I’ll just pretend I haven’t missed any of the past 6 months, and just continue on as if nothing happened. I mean in the realm of life, what’s 6 months, right? Actually a lot if you happen to be 7 months old, so, I’ll just zoom ahead and start with filling the blog up with the youngest and work my way up, hows that?
You are every bit a charmer and sweetheart as imagined from the beginning. You have completely wrapped yourself around your Daddy’s fingers and have a death grip. I routinely hear ” I don’t know what to do, she is so cute!” from your Dad, and it seems like you are playing that cute card well. You continue to bless us with smiles, giggles and coos, and you continue to be the most content and happy baby. Just the other night, my Mom and extended relatives were Skype calling from CA, and wanting to say hello, asked to see you. You had been asleep for a good 1/2 hour or so, but I got you up any way in the name of family and love, and you cooed, smiled and did your thing for the next 20 minutes before promptly going right back to sleep without a peep. I mean, seriously!? Never. happened.before. Thank you for being a sweet-natured, easy going #3 child (I mean, aren’t they all?) We eagerly (not too much, though) await your next few milestones, as you’re on the brink of scooting, sitting independently, and taking in more solids. You laugh the hardest around Isaac who continually makes silly things out of nothing, and amazed at silenced by both your brothers’ antics, wrestling and jumping off furniture. You have stood your ground with taking a pass on the pacifier, but content to fall asleep on your own. Your dimples and dark eyes put me in a trance, and wait, do I see hair starting to sprout!? Time will tell if its the lighter or golden hues, but for now safe to say you’re tracking after big bro Will. Love you to pieces, XOX Mom
You have come into your own with the turn of the corner into year 3. It was a big year for you, with lots of big emotion and passion and energy. Your dad and I have loved your spirit and spunk with every corner, and heard myself say “Age 2 is the cutest age, but also the most work!” You had me going from sun-up to sun-down sometimes with tears and tantrums to start and end the day :) Even so, I admire every little thing about you. I want to bottle up the image I have of you racing with arms pumping after a ball, your brother, food, or to get out of the house. You are silly and full of humor and always have a twinkle in your eye. Your speech and use of words continue to keep up smirking and smiling and we don’t EVER want to correct your Boston-accent laden language (IE: “Come ova here” ) and the sound of the slush of your s’s and ch’s! Its what makes you unique and lovable! Your latest sayings are in 3 year old fashion: “I need some help ova here/its kinda heavy ova here” Need some prvacy, Mom” “That’s danjerous, Will” (Or for anytime you’re saying Will ~ “Whil”) and my personal favorite, “Thats not ‘propriate” Isaac, you LOVE stories. Anything that can be made into a story, or a Once Upon a time moment and your eyes are locked, and your gaze is set. I can see your wheels in your brain moving the story through and thinking about all the different characters and events. You continue to love on Will (“Mom, Whil’s my best frwend”) which thoroughly makes me all melty inside. You love giggling, eating, imitating Will, getting tossed, wrestled and acting tough, or watching Planes 2 anything, and being with your buddy, Henry. You have a soft side, too, and will be the first to show compassion, look out for Grace, or offer me a Band-aid. When you turned 3, and opened up a gift that had 2 action figures inside, you immediately gave one to Will without thinking twice. (MELT). You have a soft spot for snuggling and hugging. I love you to pieces, little man, XOX Mom
To my oldest and (sigh, weep) about to be a Kindergartener! I don’t know where 5 years has gone, but certainly, looking at you, I know you’re not as dependent as you were once were. You are capable, responsible, and have a great memory. You continue to love Childrens Gate Montessori and even though you don’t tell us a whole lot about your day, I know your brain is working hard taking it all in, and trying to recite it back to me. You remember every song learned from Ms. Karen, and love every detail of music. You love drawing and pointing out the parts of an animal book, or favorite types of animals you’re recently learning. You like numbers, but only as it relates to food (!) and in connecting it with live events happening around you/pretending its a game. You LOVE computer games, and figuring out problems and using aspects of the computer. You love to snuggle, read a book, and make up stories, songs, and games. I love how you help and become such good buddies with Isaac. The awe he has for you is like no other. You are curious, thoughtful, compassionate and loving. I am so blessed to be your Mommy. You have a tender heart for others, and enjoy being with just 1-2 other friends. Its what makes you special and unique; your quiet and loving pursuit to be with others, a leader and yet a follower all in one. You are aware of yourself and what others might want or feel, and that is a sign of the Holy Spirit in your heart. We’ve had big discussions lately about you and education for next year. It looks like you’ll be going around the corner to the “big” school in the neighborhood. You have no idea the prayers we are praying for you, and on your path ahead. We trust in God for all your steps, and are so blessed to see you seek Him in the little ways you know and are learning more about Him. I’m so proud of the little man you’re becoming more each day. Love you to pieces, XO MOM