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.