Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Little Ones

The two little ones haven't been in enough photos lately. Funny how in a family with more than a few kids you become one of "the big kids" or "the little kids." And it either changes or stays permanent depending on whether or not new kids come along to bump you up to big kid status. For example, in my own family I was forever one of "the three little girls" simply because we were at the end of the family, and no manner of aging or growing was ever going to shift us up. In our family now, we have the three big kids and the two little ones. It has confused Goldie a bit because she only recently joined the ranks of the big kids. Anyway, here are the two little kids.
This picture is blurry, but I like how Jesse appears to be looking off at some exciting thing in the distance -- something he has been waiting for that has only just appeared on the horizon.

Penny continues to more fully take on her role as entertaining toddler, which Mike and I both love for all the laughs it gives us. On Sunday Mike was eating some of his Father's Day Pringles. Penny kept asking for more and more chips. Finally Mike told her, "No more chips." She wandered for a moment -- pondering. Then returned to say, "How bout one for Dais?" So Mike handed her a chip for Daisy and said, "OK, go give it to Daisy." Penny looked him straight in the eyes as she shoved the chip into her mouth and garbled out, "I don't have one."

And Jesse. Oh Jesse. He is possibly the easiest baby I have had and I've had some pretty easy ones (saving of course my dear angel Daisy who I loved fiercely but who nearly drove me to a nervous breakdown with her utter refusal to sleep EVER for about nine or ten months despite month long attempts at crying it out, music boxes, co-sleeping, etc.) But really, he is just so easy and pleasant. I worry I neglect him because he demands so very little. He generally sleeps through the night. If he does wake up I just give him a little pat to soothe him and he says, "Yes, thank you. That was silly of me to bother you. Now I'll go straight away back to sleep." What a nice nice little boy I have!

9 comments:

Mandy said...

Okay - only one word comes to mind as I looked at these photos - ADORABLE!!!

Ryan, Melissa and Addy said...

I can't believe how big your baby boy has gotten! He is just adorable. Really, really cute! Also, thank you for the nice words and encouragement on my blog. I'll keep you updated on my progress (or lack thereof!) as I continue with it.

Liz said...

Those little ones are so darn cute. I love that you were able to add another boy to the mix it just makes your family seem right, ya know? I'm also glad for Goldie that she is one of the big kids now. Meg has been moved up to the big kids just barley in Jay's family and I know she truly loves it.

jami said...

oh those "two little ones" are so very cute. i just can't get over how big jesse is!! it makes me want to slow the clock thinking lexie will soon be that size too!! :)

penny and her chip conversation is very hilarious. miles is in that stage too and i probably laugh at him way more than i should. (especially when he's doing those things that border on naughty but are so cute becuase he's so cute ... ah. kids.)

Perla said...

i love those littles!!! penny cracks me up and i'm glad that some times she will be my good little friend.

marzee said...

I love those picture - and that smart little Penny, "I don't have one!" She's SO big! And Jesse - I loved that big smile - tongue rolled up in his mouth - so cute!
Yes - I know what you mean, when you worry about not giving the good kid enough attention. I often feel that way with Bert.
Heavenly Father must have heard my concerns . . . because she's suddenly drawing more attention with preteen 'tude. Seriously, public school is a nuisance - why can't my little darling stay in a pure, little innocent bubble forever?

That - and Action the other day - when seeing a couple on TV kissing said, "They're touching tongues!" Although you really couldn't see any tongues - just lips. When did he hear about this tongue business? Stinkin' neighborhood kids!

GRRRRrrrrr!

Nancy said...

I am with you Marzers. About once a week I am ready to put a 20 foot wall around our house and not let my kid's leave it.

Also, funny about Bert. My sister said the same thing the other day about her daughter (who is a teenager now but was a super mellow baby) -- just that she got herself PLENTY of attention later!

Crysta said...

I love your stories Nancy! I just got done reading quite a few of your posts. What a great family you have. I love reading about your crazy thoughts and silly things your kids do. 14 miles?? Wow, didn't you just start running? That's great! Your baby is getting too big. I love the pic of him with the beenie. THanks for sharing.

Mugsy said...

O those little people are so dear. And I love the beautiful pics as always. By the way I am just thinking how I am going to be so so happy having you here in a few days!

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