William like to pray before all meals now, which is absolutely precious. Today's breakfast prayer included thanks for our wonderful life, a wish for snow, and closed with thanks/wish for a wonderful future. I am going to have to start recording these. He is so genuine and it's adorable. Love that monster.
I realize that I'm 100% bias, but Patrick is really shining in school (probably thanks to being a good year older than his classmates, thank you September 1st school cutoff). He can write his ENTIRE name, loves to have me spell words for him, is great at numbers, and is generally a smartie pants (but the good kind). Ms. Phyllis, remember her?! Only Williams' most favorite teacher of all time. Yep. She says that he is coming out of his shell and we both hope that next year his Pre-K teachers will find the right way to gain his trust. He's so cute and funny and awesome when he trust you - it just takes a good long minute for him to be comfortable. We shall see. Fingers crossed. Pre-K is coming up way too soon, and even after getting an extra year of him being "little", I'm still not ready to send him to real school.
Atleast this real school is still at the TLC> And then I suppose, there will be the perk of both boys going to the same school. That sure will make drop off/pick up simpler. Yeah. Ok. I can come to terms with that.
They are both still relatively picky eaters. Patrick more so than William. I have gotten them to eat pork chops by calling them nuggets or just chops - they haven't figured out it's not chicken yet. They will eat broccoli, but only raw and with ranch. I only really like broccoli roasted with olive oil & garlic, so that one is a little less fun to model. They love sausage and noodles, but I was informed yesterday that they prefer penne over spaghetti noodles. Oh excuse me!! But tortelini is always a winner. LOL Applesauce will always reign supreme, and Patrick has decided he does like apple slices and even occasionally will eat pineapple. He does not like blackberries/raspberries in his smoothies. William loves ALL fruit - no surprises there though!!
OH! The dog!! Santa and his elf helper, Silly Willy, brought the boys a puppy a week before Christmas because of their great behavior and asking so sweetly. :) She is a beagle mix and her name is Sadie. She is perfectly adorable and totally destructive. The boys aboslutely adore her! William totally and emphatically believs that she is a North Pole puppy and desperately wants to take her to school to show everyone. Just the cutest. They love to give her hugs (when she's still), take turns holding the leash when she walks, and teaching her new tricks. She is 5 months old (3 months when we got her) and is ALL puppy. She drives me bananas but is very sweet when tired and likes to cuddle and loves to sleep under my covers. Silly dog. She is the best worst decision ever. Haha!!