Kipton turned 3 years old this past Saturday, July 20th. We had a fun little party with just family and a few friends. Unfortunatley, I used my big camera and I'm not able to upload the pictures onto my computer just yet. We have lost our laptop to a crash, and are working on getting things switched back to our desktop computer. So for now, I thought I would take time to update on Kipton Lee.
Kipton is for sure the 2nd child. He is not scared of anything, and wants to do everything that his big brother Karson does. He sometimes wants to like the same things as Karson (fishing, hunting, camo clothes) but I just really don't think he TRULY does like those things. I can say he does like anything to do with construction work. Bulldozers, Escavators, Trains, Cars, Trucks, that sorta thing.
Here is a little about our little Kipton:
-He likes to play outside. (sandbox, swing like a big boy, slide, jump on the trampoline)
-He does NOT like to get his head wet, therefore swimming has been an adjustment but I feel like getting more and more into the summer he is getting much better. He wears that little puddle jumper and goes swimming on his own.
-He is strong willed! Just this morning we were going to the park. He wanted to wear hot/winter orange socks, and I had picked out short white socks to go with his shoes. He threw a HUGE fit. Thankfully, he is easy to calm down and after talking through it, he wore the socks I had picked.
-He has moved into Karson's 3-5 year old class at church and no longer in the nursery. He thinks he's big stuff especially since I am teaching in that class every other month. He did so great last week. I was nervous he wouldn't sit through the lesson but he did great. Probably one of the best in the class because it was so new to him and he was just taking it all in.
- He does not care who leaves. If I go out and leave them with my parents he has never cried. He never cries going into church. He has been my easy child as far as the seperation part is concerned. His brother on the other hand. Not so much.
-Kipton wakes up around 7:30 every morning and requests a "warm" milk. I do still warm up his milk for 35 seconds in his cup in the microwave. haha sounds silly but I just still do it. He never request warm milk except for the first cup in the morning. It's like his coffee :) He wakes me up and says "mommy get me my warm milk and get you your coffee". It's cute!
-Kipton is not much of a napper. This is super strange to me because Karson is 4 years old and STILL takes a 2/3 hour nap every single day. Kipton does have to lay down at 1:30 just like Karson, but most of the time he just talks or plays in his room. I have taken all toys out besides books just to make sure that wasn't the reason he wasn't napping. Nope. He still doesn't nap. So he normally takes all of his books out of the basket and just rests with his stuffed animals and talks to them. He normally stays in the room until 3 and then I let him come out. Which is pretty good if you ask me for someone that is not willing to nap anymore. I'll take it :)
-He still has a little blanket he sleeps with, but the attachment is really fading. Sometimes he doesn't even ask for it in his bed but I just always keep it in there.
-Kipton loves dress up. Karson did/does not. He loves to be a deer, baby Jaguar, hunter, cowboy. On this partciular day he was wanting to be a cowboy and I was giving him a horsey ride. Karson captured the moment. :) Brothers are good for that.
-Kipton is an animal lover. He loves our dogs and I will find him all throughout the house petting and talking to the dogs. He LOVES the chickens and loves going to check on them. Normally in the 3-4pm range when Karson is still asleep we will go out and check on the chickens together. He helps me feed and talks to them.
-Kipton just recently wanted to try riding Karson's big boy bike instead of a tricycle. It was no problem for him and he never looked back to the tri cycyles. Since he kinda took over Karson's bike, my parents gave Karson another big bike they had saved for him. He LOVES it and everyone is happy. This morning we went to the park to ride bikes since our house isn't the best place. They had a blast and Kipton rode so well.
-The boys rode their bikes and I got to run. Thankful to be able to do that again since the car wreck. It felt super good and all was well. They kept me going pretty fast too!
-Kipton is just a funny child with a HUGE personality. He does all kinds of funny things and talks really well for his age. He is constantly telling me "I just accidently messed up my room" or "I just accidently bit Karson". We have been trying to teach them the difference between an accident and on purpose.
-Kipton will be staying home with momma this fall again. I did put Karson in the little 3 year old class at preschool, but I have decided not to put Kipton in. For many reasons, but I am so happy and thankful to get another year with just him on 3 mornings a week. We normally go grocery shopping, go to the library, Target, run errands, that sorta thing.
-I love you Kipton. You are so fun, and we are so thankful to have you in our home. You are such an handsome guy and you will sweep some lady up with your charm someday. Boy you can lay it on thick when you are in trouble.
Happy 3rd Birthday!