Friday, April 10, 2015

My Life Is Charades

So last week Lauren asked me, "remember that blog that you have that you used to write on?"  Well, yes, I do remember.  But when you have three kids 3 and under you don't really have time to sit around and write.  Or think about what to write.  Or find pictures to add.

But today they are all napping and I had every intention to lay out.  Of course, about 5 minutes after I came outside, so did the clouds.  So here we go!

This guy... My buddy...  He keeps us all guessing!  We decided last week that a day in my life is like a game of charades.  I understand about half of what he says to me, so the rest of the time he is pointing and acting things out and I am trying to guess what he is telling me.  Sometimes I am successful and sometimes he gets frustrated with me.  But somehow we make it through the day!  And then he smiles at me, gives me a giant hug and kisses, and wants me to snuggle with him at night time and I forget that we have been playing charades all day.

Cade is all boy.  He wants to play outside with no shoes on, dig in the dirt, and pick up bugs.  Today he brought me a dead roach from the garage and I almost had a heart attack.  And he laughed.  He has the best laugh!

He also is in love with his older sister and baby brother.  He follows Callie around all day and just wants to play with her and be doing whatever she is doing.  And when Callie is busy with something else, he comes to play with Colt.  I love that Cade will lay down on his stomach on the floor to get in Colt's face and make him smile.  Cade is always taking care of Colt - he brings him his nuk, tells me when he is crying, tries to help feed him.  And my favorite, when Colt takes his nap, Cade always says "shh" to let me know I need to be quiet.  And then he takes off around the corner running and yelling to find the drums.

And now Colt... what has he been up to the past few months?  Growing way too fast!  I am trying to enjoy all the snuggles I can in case he is my last little munchkin.  He was sick so much through the winter, but always a happy baby!  He is so smiley and loves to watch Callie and Cade play.  He has had a really hard time sleeping through the night - which is hard for me!  At seven months now, he is still waking up around 5 or 6.  Thankfully he will just talk/cry for a few minutes and then go back to sleep until 7 or 7:30.  Some nights he will sleep better through the night but by 6:30 he is wide awake and ready to play.  Which to me is still the middle of the night!
But we do have some fun times together in my bed while the other two are sleeping.

He has started eating solid foods and loves it!  He eats oatmeal, applesauce, bananas, green beans, peas, yellow squash, butternut squash, carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, and broccoli.

Whether I am ready for it or not, Colt is very close to crawling.  He can get up on all fours by himself and thankfully for now he just falls back down.  Once he is on the move my life is going to be even crazier!

Colt has followed in his brother and sister's footsteps and loves to be outside.  He loves to sit at the table on the back porch and watch them play, jump in his octopus, or relax in the swing.

We took all of them to the beach for the first time this year (and Colt's first trip ever).  They were so happy running around and Callie actually got in the ocean!  It was freezing but she was so happy!  And Colt was content to sit on his towel and eat his shovel.

Speaking of eating, Cade still loves to eat.  All. The. Time.  As soon as he gets up from a nap or in the morning, or a soon as he finishes a meal, he goes straight to the pantry for a "na", which I have successfully interpreted to mean "snack."  

All three of my children have a love for sugar just like me.  As soon as Cade finished this cupcake he tried to steal another.  Haha!

Back to a love for being outside... I am so glad we bought a swing set a few years ago!  It has provided hours of swinging entertainment and passes the time in the afternoon while we are waiting for Daddy to get home. 

Yes, I know that Cade has no pants on in that picture.  This was potty training time!  Cade is successfully and completely potty trained.  What?!  It was all him.  I was not ready to try it, but he insisted.  After about two weeks of holding it all the time, he went in the potty a few times and it clicked.  He has only had a handful of accidents in the past 3 months.  I am so proud of him!  

And big sister Callie is growing up too fast also!  Before I know it she is going to be a teenager.  She loves to dress herself - and most days it is a princess dress or a twirly dress.  Shoes are a favorite - she even tried to wear her Minnie Mouse heels to the park last week.  Also, accessories are a must: umbrellas, scarves, necklaces, babies... she always has something to carry with her.

And yes, with all the swinging that goes on, Callie is still the queen.  I promise she could beat anyone's record of time spent in a swing.

I love to listen to Callie sing and she is constantly making up songs.  We took her into the service when we had a night of worship at LCC and it was so amazing to see her worship the Lord.  She has such a sensitive heart to the Lord and I can't wait to see what He is going to do with her life.  Future worship leader!

All in all, yes life is crazy.  But wonderful.  And I love it.