Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Dear Mr. Golden Curls,

I can't believe it was 7 years ago today that you were born, how can it be?! 7 years is one year longer than your pappa and I dated before getting hitched. 7 years is longer than I have ever lived in one house or one town. 7 years of motherhood is worlds longer than any other job I've ever had. And yet every single day you amaze me bitty kid. Amaze me with your curiosity, creative spirit, and your humor. Every day a tiny piece of little boy is replaced with big boy. I love you birthday boy!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Time, Please Slow Down

Just slow down a little tiny bit! Another Easter is here, the Little Mister's one month birthday come and gone, and my Golden Curls turning seven in a matter of days. It's too much, Time! I know how quickly it all goes, could you slow down just a smidge?

How gorgeous are these boys in their Easter duds?! Wish the photos were better, I was down to just my cell phone cam today.

Little Mister smiling in his dreams. Maybe he's dreaming about next year when he gets to hunt eggs, eat too much candy and run around like a banshee with his brothers.

The Little Mister was not into his Easter suit like his Mamma was, he especially disliked wearing shoes, so as soon as we were home he rocked the Easter casual look. Those fantastic kissy lips are what happens when someone pulls the paci plug on ya' for picture time!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Brothers Three

I can't believe its been three weeks since the Little Mister arrived. It already feels like that was lifetimes ago, like he has always been here. I've been really surprised at how easily his big brothers adjusted to having him here. There really has been no adjustment at all. A few times we've been asked questions like "Why does Mama have to hold the baby all the time?" and once or twice heard statements like "Ok, it's time to put your baby down." but all in all its been a smooth and calm transition. Nothing like adding number two 20 months after the first, with all the terrible twos tantrums, double dose of diapers and general chaos that brought with it. In the picture above Three is in the background. It took about 3 hours before he could come out and meet the family, something that did not make for a happy mama!

The big boys are just so, well, big, that its made it easy to keep their routine pretty much the same. They've been doing most things by themselves already so there's no feeling that it's the baby. They are both very curious about him and count themselves baby experts. They seem especially into him when he's crying because it's a signal to them that they can interact with him. They like to be the one to calm him. Mr. Golden Curls had the hilarious insight the other day that "Right now he's the crying type but pretty soon he'll be the smiling type." I think he's ready to be the recipient of some smiles!

Three boys. Oooh boy!! Not sure I really know what I'm in for but I have a feeling it will involve a lot of noise, band-aids and the need for me to have regular, girls only vacations.

One of these things is not like the other! Ok, there is still a chance that the Little Mister will end up blond, his hair is looking lighter already and Spitfire started out dark headed and now look at the blond! But he is dark haired and darker skinned which is making his dark and handsome Pappa very happy!