We have had a plethora of "Short snow pants," kind of days.
I think through all of it I'm reminded that I even after being a mom for almost six years, I STILL don't know what my baby needs all the time(if only he could tell me why he was crying), no matter how hard i try to keep everything in control, chaos happens and I can learn a lot in it, and sickness can be a good thing to slow me down and snuggle my kids for days, and days, and days (it takes a long time to make it through all the kids in our house, if only they could all get it the same day and be done), I still don't know what the heck I'm doing most days, and I DESPERATELY need the Lord to get me through each and every day. Good days, bad days, I need Him through it all.
That's not to say there there haven't been smiles and laughter and sweet moments this past month.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
My baby is ONE!
Although I do miss the little snuggles and holding a tiny, bitty baby in my arms, I love the stage in life that Jett is at and that our family is in. I don't want to rewind time, I just wish that it would slow down.
It's funny thinking back to when Quinton turned one, I felt like he was so old and was doing so much and although I can't believe that Jett is actually one year old, he's the baby in this house! He's the one that all six of us drag out of the bathroom as he tries to pull down the whole toilet paper roll, he's the one that we have to pull markers out of his mouth as his whole face turns colored, he's the one that we all love feeding bites of our food, playing ball with, he's the one that all four of my big kids beg to go wake up from his nap because they just can't wait to jump in his crib and make him laugh. He's all six of our favorite baby in the world. Everyone wants to sit near Jett at meals, except for Myla, if she sits too close to Jett while eating he pulls her hair, everyone wants to "help" Jett walk around the room, everyone wants to splash with Jett in the bath, they love their littlest brother.
That's not to say that Jett still doesn't live up to his name, "Destructo Boy!" He is Destructo Boy in full force. He desperately wants to be involved in everything that the big kids are doing. He already knows how to play Ninja Turtles. It's funny to watch him grab a turtle and smash it against another. He totally belongs in our family! They often times have to set up their turtle battles out of Jett's reach, he loves to be near them.
Jett excitedly took his first steps the other night. And how great that it was while surrounded by all six of his biggest fans sitting in a circle around him. He was quite the show off for all of us. I even captured it on video. First steps on video... I think up until Jett I was 0/4.
Jett Abell Rude we love you!