Sunday, April 3, 2011

Time flies


































At about 4 weeks I realized why is it that the last 4 weeks of pregnancy seem to last an eternity and the first 4 weeks after the baby is born seem to fly? This baby is growing way to fast!  It doesn't help that he's also my biggest baby and is bigger at this point than any of my other babies were.  He was 11lbs at his 4 week visit and was like 97th percentile for height and weight.  Slow down baby! I feel like I'm getting robbed of this baby stage! 




















These next pictures pretty much sum up the rest of the household - crazy and full of personality.

















(This is Phoenix and his preferred mode of transportation around our house. Seriously, even if you tell him to go to the bathroom he'll go get his scooter and ride it into the bathroom):












Although I have to say these guys are so much fun right now and say the funniest things. I don't know if it's just that I'm sitting around nursing so much that I get to observe them playing together more, but they are playing together so well and it's so funny to hear the things they come up with.  It's been a huge blessing.  Of course they fight and clobber each other the other half of the time, but at least there are good moments.
 
The other night when we put the kids to bed there were the million demands and complaints as usual. I guess Cash got sick of being ignored so we finally hear a very stern, growling yell from him-  "HERE'S THE DEAL: I JUST WANT MY BLANKETS!!!!!!!"  I don't know where he gets these funny phrases like "here's the deal" and then yesterday he was showing our neighbor all the cool stuff on his Leapster and while trying to add to the awesomeness of what he was about to show him, he pulled out a trendy version of "Wait for it....wait for it...."  which had our neighbor busting up (as I'm sure he was already dying to see yet another trick on the Leapster....)  I don't know where he comes up with these things.

Sometimes we even manage to get some brotherly love among these three.



And so I have to laugh that while it is virtually impossible to pull off a cute, posed, look at the camera and smile picture in this family, I finally realized - and am trying to embrace the fact that at least we have pretty accurate depictions of how life really is here. These crazies really are a lot of fun.

















13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lovely reporting about a charming family from a special mom.
Gorgeous photos.
Aunt LeJeune

Richins Family said...

I love your boys!!

AnnaMarie said...

GREAT pictures, Jen! I'm glad life is going so well with number 4! I love the one of him conked out under his toy. :)

Julie said...

Oh so cute! I miss them! I need to come or you need to come here!!!

Julie

Anonymous said...

Hooray for April Conference Sunday which allows time to post! Wonderful, wonderful photos. Darling children.
xoxoGrammy

Geoff and Bets said...

i love that last picture

Shauna said...

oh Jen, what a beautiful beautiful family...... I tried to get my kids to put their underwear on their heads too so I could get a cute picture and show that we still have fun....no go!!! I am glad you are enjoying this time it will go so fast!! You make it look like fun! I love you and I am so proud of you!

Chadlee said...

Love the pictures, especially of the new babe. That's good that the older kids play nicely together sometimes. I'm starting to wonder what's going to happen when I have to sit down to nurse. Because currently I don't sit down ever, not even to eat. I hope the kids will have a quiet love for the new baby and play in peace. We will see.

Kerin said...

That Batman shirt picture makes me wish I had four boys!!! They are delightful.

Tania said...

Oops, that last comment was me. I guess Emily's friend left herself signed in on my computer the other day!

Shannon said...

Ah Jen what wonderful children. That baby is BIG! He'll be fatter than Garrett ever was. His belly will even top Clare's.

Lindsey said...

What a great blog! The boys are all beautiful, and I think Diesel could beat up Heath already! ;) Way to grow, baby! -Lindsey Henry

katya said...

so so cute.... love the new post