This little smirk sums up the spirit of this little boy. He is pure joy. Sent straight to my arms from heaven above. He's got a much bigger personality than I have. He's the class clown in his Kindermusik class. He prefers not to sit still or lay quietly during infant message. His teacher and fellow students acknowledge this and accept it. He's allowed to do his own thing during 'quiet' time. He likes to mingle and will speed crawl to each child, give a good Woody laugh right into their face and then move onto the next. He thinks the world loves him. I just sit back and marvel at God's creativity. Sweet, quiet, obedient Maryn floated into my existence at a time when I needed sweet, quiet and obedience. She was delivered effortlessly with a few little pushes and that is exactly how she remains. She makes parenting look easy. Benham crashed into my existence on his own terms and forced me to succumb to his master plan and accept those things that I can't control. And that is exactly how he remains. He makes me laugh uncontrollably.
At 11 months, he loves to say mama, ball, Bobo & bye bye. He dances, waves, claps and does sign language for all done and milk. He is one of the fastest crawlers I've ever seen. To be honest, I don't have any clear memories of Maryn crawling. He also likes to do the crab walk up on his hands and toes and will share his milk with you if you engage him in a good game of chase. And oh, he's got 4.5 teeth!
Happy birthday Mac daddy! You are one in a million and I couldn't do this parenting gig without you. Hands on, proactive and attentive. That's you my dear and I'm forever thankful for you...MUAH!!
And because I love you so much, I got you a new drill/driver, so we can, you know, fix things together.
Windy day at the park
O.k., so it's not totally laying flat yet.
We've got a tiny dancer in our home and she's preparing for her first recital in May. Permasmile, on me that is.
I drop to my knees and praise God for her life.
Who knows if she'll hate that sweet little birth mark over her left eye. I tell her it's a kiss from an angel wearing brown lipstick.
She had a tea party with Sleeping Beauty for Valentine's Day. I must post pictures.
And here's a little sneak peak for their birthday party this year:
Soon to be 3 !!!!
Soon to be 1 !!!