Friday, April 15, 2016

August Kingston, 4 Months Old

It's been four months of deliciousness!

They say that time flies when you're having fun and that's exactly what's been happening 'round these parts with Baby August -- time is flying. And we're having loads of fun.

He's one of the most chill babies I've ever known. And I'm not just saying that. Everyone says it -- my friends, the nanny, family. I've taken him to work for a few hours a couple times and, each time, he was just so calm and observant. Everyone loves him! (And they should.)

Check out August's likes and dislikes and some adorable pictures! (PS: I wish I did this when Aiden was a baby.)

August likes:

  • Doing mini-pushups during tummy time. 
  • Rolling from back to stomach. (He's no longer trying to do it -- he's fully rolling with the homies like a pro.) You're supposed to learn to roll from stomach to back, but this guy's dancing to the beat of his own drums already. And I'm loving it.)
  • Laughing. From his belly. It's the cutest thing ever. 
  • Widening his eyes in excitement and grabbing his bottle whenever he sees that it's coming -- gotta love the expressed breastmilk.
  • Rubbing his face into my chest. (Don't ask.)
  • Sucking on his middle and ring fingers. A lot. Like, all the time.
August hates:
  • The swings at the playground. He'll learn to love it eventually. 
  • Having lotion rubbed onto him. (Ain't nobody got time for that!)
  • Combing out his hair. (Again... ain't nobody got time for that!)
  • Waiting patiently until his bottle warms up to room temperature. (It's literally the only time that he'll cry.) 

Can't wait to see what next month brings! 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

How We Win

All week my principal and I have been talking to our third graders who are taking their ELA NY State Test this week. It's three days of testing, can you believe it?!

Anyhow... everyday we come up with something to inspire them, encourage them, and push them to do their absolute best.

One of my favorite messages so far?

Hard work beats talent any day. Everyday. We've got to work hard, work smart, work consistently... and work to the point of being uncomfortable. When we move pass our comfort zones, when we get a little uncomfortable, when we get comfortable with being uncomfortable... 

THAT'S when the growth happens. 

THAT'S when we get to our personal best. 

And THAT'S how we win. 

Now... who's ready to win this thing?

That was for a test. But, obviously it can be applied to life. Are you ready to feel the fear, but do it anyway? Are you ready to consistently put in the work to move closer to reaching your goals?

I know I am.


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