Saturday, December 20, 2014

Things That Make Me Smile 12/19/14

Jake (9), Alyssa (6½), Zac (5), Tyler (2½), Nicholas (newborn)

Happy Weekend! We received a big Smile this week--our precious baby boy was born! All that bed rest paid off as we made it long enough to birth at home. Things didn't go quite as planned, but everything worked out, and baby Nicholas and Mommy are both doing well. The other kids absolutely adore him, as you will read. We have many, many reasons to Smile.

1. Zac: "What if we just keep having boys? More boys and more boy and more boys. What if we have a gazillion boys?"

2. Alyssa: "He's sleeping and eating! Babies are so talented."

3. Jake: "Look how tiny his ears are! They look like mini cookies, you know like the little Oreos in the snack cups."

4. Jake, about Nicholas: "He's so soft and fuzzy, like a peach." 

5. Zac, about Nicholas: "He's just so cute, I can't stop looking at him!"


7. Me: "What are you doing? You're supposed to be in bed."
Tyler: "Yeah, I supposed to be kiss this baby."

8. Jake, about Nicholas: "He's squeaking! Like a trumpet."

9. Tyler: "I like this baby, Mommy! I like him. I like baby. He's cute, too."

10. My mom was holding Nicholas and patting his butt, trying to get him to stop fussing. Zac moved her hand, starting patting his butt, and said, "I think I have the right move" as Nicholas stopped crying.

11. Tyler, about Nicholas: "Oh, no, he's crying again! Let me kiss him again!"

12. I was taking pictures before the children's Christmas program at church. Nicholas was crying, Tyler was covering his ears saying, "Don't like that baby cryin'!", and the other 3 were laughing at them both.

13. Tyler: {Constant talking. Nonstop. Talking. Talking. Loudly talking.}
Me, frustrated: "Tyler, do you ever stop?"
Tyler, sweetly: "Hi, Mommy. I love you."

14. Tyler, when Alyssa walked out ready for the Christmas program: "Oh, Lyssa, you so pretty!"

15. Tyler, about Nicholas: "Let me see his other ear."
Me: "Not right now; he's eating."
Tyler: "Oh, he's eating your . . . button?" 

16. Listening to the other kids admire Nicholas: "Aw, he smiled! He stuck out his tongue! He made a funny face! . . . He blinked!"

17. Listening to Jake read Nicholas his book. 

18. Zac, about his Christmas ornaments: "Mine are very fragile . . . 'Cause they're hot-glued."

19. Me: "Nicholas is going to be a week old tomorrow."
Jake: "Already? It seems like just a few days ago he was a few days old."

20. Zac, watching me nurse the baby: "So he's eating? Chocolate milk or white milk?" 

What made you Smile this week?

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