If I'm being honest, I'm not sure "the 4s" are going to be my favorite. My mom always said people always act like the threes are the hardest but they have nothing on the fours. Earlier this week (in an effort to not stay at home for days at a time) I for some reason thought it was a good idea to take all 3 kids to the mall by myself to meet a friend and her kids. It ended with me carrying Shepherd kicking and screaming out of the mall, while pushing a stroller and praying my two year old continued following us out the door instead of acting like his usual crazy self.
Last night I was laying in bed with Shepherd, trying to get him to go to sleep. I was giving him extra attention because I felt bad that all week we'd been having a battle of wills. I have to constantly remind myself that I need to share my calm, not join in on his chaos. And I fail at that way too often.
Anyway, I was asking him questions and practicing how high he could count and talking about our day. I asked him how old he was. "19." "Oh no, you're not 19. If you were 19 I'd be crying all day because you'd be big and wouldn't live with me anymore." When I said that my sweet boy started crying real tears at the thought.
Later that night my mom sent me this (someone's FB status):
I am so thankful for the promises in Lamentations.
My sleepy guy turns 1 month old and just couldn't stay awake for his photo shoot.
The first day I was home the entire day alone with all 3 of them...also the day the boys decided to climb to the top of the jungle gym for the first time. I just knew someone was going to fall and break something.
Breaker hanging outside watching his brothers. There is ZERO shade in our yard.
I don't know why but I'm obsessed with this picture. He is so precious.
Caity and Pop Pop got to town for their visit! I stole a picture from Caity's snapchat.
It was gloomy and rainy so we went to the mall to get out of the house.
Took Caity and Don into downtown to visit Temple Square.
A picture Shepherd took of Breaker. I love seeing pics he takes from his point of view!
He loves him SO much.
This looks like a calm, peaceful moment. Looks can be deceiving ;)
Sometimes I take a million pictures of them in a row when they're being extra cute. I finally convinced him to let me put his hair up. We were going for a man bun, but he was too squirmy and impatient. So cute!!
Another day another photo shoot. Love his sweet dimple!
Took him out for some one on one time. I love this shirt!
Tuesday night we got to go to a Utah Bees game. Joey's work has a suite and it was his departments turn to use it. Shepherd remembered the kids train from the last time we went and that was what he was most excited about!
Bee outfit for his first baseball game!
The boys enjoyed all of the drinks and food and Major was absolutely filthy. I think he ate 8 slices of watermelon.
Such a fun night! I love getting out and doing fun things with our little family!