Monday, February 18, 2013

This Month in Boys - February 2013

John Paul
-has rediscovered his Lego love.
-for the first time has determined there is something he wants to be when he grows up...a pilot.
-spent the better part of three days this week pencil sketching.
-can hear a song at church, bring it home in his head, spend a few minutes at the piano and have the tune memorized.
-still snuggles in close to me when I read to him before bed.
-knows more than I do about ancient history and physics.
-chooses chocolate ice cream and cheeseburgers as his favorite foods.

(Working hard on a replica of DaVinci's ornithocopter)

Michael
-is discovering he knows how certain things are supposed to be and especially exhibits this with his younger brothers (read:  he's gotten bossy).
-has been wearing his special thumb glove every day and night and doing amazingly.  I only wish I had  done this earlier.  (Perhaps those first two are related...now that his mouth is free a bit more he's enjoying the power it can wield. :)
-shovels snow like nobody's business.
-still sticks his tongue in the side of his cheek whenever he's self-conscious.
-chooses chocolate peanut butter ice cream as his favorite food.


David
-is at the very beginning of sounding out letters.
-everyday chooses "puzzles" from my list of things he can do when he asks "what's my school?" and every day acts surprised and excited and then runs off to get a puzzle.
-has decided he would like to buy chocolate for Mama and new socks for Michael for their birthdays.
-cannot for the life of him sleep past 6:45.
-chooses pizza as his favorite food.


Luke
-still hasn't popped those molars yet.  It's been over a month now of them being right there bulging under his gum.  Poor boy.
-is very intentional about what he wants and has learned to yell to get it.
-now spends only about half his time sucking things he shouldn't and puts that energy into throwing things he shouldn't.
-is learning to crawl off of things like beds and couches unscathed but is absolutely terrifying at the top of the stairs.  No falls so far, thank God.
-eats so much more than his brothers did at this age and is willing to try so most new foods (yay!).
-but to Mama's joy, still chooses her milk as his favorite.


(Fancy black and white photos to distract you from the fact that certain ragamuffins are long overdue for haircuts.)




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5 comments:

  1. I love these posts about the boys and the unique characteristics each one exhibits. Oh, but they grow so fast! Cherish these days!

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  2. Our beautiful, beautiful boys - each one so unique, precious & amazing!

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  3. Love this, Mary!

    Seriously, though...when you described John Paul, you described Sydney. Just last week she decided she wanted to be a pilot! And from my current spot in the house, I can see 4 piles of pencil sketches that Sydney is working on.

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    1. Aw, I so so wish they could hang out more! They'd probably butt heads a lot but they would probably create a whole lot of awesome work together!

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  4. I love the Boys posts! I get a feel of what each of them is into at that point in time. Thumbs up to Michael on his thumb out success!
    Love
    Grandma & Grumpy

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