Nighttime {NOTES}

To my boys:

Chandler {CHAN} you’re really something . . . funny, independent, strong-willed, and determined. I don’t want to squelter your strong-willed mind, but at the same time I have to parent you, you have to be respectful, you have to be kind, you have to grow to be a caring and honest man. God gave us you to lead you, raise you and shape you into the person that you’re meant to be. At this point in time, I’d say we go through a power struggle on a daily basis and sometimes more than one. We’re all learning everyday! Your dad & I are learning that now is the time, although it probably should’ve been sooner, that we need to be really consistent in our parenting. We need to implement rewards and repercussions and stick to them.

11705434_10153116521561553_6083899514733047599_oYou’ve been saying really funny things lately . . . things that wouldn’t really be funny if an adult said them, but they’re hilarious when your little 4-year-old self says them. The other day your daddy said to you, “You’re really funny, huh, Chandler?” You said, “Mm, I don’t know. A lot of people seem to think so”. We laughed so hard, which proved your point. You’re just figuring out how to verbally express yourself more, it’s keeping us laughing and keeping us on our toes.

Marshall {MARS} you’re getting faster, wilder, and more talkative everyday! Our lives are so different this summer than they were last summer. This summer you are running, talking, yelling, eating everything and exploring on your own. You are obsessed with balls, particular bouncy balls and golf balls. You love “wah-wah” (water), “bahs” (clif bars), “Tanler” your “uh-bah” (brother), “ella”s (elephants), and “an-mols” (animals). You can say well over 30 words and you’ve started grouping 2-3 words together to tell us something, everyone’s favorite around here seems to be when you say, “hot poop”!

You’re pretty fearless! You’ll climb anything, jump off anything, and somehow you manage to not get hurt. You’ve always had this fantastical way about you . . . you could take the nastiest fall or do the scariest looking thing (like riding a 360 bike backwards down an inclined driveway), but you manage to come away unscathed. You’re amazing at catching yourself when you fall which always protects your face, it’s usually unfortunate for your knees, but a few scraps and bruises are your badge of honor for all your reckless stunts you perform.

Sleep tight little ones!


Your Mommy ❤



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