A quiet Saturday night in means movie night and brotherly cuddles.
We finally had Halloween, no snow storms, hurricanes, just a little bit of rain and the boys had a blast!! It was their first time trick or treating (their first Halloween we were hanging out in the ER while Aiden got stitches); I think Lucas was the most excited and followed the big kids around like he’s been doing this for years. Oh and Aiden and Roman both wanted to be Batman – think they’re taking the twin thing a little too far
And I promise, more posting to come, lots of fun things to catch up on, pumpkin patch visit, selling a house, buying a house…crazy times here…
We recently celebrated my nephew’s 3rd birthday with a pirate party on Governor’s Island. The ferry was a huge hit with my trio, don’t be fooled by Roman’s “I’m too cool for this, what are subjecting me to” expression, he loved it, really.
What a gorgeous day for a party!
Happy Birthday to the coolest pirate ever!!
Yesterday afternoon at the playground, the most adorable and hilarious thing happened…Roman developed his first little crush.
Roman approaches a sweet little girl.
Roman: “Hi. What’s your name”
Roman: “Hi Zoe, do you want to go on the slide?”
A little boy cuts off Zoe and goes down the slide before her.
Roman: “NO!! Zoe goes down that side!!” (chivalry at its finest, that a boy Roman.)
They proceed to play on the playground equipment, following each other around, and then I look up and Roman is leading Zoe around holding her hand. Cutest.thing.ever.
The rest of our time there, they were stuck together like glue, he managed to make another little girlfriend who tagged along and Aiden decided to make it a double date.
As I was getting everyone ready to walk home, Roman says quietly, “Zoe, I miss you.” DEAD.
Lucky for Roman, my friend knows Zoe’s family so perhaps there’s another playground date for him in his future.
Ah, young love
Today was the day. Aiden and Roman had their first day of Pre-K. I was a little weary of how they would be for drop off, even though they spent a few years in daycare. On the way there Aiden says to me, “Mommy, you’re going to stay, right?” They are both pretty social kids, a little shy at first, but this whole drop off and come back for you has been a big change since I’ve been home with them since February.
Monday they started their first drop off sports class at the Y, then preschool, and they are also taking a big boy swimming class too. Last Thursday we went to the school’s open house, so they were able to meet their teachers, meet some classmates and see their classroom, cubby, etc, which I think made ALL the difference. This morning as we walked in, they ran to their cubbies and began playing at different activity tables. They didn’t even stick next to each other, which is what they normally do in a new situation, these boys were totally ready for this. They gave hugs and kisses, said goodbye to Lucas and didn’t even look back. Lucas was just mad he didn’t get to stay and play with his brothers – he was very confused getting into the car and not having them next to him.
The Director sent out an email late morning to let all of the parents know that the kids were having a great day, no tears, making new friends…all good stuff. As exciting as all of this is, I couldn’t help but feel a little sad that my big boys are getting big SO quickly. It’s like in a blink of an eye they went from these squishy babies coming home from the hospital, to these BOYS learning all these fun new things, and running around and tackling their friends (the tackling part we can do without…we’re working on that). I also really need to get used to only having Lucas with me, every now and then I’d panic when I only saw one child in my rearview mirror…as if I forgot the twins at the gym or something, heh.
As I approached the playground at school, I was greeted by a very happy Roman, and then had to wait about five minutes while the teacher helped coax Aiden off of the playground equipment; clearly, he was a fan of school and had no desire to leave.
As we drove home, I asked them what they did today at school. From what I could make out from them screaming over each other, talking a mile a minute…”I played with trucks, and the playground, and kitchen stuff, and made pizza, trucks…..”
Big thumbs up for preschool over here.
And the obligatory first day of school chalkboard photo: