Thursday, December 31, 2009

What a Difference a Third Makes

So much has transpired in such a small amount of time. I can't believe my last post was in August!. Poor Will, whose story will be less documented than his sisters', has grown so much since that time. Ah, the curse of the third child.

Here are a few things I want to remember:

The song I made up for Will when he was an infant is sung to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star." One day a couple of months ago (I think), he proceeded to sing the song with the lone lyric "Daddy" and has now progressed to insert "Jaycie" and "Nanna" (for Hannah) and "Mommy" into it. I guess now it's a family song. It's precious. The only family name he can't say is his own. I guess the "W" is a tough one to pronounce.

Will holds up his pointer finger when we ask him how old he is. He asks, "Where's Daddy/Jaycie/Nanna/Mommy?" and will say "Sh!" if I tell him they're sleeping. He can say "I want..." (more like "ont") "down" / "juice" / "Cheerios" / "ball" and a few other basics. He can tell us what Santa says - "ho, ho, ho" - and says "no" with much more certainty and emphasis than "yes."

He loves to sing. The "I Love You" song was his second to sing (thanks, Barney!), and he will sing along to "Jesus Loves Me" and "Jingle Bells."

He is all boy and loves to play with balls, trucks and trains. He may be a chef like his daddy, since he loves to play in the pretend kitchen. However, he'll have to learn to not throw the food and utensils on the floor to succeed. He makes a beeline to any available cell phone or remote and loves to push any button that makes noise.

What a blessing this little boy has been! Our hearts are full, and our cup overflows!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Is It Summer Already?

Happy busy times around the Fowlkes home means no time to blog. Instead I'll post a few fun shots. Enjoy!

Like father like daughter:

Birthday boy; birthday suit.

Jaycie helping at a magic show:

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

Baskets Full of Easter Joy

Easter was wonderful this year! We spent the day in Nashville with the Fowlkes and Coggins crew and enjoyed a lovely time together. Having Will with us this year made the day all the more special. I am so thankful for the blessings I have in Christ, and I am humbled by the gift of family, both spiritual and physical, at this magical time of year.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Well, Goodnight, Irene!

I cannot believe it has been so long since I've posted. These posts were once part of my routine, and now, sadly, they've fallen by the wayside. I think I need to post as much for my own benefit as for my friends and family. Following are random thoughts from the past several months.
-38 year old mommies are more tired than 28 year old mommies.
-It's way too easy to get distracted by the blues in the winter. Praise God for the spring!
-TV watching breeds more TV watching. Depressed folks watch more TV; I vow to cut back - soon.
-Knowing what a problem is doesn't necessarily lead to its solution, but it's a start.
-Babies are fun, but they are work nonetheless.
-Potty training a child who occasionally forgets she's a big girl can be quite frustrating.
-Sleep deprivation is a form of torture. I value a full night's sleep now more than ever.
-Having a child in 3 different developmental stages is challenging.
-Seeing the way you once reasoned in the conversation of your own 10 year old is spooky.
-Children are indeed a blessing from God.
-There are bumps in the road; expect them.
-There are peaks in the path of life, and there are valleys; all windy roads leading to the destination are necessary.
-Children say funny things; they grow quickly, too.
-Life is an amazing gift, but Heaven's going to be even better.
-I love my family.
-I love my friends.
-I love my life.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009