Tuesday, April 18, 2017


Don't doubt in the dark what you know to be true in the light.

Monday, March 27, 2017

4.5 years

35lbs, size 4 or xxs clothes, and size 11 shoes.
Love sleeping in your new bunk bed and moving into John's room.
Refuse to sleep on the top bunk though!
Master two wheeled bike rider.
Moved up to the 16in bike but had to trim the seat post down a bit.
Every night you ask me "What's in the morning, mama?" because you love having stuff to do and places to be and people to see.
All your teachers at church say you're a joy.
Thoughtful and considerate. When you're brother doesn't earn a snack, you often share with him anyways.
Eating habits have dramatically broadened and that's so encouraging!
When you get mad or frustrated is when you often get out of control and have trouble expressing yourself.
This was not the winter to try skiing. You get the concept but are almost not heavy enough to make the skis do what you want.
Gymnastics has been a blast and your super balance and coordination skills make you an easy show off.

Monday, March 20, 2017

30 Months - 2.5 years

28ish lbs - you're getting to big to carry anymore!
3t pants and 2t shirts, size 7 shoe
It still throws me to see you wearing joeys old clothes and shoes. It makes me do a double take. Sometimes I look at you guys playing and I'm not sure who is who!
Just like everything else I've ever worried about...giving up the paco was the best decision ever and no big deal.
Have absolutely no inhibitions.
Love to jump and climb and never second guess yourself.
Professional whiner and are often spoiled because of it.
Such a picky eater.
Could sustain life off French fries, noodles,  cashews, and water. Not a big milk drinker.
Still love goop, so that makes me think we can round out those odd eating habits.
Have become a master balance bike rider and of course, you ride like a madman.
Don't like being alone and you're lost when your brother isn't around.
Joey taught you how to climb out of your crib. So that's fun.
Too bad you're not ready for a big bed yet.
You love to sing twinkle, Jesus loves me, and happy birthday.
Ironically, at church, your teachers tell me you're quiet and reserved! So not like at home!
It's scary how much you repeat and mimic Joey!!!!
Gymnastics has been a blast and pay attention and follow directions better than I thought.
You're a little bit bigger than Joey at this age and people often ask if you guys are twins! Yikes!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Joey quote

"Mom, I love you 5. And I love dada...5. But I love John 60! He's my best brother and makes me laugh with his duppie!"

Saturday, January 7, 2017

John quote


Me: John you look good! You feel better buddy? 
John: yeah. 
Me: what should we do today? You up for an adventure? 
Me: I don't think grandmas ready for us. 

I think he's ready to be anywhere but here. 

Monday, January 2, 2017

To Compare

I'm so bad at this kind of stuff.

Joey is sensitive and logical. He thinks about other people and is extroverted in the sense he likes to be around people. He likes to be close and touching. Putting him in timeout is the worst punishment because it separates him. He is caring and curious about asking how your day went. He all the sudden starting carrying around a stuffed dinosaur and pretends it's his baby. He's been consistent about taking it everywhere and even putting it to bed at certain times.
He has a great memory and can remember a phrase that a salesman used and then bring it up in conversation 2 weeks later. He tends to let John push him around and often won't fight back. He's content to play by himself and loves anything with wheels. His ability for sound effect rivals his dad's and he has an excellent sense of direction and always seems to know where we're going or how to get there.

John is all heart. He has no fear and wants only to keep up with his brother no matter what ladder, height, or jump is in the way. He loves to throw and could play catch all day. He likes to be entertained and is more of a troublemaker. He will climb the furniture and unravel a giant roll of paper towels and dig through the silverware drawer and pull out a knife. He's a klutz and sets his eyes on something and will trip or run into a wall trying to get there.
John seems to need time away to recharge, where a little time in his crib can calm him down and often tells us when he is tired and ready to go to bed. He scares easily and even our own dog barking will cause him to cry, which is funny because he has loud, shrill scream of his own. His communication skills are lacking so he resorts to hitting and pinching in order to get attention. He does not ever sit still and isn't interested in snuggling or watching TV or playing with toys that don't have him moving and jumping around.