This incredible relationship is forming.
And I can hardly put into words how cool it is to watch.
They totally “chill” together.
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.
(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.
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?
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-
But one thing is certain.
They’ll always be brothers.
And to say that I love them would be the understatement of the century.
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!
So I blame my lack of blogging on the rain. It’s been the worst.
A dreadful winter followed by a less than pleasurable spring has me hoping for a splendid summer.
I’m talking sunshine, tan lines, trips to the zoo…you get the picture.
But meanwhile-I know two little boys who can’t be brought down by mother nature.
Here are a few pics I took the other day when I was cuddled in bed with the boys.
We were hiding from the rain…
Happy Cinco De Mayo Loyal PERKS Followers.
We haven’t exactly had time to stop and smell the roses around the Perks house lately. It’s been a busy Spring so far-and Summer is showing no signs of slowing down.
But don’t worry, I’ve got lots to share…coming soon-the last installment of our Kentucky road trip, Marshall’s 2 month update, and a whole ‘lotta fun pictures.
Until then-these goofy knuckleheads would like to wish you a very lovely Thursday…
How long do you think it will take for Marshall to get big enough (and smart enough) to stop letting his brother put his mommy’s pink high heels on him?
The good news is…I don’t think Henry did any permanent damage to Marsh’s ego…
Later that day while Henry was napping, his little brother hung out with me while I got ready…
Happy Friday Loyal Perks Followers!
So I’ve had lots of requests to do a comparison of Henry and Marshall at their one month photoshoots…
Now-I will say-out of the womb my boys looked I.D.E.N.T.I.C.A.L.
Seriously y’all…we took one look at Marshall when he was first born and immediately thought…”Oh my goodness! He is a clone of his brother.”
And since the day he was born, I go back and forth. There are moments when I look at Marshall and I feel like I’m looking at Henry. And other moments when I don’t think they look alike at all.
What do you guys think?
Oh my. I guess one thing is for sure. There’s no denying these brothers have VERY similar chins AND rolls in their legs 🙂
Moving on…it has been QUITE the treat reading all your comments about your quirky perks. Just to update y’all…apparently I’m NOT the only person alive who hasn’t had a rice krispie treat! AND another loyal PERKS follower confirmed via twitter to me that she too, folds her cheese!
I’m thinking we’ll need to do another post like this soon…just so y’all can keep airing out your dirty laundry.
Am I saying y’all a lot in this post??? Must be my inner southern-belle emerging IN HONOR of the fact that me and the boys are heading south later this week! That’s right folks…Henry, Marsh, and I will be heading to Kentucky later this week to visit some of my most favorite people in the WHOLE world. Rach, Tiff, Abby-are you girls ready for a PERK-filled couple of days?!? And Cait-I’m thinking you need to start a blog so I can link up to you!
Watch out Wildcat Country…the PERKS are invading a southern town near you. Here’s a sneak peak of how we are prepping for our trip…