We have a doctors appointment tomorrow and then I will adjust his height and weight. I think he is about 36 lbs or so.
He wears a 4t-5t depending on brand, and is in a size 9 shoe, sometimes 10.
This year has been a VERY big year for him. He started preschool, moved to a new house, became the only child in the house since Dane is at Kindergarten all day, he started coming to work with me at the daycare, and he found out he is going to no longer be the baby of the family. He is not the easy-going type of kid that would take all these changes lying down. Nope, that would be too easy for Knoxie to do!
Knox is doing great at preschool. He loves to go now, although at first he had anxiety and a lot of times said he didn't want to go and cried when I left. He knows how to count past 20, he can write his name, and so many other things he didn't know before. They send home a slip every day saying if your child makes "good choices" or if they had any time outs that day. At the beginning of the year he had more frequent bad choices, but he has probably went 20 or more days making good choices. Makes me proud!
He loves the new house, although he is very adamant that he hates our stairs. He says "I hate the stairs! I think we need to get an escalator!" Keep dreaming son!
I hate to say it this way but he is quite the lazy child. He doesn't have the drive to run in circles and play for hours like his brother. He will say "ugh I'm tired I need a break" and sit down. I asked him if he wanted to play T-ball this year and he said "no thanks" just like that. He is not interested in too much physically activity. I still think he will come around though.
He is very strong-willed. Sometimes I get so frustrated because it seems like EVERYTHING is a battle. From something so small as scooting over, to leaving every morning for the daycare, to brushing teeth, to bed.Like I said he is not the go-with-the-flow type at all.
He has to be very gingerly coaxed into things and sometimes bribes must be involved or it is a huge ordeal. HA!
At first he was not very happy about a new baby coming into the family. He didn't fully understand all that would be happening but up until this point he has made it clear that he didn't care for babies. He hates how they cry, he hates how they take attention away, etc. And that was true with most children younger than him. Thankfully the daycare has really helped soften the blow of that one, and he hopefully won't take so much jealousy out on his brother! He even picked out a stuffed animal for him at the store a few weeks ago.
We have a 3 month old baby at our daycare as well as two 1 year olds and so he has had to adjust to smaller children than him, as well as sharing my attention with others. It has been such a blessing. I know when I had Dane I was so worried about him feeling left out but he never did, but Dane is a completely different kid.
He started out being very shy and between daycare and preschool he has really come out of his shell. But everyting has to be on his terms, like he is so sweet and loving but only when he wants to be. It took him SO long to even give his grandma a hug! She was thrilled when it finally happened.
His current loves include Minecraft (the video game) of course, both pocket edition on ipad and on ps3. Him and brother have recently been watching a lot of youtube videos about minecraft hacks etc, and they think those are awesome. I don't get it but whatever. He loves to play army, guns, and cowboys. When he grows up he says he wants to be a cowboy so he can "hunt people" and ride around on his horse. I assume he means hunt down bad guys LOL. He also said that cowboys don't have kids or get married! DUH MOM! He also loves cars/trucks which is no new thing.
He and his brother have a love-hate relationship it seems. They like each other in small doses but anytime Dane is off of school or something for a few days they fight like crazy. It is a power struggle all the way.
He says the most hilarious things. He current obsession is "dude!" for everything. He is so clever!
The other day he asked his brother if he wanted to "chill" inside with him for a while. "Chill" ha!