Mommy School and Weekly Comparisons

5 years ago
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This week I’m starting something new with Xander.  Really I’m RE-starting it, because back in California I was doing pretty good.  Then the move happened and I was too busy getting our house together, not to mention I was big and pregnant and about five million other excuses.  Anyways, this week we’re starting what I’m calling Mommy School.  Since I stay at home, we don’t have any plans to put the boys in preschool, so by doing “Mommy School” I’m hoping to expose Xander to some of the things he’d be doing in a preschool setting.

Eating Applesauce and coloring an Alligator picture.

Eating Applesauce and coloring an Alligator picture.

That being said, he just turned two, so I don’t expect him to master any of the things we’re doing.  Right now it’s all about EXPOSING him to things, and since he is at the stage that he learns best through “play” I’m just focusing our everyday activities on letters because he’s completely enamored with them.  We’re focusing on the letter A this week.  Later this week I’ll post a roundup of all the activities we’ve done.

Now on to the side-by-side comparison of my sweet boys..

You can't really tell much of a difference in the boys in this picture, but oh man can you tell a difference in my photography skills!! Haha!

You can’t really tell much of a difference in the boys in this picture, but oh man can you tell a difference in my photography skills!! Haha!

Not the greatest of pics when it comes to Liam, but he did NOT want to be put down.  The second I picked him up he started smiling at me!  Kind of funny that this was the best picture and he and big brother are in the same exact pose though!

Not the greatest of pics when it comes to Liam, but he did NOT want to be put down. The second I picked him up he started smiling at me! Kind of funny that this was the best picture and he and big brother are in the same exact pose though!

Liam is so much longer than Xander was that he was hanging off the blanket every time he straightened his legs!

Liam is so much longer than Xander was that he was hanging off the blanket every time he straightened his legs!

 

Again, you can really tell the difference in size here in relation to how much of the blanket Liam takes up vs. Xander.  Neither boy is fully straightened but every time Liam DID straighten his legs he was hanging off!

Again, you can really tell the difference in size here in relation to how much of the blanket Liam takes up vs. Xander. Neither boy is fully straightened but every time Liam DID straighten his legs he was hanging off!

 

And then difference in personalities.. Xander was cooing away at me taking his picture.  On the other hand Liam just put his hands up and looked at me as if to say, "Hurry and finish, I'm ready for you to hold me again!"

And then difference in personalities.. Xander was cooing away at me taking his picture. On the other hand Liam just put his hands up and looked at me as if to say, “Hurry and finish, I’m ready for you to hold me again!”

The boys are total opposites so far, and honestly I love it!  It’s so fun for me to compare them!  Hopefully I don’t drive everyone crazy!

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