I am and will always be so glad I am that person who whips my iPhone out all the time to take pictures. I will NEVER EVER regret capturing as many of these fleeting moments as I can.
Like this first picture, for instance. Lowe is a DOLL! That hair. His happy, bright eyes. Two bottom teeth. That ridiculous tank top we had to borrow on a hot sunny day from Whitney when he was sweating in his fleece pajamas. How we kept forgetting he could crawl and didn’t get too far off of this fuzzy blanket onto the pokey grass. I probably have 100 pictures of Reeve’s face when he’s sleeping. I can’t help it. He’s getting so big and won’t look this way forever, yet…he will, you know? He’s got daddy’s exact nose (and ears) and it’s always all I can do not to kiss all over his cheeks when he’s asleep. One weekend morning we made a fire in the pit out back and burnt the last of the moving boxes. Hannah loved it…. and two of Lowe sleeping….he’s in that Butt-in-the-air stage and wakes up HOT and with red cheeks. I sleep just like this too, on my tummy with my arms tucked under me.
Just some afternoon outside. Reeve was using the tennis racket to pop bubbles I was blowing and Lowe was eating grass. As awesome and fun as this looks, it was quite the Shit Show just an hour earlier when he did exactly what I specifically told him NOT TO DO and got paint all over the carpet. Although it’s Washable, I had to use about half a bottle of Tito’s Tequila in lieu of rubbing alcohol to remove it over the course of an hour. Lowe’s belly after eating some of the chili I had made for dinner.
Reeve and his new BFF Addison
That hat Reeve is wearing was his when he was Lowe’s age…now, Lowe wears it. Reeve wanted to see if it still fit. This was in the car as we were waiting for Kirk’s baseball tryouts to finish. On the morning of Reeve’s 4th Birthday. that bottom lip!!!
One of the few moments they played together nicely. Usually Reeve is trying to tackle or injure him. I don’t remember why we took this picture, but it’s rare for my hair to look that good and Reeve’s hair is “Pumped up” as he calls it. First soccer practice. He was SO excited and so proud. It was raining, cold and miserable and he just loved it. I cried… Easter morning….
Lowe loved him some bacon on Easter morning. Reeve’s outfit is ridiculous, but what’s sweet is how badly Lowe just wants to be right next to him. He can pull up and stand now and loves to watch what brother is doing. Reeve inherited this cool new Lego table from his cousins and officially has the coolest room in the house. Exploring our land with daddy.he looks HUGE in this picture. Fell asleep on the way back from KC and his first trip to Hallmark Kaleidoscope. First day of school at his new school. Won’t look at the camera anymore. I put a gnome under the tree out back. He still believes in little magical things like this. Turns out, gnomes don’t like sprinkles b/c the ones we “fed” him are still out there weeks later. OOops Checking out the creek and enjoying a yummy Granny Smith apple Porchin’ Poor Lowe is still in Christmas pajamas. Daddy’s first day of baseball Had to lock Hannah out of the sunroom when we ate b/c Lowe kept giving her his food. He was really upset and kept trying to reach through the glass to her. First meal in our formal dining room. He’s kind of a doofus…. He wouldn’t take this jacket his cousin left on Easter off for days!!!
Stinkers…I can’t wait until Lowe is old enough that they can really enjoy each other and see how lucky they are.
Snuggles from this one are VERY rare….I had to get proof with a picture as he rested his head on my shoulder.Feeding the dog AGAIN!!!