On April 6th, Jacob was officially 4 1/2. He always gets so excited to add the 1/2 in there when asked how old he is. I really can't believe he is getting so big and the things he says, the things he asks and the things he does just amaze me. Their little minds soak up so much and it's such a fun journey watching them grow up.
As Jacob is approaching age 5, it makes me SO thankful that my baby isn't starting Kindergarten in the fall, like all of his friends. Since he has an October birthday he just misses the cut off, which I'm so thankful for. Not because I don't think he would be ready but for selfish reasons. I get one more year with my sweet boy before he really grows up. I always think kids change so much once they start Kindergarten.
In the fall, he will be going to preschool at a church in Frisco on Mon/Wed/Fri from 9-2:30. That's a big change from his Tue/Thurs 9-1 that he has done for the past 2 years. Since he will be 5 for the majority of the year, I think this schedule will be great for him and help prepare him for when he does start school the following year.
These days, Jacob is really into cars. (his Uncle Laine would be excited.) The Easter Bunny brought him a new race car track and some new Hot Wheels that he just loves! It's funny how he can remember such specific things about those cars, the colors, the details etc. He also loves anything related to flying, airplanes, rocket ships, fighter jets etc. He plays this often too.
The Easter Bunny also brought him a little pot with some seeds to plant to grow a flower. (love the Target dollar section). He has been very diligent about making sure it is in a sunny spot and about watering it daily.
Planting the seeds
The Marigold has a sprout, he's SO excited
They LOVE riding their cars on all the tile we have. They go SO fast and have such a fun time.
Here's the pony picture from school this year
And the pony picture from last year
Here are a few funny things he has recently said:
So, we are walking out of his school today and I asked him if he wanted to stay and run around with the other kids outside (which we do almost every school day). His response,
J: "No, it's too humid today".
M: "Humid, what do you mean?"
J: "Well, because it's in the 80's."
I must say, he does have a thing for the weather. He checks the weather every day on my phone and loves watching the weather when it comes on the news. He is fascinated with checking the radars for rain and storms.
So, the other day we are driving north on the Tollway. He sits behind me, so on the left side of the car. He was looking out his window to the left and says...
J: "It sure is getting cloudy to the West."
M: "It sure is. How do you know that is the West?"
J: "I just know, plus the W on your compass is on."
He pays attention to such details, it blows me away. The compass is on the rear view mirror so he can clearly see it.
So, we were leaving the Dallas Zoo (pictures to come soon) yesterday and we were there for almost 5 hours. He was pooped by the time we were leaving. As we were walking out I ask,
M: "Honey, are you tired?"
J: "No, I'm NOT tired." (he can never admit this)
M: "Oh, really."
J: "No, I'm just worn out." (he said it with such exhaustion)
It's never a dull moment around here. Kids sure do keep us on our toes, don't they! Such a blessing and such a joy!