B Man, the musician

 

Here’s a link to one of his current favorites to sing, which he calls “I’m Running to Your Eyes:”

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Target

Errands with 3 kids…phew, it can be fun, or it can wear me out!  I love these pictures and so want to record and remember these days with these 3 little guys.  Some days I like to run a quick errand by myself, but then I think about how fast they are going to grow up, and how I will miss them when I’m walking through Target by myself wishing I had my babies with me.

Right now, Target is an all out adventure and an outing.  They love to ride in the big cart and get so excited about picking out a 99 cent Hotwheels car!  I love that!  Chaz and Bradford usually like to walk at some point, and their personalities are so different.  I constantly need to remind Bradford to keep his hands in his pockets or by his side, or else he may pull an item off every shelf, and/or touch everything in sight.  He definitely is an experiential learner, who loves to touch, taste, handle, and experience whatever it is in front of him to the full.  Chaz, on the other hand, almost always lags behind.  He’s never in a hurry to get anywhere.  He loves to talk about what he sees, look at it, study it, talk to it… and can zone out much of what’s around him to just take his time and enjoy the experience.  Sam just rides at this point and laughs at his brothers.  He’s pretty cute and loves them a lot.

It’s pretty fun watching them grow and learn and experience their world, even through an outing to Target!
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Sam becomes mobile!

These pictures aren’t great, but they were the only ones I could get in the moment.  I rounded the corner and this is how I found Sam, trying to pull up already!  This boy is anxious to keep up with his brothers.  He has been army crawling and scooting for a couple of weeks now, and officially crawled on all fours today.  He’s changing fast, and in the past couple of weeks has mastered sitting, began crawling, and is moving on to attempt pulling up on the furniture!  I love watching him change and grow but know that having another mobile child will only make our house more adventuresome and wild!IMG_1426 IMG_1427

This morning, we snuggled up on the bed and were reading about and talking about Noah’s Ark for a while.  We had the animals out and our wooden ark that was Andy’s as a boy and the boys were so sweet, loving the little animal figurines and I was just soaking it in, these moments that are so sweet with them.  I love the unhurried time, the long mornings at home where I can just be with them, reading, talking, laughing with them.  Of course, the switch can turn and they can fight, wine and struggle just as any young boy, or mom, would do.  But there is so much delight in the time we get together.

Chaz is playing with the pig and B, he’s just lying on his back, legs resting on the wall.  And he says, “Mommy, where’s Heaven?”

I didn’t really know how to explain Heaven as a location to a 3.5 year old and 2 year old, so in the simplest way I knew how I told them about Heaven.  B asks, “is it really, really far away.  Like a really, long car ride?”

Well, I said. I don’t think we’ll drive a car there.  All Chaz needed to hear was “long car ride” and he starts asking “Noonie” (Movie?).  Then, they get all inquisitive about whether or not we will watch movies on the way to Heaven, and when we will go there and how long it will take to get there.

So we talked a little more about it all, about Heaven and the God who created all of us, and Jesus who was sent to be our rescuer.  Their questions were so fun and brought so much joy to our morning.  We played with the Ark some more, and I was so thankful.  Thankful for these sweet boys that God has blessed us with, thankful that I am home with them, thankful for Jesus who came to rescue us, just thankful.  These are sweet days, and my heart is full.

Summer in the Pool

I could not count the hours we have spent this summer playing in our backyard, and primarily in the pool.  The boys really cannot be outside for very long without getting in the water because of the heat, so their bathing suits live by the back door along with the sunscreen and water toys… and most days, out we go.  We did take a 3 week break when Chazzy broke his arm, but other than those weeks this has been our daily activity:

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Taking a break to mow the lawn:
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