Brother PERKS.

25 Jul

This incredible relationship is forming.

Henry loves Marsh SO SO much.

And I can hardly put into words how cool it is to watch.

He kisses him WAY more than he hits him.

They totally “chill” together.

Do you think they look alike? (Insert sarcasm here.)

And the fear I felt last summer when I found out I was pregnant…

The doubt I had that life with two would be too hard.

Well, to say the least-it’s gone.

Just your basic brotherly crib get-together.

(It’s the baby equivalent to meeting up at Starbucks.)

Because all those mushy gushy your-heart-will-just-double-in-size sayings about having two children…

They’re abso-freakin’-lutely true.

Marsh may or may not be teething. Please disregard the massive drool stain on his onesie.

Do not, however, disregard his double chin.

This picture was taken a few weeks ago-and that delicious double chin is fading away as he becomes less baby and more boy.

Have I mentioned it goes too fast?

Because it does.

And I’m doing my best to savor the little moments.

The moments that aren’t the swim lessons.

Or the library outings.

Or the playgroups.

Because while those are great, and they validate society’s expectations that I’m a “good mom.”

I highly doubt those are the moments I’ll forget with age.

I’m more talking about the not-so-calculated moments

The morning cuddles.

The tickles under the chin that make them desperately retract, only to come back begging for more a second later.

The messes and spills. Our poor, poor carpet. Remind me again, why I went with beige instead of black?

The laundry. Because you never knew khaki shorts could be so-darn-cute until you go to fold them and they’re almost too tiny to fold in half.

The random, sweaty, Target outings. Because the 10 minute effort just to load them in the shopping cart and get them through the door…it’s totally worth the workout when you score some sweet Toy Story crayons in the dollar spot.

I could go on and on.

But the point is…

I know these two little boys won’t always think I’m cool. As time rolls by, I’m sure their smiles at me will be replaced by way more often by the following expressions-

We call this look Henry’s “mean-mug.”

But one thing is certain.

They’ll always be brothers.

Judging by their looks-they may have a future in disguising themselves as twins.

And to say that I love them would be the understatement of the century.

My two favorite things about this photo: Marshy’s tongue and Henry’s chubby little fingers.

They’re not just brothers.

They’re best buds.

Now here’s to savoring the last few months before they start to beat the crap out of each other.

Happy Monday Loyal PERKS followers.

Let’s rock out this week out together.

I plan to enjoy every bit of my boys and the sunshine while trying not to complain about the heat.

Leave a comment telling me how you plan to beat the heat!


5 Responses to “Brother PERKS.”

  1. jillian July 25, 2011 at 8:39 am #

    Love this post!!

    • lifeisfullofperks July 25, 2011 at 8:49 am #

      Thanks Jill!!! You know exactly how I feel with Em and A 🙂

  2. Tucker's Mama July 26, 2011 at 3:04 pm #

    This post makes me tear up! (And it’s not all b/c of the pregnancy hormones surging threw by body right now lol!) These pictures are just so dang precious! They are going to be best friends FOREVER! I could eat them up, every last drop!

  3. Rach July 27, 2011 at 9:36 pm #

    Sweet, sweet post and pictures. Your boys are precious. I loved catching up for a minute yesterday. Wish we could do it more often, but I appreciate every word:). Love you.

  4. Melissa Taylor August 14, 2011 at 8:27 pm #

    you captured the brotherly love so well!!

    we’re staying inside or playing outside in water — hoping for cooler weather soon!

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