I am trying to decide what to dress the twins up as for Halloween. I know it is only mid-August but I feel like the last six months have flown by and if I don't decide soon then I will miss my chance. I have narrowed it down and put the poll on my sidebar. I know that I only have a few years that they will not give me an opinion so I can make them coordinate. I would like Zach to be in the theme but he won't make up his mind so that is not part of it right now.
This post will be all about Zach. He has been up to a lot lately. He graduated from Preschool. They had a program where they sang some songs and each child recited a nursery rhyme of their choice. Zach chose Baa, Baa Black Sheep. He did a great job! He was ready to graduate and can’t wait for kindergarten, which he starts in a week.
Zach took swimming lessons in June. I was not sure this would work. He had a strange fear of water and would freak out if you got water on his face in the bath. So bad he has almost jumped out of the bathtub. Much to my surprise, he did great! He put his face in the water, floated, learned swimming strokes and even braved the slide. This gave me some very proud mom moments.
On June 19th, he turned 5 years old. (sigh) I can’t believe he is that old. He had a swimming party with some of his cousins. And then he had a Super Mario Bros party with some neighborhood friends. They decorated mustaches, ran an obstacle course to save the Princess from Bowser, had a Yoshi relay race and then ate toadstool cupcakes. Then on his birthday evening he choose a tepanyaki style dinner and Toy Story 3.
One of his birthday presents was a trampoline. He loves to jump on it, especially with the sprinkler under it.
Zach has been growing up a lot lately. We are amazed at how mature he is becoming. He has been trying new foods like trout, lamb, sushi, and more. This is a big step for a kid who could live off bacon, ramen, and tuna fish. He has recently decided that he wants to be a photographer when he grows up. He is a great big brother!! I can frequently find him trying to entertain the twins and they LOVE to see his face. They are usually much happier babies in the car when he is sitting in between them. As grown up as he is getting he can still find plenty of time to make us laugh. We are very lucky to have him!