I can't wrap my mind around that fact the my baby is four. When he was born, Benji (our oldest) wasn't quite four himself. Having 4 kids in under 4 years.. Looking back, I'm not sure what we were thinking or how we survived, but here we are.
Just as with the other 3 kids, we couldn't imagine life without John Henry. He completes our family, in more ways than one. He is 'it' for us. Forever our baby. He's solid. He's tough. He's tender and sweet. He pushes the limit. He's goofy and silly. He loves trains, always has. He absolutely adores his big brother. (And vice versa). He's his Father's son in so many ways. He has his Mommy wrapped around his pudgy finger.
Happy birthday to our not-so-little-anymore John! We wish you a day as special as you are to us!
Summer is flying by. I've slacked in updating my blog. Not to mention I've slacked in taking pictures. So a short boring update is all you get to reassure you we are alive and well.
Benji lost his 2nd (bottom) tooth sometime this summer. (He's still not impressed his sister is beating him. Each day he checks the progress of his not-so-loose top teeth.)
Carolyn lost her 4th tooth not too long ago. It was the other front tooth, so she's without her front teeth. :-)
We started our (home) school for the year. Benji: 2nd, Carolyn: 1st, Katie: Kindergarten, John: PreK (because of the age cut off, he wouldn't be able to go to 4K until next year. I have a hard time holding him back. He's eager, so I let him). All 4 kids were ready to jump in head first this year. Here's hoping the excitment continues.
My baby will turn F-O-U-R in just a few weeks. That blows me away. FOUR. My baby. F-O-U-R!
Although the weather is warm (80*) and sunny right now, fall is right around the corner. I love it for a variety of reasons: cooler weather, church convention, changing leaves, sweatshirts, the smell of the woodstove smoke, cups of hot cocoa, stews simmering in the crockpot.
My husband could sum up fall in one word: HUNTING. While it means that he'll be spending his free time in the woods or preparing for the woods, it does put meat in our freezer. So I won't complain, too much.
So there you have it. In a nutshell. Our not so exciting update.
I am a city girl turned completely country. I'm married to a tall, handsome cowboy (who loves me as I am). I'm a Mom to 4 wonderful children. 2 boys & 2 girls. Some days they are a handful to say the least, but full of love, laughter and joy. They are my life!