Our adventure started out with lots of big ole bumps and dips and I-want-to-go-backs. And has evolved into a place to chronicle it all: the sweet, the contemplative, the painful, and the please-say-I'm-not-alone...Welcome. And please say I'm not alone.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Photos of the fam
I'm having serious rotating issues. If you can correctly cock your head, you can fully enjoy this little shot of all three boys: Sullivan, Anderson, and Jackson (and a few giraffes). Although our maternal Jackson's acceptance of Anderson's arrival came as no surprise, we have been happily enjoying a smooth ride for Sullivan, too. Both boys enjoy kissing toes, singing lullabies, re-inserting binkies, and generally wanting to be helpful. In fact, Jackson sometimes looks at me with his I-know-I'm-being-cute gaze and says plainly, "Mommy, thanks so very much for deciding to have this baby and for pushing him out." No sweat, dude. Happy to do it. :)
J-man heading to preschool... one of my favorite parts of each day is the walk to his little quaint church preschool a few blocks away. Clearly, he thinks he is cool. :)
Sullivan's favorite pasttime - SWIMMING. We were able to make one last go of the outdoor pool a couple weekends back. He loves anything having to do with the water.
Anderson's fledgling smile. He made his smiling debut on his 6 week birthday. He is officially 7 weeks today and graces us with an ocassional smirk when he wants to. He is a doll baby. Not sure why, but I have begun calling him "sugar muffin." I'm sure he'd appreciate it if that term of endearment wore off before the teen years. :) We spent the early weeks trying to figure the little kiddo out - lots of crying and bubbles in his tummy. But he has leveled out to be a quite predictable little dude now. He even lets Mommy and Daddy have a nice 5 hours stretch of sleep at night. So glad he is part of our family. It's already hard to imagine not having Anderson McClain Arthur as part of our clan!