As Christmas nears, and 2011 comes to a close I have been reflecting on all that the boys have done this year!
Andrew and John have finished half of their kindergarten year already. It's gone by so fast and they have learned so much! Andrew has grown so much since the beginning of school. His handwriting has improved so much and his confidence has grown tremendously too. John has started reading and writing sentences. Wyatt knows the alphabet and numbers and is already getting prepared for kindergarten too! It's amazing to watch their little minds soak everything in.
So many exciting things have happened since school started:
Nana and Papa moved to Lexington! We love having them so close! It's been wonderful being able to pop over to their house in 5 minutes!
Granny Meg and Pop moved from Florida to Atlanta! Driving distance...woo hoo!
Andrew and John finished another season of soccer! The Green Lanterns had a great season and it was such a joy to watch the boys out on the field. Both of them have just started Upward basketball for the first time which they are super excited about. Ashley is not coaching basketball and I am selfishly happy that we will be able to sit and watch their games together.
The highlight of our Halloween was Wyatt getting stitches. Unfortunately he fell in the tub after the Anne Pitts Halloween party and had to get 5 stitches in his forehead. He was a good patient and got this awesome headband.
Thanksgiving was wonderful too! It's a tradition that my brother and his family come spend the long Thanksgiving weekend with us and each year it gets more and more fun (and easier). We used to dream of the days when our kids would be at the age that they could be left alone in a room to play while the adults sat in another room enjoying adult conversation! Those days have officially arrived. Andy, John and Wyatt had a ball with their cousins.
I have the week of Christmas off from work and it is s nice to be home with the boys. We started our holiday by heading to Atlanta to Granny Meg and Pop's house to celebrate Christmas together. It was so fun. The boys got many wonderful presents and had an awesome time at the Georgia Aquarium!!
Now we are getting ready for our Christmas celebration with Nana and Papa; the boys can not wait! I've been baking and wrapping; my helpers have been eating ingredients and taping random things to walls. :) I love seeing the Christmas season through the eyes of my children. It's easy to get bogged down with the pressure of life but when I take the time to think about the gift of Jesus' birth and the gift of my own three children, it certainly puts things in perspective. Humbling.
I can not wait to see what 2012 has in store for our family.