I love pictures! Are you wondering where they are on my blog? Me, too. Not, really. It's called Dial up. I need to try uploading a picture every night while I sleep, that will be my new experiment. But well, truthfully my brain does a warp late at night, ok, really late afternoon, and I no longer function fully....it just sort of shuts off and down....until, I must crawl into bed and recharge.
So.....my lame excuse for no pictures. Yes, my kids are as cute as ever (I know, aren't all we parents biased - it's a lovely plan of God's, so we'll love them unconditionally and so we'll get through hard days).
Today (at least in our neck of the woods), it's cooling down. Fall feels like it's on it's way. Did I get enough swimming in, no, not really, but future summers I'm sure will hold swim days, for now 3 boys by the water is fun and a handful (life jackets a must for us). It's hard to let go of fun summer days that make you feel so young and healthy. Days that make you remember your childhood as you watch your children live theirs. It's like having fun all over again as I take my kids to do some of the same things my parents did with me.
We had so much fun in TX with lots of family and lots of fun and sun. We had an exciting (and transisitional for me alone) move to the country. We've had our ups and downs on potty training (2 out of 3 love it, so were are taking a break on one for now.....). Let's just say I cried a few days, I grew up, and I'm learning to be grateful for little things in life. Our garden is still (really starting to go) full blown on the squash.....yep, that's what's for dinner every night. I save so much not going to the store every week for veggies and fruits this summer. We've been without cable (or DLS) and have survived. Acutally, I think our marriage is better for it. Late summer nights on the patio (once the kids are in bed) w/ a drink and a nice long evening chat. Making new memories....for ourselves as a couple and our kids. Learning what my Mom did for us to live in the country - THANK YOU! Stacked 3 cords of wood already, here comes the woodstove and long cozy days by it with our ABC's and our 123's.
Colby is doing well developmentally, though I do feel at times I need more tools. His passion for music and everything related - rhythm especially is consistent. His love for books and learning is always present.....I feel he'd be happy if I just read all day long to him. I feel a bit bad that he's a people pleaser/perfectionist like his father and I combined. A true oldest....sorry, Son, I guess that's what happens when you put 2 oldests together.
Kyle is the most bold of the bunch, and daring.....jumping, climbing, swinging.....he is sweet, easy (most days)....and a wonderful little man. His eye contact will draw you in.....and his spirit is so sweet! I believe there is a depth to him from the stress of his birth, something so valuable....He is great. It's funny to say most daring and also most easy going, but he is!
Ryan is my (whiner - somethign we are working on....talking would be way better) people pleasing, Daddy's boy, cheese ball. Daring in most things like Kyle, they are a force together. When my aunt said she sensed "Sons of Thunder", I'd have to agree. It felt true in my Spirit when they were in the womb, and now I get to see it in action! Thankful each day for the amazing individuality and the special bond they have (don't you want to be a twin, too...I do).
All my boys are gifted to 'talk'....not sure if they got that from my side (just kidding....if you know me and my family, boys included, we can talk). And Cuddle.....that is a talent they have to, together or w/ Adam and I. They love to cuddle. Ryan w/his ears tucked in....and Kyle w/one of his special blankies and Colby in the middle of it all.
Well, life is blessed, it can be hard....but thankful it's mine and all who are in it!
How was your summer?