This weekend was one of those good ones –when you have nothing on your calendar for once and the weather is beautiful and sunny and you go for picnics and spend the entire weekend outside just playing. We got our yard work done early saturday morning while the kids played in the sandbox and then we just enjoyed every last drop of sunshine God gave to us this weekend. We went kite flying, bike riding, ate 90% of our meals outdoors and Ralph and I even snuck in a run together, and you know what? It sure felt a lot like summer. We even had brats and nothing says summer better than a good juicy brat. (TWSS.) Had to. This weekend was a happy happy one and happy weekends deserve a lot of pictures to document such things.
^ This is Liam: he is my independent, plump,daring little pumpkin. He is a huge mama’s boy and I am not sad about it at all. I feel like Liam is the one who will break bones and get stitches and that sort of thing, he has no fear and he gets that from his dad. He certainly doesn’t get that from his anxious, worry-wort of a mother who often is referred to as a “fuddy duddy”. We call Liam our pumpkin for obvious yummy reasons, his rolls and his chunker thighs are delicious. The highlight of every single day of mine is rocking this snuggly baby to sleep. Liam adores his nap time and bedtime, he gets that from me! Ralph and I often joke about Liam and how he thinks all our jokes and attempts to make him laugh are super lame. He gets this look on his face like “really guys, thats all you got”, he doesn’t impress easy but he has the coolest personality. He will be 2 this summer and of course it is so surreal to me that it has already been that long since we were blessed with our third son.
^This is Jack: Jack is my cool dude. He is a trendsetter and loves to dress himself sometimes to his mother’s dismay (pick your battles I say!) Jack is ultra sensitive and gets his feelings hurt easily. SPOILER ALERT: thats from me. He is my only child that looks remotely like me so naturally he is my favorite. JUST KIDDING. He complains every morning that he has to get his hair styled because it is so thick and every morning I say you will appreciate this hair when you are older! Jack loves to make new friends wherever we go and thinks school is the best place in the world. Jack got a little chilly at our picnic so he wore my jacket, even though he insisted he DID NOT need a sweater when we left the house .I really love those “I told ya so” moments with kids…..& husbands alike. Jack is very independant and has really embraced being the older brother. He enjoys helping out with anything you ask him to do and seriously enjoys doing chores. Jack just turned 5 and had quite the pirate adventure party at our house, which I will post about soon!
^This is Remy: he has the exact same personality of his mom but looks identical to his dad. He takes a while to adjust to change and needs some convincing when it comes to trusting someone new. Remy is the most caring, polite little love bug I have ever known. He never forgets to use his maners and deeply cares for everyone. Remy is the most serious out of all the boys and is the most attached to his mom. Score one for me! No but really, it is especially awesome the bond that Remy and I have, except for times when I need to leave the house without him, that gets tricky. Remy is super afraid of animals which I’m not quite sure where that comes from? I hope that goes away! When I take Remy in public without Ralph I wonder if people think he isn’t my child. His blond hair and blue eyes are going to be lady-killers in the future. Remy also loves to dress himself in mostly character clothes that before I was a parent, I vowed I would never let my kids wear. Like I said, pick your battles.
This weekend just made me so thankful for the wonderful life on earth God is allowing me to live. Hope you all had a fabulous weekend.