It is amazing how quickly time can slip by without you noticing. I am amazed today looking back over a MONTH'S worth of photos of my boys&family and scratching my head where to begin. Probably somewhere along the meal planning, house de-cluttering, grocery shopping, actual 'cleaning', & loads of laundry, I must have run out of gas. ;-) I'm so grateful for the chance to reminisce over my memories&pictures as I blog, but do desire to stay more current!
November was a sweet time for the boys&me as we tried to make a 'Thankful' leaf garland for our mantel to celebrate thanksgiving. My goal was one leaf a day of something James was thankful for, but we got stuck when he just wanted to repeat the same things everytime I asked. haha, you would laugh, but his first answer was always: God. Then, variations, but: Mommy/Daddy/Sheepy/Hayden/Roo boy. Yes, so we enjoyed the exercise & the results were sweet in their simplicity.
Mostly, we were silly. But, we did finish unpacking out house in November. Maybe that's what I was doing... haha.
Hayden became ACTIVE. You can see just from their playtimes, they are keeping me on my toes!! Hayden is truly a walker now- walker, climber, wrestler, play-maker. He's driving trucks around the house making a siren sound (because to him they all do I suppose, or maybe its just the most fun). He's keeping up with big bro & racing him around the house on his Lightening McQueen. You should hear him talk: Stop! Go! This boy reads books to himself, sings, talks a blue streak & eats everything. Hayden Prose, you and your big personality light up my life! I just can't get enough- he is THE sweetest little snuggler-baby-talker you've ever met. Until you discipline him or disappoint. This guy throws a fit you'd never believe! The terrible-ones? haha.
I was able to celebrate my birthday- 29 and end of my twenties. Not too tough, except for the folks who asked me which anniversary of my '29th' I was celebrating... uummm. haha! I do seriously treasure the photos of my little fellas huggin' each other & just enjoying life together. I am truly blessed watching the gift that a sibling can be. And, it was really nice to see my in-laws & my parents both to celebrate my birthday around the date- that hasn't been possible in years. The chances to live life together are so frequent these days & it blesses me beyond expression. But isn't it so easily forgotten as well? I am challenged to remember- Thank you Lord for giving us the opportunities.