Mini Marts

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Jeremy 3 1/2 Update

He is going to be so upset at this picture one day! 

He is a steady 31 pounds. Still on the skinny side!

He loves mini golf.

I thank God all the time that we haven't had any major health problems or injuries! Jeremy is a jumper, bouncer, climb to the highest thing and jump off kind of boy! It's amazing we haven't had any huge injuries!


This boy is a great sleeper! He wakes up around 6:30am, naps from 1-3:30pm and heads to bed at 8:30pm. Interestingly he rarely naps on the days he has school. He stays in his bed but is usually singing or playing pretend in his little mind. I don't think school is active enough for him.


We are slowly weeding out the 2T shorts and moving 3T shirts in. Pants and shorts are 3T, only because of the length. We have to use the ones that have the elastic at the waist and scrunch them tight! He is in a size 10 shoe.


Preschool is Tuesday and Thursday from 9 to 12. I'm having a struggle with it! Every morning we get up to get ready he tells me he doesn't want to go :(. This makes me so sad! The only reasons he gives are he doesn't like it and that he wants to stay home with Capri and I. While making the Christmas cards out for his teachers he wanted me to write, "Thank you for being my teacher but I don't like school." He is such a social, outgoing kid that it takes me by surprise. I am a huge supporter of homeschooling and believe kids belong at home with their parents so this really gets to me. I have him in preschool to get the idea and structure of school, so when we start homeschooling, he has an idea of what it looks like. But i am send guessing that logic now. On the other hand, I don't want to let him quit something because he doesn't like it. However, there are so many other instances in life this lesson can be taught. We haven't decided to take him out yet. But I am going to start taking some time to do school work at home and see if that helps. . . After Christmas, that is!

Brotherly/Sisterly Love

Jeremy continues to amaze us with his love for his sister (and others). He is so kind to her! We have had a few times where he is too rough or doesn't stop when she is whining and not saying, "Stop." But we are working through those!


He tries to be picky! He tries to tell us he doesn't like whatever it is depending on his mood! However, he doesn't get away with it! He eats what we make. Each time! He doesn't do it at every meal and with the same thing. EXCEPT potatoes! No matter which way. .. yes EVEN french fries. . . he says he doesn't like them. He still has to try a bite each time but that's all. His favorite foods includes: Cheese, eggs in the middle, cereal, and Cuties (tangerines).
WE have noticed he has a drop in his sugar level when he wakes up in the morning and at nap time. We have to make sure we have food on hand AS SOON AS he wakes up. Or juice to spike his sugar. We also make sure he has some kinds of snack with protein around 10am. If we forget, he spirals down to almost a temper tantrum he can't control. When it get to that point by the time he has had a few fruit snack or 1/2 cup of straight juice he is back to himself. It took quite a while to figure out what was making our happy go lucky boy turn into a crazy kid! Now that we have it down, we are sure to keep up with it!


Jeremy is really good at riding his bike. We are starting to teach him without training wheels. He has crazy good driving skills! He drives his John Deer Gator all over the yard. He gives every kids a ride and tries to teach them how to drive. He says his favorite passenger is his Sissy!


There are so many little things to write about Jeremy! The monthly posts help so much! Here are the words I have out around the pictures: Prays for strength, loves God, great swimmer, naked sleeper, works outside with daddy any chance he gets, teaches Capri, Loves to get eggs and wrangle the chickens, new found love for Legos, acts out Bible stories, active imagination, writes songs.
We love getting to know this little man!

I am so blessed to be able to stay home with my kids
and watch them grow every day! 

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