Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Milestones and Moments

 Colson just captures my heart. I love his smile, his bright eyes, his laugh. Really- he is just perfect!!

 Colson is a very happy baby. We love him!!
 See Delton's glazed-over eyes? That's what happens when you spend 5 minutes pushing two kids around on a tricycle. Are we done yet?
 This is my life....what keeps me busy, what keeps my heart full to overflowing...

Ezra bought some handcuffs recently. Out of the myriad of way that handcuffs can be used in play, the boys have decided that it is fun to "lock up" their stuffed animals. The kitchen chairs are their place of choice. It often looks a bit macabre when you walk in our kitchen and see curious george, or a cuddly teddy bear, hanging by cuffs. It is also amazing what you get used to.

Can I help, Dad??

 A milestone...Asher moved out of the toddler bed and into the lower bunk on the right of the picture. I try to place a large stuffed animal beside him to keep him from falling out, but it doesn't always work. I was out of bed at 2 a.m the other day to care for Colson, when I heard a thump and a cry. Whoops. Guess the stuffed animal idea didn't work as expected.

 Asher has such a beautiful spirit. I am learning that he doesn't use words to express his emotions. When saying "I'm sorry" or "I love you", he will give gifts...I have to be aware, because he will just stand beside me quietly, holding a toy or a picture he has made. He'll hand it to me, smile, and run away. I have to be quick if I want to hug him!

 My big boy...almost 5!

Asher....he melts my heart!

 What a milestone! Ezra had been using my camera batteries in his Leap-Max. I stole them back from him in time to catch this moment. No training wheels! Delton figures there must be something on the market that allows dad's to participate in this moment without killing their backs!

 Brotherly fun!! Bad guys...and their doll! :)

...and back to Colson! I can't say enough about how much he blesses us.

~Thank you, Father, for your gifts of Delton, Ezra, Asher and Colson. Truly, every good and perfect gift does come from You~


Kaysha said...

Love the pictures! Hope you and your family are doing well!

Jolinda said...

I love your posts. It seems like you're missing a B name. You have A,C,D and E covered. You need another blessing for pun intended.

Ruth Showalter said...

So fun and funny!