Ten On Tuesday- Our Boys

1. It is definitely spring here in Southern California. Our flowers are in bloom, which thankfully means the apricot, peach & apple trees will be growing soon. Sad but true but I wish the blooms would stick around instead because well my favorite color is still pink & I think these are beautiful. 2. Jimmy turned 14 months a few weeks back. Finally consistently sleeping through the night again after spending the last 5 months waking up every night. Getting close to speaking more words but still just grunting & pointing when he wants something. And as you can kind of see he is happily enjoying his new window seat in the truck. (Johnnie has decided that he wants to sit in the middle seat now.) And he has also just had his 1st bath in the sink. So fun!3. Johnnie turned 43 months old last week. Still as goofy as ever. Such a great speaker & so smart. We have always focused on teaching him the alphabet using upper case letters but just last week while driving to school he spelled out the word umbrella all in lower case letters. He picks things up so easily that it only surprised us for a second. Smarty pants! Now go put my pan away. And as the 2nd picture shows he is still ADDICTED to his pacifier. We try to limit it to bedtime but occasionally he sneaks one in to his pocket. 4. Joey turned 28 months old last week too. Language skills are growing by leaps & bounds daily. Still has the fiery temper but has learned to say sorry A LOT. This month he suddenly looks like a boy to me. Not the baby boy who used his body language to express his feelings but instead the toddler boy who mostly uses his words & occasionally his body language when he's angry or can't tell us how he feels.5. An example of how hard it is to get a great photo of my boys. I was able to get them all to sit on the porch for me. I was able to get them to all look at the camera at the same time. But of course when I downloaded the pictures this was the best one I captured. The oldest & youngest boys happily smiling at the camera & a moody middle boy well being moody. 6. Such a sport lover. Basketball & golf. Anything that keeps him outside. Such concentration always involving his tongue out & just so darn cute. 7. A photo with my baby boy after eating birthday cupcakes. I love his smile! How it lights up his whole face. His blonde hair against my dark hair always brings a smile to my face & has a way of lighting me up from the inside. Love you kiddo. And you know what else makes me smile. The artwork that is always on our fridge that you can see in the top left of the photo. An octopus covered in fruit loops. Hehe!8. My birthday gift I found on my kitchen island. I look at it as cupcake holders & an iPod I really wanted as opposed to the hint that I should bake & run a little more often. Just kidding I know that my husband doesn't want me to run more often.9. Monkey see. Monkey do. The boys climbing on the rocks in our front yard. Johnnie would climb up the rock & jump off so of course Joey wanted to try & then well Jimmy thought he could do it too, but he found it a little taxing just to get over the rock wall.10. Happy 6th Anniversary babe! It just seems like so much longer than that because we have been together for 12 years. Thank you Kayci for watching the boys so we could have a nice evening out.


J.J. Killins said...

what a pretty sweater cathy! that color looks beautiful on you! i know what you mean about the flowers sticking around - our lilacs are in bloom and smell divine for like 3 weeks and then the pretty lavendar flowers are gone and just green leaves.

Katie said...

I agree with JJ...such a pretty color on you! Happy Anniversary (belated)!