My Favorite Moments – April

Hey friends!  There are so many special moments that I experience with my family that I wanted to start a little blog series about something that was said or done that stick out to me every month.  A monthly favorites of sweet and sour antics of loved ones.  Let us begin with April and the two little people I spend all of my time with.

Kole (My oldest son) | Kole can be a very shy person.  He is also on the more cautious side and a bit of a worry wart.  I’d say he definitely got that from me.  We have always encouraged anything he was interested in.  He’s pretty into art, so we get him supplies to express himself artistically and we are always there to listen to the why he made the what.  He loves to read and I love that about him.  I’m happy to know that he loves to get lost in words that take him from one adventure to the next.  As much as we love that he is so creative and wants to ride that reading rainbow we also want him to get into some kind of sport so he knows the importance of focus and teamwork.  He just recently got hit with the basketball cupid because he just started talking about basketball non stop.  Now, remember when I said he was more on the cautious side and a worry wart?  Well, as much as he has a newfound love for basketball, he is afraid of getting hurt with the ball.  So we were presently surprised when he asked to go to a conditioning program his P.E. teacher recommended.  Since he asked, we jumped at the chance to take him and he loved it!  It was his very first time doing something like this and we were so proud he made the personal choice to step out of his comfort zone.  Most of the other kids have been going to this program so they knew what they were doing but he wasn’t concerned about the other kids.  He was focused on how HE was doing.  He wasn’t the fastest and he hasn’t made a shot yet but he had so much fun and he was so focused on learning and getting better.  We are so proud of him!  He knows I hate the saying, “Practice makes perfect” because I try to instill in him that no one and nothing is perfect.  But he knows I always say, “Practice makes better” and he has been asking to practice everyday.  So wait and see, better he’ll become.

Monroe (My youngest son) | We have been so surprised with the little things Monroe has been doing on the daily this month.  He notices our routines and knows exactly what to do and the next steps after.  When we get Kole ready for school, Monroe goes and grabs his hat, then his shoes, sits and waits for me to put it on, then turns off the TV.  He’s all ready to go!  He’s starting to call out for us instead of pointing and grunting and he’s showing so much more love.  He is quite the opposite of younger Kole and is extremely harder to raise.  But he’s starting to be better to communicate with and I’m also becoming better at knowing how to work with him and his big, tough, personality.

What are your favorite moments with your favorite people?

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"Creativity is intelligence having fun."

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