Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Jacob Turns 7

I need to play major catch up - I keep telling myself I'm going to get with it and start blogging on a daily basis again but then something comes up and I find another day going by without posting. I miss it - I feel like I'm constantly behind and I'm not keeping track of things the way I'd like to. I said that after school was in for a few weeks I'd get used to this new schedule and adjust but we're almost 9 weeks in now and many days I feel like I'm right where we started. Seems things are even more hectic with the little ones in preschool two mornings a week - I'm usually busy doing something with one of their schools so that basically takes me away from the house where I would have been getting things done. I suppose I need to find a way to make our schedule work - maybe eventually I'll get the hang of it.

I'm over a week late posting about Jacob's birthday so I'll start there and then catch up on the other stuff later.

Jacob turned 7 on Oct 10th - it was a bit of a bittersweet day. I don't know how it popped up on me like that but it's incredibly hard for me to believe he's 7 years old now. Alittle bit about Jacob right now : He's loving 1st grade and doing an excellent job! His teacher says he's the picture perfect student and she couldn't ask for better. He pays attention and is always well behaved. He is the one to stop and help someone when everyone else passes them by. I am so happy and proud of his behavior and personality at school!!! Of course most of the time he's the total opposite at home :) Guess he feels like he can let loose here! He's wild and full of spunk and constantly moving. He seems to go 200 miles a minute and can never get enough. I tell my husband constantly that if we could recreate him as a child it'd definitely be Jacob :) He loves all things police - I think he's seen every episode of cops known to man ( he's rubbed his cop love off on Caleb too so looks like we'll be seeing a lot more of that). He loves motorcycles and dirt bikes and would think we were parents of the century if we actually bought him one. Although he can be wild and totally loud he is a thoughtful, caring and loving kid and I adore him! He's an awesome big brother and Caleb absolutely idolizes him!!!! When Jacob is at school Caleb constantly asks when he's coming home and has been known to get upset that he's not here.

We went low key on birthdays this year - it can always be a little tough because Jacob and Lucas' birthdays are only 8 days a part and then close to Christmas also but we always celebrate with family on one day and then we celebrate again on their actual birthdays. They always get to choose whatever they want to eat for dinner whether it be at home or going out - this year Jacob chose to go to his grandparent's house and eat hot dogs and french fries - shocked me!!!!! We had cake (which was the complete opposite of what I ordered with his name spelled wrong) but he liked it and for the moment that was what mattered. He could have possibly been the happiest kid on the planet when he found that he got money from his grandparents for his birthday - I don't think I'll ever forget his face when he opened his card.

On his birthday we had his favorite meal at home - cornflake chicken and mac and cheese. I still can't believe he didn't want to go out to eat anywhere and then we had cookie cake for dessert. He got the new Karate Kid movie from his grandmother and a cop play set and a new bike from us. He had ridden his last bike until it was falling apart. Lucas gave him a soccer ball and he of course had to go spend his money as soon as he got it and racked up on video games!!

Now that that's over I think he should go back to being a baby again because I miss that!!!!




Kelli @ RTSM said...

Sounds {and looks} like a wonderful birthday! I love the picture of him opening the birthday card with the money:)

~ Noelle said...

I know what you mean about being behind! I still have not posted several that I want to...
Maybe soon, I feel as though I am always behind as well!

Shay said...

Happy Birthday Jacob! He got such cool presents!

Paige said...

You can tell by the mess on the kids mouths that they really loved that cake! haha so cute! What is cornflake chicken? Jacob looks much older than 7 and that bike is totally awesome! What a lucky lil man!

Erin said...

oh look how excited he is with the bike and the money and evreything.. love seeing kids expressions when they are excited!! :)

its ok to be behind!!

He & Me + 3 said...

Wow he had an awesome low key birthday. Nice presents. His face says it all. What a fun time.
Happy late Birthday Jacob.

Liz at 4 GUYS and A DOLL said...

VERY sweet post...he sounds like a wonderful little man...and so handsome! Glad he had such a wonderful birthday!!

love the missing tooth BTW :)

Heather said...

Love all the pictures! I'm hoping Aidan turns out that way... crazy at home, but superstar at school. Knowing my luck, it'll be opposite. haha

Ok, I think I need a recipe for cornflake chicken! Sounds yummy!!