Tuesday, January 14, 2014

It's been far over a week, so here's another quick update on this little family. Nothing news worthy, but little things that form childhood memories and make this mama both exasperated and grateful!

This is an honesty shot. What the living room really looked like yesterday. 3 loads if laundry...a basket of towels, load of colored, and a tall stack of diapers, with more tumbeling about in the background. A nose picker. And two boys on the tablet. Sometimes, but rarely, I do give in and let them play whatever they wish, just to keep my sanity.

Saturday, Bentley and I went to the library... Just that big boy and I. We made a city from the wooden block, then read "if you give a pig a pancake" at least 5 times. Then he checked that same book out and we have read it at least 15 times here! It is a cute book, if you've never read it :)

Coy has been doing math/counting with Legos. Complete win/win! He's learning and playing..what learning is all about!

This guy. *snicker, snicker* This guy is a hoot!! He is also rocking the undies! Potty training for him started about a month ago --- his idea! He seems to think he gets the weekends off however, so that imposes (revert to picture no.1) more laundry!! But he's getting it down and I'm as proud of that little guy as he is of his firm and soft tummy!

The Saturday before, it was just coy and I that got a little morning outing in. We went to the New Coffee Mill for a cinnamon roll and coffee. But because he's underage, he only sipped their hot chocolate. I love spending time alone with each kid individually. They get along great with each other, but to focus on just them during their special time brings out bits of their sweet little personalities that we don't always get to see!

And, then there's Reid! Funny little monkey who always has us on our toes. Putting things in his mouth...daring to stand on his own...finding himself stuck in places...he's an adventurist! He still only has two teeth, but we can only guess that more are on their way by his unusual hours of fussiness. Fussy is hard to endure for hours and hours, but it's the squeels of joy and those cute, cute dimples that make up for it!!

A special friend mentioned that life gets "sugar coated" of Facebook and blogs because (most times, most people) only the good stuff gets posted. AGREED! So, to keep it real...I will let you know there has also been door slamming, hollering, hourly messes, biting (only once or twice, don't panick!), fighting, headaches, sassing, toy throwing, toy taking away.... 

Oh, the life of kids! 

Wouldn't change a thing :)

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