I'm challenged when it comes to video. This one is sideways and should be listened to in mute. My baby talk is like fingernails on the chalkboard.
Someone actually came and yelled at Milam for being in here...while I'm over there sneaking a picture. Maybe I was out of line, but really didn't see what the big deal was. He wasn't hurting anyone or himself or that corn cob thing. Whatever. He was crushed when they fussed at him. I have enough to yell at him over besides that. This has been a common theme for us lately. He got yelled at by someone else's mom at the chick-fil-a play area for being too loud the other day. Excuse me? So kids aren't allowed to be loud now in a KID play area?
Speaking of huge...onto sweet Samuel. The first two years of Samuel can be summed up in two words - easy and sweet! He is still very much both, but I can see the two year old business creeping in. He knows what he wants now and how to say it. He tells Milam (A LOT)...NO pushing me, NO hitting me. Two of his other most loved phrases now are "want to" (meaning 'I don't want to') and "hold you" (meaning 'hold me'). Sometimes I feel sorry for Samuel, because I think it must be very hard being a middle child. You've got things coming at you from both directions. A big brother bullying you and a little one pestering you. Most of the time he takes it all in stride and is so patient and laid back. My prediction is that he will be the peace maker between the brothers. The boy loooooves to eat. I have been tempted to hide in my pantry for a meal because he will relentlessly hound you and eat no less than half of whatever you've prepared for yourself. As easy as he his, handling him is not. He weighs 42 pounds (greater than 95%) and is 39 inches long (greater than 95%). His pediatrician says he is bigger than the average 3 year old. But he has the coordination of a one year old it seems. So clumsy and still requires a lot of help and handling. He makes up for it in sweetness...
1st day of school. Poor Samuel...not a happy camper
Pillow makes everything a little better
Milam's 1st soccer game...daddy didn't get a very good pic.
Peter's 1st bath with brothers...we need a bigger bathtub!
Playing rain with Peter
Samuel getting geared up for his birthday party!
Mama: Milam, I love you (I'm ridiculous!)
Milam: *Blank stare....no comment* (at least there was no eye rolling)
Mama: Milam, you don't love me too? (ok....REALLY ridiculous)
Milam: Yes, I do love you.
Mama: OK. good. If you didn't it would break my heart (maybe even a little psycho)
Milam: Mama, would God up in Heaven have some tape to fix your heart if it broke?
Mama: Hmmm...maybe. But I'm not ready to go to Heaven yet.
Milam: Why not?
Mama: Well...I would rather stay here and be your Mama.
And then he drama king was balling crying this morning that Samuel broke his heart after Samuel hit him. Ha!
Samuel was just as excited as Milam!
My monkey loves his bath now!!
Craziness aside, the boys are growing and changing so fast. Peter (update later) had is 4 month checkup and is perfectly healthy and has been described by several people as a Gerber baby. He's a doll. He is officially a hip baby and loves to be carried and watch all the commotion around him. He still startles easily at loud noises (aka MILAM)...you would think he would be used to it, but that lip quickly turns upside down followed by whimpering. Samuel is getting more and more coordinated and has finally starting running. It's hilarious. I've gotta get it on video. He is so proud of himself but takes the tiniest steps ever while every inch of his chubby little self shakes. He's been trying to tee tee on the potty like the big kids (my sister was here with her girls for a week) but hasn't actually done the deed yet. Milam has truly turned into a fish just in the past week. He's full blown swimming without his life jacket. He swims so much that I'm worried the chlorine is going to eat away his skin. He discovered his super hero outfit that Nana got him for Christmas and would only be addressed as "super hero" this morning. Funny. He headed to the lake this morning (with my sister) in cowboy boots and his superhero cape. Guess she's getting a small dose of life with little boys....
I left my camera in my sister's bag, so will have to add photos when she gets here next week! I got some really cute ones of ALL the kiddos. This is hard, hard, hard. Uncle Mark had to do some serious acrobatics and even busted out with the centipede. HA! The kids were in stitches. I was too.
Dentist appt with Carrie (my oldest friend). He did amazing and she was so good and sweet with him.
Last day of swimming with coach chris
This ones in heaven...pool, paci and dump truck!
Until crazy brother comes along!
Testing out their new picnic table
Look who's big enough for the Bumbo! He loves watching his brothers from here.