Saturday, July 30, 2011

LONG Overdue!

I can't believe how time has flown by and how incredibly long it has been since I have managed to type something! I honestly have just been busy - as usual - and any free moment I have, well, I'm spending that holding and playing with the sweetest, cutest baby in the world!

Colton is SUCH a joy! He is happy and sweet 99% of the time, which makes the fact that he won't drink from a bottle and still is up every 3 hours at night completely fine. I am so in love with him and I really just can't get enough! It makes me sad to know that he has just turned 9 months old and is growing up so fast. He is crawling everywhere, waving, pulling up on things and I swear he is starting to recognize the sound "Ma Ma" and "Da Da" for us. He is just the nicest little baby (I think I probably thought this about all of my boys!) and I can just spend my whole day wrapped up in him!

Summer has brought loud times at our house with all 4 boys home all the time! It has been fun-filled and I am not looking forward to them heading off to school in a few weeks.

Jacob is HUGE and is actually excited to head off to 6th grade... I, on the other hand, am NOT ready for this transition into adulthood that I am already starting to see. He is a good boy and I'm praying that he will continue to be just as responsible and compassionate as he continues to grow. I had to buy him a size 8 MENS shoe yesterday and since he has outgrown everything (and he needs "COOL" clothes) we are spending a small fortune to dress him for the school year. I'm also getting a lot of heat from him about getting a cell phone because ALL of his friends have already had them for a couple of years! I would say he is exaggerating, but he's really not. He is just about the only one who doesn't have one, but other than that, I don't really see any reason for an 11 year old to have one! Who knows what we will do because I don't want him to be truly the only kid without one, but I don't really want him to have one either!

Keaton has been having a good time building and hanging out, sleeping late and playing with friends. He's not as excited about school starting, but I guess that just comes along with going into 3rd grade - the grade where they actually start real homework and letter grades. He's growing too and is just figuring out who he is.

Gavin is looking forward to starting Kindergarten and has already gotten his backpack and lunchbox. I can't believe he is going to be away from home all day everyday soon and that makes me sad. Kindergarten is really one of those big "grow up" years and by the end of school Gavin won't be the same kid that I am sending there in 3 short weeks.

So, my babies are all growing up and while they are all in such fun stages of life, I am always sad when I stop to think about how fast the time is flying by. I love these kids more than life and yes, they consume me, all my time, love, thoughts and energy, but I wouldn't want it any other way. Their childhoods are passing by so quickly and I am constantly just grasping for one more moment of them at the age that they are, but no matter how hard I try to stop it, time just keeps marching on and the days, months and years just keep passing by. It's sobering to think that Jacob has already lived more than half of his life with us as a child...

On a happier note, summer has been great! We have been to Orlando to see Universal Studios and Disney World, The Everglades, Key Largo and the other Florida Keys, JW Marriott in San Antonio for a long weekend, Port Aransas to the beach for a few days and we still have another trip to JW Marriott in 2 weeks! We have spent lots of days at the movies, laser tag, bowling and hanging with friends. The boys are having a blast and I am so thankful that we have been able to spend such a good summer together. Joel has even been able to take some time off work to spend with us!

I need to update more with some pictures, but atleast I got some thoughts and memories out here. After all, that was the whole point of starting this blog - to keep track of things I never wanted to forget.


  1. So, I just saw this because I was thinking, I wonder if Bris ever updated her blog! Your boys have grown up so fast. If you figure out how to slow time down, let me know, I see Audrey growing up right before my eyes and it's breaks my heart!

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  3. Happy Saturday!

    Can I say that I am envious of the travel you had that summer in 2011? I guess your then new born has celebrated his 3rd birthday by now.

    I totally agree that kids all grow up way too fast. That is why it is important to not put anything in front of them and enjoy all of the fun stages of life.

    Thank you for visiting my blog yesterday and I hope that we are all saying, "Hello" so that we can make people smile!

    Remain Writeous XOXO