Sugar or puppy dog tails?

I know little girls are made of sugar and boys puppy dog tails but sometimes I think that my little Cody got a dose of both…Here is our conversation tonight as I was finishing cleaning up after dinner.  Chad and the other two boys were downstairs…

Cody: Momma, I will stay up here with you so you aren’t alone.

Me: Thank you Cody but sometimes it is ok to be alone to think.

Cody: I think about my best friend alot!

Me: Oh, who is your best friend?

Cody: (without hesitation and sincere as can be looks at me..) You.

Love that boy.  He has a heart of gold and thinks of others always.  He can’t sit still to save his life but would give you his shirt off his back if he thought it would help you in anyway. Sugar for sure…

All is quiet..

My house is quiet…for some of you that might not seem like a big deal but here at the Lynch house it is a rare occurrence!  (Which I am glad for!)  All of my boys (including my Doves) are in bed.  I usually try to go to bed with Doves each night but he went to bed a little early to lay down with Will since he has been having hard time going to sleep.  A good excuse to go to bed early anyway you look at it though.  I was struck again today as Grant was climbing up on his bunk how big they are getting so very fast.  I think Grant is going through another growth spurt as he is eating me out of house and home.  Usually it is Cody that eats the most even though he is my skinniest kid!  This is a picture from the C. wedding last week.  Grant was the ring bearer and loved every minute. Here are some reasons why he loved it:

The tux…oh yes, he wanted to wear it to rehearsal and keep it forever.

The attention…said hi to everyone he knew at the wedding with his little chest puffed up.  Super cute.

The important job of having the real rings to carry..ok this one was a little nerve wracking fo Mom…but he did great!

 I fixed his tie once and he looked at me and asked,” Mom, Do I look like a man now?”  He is wanting to grow up so fast and I want to put books on his head to slow it down just a little. .. I am so thankful that Lord has blessed us with three healthy growing boys though  no matter how many ninjas and wrestling matches we have!

Have a wonderful week!  I have a private scrapbooking class on Thursday that has two spots open.  Will be making a family word album with lots of fun embellishments!  Come back tomorrow for a peak at the book and more details!

Staci

Growing Up

My baby is growing up.  He is now “almost” potty trained, talking more and more each day, and pretty much just turning into a big boy.  It is bittersweet, I will not miss buying diapers but I will miss so many other things about the baby stage.  We are excited to moving into the next no diaper stage of parenting for each day has its own blessings and joys!  Now, if we could just get rid of the bobbie…AKA pacifier, the last baby item..who needs it more Mommy or him?

Why no posts..

I am feeling relived and thankful today!  What have we been doing for the past two weeks you ask?  (above the normal busy life we have..) Gift tags galore!  We had such a positive response for the tags for that I am so thankful!  It warms my heart that so many of you were willing to help us raise funds for Heifer International!  We made over…………..800, yes I said 800 tags!!!  We are packaging them up today to send out tomorrow.  It has taught us all more than we thought!  We have learned perseverance and the meaning of sacrifice (albeit not very much in comparison to so many other things) for others.  When  the boys had worked for hours on end on the tags and we needed to do more the next day we had the opportunity to talk about what it means to help others and to finish the jobs we started and to fulfill the promises we made!  It is nice to have them done so we can move onto other projects…my christmas cards usually go out the day after Thanksgiving but they are still being worked on as we devoted alot of time to the tags which was first priority.  A quilt that I am making as a gift and so on!  What a fun time of year to have great excuses to craft!

Here are the tags and them ready to go!  We will have some left if anyone what to snatch up the last few!!

I love the holidays..

and snow!  I love how quiet and clean the snow makes everything feel!  I love that you have an excuse to cuddle up and read how long you want to with your kids because you can’t go anywhere and things that seemed so important can now wait, it is snowing! I love the memories of childhood that the falling snow brings.  (Even if some of the memories involve hidden rocks in snowballs…)  It got me in the mood to work on my Christmas cards and letters.  It is always interesting to me to sit down and write our letter.  This year I wrote it a little differently than years past.  I am doing a much simpler card than years past as well.  I think that is my theme right now, simple.  I am trying hard to streamline and simplify.  Some days I am good at it, not so much others.  My doves went to bed so now I will go too.  Isn’t snuggling when you know it is so cold out a dreamy thought?  Have sweet dreams!

My heart

All of my kids are loving but C is all heart.  He lives life big and loves big.  He is my kisser and hugger.  I love him dearly.  Sometimes he says things that I have no idea where they come from.  Today we were upstairs getting ready for the day and he says to me, “Mom, when I get to heaven I am going to jump on the clouds!”  I can totally picture him (my never still unless he is asleep child) jumping from cloud to cloud.  He is all heart and energy.

Hope you have a carefree day!

Staci

Sweet moments

I should be in bed….but alas I am sitting here trying to plan out our annual Christmas card.  (Which is way more fun than sleeping anyway…)  I love this time of year!  I love the crisp weather, the anticipation of the holiday festivities, family and friends! 

 Each night as I am putting my two older littles in bed I ask them what the best part of their day was.  Today my answer would have to be hands down the first….”whuv ohh” from my smallest little.  He is 2 years and 3 months and doesn’t talk as much as the other two did at his age.  He doesn’t have to, everyone else does for him 🙂 Anyway, it was the first time in his short life that when I told him I loved him he said it back.  Oh, the sweet moments of motherhood!

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