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Friday, May 15, 2015

4 1/2

I know one busy 4 and a half year old.  He does more than most kids double his age.  We go from place to place to place and we expect him to behave through out the day.  Today, I documented his life. 
Our day started with smoothies and getting ready for school.  Technically, Nolen has school on Friday's, but we skip it for Occupational Therapy.  We dropped Edward off at school and headed over to our first therapy of the day.  Nolen had to finish up some testing and he was NOT happy about it. 
After kidpower, we drove home to pack up our lunch and head over to my friends house for hair cuts.  Stephen and I were in desperate need of hair cuts. 
I scheduled a work out at the gym at Noon, so after haircuts we headed straight to the gym.  Nolen enjoyed his lunch in the child care while I worked out.
Nolen has ABA therapy on Friday's at 1:15.  We pulled in to the driveway as soon as our therapist drove up.  Phew! Nolen spent the next 2 hours upstairs with Whitney while I made cookies and prepped dinner for a family in the ward.

Nolen finished therapy right at 3:00 so we zoomed over to Edward's school to pick him up.  Then we came back home so I could finish dinner and write my shopping list.  We climbed back in the car and dropped dinner off then went to the grocery store. 

As soon as we got home from the grocery store, I left the back door up and open so I could get the groceries out.  Nolen usually closes the garage for me.  So he did.  Right on the car.  I screamed!  He cried.  It was a total accident.  Now I have a nice scratch on the back door.

I, then, remembered I needed to take Nolen's pictures. So I grabbed my camera and clicked away! Our neighbor graduated from High School and we did a little stop by to drop off his graduation gift.  In return he gave us delicious cupcakes!
After eating a pasta dinner, we had to finish cleaning up the playroom to get ready for the garage sale.  I had to boys pick out all the toys they are willing to sale and they packaged them up so we could sale them. 
At about 9:00 PM, both boys were exhausted and the playroom was not finished.  They were ready for bed.  So I cleaned them up and put them in bed!  Long day!
Hard to believe my sweet little baby is 4 and a half today.  He has grown and changed up so much.  I love him more and more each day.  I didn't even know that was possible.  He is so brilliant.  He can memorize any story and repeat it back word for word.  He blows away all of his therapists.  He loves everything that Edward loves especially lizards, snakes, snails, and geckos.  He loves a show on Netflix's called Oscar.  He barely plays the iPad anymore and only watches TV when Edward is gone.  This little boy is really growing up. 
Happy half birthday!



KT said...

I can't believe he is growing up so fast! Such a busy mom. I don't know how you keep up with all the things you do.

Paul and Aliisa said...

Wow! Happy Birthday Nolen! Your boys are so cute Julie. I sure hope I get to meet them someday :) We just gotta get together.