Tyler got a haircut. Have I mentioned my hairstylist comes to my house to do our hair?I love it.Blake has Pioneer Day! Blake lost his 3rd tooth. Tyler is 10yo in the 4th grade and has only lost 6 teeth. Blake is in 2nd grade and almost 8yo and now has only lost 3 teeth. To put it in perspective, a girl in Blake's class has braces and almost all the kids in Ty's class have permanent teeth and some have braces. And while we are mentioning braces, I get mine off in about 7 weeks. So happy!
This is Sam. My third born. Happiest child ever. Should get in more trouble than he does because he is always smiling. Thumb sucker.
Sam has been sucking his thumb since he exited the womb. Seriously. He doesn't have to have a lovie or a blankie. He is a solo thumb sucker. Tyler was also a thumb sucker, but totally stopped when we took his blanket away. Jeremy and I decided not to push it, even though we wanted to so badly. Sam started Kinder this year and we thought he would stop once he started school. Not so much. Sam is a SUPER CONFIDENT kid. He could care less if someone makes fun of him.
Out of the blue a couple of weeks ago he wanted to make the chart below, wear a reminder bracelet, and put tape on his thumb. He has had a hard time, but for the most part he has completely stopped sucking his thumb on his own.
Here is the funny part. We promised him a toy if he could go all week without sucking his thumb. Of all things....Lots-O-Huggin Bear. Really??? $54.00 Really??? Smells like strawberries???
I saw this awesome photo collage on Under the Sycamore blog. I think hers looks better, but she is a professional photographer and I am clearly not.
I have been looking for something really big to go over this black piece of furniture in my dining room, but everything big cost some major bucks. I loved this because it was super easy and inexpensive. The boys actually LOVE looking at all the pictures. Now I am searching for a pair of turquoise lamps to go on each side. I followed Ashley's directions: 111 photographs cut 4x4, hot glue them to your wall (yes, you read that right), start with the middle photograph and eyeball your rows. I wish their wasn't a glare. It looks a lot better in person. I will make sure to take a picture of the finished product once I find my lamps!!
Well, it was a short hello and then good bye. We drove 4.5 hrs to Houston today for Jeremy's Papaw's family reunion and back. Let's just say I was glad to get home just a little while ago, not because of the reunion, but because of being in the car with our sweet, precious, loud, whiny, and sometimes stinky B.O.Y.S.
Here are some highlights:
1. Gray (3yo): "You just got owned!" "My bottom hurts." "I'm thirsty" x 100.
2. Tyler (10yo): trying to lay down in the back seat which he shares with his brother. And lets not forget all of the Justin Bieber quotes.
3. Jeremy (33yo) Singing 90's worship music at the top of his lungs. I actually said "you like this because this is when you came to know the Lord" which he responded "they didn't have music this good then, this was way later."
4. Sam (5yo) Has spent all week trying really hard to quit sucking his thumb. We had a little regression. My mom said "Maybe he splurges on the weekends!" Maybe so!
I really want to start blogging again, 3-5 times a week. I have plenty of excuses why I have been so terrible lately, but I will not even bore you with those. Hopefully I can branch out from just blogging about the boys (whom I adore), but I have other interest also. I know its hard to believe, but I do! I like to run, shop, decorate, and steal other peoples ideas from their blogs on anything and everything from crafting to parenting.