Saturday, February 19, 2011

From 6 mos. to 12 yrs.

Today Teague is 6 months old. He had his first tiny taste of whipped cream from off of Brock's birthday cake last night. Even after all the babies I have had the privilege of raising I am still amazed at how quickly they grow into their own personalities. Even more so I am amazed at how much the little ones want to be like the big ones.
In these pictures you can see a glimpse of how Teague looks up to Crew already. What you can't see is how Crew pushes himself to be just like his older siblings. It's not competition- but more a strong desire to have and/or get to do what the other kids are doing.
And then I look on and wish for them to stay little and innocent just as long as they can! No wonder there is tension around here. =)
Brock was thrilled to score his first points at a basketball game this afternoon. The world still holds a lot of firsts for all of my kids. I am feeling blessed to be the one to look after them and to celebrate big and small milestones with them. It's a real chore with ongoing challenges every single day and with never-ending piles of laundry to do too. Yet I know I will look back at this time in our lives and say, "those were truly days of wonder and joy". I don't want to forget the importance of these days- from 6 months to 12 years and everything beyond too. They will be a blur for me someday not too far from now.
So I'm treasuring today. I hope you do the same!


LaVon Baker said...

Your babies are adorable.

I miss those days of basketball games and "firsts." Enjoy every second.

pakosta said...

happy birthday to your beautiful boy!
you are a wonderful mom Jody!

Nuts in a Tree said...

My goodness those kiddos are cuties! :) I love when you share pics...makes me realize I'm not alone in watching my babes grow up way too fast.

Rhonda :)

Jackie said...

He is so, so, so cute!! Simply adorable.

Anonymous said...

Jody, the cake is beautiful and so are you. You sound like you are in a depression right now and could also use some household or nanny help, some Zoloft and a little vacation by yourself to regroup. No one can do everything and you are certainly doing way better than most of us would in your situation, go easy on yourself, you've been through so much. Prayers.