Thursday, May 27, 2010

Go-Go-Go (May 17-23)

Pics and update from May 17-23
Last week had some very busy days mixed in with some lazy, stay at home ones. Jacob had his first week of swim lessons,

t-ball practice,

his school program,

t-ball pictures

and game,

cousin David's birthday party,

plus his last soccer practice/game and some fun play time at the neighborhood pool.

Lucky Luke, got to tag along for all the fun. He is definitely getting harder and harder to control and keep happy just sitting on the sidelines.

He did have a birthday party to attend without big brother, so that was a fun time for him.

We did make sure to slow down and take some time for a movie and popcorn though!

I can also now report that Jacob can swim! He has been able to jump in and swim/kick to David or me for a year now, but never would do it for anyone else, and hadn't figured out the breathing or treading water part. Thankfully, he has figured out both and LOVES to 'swim' on his own. He's not 100% water safe, but he's getting there quickly.

Luke finally has started calling Jacob "Ja-dup or Ja-jup" instead of just "Dup" Kind of a sad change as he loses a little bit more of his baby talk, but also sweet to hear him call his big brother's name.

Here are the rest of the pictures for the week.

Finally! Playing Independently (May 10-16)

Pics and update from May 10-16
After a fun, busy trip, we spent this week getting back on schedule, playing at home, and resting.

This marked a really big week for me, in that Luke has finally started playing independently AND with Jacob from time to time. I still have to referee fights over cars and trains and who had what first but it has been a great I've been waiting for.

And what does Luke play with when he's on his own - cars and trains. He's now into lining them up, just like big brother. Both boys go through phases of playing with trains for days on end, but then will put them up for a week or 2, but the cars are always around and being played with.

We went to the first of many summer birthday parties this week and the boys had fun riding the train they had.

And checking out the crawfish.

Several of our friends had summer babies, so we'll be partying a lot.

Luke has grown over 1.5 inches in the last month. He's up to 33.5 inches. Both boys have stayed relatively well lately, hopefully it will continue.

Here are the rest of the pictures from the week.

Last Day of School and a Look Back

Today was Jacob's last day of preschool for the 2009-2010 school year. Though it is hard to spell out the 'academic' skills he learned over the year, I can definitely see a change in him. Not only physically, but emotionally, spiritually, and academically. His language and comprehension skills have improved as has his general "common sense." He has also matured - as much as a little boy 2 months shy of his 4th birthday can. :)

First day of school: he was 3 years, 1.5 months, 34 lbs and 38.5" tall

Last day of school he is 3 years, 10 months, 37.5 lbs and 40.5"
Before Jacob left for his first day, Luke gave Jacob a hug.
So, of course, he had to do the same thing on the last day:

Next year, I'll have 2 of them going to preschool together. A "practice" picture for next year:
In September:

In May: