Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Judah At Ten Months

Judah is already ten months.  I feel a little panicky sometimes when it hits me how quickly he's turning into a little boy instead of a baby.  Oh, and he is a little boy already.  He has learned how to make farting noises by blowing on the leather chair.  He grabs himself the second I take his diaper off to change him.  He eats whatever I give him and lots of it.  He smiles at anything female.  And he is happiest when he's being tossed around by his daddy or brothers.  Definitely all boy. 

 Luke and Eli still think he's fun.  They like it when he does big boy things with them.
 Sometimes Judah enjoys their love and sometimes he just has to endure it.
 He is more tolerant of Luke's type of affection.  (Mama, I promise Luke has had a hair cut since this picture.)
Judah is standing without holding on to anything for maybe ten seconds at a time.  He might be my only early walker.  He doesn't like to be crawling when everyone else is walking, so that would make him happy.  He is a really content fella, and he is always happy in other people's care.  He likes to give me a hard time, though.  If I'm anywhere near he has to fuss unless he's in my arms or at least has my attention.  When I'm holding him and talking to someone else he'll grab my face and turn it so he can smile at me.  He's a little possessive of his mama, which I may fuss about, but I secretly love it.  He gets jealous when I hold Eli or Luke.  It would have freaked me out if my other two were ever like this but with Judah it makes me smile.  I know how quickly they get to the point where Mama's affection is more tolerated than desired. 

Happy ten months, Judah!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Weekend in Georgia

Daddy's 60th birthday was on the 9th and we spent the weekend in Georgia to help him celebrate.  He knew we were all coming in to town, but he had no idea that there was a surprise party planned for him.  It was lots of fun to celebrate his life and what he means to all his friends and family.  We are blessed that he belongs to us!

We also had lots of fun in the gorgeous weather and playing with cousins.
Look at all those teeth! Trust me, he knows how to use them.
The boys stayed in a half nude state all weekend.

Eddie was a good sport about all the attention he received and even helped the boys run off some of their energy.
Luke loves his "big" cousins and hung out with them as much as possible.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

What a Face

Without fail, this picture makes me laugh every time I look at it.  He was checking out the camera.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Beach Trip

I can't believe I forgot to put these pictures on here.  We went to the beach for the night about a month ago, and because our boys woke up E-A-R-L-Y we were able to catch the sunrise.  Beautiful morning and beautiful day!

Did I mention it was early?

Quotable Quotes

Judah and Eli have had the crud, so Eli hasn't been able to go to school this week.  First!  You get used to having just one child around a couple mornings a week pretty quickly.  Second off, poor Eli.  He loves school and hasn't been thrilled about missing.  This morning I checked his nose to see how it was looking.  It was still runny, so I said, "Bummer, your nose is still running."  Quickly grasping what that meant for his school status, he said, "They have tissues at my school, Mom."  Smart little three year old.

I wrote about Eli being a copy cat here.  It sometimes frustrates Luke.  Okay, it really frustrates Luke.  Like, to the point that he whispers what he wants for breakfast so Eli can't hear and copy it.  Last night he whispered in Kris' ear that he wanted a piece of candy after dinner.  Eli, with his super hero hearing, comes sprinting into the kitchen, "I want a piece of candy tooooooo!"  Luke threw his hands up in the air and said, "For goodness sake, Eli!"

My MOPS group will be filling boxes for Operation Christmas Child again this year.  Luke was filling out a questionnaire that goes in the box so the child who receives the box can correspond with him.  I was explaining to him that the box will go to a little boy or girl in another continent like Africa, Asia, Europe, etc. and then that child might write him a letter. To which he declared, "I want a pretty girl from Africa!  Because I like pretty girls a lot."

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

How Times Have Changed

Sunday was my 30th birthday, and it absolutely made me laugh.  Kris gave me a blender, and when his parents took the two big boys home with them from church, we took an hour to rest and then cleaned house the rest of the time that Judah napped. 

The funny part? 

It was one of the best birthdays I've ever had.  Kris' parents did have a party for us Sunday night, and that was fun too.  It just made laugh that I was totally thrilled with a blender and a clean house.  It reminded me of all the times we would ask Mama what she wanted for her birthday or for Christmas and she would, predictably, reply, "Just obedient children."