I am awake at an unusual hour due to drinking a Diet Dr. Pepper AND a mocha cookies n creme milkshake... both after 4 pm! (I had forgotten I had the Diet Dr. Pepper- see, I should not be drinking aspartame! Aspartame is linked to memory loss, ya know?) Anywho... just thought I would do a little update while I'm wired.
Harper: We begin home school on Monday! We are both so excited! I asked her today if she was maybe a little sad that she wasn't going to a school like her friends at church. She said she wasn't sad at all! She couldn't wait to do school at home! Precious girl. While on my caffeine buzz, I have finished cleaning out our art supply cabinet and gotten everything all ready! Eeep! I will definitely try to update more on this!
|A little dress up in my closet.|
The boys: Their little personalities are exploding before us, and let me tell you they are SSSOOOOO different!
|Laughing after baths.|
Warner: This kid is a crack up. He loves schedules, organization, a plan, and following rules. He knows several sight words and surprised me by reading 'Happy Day' the other day on my phone. He knows so much, and is always telling me things like, 'Okay, when we get home, we are going to brush our teeth, put on our jammies, read the Bible, and go to bed. Right, Mom? Okay??' Always has a plan this one.
|Boys turned 4...FOUR!!! on July 16th|
Crews: He is still the cuddle bug. He asks me a few times a day to 'ride on my back' which means he wants to be carried in the Ergo carrier while I clean the kitchen. He weighs 40 lbs, but when I pick him up, he curls all up and feels like he weighs about 25 lbs. (for about 5 minutes...). He is quite passionate, and has been having a challenge controlling his out bursts. He is so soft spoken and gentle, yet can turn hot in a second. His little lisp is just about enough to melt you into a puddle. He says 'th' for 'f'.' So, food = thood. Makes me giggle all the time. A saying in our family is 'others first' I make him say it all the time because it's so cute to hear..'others thirst.' Such a little love bug.
|Love this 'smile'|
Maverick: I am giggling just thinking about our raspy, loud, new york accent Mav. Seriously, he is too much. Haaaa-pah, whe-ahs your wah-tah? (Harper, where's your water? For example) He will yell, Mom! Mom! Mom! for me to say, yes, Maverick?!?! And then he will answer, I yub you. Killer. He also has been playing puppy with his other brother's lately. And he named himself Hambone. Bahaha! But, now he says he's a 'kimmie' (aka kitty) cat. He keeps me laughing A LOT!
Haven: Oh this little curly cue. She has my heart. Tonight she filled in the blanks to Jesus Loves Me for the first time - saying 'me, Bible, so, strong'. She wants to be soooo big & do everything like her brothers and sister. She adores Meme (Minnie) Mouse and Meeecky Mouse. I do believe Grandma Dee Dee (my mom, who lives right behind us!) in her eyes, has hung the moon. Speaking of moon, she loooooves to find it! Moooo!!! Mooo!!!! Oh, and to update from the last post...she started nursing again after her little strike, and is still nursing at 19 months. Now, I have a new dilemma...weaning. I do believe she will want to nurse for.ev.er. I'm beginning to wean her...I think. But, its going veeerrrryyy slowly. haha! She signs milk and says 'mek' or 'meky.' It's really cute. Oh, and she finally started walking at 17 months & 2 weeks. I was almost going to start to worry, but then, she pretty much took a few steps and then started running. (well, that's a leetle exaggerated) But, she has definitely caught up to her brothers and sissy. I'm thankful for the extra time I had her as my baby. She is definitely a full-fledged toddler now!
|She adores bebes.|
Chris: He's about to start Greek in seminary. I'm really excited because I want to learn some, too. I hope to listen in on some of his online classes! He loves ministry and we are blessed to be at this church. Cannot believe we have been here for over 5 1/2 years!
|Also, we grew really crazy big sunflowers this summer!|
|Hanging out on a family vacation!|