Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Boy Mom Bloghop!

The link tot he blog hop is here over at Boy Mom Bloghop!

Our family
I am so excited about this. A blogger that I follow did a link up with this party and I was so psyched to hear about it. Mostly b/c I know how special it is to be a mom to boys and how different boys are than girls!

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 boys are very full of energy and don't stop going from the moment we wake up to the moment they fall asleep. No matter what I do to "wear" them out - they can run run run, or jump jump jump, or wrestle wrestle, wrestle.  All. day. long. I feel like. They throw anything that is in their hand at any given moment. They stomp, kill or squish any bug or insect in their path. and they will climb or jump any structure in their paths. :)

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 :)
But at the same time - I feel so special as their mother and I know as they grow older that will be more and more special. I'm the one that gets to teach them how to treat ladies, how to be men! How to be gentlemen and treat others. As active as they are those moments that they turn to me and hug me, or cuddle, or say "I love you mommy" completely melt my heart! I love that forever I will be their mother who they will always love! It's a big responsibility - but I cannot wait to see what kind of Men God wants them to be! And I'm proud to be their mother!

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
So happy to read from other moms on this blog party! Boys are unique and I'm so thankful that God has chosen me to raise them.


Paula said...

I love the picture of them watching the trash truck! That is such a boy thing!

Sherry said...

Hopping by from the blog hop and have so many things that I love about this post! First, your boys are adorable. I love that red hair on Landon...I have a red head too! It was kind of a lifelong dream of mine to fall in love with a red head. My husband has dark hair now but it was red when he was a child. I finally got my dream come true when our first little man was born over 5 years ago. We have two boys, 5 and 1. I absolutely love all things boys. The excitement they get over a ball or a truck/car just makes me so happy! My oldest has always loved any kind of ball and has been playing sports since he was 3 (t-ball, basketball, soccer). My youngest (15 months) loves anything with wheels. I love meeting another boy mom who seems to get as much joy out of her boys as I do. I really wouldn't mind a house full of them and am actually more terrified of having a girl these days! Sure, they seem sweet as babies but just wait until the teenage years! ;-)

Mattie said...

Hopping over from the blog hop. My boy loves the trash truck too. Well, any kind of truck. Your boys are adorable and I love all their photos!

Unknown said...

Hi! I'm here from the blog hop. You boys are so adorable and I love the plaid. :) Thanks for sharing about your family. I have a four month old little boy and it's fun to see what I have to look forward too!!

Missy @ http://gracefullittlehoneybee.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

Coming over from the blog hop!

Your boys are just adorable!

It is such a blessing to be the mom of boys! We have such a big job in raising them to be Godly men.

I really enjoyed reading your post.



Elisha said...

Love your blog and am so happy to have found another boy mom! I have two boys- 2.5 years old and 7 months old. I have also just began getting into running- I am hoping to do my first 5k this coming year. What do you like most about running? How do you keep motivation up when you don't want to run one day?

Looking forward to following your blog!


Unknown said...

Oh my goodness! Your children are adorable :)
I love these pictures :)

New follower from the Blog Hop
My Wonderfully Dysfunctional Blog

Unknown said...

I'm so glad you found the hop through my blog!! It's been tons of fun getting to now other MOBs!! :)

Michele-Lyn said...

You are so right! Boys will be boys... I may only have one, but I know :) We had hoped our youngest was going to be a boy -- well she's not. But she is definitely Tomboyish, which makes up for a whole lot. Our son, who was our baby, absolutely adores her :)

It's nice to meet you. Thanks for stopping by -- from the MOB Society Blog HOP

Rosilind Jukic said...

Oh my word - your boys are too cute. And the trash-truck story....LOVE IT!!! So boy-ish! :) I have two very little ones close in age, too. Blessings from Croatia: A Little R & R: www.littlerandr.org

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