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My name is Jessica and really the only hobbies I have are running and blogging. I love to run and I love to blog. I have been married for 5 and half years to one of the most amazing men I've ever met, and more than ever recently realize how special he is. And how no other man would ever put up with me. Almost a year ago we completely uprooted ourselves and moved across the country to serve in a church in Fort Collins CO. Richard found a job when we got here and we are settling in very nicely and have wonderful stories of how God protected us and provided for us and guided us and loved us through that transition and hopefully we will remember them for the rest of our lives.
My oldest is Carson - he is 3 and half years old!
And then Landon - he will be two in September of this year - so about 22 months old
Right now- I love that they are only 17 months apart.(it wasn't always easy at the beginning but it really is nice now) They play well. We do all toddler things together and it's perfect for both of them! They adore each other. They do also fight - but mostly they don't knwo what to do when the other one isn't around
I had/have a few mom friends who only have girls or one toddler girl, or a baby - and when we get together they think I'm totally crazy! I can never just sit and talk with them sweetly on my lap like those moms do. And nothing is quiet or calm either! I think b/c I have two of them very close in age - it adds to the "chaos" but boys are always boys. And until you have boys it's hard to understand.
One thing I had to "get over" or learn was not to expect them to act like "girls". They are not being bad when they are throwing things that aren't soft balls in the house, or when they accidently rush by a little girl and knock her over. They are very active boys who do need to learn from those things - but it's ok for that to happen.
And it's totally good and developmentally appropriate for them to be active, to explore, to jump, to run, to throw, to wrestle! They need it and it's good for them!
Sometimes I look at sweet girls and think - oh man! that would be so nice. But really - I would never trade this for the world. The energy they have, the athleticness that both my boys are gaining, the coordination and fun play that they have! I LOVE it! I have grown to fully EMBRACE them and ENJOY them to the fullest! I love having boys! Their joy for life and dirt, cars, trucks, water - it's just so amazing to see the world through their "boy" eyes.
|See how sweet they seem :)|
Every Tuesday and Friday we watch the trash truck come and get our dumpters b/c they love the Trash Trucks! I'm made aware of every tractor, truck, fire truck, or jeep on every road or in parking lots! We don't go anywhere with out a hotwheels car, or a ball.
|watching the trash truck|