Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Childhood Milestone

About a week ago Turner insisted he had a loose tooth. Seeing that he's only 4, I blew it off for a few days with a "Uh, huh! I see." On the third day of his insistence, I bent down all excited and tested out the tooth. Sure enough, it was loose! 

The next few days were spent explaining why teeth fall out, that the process is painless and that his adult teeth will come in now. We even watched videos on Brain Pop, Jr. to make him feel better. 

Within a few days it was "very waggly." While I was out at the store, Turner asked my mom for a piece of gum and his first baby tooth came out quickly and painlessly. 
I'm still in shock that he lost his first tooth!

Buh bye baby tooth!

Turner insisted we write the Tooth Fairy a letter. He told me exactly what to write.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

The 3rd Child

A year ago, the most incredible day of my life took place and this little boy joined our family.
(photos from my fabulous friend Christy)

The feeling I get after looking at this sweet baby is the same a year later.  He is an absolute angel (and I hate saying that!), and a joy to have (I hate saying that, too). Really, after a complete anxiety attack when I found out I was pregnant, he gave me nothing to fret over. 

Deacon James is sweet, loving, calm, but assertive. He has learned, in is one year, that to be heard in this family, you have to be loud. He's also learned that life might be rough but he's loved. 

I can't believe this third boy is mine to raise. He is still waking at weird hours of the night, but I smile (after ample coffee) because my heart is so full. 

Happiest of birthdays, little man! I can't wait to see what the future holds! 

Deacon is my baby. 

My baby is ONE! 

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

We Made It!

The big boys, around 7 this morning. 
1,158 miles later and the help of my Dad, we're in Florida. Impromptu, trip: month two
begins now. 

...right after I go to sleep.