7/1/09 *Tonight I noticed that technically he no longer needs to stand on a stool to brush his teeth. Sigh, I knew he was growing, but really, he could slow down a bit!
7/2/09 *Today, while eating lunch on the back porch, mid bite of macaroni and cheese: Charlie: "Is there a man in Mickey?" Mom: "A man?" (not sure what he meant) C: "Does he have a man in him?" M: "Oh, a man.....um well, Mickey is Mickey." Charlie ponders the response. M: "Char, why did you ask if there is a man in Mickey?" C: "Cause he doesn't talk to anyone." M: "Mickey can't talk at Disney because there are SO many people there that if he talked to all of them his throat would really hurt!"
7/10/09 Charlie of course loves his little brother Thomas and I have witnessed countless acts of kindness between the two. Yet tonight was a little different and worthy of documentation as it completely and utterly melted my heart. While laying in Mommy and Daddy's bed with legs entangled, Lovey and Blue in attendance, the soft sucking noise of the bink and watching a show, ie Thomas or Bob the Builder, Charlie starts patting his chest and saying "Ah Tomma, let me hold you! Ah come on Tomma I love you, let me hold you" At which Thomas promptly negotiated his way through a gazillion pillows, body parts and lovies and into the arms of his older brother. Head on chest, arms hugging and big smiles. I love my boys!
July: Charlie is really taking to drawing outside with chalk. He loves to draw trains and fish (I LOVE them!) and has even begun to illustrate things that we had experienced that day. We went to the Natural History Museum and he saw an exhibit of a coal car that was carrying copper out of a mine, so he drew that and it was amazingly accurate. He even included the shoot that the coal slide down on the wall. Today we went to the zoo and he drew the zoo train, even spelled out the word zoo all by himself and included a signal with flashing red lights and all.
7/12/09 At 4:35am Trent was awaken by the crying out of our eldest boy. His mother lay in a deep sleep until she heard a shrill little voice at the side of the bed say "Oh, I am SO excited I get to sleep with you Mama!" One flannel/softy pillow later, one soft lovie all snuggled and smelly and one tiny boy wrapped up between the loving arms and legs of his parents and we all settled in to sleep. There is nothing sweeter then to snuggle with the man you love and your babies!
7/22/09 Growing pains again. Every few months our sweet, obedient boy turns into a four year old. Oh wait a minute, he is a 4 year old! The whiny, argumentative, opinionated, grouchy, head butting monster rears its ugly head and over takes our sweet son. Typically this lasts for about 2 or 3 days. We are in day 2. Dear sweet boy, I know these are growing pains that we all need to go through and I know that you come out on the other side stronger and more independent, a big boy who is kind and sweet, obedient and loving. But the days in which "teaching" and true "growth" occur, are difficult. Mostly for you, for you little mind is trying to wrap itself around concepts and rules that are foreign to you. Growing up is hard to do! :) UPDATE: going into day 8 what IS going on?!?!!?
7/27/09 Charlie started VBS today. He seemed to like it but doesn't fork over much information about camp or school for that matter. He did tell me that they made a "light bug" craft and that he had some chips for snack, but only a few and that he DID NOT want a drink and so he did not have one....alrighty then! He definitely did NOT like that another boy that was in his group continued to yell during camp and that this boy also repeatedly "escaped" and ran away....terrific! He was exhausted afterwards (it runs from 9-12am) and even started to drift off in the car. One would think that he would have crashed for a nap, but nope, he is too busy reading his book and sing a song about Jesus right now....gotta love it!
Life seems to be flying by, especially since having the guys! Everyday they say or do something that just tugs at our heart, amazes us or even brings us(me) to tears! We want to remember it all!! We want to remember all the fun we had, all the messy fingers, and yes, even the hard times! God has truly blessed us with a wonderful family, amazing children, and each other! How grateful are we!? So here goes trying "remember"!