Every morning you take off your pull up and jammies and dress yourself. Often in very inappropriate outfits. Lately, you've even been sporting a bathing suit around the house. It's October.
You like to sit at your table and eat, even though we tell you you're not allowed. ou love that table. And you don't listen very well.
Instead of she, you say "her".
You are obsessed with Laurie Berkner and One Direction. You watch their videos on YouTube over and over. And then walk around the house singing with the songs stuck in your head.
Your babies' names are "Banga" and "Lucas". Seriously, I have no idea where Banga comes from. But she gets in trouble a lot.
Whenever we lay down together, you scoot as close to me as you can get. It's like we have to be touching in order for you to fall asleep. As uncomfortable as it is, I love it.
You love to ride your scooter. Especially during football practice. You hang with all the big kids.
You still have to wear a pull up to bed. But you never have accidents in your panties during the day. We've gotten really good at peeing in the parking lot at football practice. I refuse to let you use a port-a-potty.
You like to ride your scooter or your bike around the block.
When you talk to Bella, you talk in a baby voice. And you call her "Belya". Sometimes you play "tackle football" with her, which she loves but Mommy doesn't.
You've been getting in trouble in school lately for not staying on task and distracting your classmates. I'm not surprised. I try not to stress about it as your parent; I still have my report cards when I was your age and I was always in trouble for talking too much. Your grades, however, are always good. We're working on your behavior.
Your favorite show is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. You hate to read at night. You still ask every night to sleep in Mommy's bed.
You are really enjoying football. I have to admit, I was surprised. It's toughened you up a lot, too. You're covered in bruises and scratches.
Your favorite thing to do is play football in the street with Chase and Darius. They are your best friends. You just went to Darius' birthday party last night.
You're recovering from strep throat from last weekend. You had a fever on Sunday and then later in the week developed a rash.
You've lost your lunch box 3 times already this year. We have yet to find it this last time. Your first progress report was all As and one B-.
You like to tell jokes and make up raps.
You sleep with your radio on and wake up to your own alarm. You're often up and dressed for school before Daddy & I make it downstairs.
The weather is changing. I don't mind the cooler weather. I'm going to miss the pool. The boys actually were in it this past Sunday for a little bit. I imagine that will be the last time.
My name is Kaci. I am a working mom of 3. Wife to Josh. Mom to Jackson, Cameron & Isabella. My life is dinner, homework, baseball, basketball, grocery lists, laundry, middle school, wine, video games, and schedules. I started this blog because I love taking pictures, and I needed a place to document our life. I wanted a place to write it all down, to remember little details so easily forgotten in the mad rush that is the life of a family of 5. Through my photos and words, I endeavor to capture our story.