It has been some time since I have shared what my kids have been up so here you go!
Joley is showing more and more personality every day. While that is sometimes a good thing, it is also a bit of a problem. She is very much like her mommy and is a very stubborn and independent little girl. She is my girly girl and loves to have her hair fixed and her shoe obsession is becoming even more pronounced… like I said, she is like her mommy! I painted her toenails this week and you would think she won the lottery! She turned 2 in December (just a reminder) and seems to be turning into a little toddler right before my eyes. She can count to 12 on her own now and loves to read books, either by us reading them or her “reading” them to us. She is the light of my life and I love her so much it is just shocking, even to me.
Johnny is turning 5 in a few weeks. I have trouble believing that my baby boy is turning a big 5 years old. He took his Kindergarten assessment last week and did such a great job. I was told that he was “so polite and has great manners”. That is such a great compliment to a mom, right? He has trouble skipping and wants to explain things instead of trying to rhyme but both of these are not a huge deal. We are working on rhyming (we haven’t before the assessment) and I expect he will catch on quickly. The woman who did his assessment told me that he is a “very smart boy” and she thinks he will have no problems learning and is fully prepared to start Kindergarten. He writes all the letters and is just doing so well in preschool. He loves his teacher and she loves him (she told me so!). We are having a real birthday party for Johnny next weekend meaning more than just our family. He has some friends from school coming and is so excited about it! He has matured so much lately and his dad and I have even sat in wonder about when our boy grew up. He is a great kid and I just love him so much!
Kenzie just turned 11 years old and is growing up so quick. It is hard for me to think that I met her as a baby and now she is a tween. She is not a girly girl and is okay with that. She is a great sister and loves her brother and sister so much. She seems better now than she did when her older sister and younger brother left our house. Mackenzie wants to be part of our family and has no desire to see her mom, which is fine with us. She struggles with school but I think she has been trying to do better. She is getting excited about the new baby and I told her that she can possibly go with me to my next OB appointment to see the little one. It is so crazy to think that Kenzie is starting 6th grade next year. Where in the world has time gone? I wish our relationship was better but I hope she knows how much I love her. It is very, very hard to be a mom to a young girl that knows you are not their mom. I hope she realizes that I do care for her as my own daughter… I am the only mom she has and don’t take that responsibility lightly.
So, there you go! My kids are busy bees and all growing so much. What have you and yours been up to?