Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Up in my grill

Do you ever feel like your kiddos are all "up in your grill" all the time. 24/7. 7 days a week.

Someone is always touching you. Wanting to sit in your lap. Hold your hand. "Hold You," as both of my kiddos have lovingly called it.

Sometimes it drives me batty. But most of the time....it makes my heart swoon.
I cherish these moments when the boys want to hold my hand.

Or fall asleep in my lap at a restaurant.
Or sit on my lap because they think it's the most perfect spot to be.
I know someday there will come a time when they don't want to hold my hand, or have me hold them, or sit in my lap, or just be near them.
So I am going to remind myself each day, even when I am most annoyed because I just want to sit by myself for a while...that these moments are fleeting.

So, my boys...come sit on my lap...come hold my hand...I will hold you always. Even when you are bigger than I am.

My heart is yours!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Walker Stone is 3!

My dear, sweet, crazy, loud, fun, hummus eating Walker Stone.

You turned 3 years old on February 28, 2015.


We had an amazeballs birthday party for you the day before your birthday at Bouncin' Craze. Your most favorite place in all of the land. Just like last year a snowstorm rolled in threatening to cancel your party....but no way were we going to let a little snow spoil your fun!
We had some of your best buddies join you for a fun afternoon and evening of bouncing around in bouncy houses and having one of your favorite food groups. Cookie Cake. :)
Walker Stone you bring me so much joy! You would like it very much if I held you in my arms every second of every day. You are rarely not right at my side having to have at least some part of you hanging on to me at every second. My favorite thing that you say is, "Mommy, I want to hold you."
You are ridiculously handsome and you have absolutely no idea how cute you really are. You love to run and jump and if there is a puddle of water somewhere, chances are you will have found it and jumped as hard as you can in it splashing anything and everyone. Then getting mad at me because you are all wet. :)
You love love love love being around your friends. You are more cautious than Jackson is in social situations, but once someone is "in" with you, you are their best friend forever. Your love for your friends is so fun to watch.

You talk and you talk and you talk and you talk. Your dad and I are so amazed and impressed with how many thoughtful things that you say on a day to day basis. Just this morning you came into our room very early and you said, "Oh, hey mommy, hey daddy. I see that you are still sleeping. I will just tiptoe down the hall and make myself a snack. I'll be back later. Hope you have sweet dreams."
(Seriously, this is word for word what you said!)

By far, your favorite person in the whole world is your big brother Jackson. He can do no wrong and you are constantly trying to copy his every move. He is so kind and patient with you, and I honestly know he loves having you as his playmate, brother and friend as well!

When someone asks you what your full name is you say, "Walker Isaiah Stone." Even when we try to correct you and tell you that your name is actually, "Walker Seth Stone," you tell us that we are the ones who are wrong.

Your teachers love you so much! They think you are so smart and at your parent teacher conference a few weeks ago they told us that you can count on your own up to 17 without messing up, you know all of your colors, you can recognize your numbers, and you love to sing at the top of your lungs any song that they are singing. You love painting and coloring, and you have this affinity for play doh and bubbles. I am so proud of you and your love for school and for learning!

You are also one of the most stubborn people I have ever met in my life. You have the knack for asking the same question over and over and over again until you get the answer that you like. It's maddening sometimes but I have to think that this will serve you well in whatever career you choose one day. :)

But most of all, my precious Walker, I am so thankful to be your mommy. There is no place else I would rather be than with you, Jackson and your daddy...You boys just melt me and make my heart burst with pride every day. I love you forever and ever!