Tuesday, December 27, 2011

12-28-11 Birthday Letter

Dear Conrad,

I joked about keeping you four years old and not letting you get any bigger. I was only partially joking because I love you just the way you are and part of my really does want to freeze time and keep you my little boy. But, the other part of me is excited about how much your changing as you get older and bigger. Honestly, you have to turn five because can do so much now and you know so much. You're a fixer, you take good care of your brothers, you can climb trees and you even show me how to work the IPAD. It would be terrible to pause you now.

This is a picture of us from when you were only a few months old. When I found out that I was pregnant with you, my heart instantly grew. I think it has been growing ever since. I'm so glad you made me a mommy. I'm so glad God gave me you.

Happy Birthday!



Saturday, December 10, 2011

12-10-11 About that Snow

Ok, yesterday I was prematurely excited about the snow. Before sunrise it looked like we had gotten a lot of snow. It turned out it didn't even cover all of the grass. . . However, my boys were still thrilled to see the white stuff. Max said, "Now it's Christmas!" Conrad couldn't wait to get outside and play. Caden said "snow" for the first time. When his brothers put their mittens on, Caden insisted on wearing his -- for about two seconds. When we were outside, Conrad and Max spent most of their time shoveling the snow.

Today began blissfully with all four of us snuggling on the couch after a full night's sleep (i.e., nobody woke up in the middle of the night or climbed into my bed. Yea!!). We've all been under the weather for the past couple of days. Yesterday I took Caden to the doctor and he had an eye infection. Today I went to the doctor and i have a sinus infection. Max and Conrad have coughs. I slept for a nice long stretch this afternoon and now the day is ending in the same blissful way that it began. I'm on the couch with my laptop and my three boys are playing on the living room floor. I pulled out the toy farm set, ALL of their tractors and the Mega Blocks and they've been playing "Dairy Farm" for almost an hour.

It's funny how their play has changed so much. How playing TOGETHER has changed so much. Conrad and Max really feed each other's imaginations and show Caden new ways to play with the toys. Tonight I'm getting milk butter deliveries to my "house! I don't have to be a part of their play the way I used to be. Earlier I responded to Max while he was playing police and then I was surprised when he wasn't talk to TO ME. He was talking to his partner, Conrad.

Oh boy, now one of the tractors can fly and is taking milk to Uncle Jason, Trevor and Auntie Kristina in England!

I don't have a picture of the boys playing tonight, but it reminds me of them playing with the Little People nativity a couple of weeks ago. I'll post a pic from that.

Friday, December 9, 2011

12-9-11 A Real Snow

I cannot wait until the boys wake up. It snowed!! A real ground-covering snow! There was great excitement at our house in October on the morning of the first frost. This is going to be sheer delight. I may as well match up the mittens now!