June 11, 2012

Our Life ... over the last 6 months

I do not know how to keep up with anything anymore.  There, I said it - coming from an obsessive, compulsive, overly organized, working, hands-on, wanting to be everything for everyone mommy … that statement is rather rough for this chick.  But, a new reality has set in – I have 3 perfect boys to raise now and I am trying to soak up everything about them and live more in the moment.  I know that time somehow is being whisked away from me and before I know it I will be writing about first loves, first heartbreaks, driving, college, and more.  Excuse me while I cry and throw-up now.  Sigh. So, anyway, what this means for this blog is posts like this – 5-6 month recap’s and snapshots of our life.

I probably should start with our biggest news … meet our newest son, Preston James. Preston was named after my Granny’s father and he also holds Tim’s middle name.  He is perfect.

Preston decided to join our family a month early and no amount of modern medicine could stop his determination.  Preston was born on February 24, 2012 at 5:32 p.m. weighing 6lbs 2oz and was 19 inches long. He is perfect, cuddly, sweet and beautiful.  We adore him and he completes us.  I think Preston is going to be our calm – he just seems to have that demeanor.   And we had an opening in our family for “calm” so it fits rather well. Sure, he cries – but only if there is something wrong (cough, cough, Owen - haha).  Preston is already a mama’s boy and well, that is okay with me especially since he is my last.  Preston LOVES cuddling while napping and it is entirely heartwarming and it’s those moments that remind me that the hard job of being a mom is all really worth it.

In other news – Owen turned 4.  Somehow this kid grew into a young preschooler in what seemed like overnight.  He hit a growth spurt right after Preston was born and I remember watching him color one night and thinking “dear God, how did you get so big”.  Owen is simply black and white and there is little room for grey in his world (probably a future accountant or engineer).  He likes to color, loves to read stories, loves watching movies, taking baths, eating sweets, and being goofy.  He hates extreme heat and extreme cold – he demands perfection and we live in Oklahoma (meaning, he is typically in a constant state of frustration). His favorites right now are Scooby Doo, Yogi Bear, Alvin and the Chipmunks – basically talking animals.  Owen is a crazy rule follower and he loves helping when asked.  He too is rather perfect.  Love my O-man.

Josh is now finished with first grade.  What. The. Heck?  Josh has flown thru 1st grade and is definitely ready for summer! He has been on the count-down for over a month now.  Josh is starting to develop a sarcastic personality and LOVES messing with me.  He is actually pretty funny and keeps me on my toes … all the time. Josh is extremely involved in soccer and we spend a ton of time either at soccer practice, games, tournaments, etc.  Here’s the deal … he’s good and he enjoys it.  He is really starting to become quite the goalie and has no fear.  This makes my heart skip a beat, but again … he likes it.  However, there is nothing quite like legs and feet swinging toward your child’s heads as he dives for a ball.  Someone get me a cocktail because I am going to need it to get through the knocked out teeth and ER visits.  Also, he would HATE that I am writing this down but he is secretly noticing girls.  I mean, they are still gross and no one will ever be as cool as his mom (obviously) - but I have noticed some head turning, some cologne wearing, and wanting to “look nice” taking place.  I must start praying A LOT because I have a feeling those little Frank Sinatra eyes of his are going to make his mommy’s hair turn grey early.  Again, cocktail – now. Oh … and yes, Josh is the original model – of course he is perfect! 

So life with 3 boys … it’s kinda great.  Our home is filled with noise and dirt and most importantly lots of love and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.  Okay maybe I could request a volume adjustment and less dirt – nah, they are busy being kids and making memories.   Must remember this.