Thursday, November 19, 2015

Puffy Coats

Nothing cuter than little boys in their puffy winter coats! I sure love these brothers!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

3 Kids and Their Daddy

After cleaning the church building on Saturday:

I love this family of mine. I'm so grateful we get to add another member in 2 months! (And thank goodness Sam is strong!)

Friday, October 23, 2015

Hanging Out in the Dryer

This silly little boy has found a new favorite place to hang out. Luckily he doesn't know how to close it on himself!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

"Mommy" Ellie

     My kids are in a stage where I just want to freeze time. Of course they fight often and disobey a lot, but they are just so cute and fun right now. Now that Jonah is old enough to join in most of their games, all three of them love to play together. And Ellie has recently taken on such a "mommy" role, especially with Jonah. If he is doing something he shouldn't, she will pick him up and bring him to me (which can be kind of funny since he is nearly as big as she is...). She is also good at comforting him when he gets hurt or sad. Sam told me that the other day when I was at the store Jonah had fallen down and started to cry. He looked around for Ellie, and made the "come here" signal to her that he does with his chubby little hand. She went over to him, sat down on the floor, he sat on her lap, and they hugged for awhile while Ellie repeated "It's ok, Jonah" over and over again until he felt better. 

     Also, this morning as Ellie was supposed to be cleaning her room, (not that it needed it or anything, right? Yikes!) Jonah brought a story over to her and she said "sit on my lap and I'll read it to you." I had to run to get the camera because it was a short book, and as you can see I barely made it in time! They were in the last page.

     So sweet. I love watching my kids interact with each other. And it is so fun to have a girl as the oldest because she takes such good care of her brothers. I can't wait to see how much she loves her new little brother when he is born!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Playing with Princesses

This girl is ALL about the princesses lately. A sweet neighbor girl gave Ellie all of the Pollys that she doesn't play with anymore, and they are definitely going to be just as loved by their second owner.

I love hearing her in her room making them each talk to and interact with each other. It is so fun to watch her imagination and personality continue to come out as she gets older. I sure love my girly little girl!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Unplanned Time "In"

On Tuesday as we got into the car to take Ellie to school, I realized the car was dead. (The kids love to play with the lights and I forgot to check that they were off) Luckily school is only about a half mile away, so I got out the stroller for Jonah and the two big kids walked. Usually I would have been really frustrated that Ellie was going to be late, that the kids were walking slow, that our errands would have to be postponed, etc., but I decided that it didn't really matter too much. I mean, it's preschool, and being late one day is not going to be a problem. Besides, it was a beautiful morning. So the kids and I walked Ellie to school, and had a great time. (It did take almost an hour round trip because Nathan has short little legs... But that's ok!) On the way back Nathan told me everything inside his cute little brain, and pointed to anything remotely interesting for a 2-year-old boy.

When we got home we decided to make cinnamon sugar popcorn.

And I let the boys lick all of the sugar out of the bowl. They LOVED that!

Then we did puzzles and just hung out until Sam brought Ellie home after school and jumped the car for us. I was surprised at how well the boys cooperated doing the puzzle together. Usually Ellie takes over and tells everyone what they need to do.

I really enjoyed this time with my boys, even if it wasn't what I originally had planned for the morning! I think we will be having more "time in" while Ellie is in school instead of always running errands!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Funny Meltdown Moment

The other night Sam gave Nathan a book to read before going to down for a nap. Nathan asked what the book was called, and when Sam said "It's A Book" Nathan just completely lost it. Sam tried over and over again to explain to him that the name of the book was "It's A Book," but he kept asking "What's it's naaaaameee?"

Poor little guy! But it will be funny for him to look back on once he can read, I'm sure!
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