Saturday, October 31, 2009

Monday's Randomness

Now that I find myself well into my third trimester, there's a daily awareness of just how close we are to welcoming Baby #3. Be it pre-registering at the hospital, shopping for more cloth diapers, or just my growing belly, it's all serves as an ever present reminder that we are just weeks away from delivery and a new little brother or sister for the boys. It's also been in this anticipation of having another newborn and recalling just how much little babies need and rely on their parents, that I've also been reflecting on just how much my other little babies are growing up. I hate to sound so cliche. Kids grow up; there's nothing new about that. But it's completely different from just hearing it and actually experiencing it!

I'm sure it's only by the grace of God that lately I've felt like I can even say that the boys seem so much bigger and able. Sort of a small blessing in helping us to ease a little more gently into the "3 under 2" category, if you will. But truly, I've been absolutely in awe of just how much The Deuce understand and at our ability to communicate more and more with them. Be it taking something to the trash and throwing it away when they are asked (without getting into the trash in the process), or helping me "unload" the dishwasher and saying "thank-you" after handing me each piece of silverware. They are becoming little people. Little people, who in their own ways, make up such a dynamic piece of our family.

And although my exhaustion may sometimes try to convince me otherwise-their sweet personalities, curiosity for life, and the fact that we, their Momma and Dada, are the lucky recipients of their affection, far outweigh the limitless energy and zeal for trouble that sometimes accompanies our duo.

And we are blessed. So very, very blessed to be the parents of two not-so little babies and one that is soon to be.

Thank you, Lord, for our sweet blessings.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Dad and Lad Time

How he spends his time when he's not encouraging Half Nelsons and Choke Holds...

Monday, October 26, 2009

According to Jer, Pt. VII

[Jer: While "reffing" the WWF match that was occurring on the living room floor.]

"Benjamin!!! No biting! Remember, we don't fight with our mouths, we fight with our hands!"


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Pick Me! Pick Me!

I usually try to eat lunch with the boys and because The Deuce don't yet "talk," I mostly spend the time asking about animals and their sounds, pointing out colors, reciting numbers, or today, labeling body parts. Well, B&A think the body part Q&A is just about the funniest thing they've ever seen or heard, especially when you ask them where their nose is. Someone almost always sticks their finger in their nose. No matter how cool you play it, this single act instantaneously triggers the other to stick their finger in their nose and all silliness ensues! It's nearly impossible to stop the carnage once it's reached this point. Ah, boys!

And it's moments like these where I don't mind letting their daddy take ALL the credit for their gene pool.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

30 Weeks

Nine weeks and counting!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Wagner Farms 2009

Turn up your volume and enjoy a little James Taylor!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

My Two Little Pumpkinheads...

...and now!
I guess the four seasons aren't the only changes a year brings! More pictures to come of our family's trip to Wagner Farms!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

You Know You Have Little Boys When...'re doing laundry and a Roly Poly falls out of a sock.