Sunday, January 09, 2011

Happy New Year

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year. We certainly enjoyed the holidays and can barely believe we are already in 2011. Devin is just over four years old now and Gavin is 18 months old. Devin, in particular, was so excited for Christmas. We went to see Santa and he took a great picture, gave Santa a hug, and told him what he wanted for Christmas. Gavin, on the other hand, wanted to stay as far away from Santa as possible.

So much has changed since my last post. Devin is enjoying school, especially since we told him he no longer has to nap. I have been nervous about that transition hoping he wouldn’t be a handful in the evenings, but he seems to be doing ok. And he loves doing Spanish lessons instead of napping. His teachers say that he is really picking it up. Yeah! He also is doing really well with his addition…he has a love for numbers. And he can sound out words too. At school, he can use his fingers to write in sand.

Devin has sprouted up lately. He is now in a size 5 pant (he could really use a 6 for more room in the waist but then they would be too long). And he wears a size 5 shirt as well. He also wears a 12 ½ size shoe. He’s got bigger feet than the other kids his age…wonder if that means he’ll be tall? He also continues to be the tallest in his age group. I am not sure of his actual weight, but I’d guess 55 pounds.

Devin is a good older brother. He watches out for Gavin and they do play together more now. But Devin also is still very territorial about his toys. Thankfully Gavin rolls with it pretty good, but I can tell he is starting to put up more of a fight. I look forward to the day when they will play together more and really enjoy eachother’s company.

Gavin is 18 months old and a solid 32 or 33 pounds. He is wearing a 2T pant and can wear a 2T or 3T shirt. I also have him in a 7 ½ size shoe. Gavin just got four more teeth. He only has his two year molars left to go. He also is a really good eater. We concluded that he eats more than any of us at the table. Devin hardly eats now it seems like, but Gavin makes up for whatever Devin doesn’t eat.

Gavin is starting preschool tomorrow (Jan 10). He will be in a room with 11 other toddlers ages 18 months to 2 ½ years old. We took him to visit his class and he LOVED it. We could barely get him out of there. We are going to start him with just half days to see how he does. There are two teachers in his classroom and they are wonderful. And they both speak Spanish which we are excited about.

Gavin continues to be our star sleeper. He goes to bed by 7:30 and is up at 6 or 6:30. He goes down super easy and we don’t hear from him until the morning. He is up early, but he is usually a happy camper at that hour. Devin on the other hand, still really likes to have someone around when he goes to sleep. Old habits die hard I guess. Sigh. `

I'll post some pictures of the boys next.