5, 3.5, and 1 year old…someone freeze time, please!

Somewhere between preparing for the start of school, having an extremely busy summer with my photography business, and celebrating birthdays, I’ve forgotten to give updates!

This fall has been full of so many surprises!

NBK started school and he loves it.  He’s in junior kindergarten through BAS, since he has an early birthday (people my age may remember something called early 5s).  He’s a bit more advanced than the other kids when it comes to things like colors, and the fact that he can read, but he’s learning so many social skills and we feel that it’s a good fit for him right now.  Besides, I can’t imagine having him start college young!  Then again, maybe he’s a genius and will do that anyway.  Time will tell.  He certainly is gifted, in so many ways.

CJK started preschool this year and he has the same teacher that NBK had when he was 3.  It’s amazing to see the difference between the two of them.  CJK never waits for me; never hesitant, he grabs his name off the check-in table and off he goes.  Some days – no most days – he forgets to tell me goodbye.  I’m always sad for a second, then realize what a gift he’s been given to be that social and have no troubles making friends.

AGK – where do I begin?  We celebrated his first birthday with a joint party for him and NBK in September.  It was so much fun to watch him and see how much he loves to observe people.  I guess that’s the bonus to having two older brothers.  He’s such a social guy – he’s already trying to talk!  Some of the words that I can make out are: “dis” – this, “dat” – that, “bruh” – brothers, “bih” – binky, “buh” – bottle, “wahwah” – water, and he says Mama and Dada.  We are so in love.

For the month of November, I decided to do a “30 Days of Thankful” so I am posting status updates to Facebook with something I am thankful for every day.  Here are my first 6:

  1. Each day, during the month of November, I will be sharing something that I’m thankful for. 30 days of thankful. On this first morning of the month, I’m thankful for my wonderful husband, who brought me a chai tea this morning. I ♥ you.
  2. I’m thankful for my girls. While I never thought we’d walk this road, I’m thankful for them, the people we’ve met because of them, and my determination that was brought to the surface because of them. They will be forever missed.
  3. I’m going a bit out of order because today I’m thankful that I get to have a much needed (and in my opinion, deserved) night out with my husband!
  4. Thankful for “my sunshine”, my “Rainbow Baby”, NBK. He helped to heal my heart, and the last 5 years have been amazing to watch him grow.
  5. It was on this day seven years ago that my dream came true. I married Nick and so it began our marital journey. Still love him like I did when we first started dating when I was 19.
  6. …eternally grateful for the first man in my life…my Dad. I’m a Daddy’s girl…and love him so much! Happy Birthday, Dad!


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