Julius left, Moses right. The play house. It has been here on the deck since 1995. A few years later we got the sun setter so we could actually survive the heat out here without melting in the sun. ;o)
Inside the play house the empty plastic bucket from pork rinds. Julius has a fascination with containers, filling them, getting his hand stuck in them. :o) Taking them everywhere.
Years ago we were often at the lake when weather was good here. Since MA was sick we can't go as often.
We don't make the boys wear shoes. They have learned to walk, balance and stand much easier without them. We keep the deck clean. Noah's feet are pretty darn cute!
He wears his shoes in the yard, or on outings.
Julius pretending to wash his hands in the play sink.
Inside our house after meals the boys line up to wash hands standing on a stool. It's their favorite part of meal times!! Water!!
You might see Mercy in the background (left) has shoes on. She wears a path down on the deck running back and forth. So to keep blisters away we put shoes on her. People with Sotos have soft skin. She bruises/cuts easily. And she has a blood disorder.
She is very interested in Chinese Jump Rope! ;o)
At 5 a.m. most people wake to the sound of the birds singing. At our house Mercy YELLS as LOUD AS SHE CAN!! Telling us the sun is up, NOW "GET ME OUT OF BED!!" Of course she can't talk so it sounds more like a crying/tantrum. Some mornings we wonder what the neighbors think in this very quiet neighborhood as the sound travels. I ask her to be quiet and sometimes she stops- but sometimes she doesn't stop. She is developmentally about 4, so a little stubborn!
I let her know she'll be last to get up if she doesn't quiet down.
We don't mind her making noise, talking, singing etc but YELLING is highly discouraged!
I have seen her 3 big sisters run to my bed to catch a few more winks (after they shut the bed room door behind them) if she refuses to stop.
We don't take it personally.
And we do not get up until 6:00 a.m.!! We need our sleep!
Julius "on the phone"! LOL! He really doesn't understand phones. The toy phones play music and for the life of him he can't figure out who is talking to him on the real phone!
But he enjoys accommodating Isaiah for the photos!
And as he snoops around he seems to think he can't put it down now! LOL!
The bigger they grow the cuter they get! So much personality!
Jacob decides to come in and "see" what's going on.
Did I ever dare dream that I would be so blessed with so many handsome boys?!! I know my Mercy is as cute as cute can be, but you just can never have too many little boys! LOL!