Off-centered and scrappy but I have no doubt my kids are happy. :)
The other day I talked to myself in the mirror (I totally did) and I was like, HOLY CRAP you have a 9 year old. How in the world????
But seriously, I am being absolutely honest, it is the BEST thing watching them grow up. Yeah, it's sad to say good-bye to the baby stage but oh, my goodness... watching your children grow older, and the oldest for me is Noah (who thank the LORD he grew older at all, as, if he wasn't healed he probably wouldn't be here this very day) so nine years old might seem awkward and ancient to some and young to others but I love him so much, I tell him every day, as I rub his hair (that keeps getting longer and longer) and I also crawl into his bed and whisper it in his ear while he's sleeping...
It only gets better, my friends. Better and better.
Back to back measure-ups.
Things are getting easier, especially with Gray. I know I always say I think I'm rounding a corner with him but hey, there are many corners in parenting. So, it might mean giving up on certain battles and he might still wear the same pants everysingleday (shown here, of course) but his spirit (what I've been most concerned about) is more cheerful, is delightful actually, and I fall in love with him more every day. (I happened to pray for this very thing, so.)
This is the June 1st photo - see the past "month ONEs" here. Normally I'd have them dress a bit cuter but Ivy was already in her jammy jams and we were about to go on a long walk and I remembered that it was time for our June ONE photo, so here you go, it's really raw and uncut, but that is the stuff of life.