The new school year has begun here, and that means that our boy, G, is back – and this year, he brought a friend! I have to say, his brother, A, may steal Mae’s Easiest Babe of All Time crown. I’m pretty stoked.
As I began to type the August round-up post (I write it slowly throughout the month), I realized I had too many photographs of these fellas and decided to give them their very own post.
So here goes…
Rocking a baby has to be one of my favorite ways to spend an hour. A seems more than happy to go along with it anytime I feel so inclined.
G still adores the hens. He picked up right where he left off with his bird-related chores. So far he’s only broken one egg!
The girls are over the moon that they are now five and seven – both suitable ages for holding and feeding babies.
^ Illegally sitting on the table (scissors and Sharpies!). But there was a Mario maze game up there, so at least it was for a good reason.
G typically follows Mae around. He repeats nearly every word she says and sometimes mimics her movements. They cute.
G fits on Mae’s American Girl scooter. Whatababe, but I think I need to find our balance bike…
A, like his brother, enjoys dancing any chance he gets. We’ve never had so many ‘dance parties’!
A joins us for afternoon school. It’s so nice when we are able to study outside!
His momma has red hair and it looks like he has red hair, but after both of my girls being ginger-teases, I’m not holding my breath…
I believe my favorite moments have been when the girls take over and really care for the boys. For Mae, that usually means helping change diapers and read book after book to them. For Rae, that means sharing her things with G. Neither Rae nor G are too keen on sharing, so seeing them flip through dinosaur books snuggled close or playing with Star Wars “figure actions” together really makes me happy.
I was worried Rae would feel like a middle child again, but so far (in the past three weeks -ha!) she is doing well and not feeling over-shadowed.
I plan on schooling these boys until they head off to school – and for G right now, that means learning colors, counting to ten, learning names of animals and their sounds, the ABCs (or the “BCs” as he calls them), and getting into a habit of basic chores he’s able to do – unload his own dishes and take them from the table to the kitchen counter, sweep, pick up his toys, wipe the table, feed the hens and collect their eggs, and wash windows – all things he already enjoys doing anyway!
It is going to be a good school year!!