Saturday, February 27, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Levi smashed his finger in something a week or so ago. The nail is looking rough and I'm pretty sure it's going to fall off. Today, I was clipping his nails and clipped "the nail" a bit and something sort of oozed out. I know...see what I live with? Levi proceeded to sniff his finger and then say in his Levi voice, "Momma, my finger smells like a dead frog (thoughtful pause), that's burnt".
Later in the morning, I'm sitting on the couch schooling the older two boys when I hear Caleb screaming upstairs. I wait and eventually Levi comes down and starts telling me the series of events that led to Caleb whaling. After a few minutes of rambling, I told him to cut to the chase and tell me what he did to make Caleb cry. "I punched him in the face."
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
He'll always be my baby boy. That's what I tell him. Caleb is so snuggly and sweet. He always has his thumb in his mouth. I totally baby him. He is more sensitive than the other boys and has the saddest face he makes when his feelings are hurt. He is very quiet in public. I am usually asked if he is my shy one. Well, let me tell you...when he is at home, he is the LOUDEST of them all. His squeals and screams would rival any female on the planet. He can't help it! He just can't contain himself.
Caleb is usually the first one up in the mornings and is ready for "brepast". He LOVES poptarts. Levi is his buddy. They share a room and play together in the mornings while we have school downstairs. He loves cars. It is really the only thing that he plays with. He even likes to look at car magazines. When we are driving down the road he will point out a Mustang or a Camaro.
Caleb tends to be a stinker when left unsupervised. He and Levi dumped out a can of gasoline in the yard a few weeks ago because they were going to "build a fire". Fortunately, no matches were found and in the end they just rubbed sticks together. Caleb and his cousin Joshua threw rocks at my van and broke one of the windows last fall...$500 worth of damage! Today I walked out of the room for a second and he got a knife out of the dishwasher and was heading for the living room. I never did figure out what he was planning to do with it! He has drawn some beautiful pencil drawings on the wall in the hallway upstairs:) He is a mess!
It is fun to think that he will always be my baby boy. Even though he is not the caboose, he is the youngest of the brothers and that makes him special!
Monday, February 15, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Aaron is so generous and has such a big heart. He is super protective of his little sister. The other day we were in a store that had a play area for the little kids so their parents could shop in peace. I put the younger 3 in there and told Jackson and Aaron to keep an eye on them. A few minutes later, Aaron comes over to tell me that a little boy pushed Sarah. I told him that it was ok and that he was just a baby, too. Just keep an eye on her, I said. A few more minutes lapsed and again he was at my side. This time he said, "Mom, that little boy is REALLY making me angry. He just keeps on bothering Sarah!" He has since mentioned the incident a few times...it really got him fired up! Don't mess with his baby sister! I'm thinking that this will be great during the dating years:)
Aaron's favorite thing to do is play the Wii. He has already mastered a few of the games that he has. He "unlocked" every level, or whatever! He is great at sports and really enjoys playing kick ball in the cul de sac with the neighbors. He is in first grade, but he has surged ahead in math and reading and is doing second grade levels in both subjects. I don't think he wants me to know, but he really likes to read.
Life is so much fun with Aaron around...I do love that boy. He is really such a joy and I'm so glad that I'm his mommy:)