James will be two in a month! James is a mess! The way he talks is hilarious. He still has that British style (words trail up towards the end, if that makes sense). His words still primarily revolve around BIG trucks, tractors, and other vehicles (he'll even point out a "cop car"- where'd he learn that??). I am trying so hard to get him to say ABCs or count, but he just acts silly and says, "A, B, TRACTOR". Ergh. This is just one example of when he totally knows what we're saying to him, but he does the opposite. He is testing us every minute! :) At school they use a "no-no mat" for discipline (and he has gone there frequently!) and we use a tall stool at home for time outs. James also has gone on a food boycott. All of a sudden he hardly eats! I am not exaggerating when I say that for a week now, he has eaten just enough to survive. This kids normally loves to eat! I'm sure it is just a phase.
We've been B.U.S.Y with wrapping up the end of year activities. We have had so much fun at preschool, gymnastics, and ballet this year!
Adelyn went on her first trip without us. Seth's parents took her to Jeckyll Island with my sister in law's family. She had a blast playing with her cousins, visiting the sea turtle museum, and briefly seeing the beach (it rained a lot). Seth and I were home with just James, which is a rarity. I'm not saying James gets neglected by any means, but we definitely were able to shower him with one on one attention. It's very different with just him and we enjoyed our time together! Here's a video of him at Toys R Us. He could have spent all day on this particular aisle.
That same weekend, I ran my first 5k (May 4th)! It was the Emory Scrub Run. It was pouring down rain, 48 degrees, had more hills than I was prepared for and I didn't have my trusty rap music (no music at all!) to keep me going. HOWEVER, I did it in 31 minutes. I had to walk for about 5 minutes because of all the hills. Seth was really sweet to meet me at the end (with James and in the rain)- made my day! My next goal is NO walking and finish in under 30.
Ran in my raincoat
|Adelyn and Mae have been taking gymnastics together pretty much since they were 18 months old (we've taken breaks here and there)|
|Adelyn's end of year 3 year old preschool program- here she is getting her "diploma" from Mrs. Missi, her wonderful teacher. I hope James will have her as a teacher one day!|
|Adelyn's ballet post-recital party. This class has some sweet girls (and parents) in it.|