I admit, until Sam was about 5 or 6 years old, being a mom was super tough! Dealing with Sam's disability and Nephi's toddler-hood... mostly alone... was really rough going. But things really changed once the boys were potty trained and Sam started talking really well. Especially this last year... life has been really fun. I think things really started changing after we had Jacob about 15 months ago now... wow, can you believe he is really that old now?!
My boys are characters. They each have these distinct personalities that really shine. I know they get their enthusiasm and knack for making friends with anyone around from me -- that's how I roll! But they get this boyish mischief and curiosity from their dad.
And there is nothing more serious then Army guys and super heroes...
I could go on about their characters, but I think I will just show you a few pictures I took this last week:
The Air Show at Hill Air Force Base:
Below: Before you freak out and think, "What the heck is that crazy woman thinking by letting her kids do that!!?" Just know that, there was a little gun show put on by the military there at the airshow. I figured that any weapons there on base that they were showing were pretty secure... AND I made Ben teach them the proper way to respect ANY weapon, loaded or not.
Memorial Day hike: It was so fun! We went with some friends and got some much needed nature air and exercise.
I LOVE this next picture!!! Ben was doing some sit ups and Jacob was giving him support...
Nephi's Birthday: It was yesterday. We got him a power ranger mask:
Nephi's Birthday Lunch:
PS -- It's still not too late to join the summer challenge!! We almost have 50 challengers, let's get more!! For more information see yesterday's post here!.