These boys, (and Will) all love their blankets. They play with them, sleep with them and lounge around on the couch with them. We take them away with us, in the car, and when we go camping. It helps them to sleep.
Finally the boys have decided that they actually enjoy and look forward to preschool. It’s taken months of tears and screaming… honestly, it’s been awful. To look at them now and see how much joy they get out of preschool makes all those nasty months completely worthwhile. This morning when we arrived at the school, we popped the boys bags away and Eli raced off to his one of the teachers and lunged at her. He gave her the biggest hug and it made me so happy to see that he has such a special relationship with her. It’s wonderful. The boys took their dinosaur tails (which reminds me that I had better get some pics of those!) And the ladies told me in the afternoon that both the boys had stood up and did show and tell in front of the whole class. For anyone who knows Archie, they would understand what a huge achievement this is. He can be such a shy little boy at times, and would hide behind me whenever we spoke to other people. It is warming to hear that he is coming out of his shell at school, and really it’s the only place that could have made it happen. I’ve noticed it at home too. Yay! for my little man, so proud 🙂
Recently Arch, Eli and myself went down to the park to collect some sticks and bark to make a little house for the birds, bugs and pixies. With Will and Arch’s help, this was the end result. They place fruit and bread crusts in there and the birds come and eat it. They sat for hours just watching the birds come and go.
Having a quiet day, the boys spent a good portion of it playing the playstation. They haven’t been well, so a lazy day was just the thing we all needed to recharge the batteries.
The bug has done the rounds and all of the boys are feeling all better now. Time for a cubby house for lots of fun. They sat in there for hours reading and playing. I love it when Will reads to them, it’s so cute the way he tries to entertain them. He points out all the things he thinks they would like, and uses funny voices to make them laugh. Adorable…
It’s like they are sharing some secret that I’m not privy to here… cheeky boys.
Will was home from school sick today. All the boys caught the same bug and dropped like flies one after the other. They rarely ever get sick at the same time, it’s usually one first, and then as that child gets better the next goes down, when the second gets a bit better the third goes.
William, unimpressed and not feeling well.
I love the way he smiles his fake grin at me, when I ask him to smile. Oh look and it’s me back there in those gorgeous eyes.
I love playing “who’s hiding under there?” With the boys. Clearly they love it too. 🙂 And a cute little moment of affection between two little boys who like to feud, but are learning slowly how much they really love each other. Eli is still in the chaos phase of “boyhood” whereas Arch has moved into more meaningful play. Eli is starting to catch up and I’m seeing glimpses of what fabulous mates they are going to be in a years time. It’s a beautiful thing.