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My camera roll is filled with goofy pictures of Coen! I spend way too much time with this boy! Last week, at the end of swim, he and Maya floated around the pool with their noodles. Aren’t they so stinking cute?!

Coen wants to go everywhere with me…school drop offs and pick ups, the grocery, Beckett’s therapies. Last week, while strolling through Target, we decided he needed some sunglasses. He picked ninja turtles. The sides are covered in pizza slices! Pretty stylish!

We had his official three-year check up. He’s 31 pounds, 37.75 inches. They do a vision test with shapes at 3. When she was asking him if he knew all the shapes, she pointed at a mug and he said it was coffee. Clearly, he’s spending too much time with me. And he gnawed on a fig bar through the whole appointment. Just your typical toddler!

Oh, and this one. I just can’t get enough of these boys. They play so nicely with each other (most of the time). Just two brothers and their fire truck. Love, love, love!!

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Coen has been a crazy typical threenager lately. He hasn’t slept in his own room since Christmas and pretty much stopped potty training yelling “NO!” every time we even suggest sitting on the potty. Last week, a HUGE new exhibit came to our Discovery Museum, so, like any good parents, we used it to our advantage. Three pee pees in the potty earned the right to meet a T Rex named Sue. 

He did it!!! And we met Sue. And he refused to take any pictures with us. But I promise, he had a good time. Sue will be hanging out at our museum until January so brace yourselves for lots more Sue pictures.

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Coen Is 3

Look a that face! Can you believe Coen is 3? He was so excited for his party this year. We really didn’t plan much of anything, just a day at the park with a few friends. But he had the best time! As long as his friend Maya is around, he’s a happy boy! Like usual, this time of year is always crazy busy with birthdays. The day before Coen’ party, we celebrated his friend Nolan turning 4. 

Then the next day, it was Coen’s turn! The little brothers hung out in the tent while the rest ran around the park like wild children. Mom guilt hit me hard last week and my plan for a store-bought bundt cake turned into a homemade train cake. Addie and I were looking at some photo albums I found in the garage and there’s a picture of me with a train cake for my third birthday. It just seemed appropriate since I had just finished his train birthday poster.

Our 2-year-old crashed hard and woke up Monday as a 3-year-old! He didn’t get balloons in bed since he still refuses to sleep in his so we had balloons in the playroom instead. He said, “this is the best party ever” as he kicked them around the room! Silly boy! We could not love him more!

And, totally not birthday related but just because they are cute pictures from this week…Coen got so mad last time we were at swim because maya had her robe and I didn’t bring his (it was way too hot for a robe in my opinion, but clearly I was wrong). This week, I didn’t fail.

Coen went with Jimmy to pick Addie up from school one day. Somehow he found a blazer he just had to try on. I think it goes nicely with his surfboard shirt and skull shoes!!

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Addie was so excited to get two awards at her assembly last Friday…one for reading 15 books in Spanish and the next AR reading award (10 points, maybe?). 

And, her class was on the news saying the pledge. http://www.kolotv.com/content/misc/Brookefield-Kindergarten-420622473.html

Adorable, right?!
Last weekend, we had some surprisingly amazing weather for Coen’s friend Maya’s birthday party. There was sliding, relaxing naps under an umbrella, parachute fun, swinging, bubbles, and of course cake! Such fun celebrating our sweet friend!

And finally, Holden had his one-year check up. Officially 20 pounds, 6 ounces (30th percentile), 30.75 inches (75th), and a huge head at 18.75 (90th). He got way too many shots and came home pretty cranky. So glad that’s over!

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Perhaps the most annoying part of having two kids at different schools is that spring breaks don’t align. While Beckett was working hard at school, these other three loonies were having adventures. 

The creek that runs behind our house has become a new favorite place to explore. Both kids came back up with scrapes but oddly, no complaining. Now Addie and Coen are obsessed with collecting rocks, catching frogs, and feeding fish. 

We promised Addie a museum day before break ended so we packed up lunches and headed over on the last day. Holden roamed free in the 5 and under room for a long time. Coen and Addie drew on the glass wall, went fishing, played music, and got all science-y.

And then it was over. It’s amazing how quickly a week went by. Such fun days spent with 3 of the 4!

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Missing Our Daycare Days

Three of the four little munchkins have been blessed to spend their early years with the most wonderful sitter, Linda. For the past two years, I’ve been running Beckett to five therapies a week then four days of preschool in the afternoon. Instead of spending all day shuttled around to Beckett’s appointments, Coen played with his friends, ate lunch on schedule, and napped the afternoons away. About a month ago, Coen had his last day with Linda. This coincided with Judy closing her office, so Beckett’s therapies went down to just two a week and Jimmy’s been home during the day to help with the boys. We’re completely out of our routine but it’s been fun spending more hours with this funny boy! We spent a morning last week visiting our daycare friends and hopefully will visit again soon. We sure miss them but nothing beats precious extra time when these little ones are growing so quickly!

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Addie went to a movie with her friend Friday, so Jimmy and Coen had their own date at the museum. From the looks of the pictures, I’d say it was a success!

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