Now that Bowman Jack and his parents and baby brother Lincoln live in our neighborhood (from California!) we have been getting the chance to hang out a lot! Bowman started the 3 Day program at Westminster this year and Alli and I have been helping each other out when needed and picking up the munchkins from school. Last week we had Bowman with us and we hit up one of our favorite spots...Orange Leaf! The boys are so stinking cute together and I just love listening to Bowman talk. He sits in the back of the car next to Jackson and pats his back and tells Jackson how much he loves him and imitates everything we all say. Love him!
We had a fun surprise this past week when Aunt Ginny and Baby TJ came in town!!! Ginny had her last week of maternity leave so she decided to come visit her mom and us! Jackson just loves babies and he calls himself the baby whisperer. He just loves to hold TJ and burp him, even when he doesn't need a burp. Ha! Walker is fascinated by TJ and has even learned to put his finger to his mouth and say, "Shhhhh...." Cute.
And here is Walker acting like the kid from Parenthood. Remember that movie???
Nothing much sweeter in life than a baby asleep in your arms! Love being an Aunt to all of these boys!
I love this picture of Walker in a hat. He is just too much. I call him Pig Pen...like the character from Charlie Brown. He is just so messy and wild and funny and out of control and messy and messy and messy! ha! He is talking more and more and I love to hear him learn something new. His favorite thing to say is Thank You. But what I love most about him saying Thank You is that he says it in the total wrong context.....like he will hand me something and say Thank you! He will throw a ball at your face and yell, "Thank you!" He will smack Annabelle and yell, "Thank you!" What a goober
Jackson had his school carnival last Friday and he had the best time running around with his friends. Here he is at the Doughnut pull. He just makes me laugh so hard all of the time. He told me the other day in the car after school that he had started a gang. I have learned to not jump to conclusions with him and to let him talk and explain (instead of immediately freaking out like I normally would!). He told me that he and his "gang" meet out on the playground every day and have meetings. After further investigation and letting him talk, turns out this "gang" he started is all inclusive so everyone is invited and they meet on the playground to try to stamp out "bad friend behavior." They want everyone to have a good time at school and not feel like they can't have fun and they don't want anyone to encounter a bully. Oh my goodness gracious. How sweet is that???? We have tried to get him to change the term "gang" to something more like "team." Can you imagine the parents reactions when their kid comes home from school and they tell them they are in a gang that Jackson Stone started? Oh dear!
These two are forever stealing my heart. At the grocery store yesterday Jackson asked me if I thought everyone at Whole Foods was going to think he was Justin Timberlake. Ummm...ok? And speaking of groceries....we have been trying to make sure we expand our kids food choices....well, mainly Jackson because Walker will eat anything...but Jackson has become quite picky in his old age, so we have been trying to involve more veggies in his diet. One new thing he has been trying is Cheeseburgers...I know that doesn't sound really healthy but I actually make him turkey burgers but don't tell him it's turkey. I also tell him he has to have a veggie on his burger but tell him he can have ketchup on it. The other day I accidentally put mayo on his burger and he yelled out, "MOM! Hold up! There is whipped cream on my burger!"
My sweet hubby snapped this photo of Jax and I the other night when we fell asleep talking. I love chatting with him after his bedtime story and prayers at night but I guess we both wore each other out talking. Ha! I love that he has his hand on my face.
And the outfits. I never want to forget this crazy boy's outfit choices. Today he had on a bandanna around his head. I didn't even know we owned a bandanna. I just let him be him I guess!
Love this time in our lives right now. Feeling so fulfilled and so happy. Work is good. Kids are good. I love my husband more and more every day. Don't get me wrong, it's not like every day is sunshine and roses, but I can't help but feel so incredibly blessed by this life God has given to me. Thank you Lord!!!