Friday, July 11, 2008

a little about our family

I am blessed to be a mommy to three wonderful boys. Benjamin is 5.5 years old, Kyle is 2.5 years old, and Owen is 4 months. I'm having a lot of fun watching them grow and interact with each other. It's not quite so much fun when the argue and fuss, but that can be productive too...

Ben is fairly reserved, at least out in public. In that way he reminds me quite a bit of myself~ I am quite shy. He loves to help me cook, but hates to put away toys. He also enjoys planning his birthday parties, 11 months in advance. One of his favorite destinations is the beach on the Oregon coast, where he surprised us by jumping around in the ocean water. He's got a sweet spirit, and seems to respond most to verbal affirmations.

Kyle is Mr. Personality. He is quick to laugh (and has a great laugh!), and does everything he finds to do with all his might. When upset, he cries with gusto. When happy, he is a bundle of energy and dimply smiles. He is currently obsessed with Bob the Builder, and will often burst into song, entertaining us with the theme song. He believes that Owen cries because he doesn't know where Kyle is, and so his way of helping his baby brother is to say "Here I am, Owen, here I am!" He is a lot of fun and ALL boy. Surprisingly enough, he was very upset by the ocean water on our last beach trip and much prefered to keep his feed on dry land. He is our passionate one, and really enjoys cuddles.

Owen is 4 months old. Thus far he seems to have a very sweet and mellow temperament-- unless he gets past a certain point of being tired, at which point he wails as if his heart is broken. He is selective with his smiles, but he loves to grin at his brothers. When he smiles it's slow-blooming, but the result is heart-melting. Currently he enjoys kicking his feet, spitting up, and eating...though not necessarily in that order.

My darling husband Jeff & I have been married for 11 years. We met when I was 13 and he was 16. It's hard to believe we've known each other so long. I remember him when he was a gangly beanpole of a teenager. We dated in high school and went to Jeff's senior prom together. We did break up for a few years, but it's fun to have those memories and that history together. I have to laugh out loud when I read my diary entries from when I dated him as a 15- and 16-year-old!

Our family has been so blessed. Everything we have has come from the Lord. We can never thank him enough!

1 comment:

Jeff said...

Woo Hoo
I guess I'll have to get back to work on my blog too, huh?