This is the first time I can ever actually remember loving summer. I am a fall and winter girl, if I am not a mom of 3 children. This past fall and winter we were so sick, I couldn't wait for warmer temps to take all of that away. The bigger our family grows the longer the illnesses are drawn out it seems, so summer is now a favorite until they learn how to throw up without my assistance.
The boys are growing so big, like seriously, it is ridiculous. I mean I almost have a five year old! FIVE!!!! What the what?!?! That blows my mind! I have absolutely adored year 4 and with Reid, he has grown up into a great and mature kid. He is learning so much, especially educationally, and to really no credit on my part, just things he has picked up on, asked me about, or wanted to know. However, he is still a little guy, which I absolutely love, how suspended between stages he is. He says the funniest little things that I know will one day be a distant memory. Things like something is "soaking big" (He means "so very big" I think, but I love the way he says "So-King BIG!" that I just can't correct him), or how a hot dog weenie is a "winnie". Basically I love this boy big, though he knows just how to push every single crazy button I have, I know and pray he will do great things for the Lord with that strong will. He is so precious to me
Owen is 2.5 and oh is he ever in the throws of being two. He is the funniest, slyest, sweetest kid I know, and he totally knows it too. He tries (and sometimes succeeds) in using his charm to get him out of trouble by a smile or saying something funny. He is still a mama's boy through and through. No one else can hold him after he wakes up from nap if I am around. He is the loudest screamer, the most dramatic and the whiniest thing, all while being a cute, precious, love and cuddle bug. His vocabulary has totally taken off and he is now speaking in full sentences and can pretty much tell us exactly what he wants. I love the language development that happens during the 2nd year, it is so neat to watch them really learn how to communicate. We are working on what is appropriate and what isn't at the moment (don't scream at brother, be careful with sister, don't throw your food on the floor, etc.) but he is an adorable and sweet kid!
I am going to do a whole post on where Halle Kate is right now tomorrow so for today she doesn't get a paragraph (hashtag: third kid problems). We are loving being a family of 5. It is the most exhausting yet most meaningful thing Mark and I have ever done. We are so very thankful to God for all the many blessings we have that we most definitely don't deserve.