Friday, July 6, 2012

As you’ve noticed, my posts have been few and far between lately. I’ve been enjoying some time at the lake and trying to stay cool in this heat! Last weekend our family got together at the lake house to celebrate Jaxon’s 4th birthday. He is becoming a little boy now and is leaving that ‘baby’ stage; although I keep telling him that he will always be Grandma Nae’s baby. J Other than the sweltering heat we’ve been experiencing the time together was wonderful. It was a few days of complete chaos with three little boys ages 1 – 1 ½ - and 4; but it was a great kind of chaos. Most days started in the wee hours with a small sound of the 1 ½ year old waking up the world. The house was quiet at first, but don’t kid yourself, the house wouldn’t stay quiet for long. With a couple diaper changes and the sunscreen applied; the day officially began. J And as far as I can remember there wasn’t even one meltdown. That within itself is considered a victory! But as hard as we might have tried, not once did we get all three boys down for a nap at the same time.

As with every trip to the lake, we had sand in everything – and I do mean everything. There were toys strewn about the house and yard, sippy cups on the counters, tiny life jackets draped over the jet ski, wet towels on the fence, beach toys, flip flops, bathing suits and lots of wonderful food in the fridge. It was perfect. J Oh, and Jaxon ‘drove’ the jet ski with Papa which he thought was the most wonderful thing ever. There were a couple points where I couldn’t help but just step back and think about how good it was to have everyone here for a while. Life has a way of taking everyone in different directions but I love the way that we, as a family, find it important to keep each other at the core of things.   I loved seeing the cousins play together, although Braylon may need to work on his sharing skills when it comes to Cooper taking his toys. J Jaxon is now the ‘big’ boy of the group so he lets everyone know what is going on. I’m guessing that as the boys get older, we adults will know less and less about the shenanigans of the cousins. J

*Thought for the day*
On the seventh day God rested. His grandchildren must have been out of town." ~ Gene Perret

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