I don't talk all that much about my kids on the blog, but today is a post all about them! This year I have a first grader and a K4 kid. My son turns 6 this week, actually, and my daughter is 4 and a half =) We had a family birthday party for my son this past weekend, so we took the opportunity to get outside and snap some pictures! Enjoy (or at least humor me)!
First up is Mackenzie. She is so stinkin' cute =) Like I already said, she is 4 1/2 and a complete girly-girl. She is doing a great job learning to read and enjoys taking part in our homeschool days. Really, though, she would rather be playing house and asks us to play with her all day. She lives in a bit of an imaginary world, which drives my very logical son a bit crazy =) You can pretty much always find her making 'crafts,' playing 'mommy,' or singing. This girl loves music. I have a feeling that music will be her thing.
Next up is Trevor. He is a brand-new 6-year-old! I love how his birthday falls right at the beginning of a new school year. That works so well for my structured brain =) Speaking of a structured brain, this kid is me to a T. He pretty much shares all my qualities, the good and the bad =( When I see him struggling with something, I know that he gets it from me. When I see him soar at certain things, I understand because his brain works just the same way mine does. He is a deep thinker, a logical thinker. He does not like to imagine. He likes to understand why and to figure things out. He is very smart, but easily frustrated. He likes to teach others the things he has learned. You can pretty much always find him reading a book, putting together LEGOs, playing the piano, or playing outside. This kid will probably be an engineer or something like that.
It is so interesting to see how two children, two siblings, can be so different. He is a strong introvert (like me), she is a complete extrovert. He needs to step back when we are at family gatherings just to be by himself for a bit. She asks me every day where we are going that day. Even at age 4 she would much rather be out than in. He is a complete realist. She lives in an imaginary world. "I'm having a baby today, mama. No, really I am! And my name is Emily. Really, it is!" He needs things to be logical. Truth is more abstract to her. They both excel at music (him at the piano, her at music in general), but for completely different reasons. He studies pieces of music and wants to know exactly what each symbol means, and how to play each note. She looks at any sheet of paper and sings her own song.
They are very different, but they love each other! I am excited to see what this school year holds for them!
Here are a few more pics, just for fun =)
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