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.
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.