And I took these when we went out to get The Mix! 

This picture totally doesn’t belong in this post but I don’t really have anywhere else to put it 😉 Casey and Jordan bought their first home this month!!! SO thrilled for them! We all helped them move one afternoon and I love this pic of us getting slushies 🙂 Their house is so cute and I love how close we live now too! I’ll have to do a post sometime showing it off…Casey has done a lot of adorable things that I know yall would want to copy! 

Other Stuff Kye was Up to This Month:

  • I had a few rough days myself this month. I try my best not to break down in front of my kids whenever I’m upset (heck, I try not to do it in front of Zach either! Me and the bathroom fan are good friends haha) but Kye looked into my eyes one day and asked me if I was upset. He said “Mommy, your eyes look sad”
  • Instead of “foggy” Kye says “froggy”
  • This month was the Sandy Hook shooting…I didn’t plan to say anything to Kye about it but he asked why the American flag was lowered down. I believe in being honest with my children and answering any questions that have…but also keeping it as SIMPLE as an answer as possible. So I told him that it was lowered b/c some people got hurt and our country is sad. He asked who got hurt and what happened. I told him a very mean man hurt some children. He then asked if they got just hurt or if they were killed. I explained that the children did go pass away and that they get to live in Heaven now. He said that the man made VERY bad choices by doing that and he was a little upset about it. He said “Mommy. We gotta pray RIGHT NOW!” And he said a prayer right then. He said “thank you God for the children” After he prayed he said “Man, I’m freaked out” So we talked about Heaven. What we think it might be like…he asked a lot about things dying. If our pets will die, our houses, if we can take our toy cars with us to Heaven. I did make sure to tell him that if ANYTHING ever happens to listen to his teachers and do whatever they tell him. I mean this world is CRAZY. Sure, he goes to a wonderful school…but you never know, ya know? I kinda regretted starting the conversation with him but am so impressed by his majority in his thought process and how quickly he went to prayer!
  • Every year Zach and I hang mistletoe in our house and this year it was so fun because the kids got to be involved with it. Zach hung it from our kitchen light and we’d constantly use it as an excuse for some kisses! Here’s a video of Kye playing the mistletoe game 🙂
  • We play games every night before bed (for about 20 min between Britt’s bedtime and Kye’s) and he is SO good at Memory. Legit! He got NINE matches in a row!!!
  • When Britt stopped nursing Kye stopped running out after bath to show me his hooded towel each night. Sure, it was mildly annoying when he did it but it was also PRECIOUS and I miss little things like that!
  • When I ask him what his FAVORITE presents are from Christmas he says they are ALL his favorites 🙂

1 Comment

  1. Robyn Mullican
    February 10, 2013 / 10:36 pm

    I love this post!! They are at SUCH a great age!

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