WOW I did not even realize how easy these last nine months were until this week when a certain someone learned to crawl and wasted NO time in creating havoc. Do not underestimate this sweet little munchkin. He can cover your entire house in ashes from a fire extinguisher in 10 seconds flat. He can find every electrical outlet in the house in about 2 minutes. He can dump dog water 20 times a day and clean it up for you by crawling through it. He looks at you with the bluest sweetest eyes, chubby cheeks, crooked smile, and YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RESIST KISSING HIS CHEEKS. Love this kid and am loving this spunky personality developing before our eyes. Here's to baby proofing the house pronto!!
This is how he sits up...everytime... he stands on his head and then rocks back to sit up.
If this guy is giving him tips... we could be in trouble:)
We went up north last weekend for Trent and Teri's wedding. Sadly we were so busy celebrating that we didn't get a family picture at the wedding. The day after the wedding we headed into San Fran to eat at Fisherman's Wharf.
As we are unloading the car Vander says " What in the world is going on?" I look up and in front of us is 100 men riding their bikes in the nude? Try explaining that one to a 4 year old.
That is the age of our boys. Pretty wild that two best friends who happen to be brothers would both have 3 boys and those boys would grow up buddies.
What is even more crazy is that when our families get together it is not that chaotic. Everyone has someone. Our oldest get along wonderfully. They both have easy going, sweet personalities. They could play for hours with little adult supervision, cracking each other up.
Our middle boys are both passionate, strong willed yet super sweet boys. They do everything whole heartedly. This wave picture is so them. The older two playing it kind of safe while Hudson and Luke go after it running straight for the waves. When they are happy, they are HAPPY.
Shortly after this picture they both got taken out by a wave. When they are not in a good mood there is no faking that they are.
Love our passionate boys!!!
Both our number 3's are easy going, go with the flow boys. They will sit back and watch all the action going on with the older boys.
Nate and Dan were throwing the frisbee on the beach and Raluca and I were actually sitting in chairs watching our tribes play together. Thankful for these cousins that my boys get to see so often and grow up together.
Logan turned 8 months a few days ago and his baby-ness is disappearing before our eyes. He has grown up so much these past few weeks. He got his first tooth, ditched his infant car seat, says da-da and ma-ma( yeah it was dada first), does push ups, gives high fives, rocks on all fours preparing to crawl, and takes a bottle. This sweet little baby has blessed us all these last 8 months and we are still just giddy to have him be a part of our family.
It's not even 9 am and Vander has made 50 baskets. Yes he loves basketball but he has an ulterior motive, infinity blade. There is a game on Dan's ipad that Vander played a few times and became quite obsessed with. He loves picking out his armor, deciding what weapon he is going to use, what helmet he will complete his outfit with and then he finds the bad guys and politely says to them" wanna dance big fellow?" I chuckled as I heard him say this. The battle last about 10 seconds and the game is over. Here is the thing, I don't want Vander playing a ton of video games, I don't want that to be what he is thinking and talking about all the time. So we don't let him play very often but that does not keep him from asking 20 times an hour if he can go to battle. My dad was over the other day as Vander was campaigning for us to let him play on the ipad. My dad had a great idea, he told Vander " sure you can play once after you make 10 baskets" Vander was STOKED!!! He ran outside took 15 minutes and actually made more then 10 because his count kept going 18.104.22.168...... 2.3.4...3.4.5..... he was so excited about getting to play once that he kept losing tract of his count. He ran in the house, played his 15 seconds of game, put it down and said " can I play once more if I make 10 more?" So basically he owes my dad if he ends up going pro and having a Kyle Korver shot because at this rate he is willing to make a couple hundred shots a day just for a few chances to battle in infinity blade.
I wanted to take an Easter picture of the boys before Easter because being boys there is a strong chance that after church tomorrow at least one of them will have spilled, ripped, or drooled on their shirt.