November 14, 2010

Sunshine Sunday - Independence, Teaching Moments, Boys

Baden has suddenly taken on an attitude of independence.  He is completely insulted when you put him in his highchair.  He refuses to let you feed him.  Apparently he can now do everything all by himself.  He's 17 months old and ready for college, I guess.  I get a kick out if it.  Since he can't talk, I'll narrate his thoughts for you.

See?  I can totally do this by myself, Mom.  Don't believe me?


Watch this.  I meant to get it all over.  I know what I'm doing.


Don't try and tell me I'm wrong.  I wear the pants around here, lady.


A couple weeks ago we got in out last autumn hike.  I love this picture I got of Rex and my husband.  My husband is so good with our kids.  I love watching him teach Rex things.....


...like how to dress cool.  This little number my husband is wearing used to be his father's.  Yeah, it's classic :)  I had to buy one like it for Rex when I saw it at Costco a while back.  That way you can really see the resemblance.


He also teaches him about the finer things in life.  Yes, Rex has even perfected the "pull my finger" trick himself.  My husband couldn't be prouder.


I never imagined myself in a house full of boys, but to tell you the truth, I wouldn't have it any other way.


I'm so grateful for the things I learn from each one of them each day.  Life is good.

25 comments:

  1. You have such a handsome family! I love your breakfast narration ;-)
    Have a great day!

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  2. Just the opposite over here..I am surrounded by girls! I too have a 17 month old..thinks she can do it all! I am thinkning about getting a booster seat for the kitchen chair just to make feeding time smoother :)

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  4. We'll be the opposite soon, three womens and my husband all alone in the sea of hormones. haha. (by soon I mean, I'm 41 weeks pregnant with girl numbero deux)
    I love Baden's facial expressions. He reminds me of one of my nephews at that age, constantly looked suspicious and mildly irritated, it was very hilarious. Now he's nearly seven and he just looks for things to dismantle. I gather he'll pick up on putting thing back together at some point in his teens...

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  5. numbero deux. wow. NUMERO. it's been a long 41 weeks.

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  6. how cute and adorable! thanks for sharing! you truly are blessed!

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  7. I love my house full of boys as well. :)

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  8. Oh what sweet photos!!!! LOVE them! You have a beautiful family!

    God bless!

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  9. ahhhh - the breakfast rebellion was my favorite. I can totally relate, having an 18 month old who feels the same way. My kids never cease to amaze me

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  10. You have a very handsome family:)

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  11. You have a very cute family. Your little man is adorable!

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  12. Felicidades!! Tienes una familia muy bonita!!!

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  13. I love the simple moments in life... looks like you guys do too! Thank you for sharing with us. PS The boys looked very photogenic today... have you been working on their pictures smiles?!

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  14. that first pic...hilarious.

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  15. My little man is the same way- also 17 months and really wants to do it all on his own, especially watching an older sibling (I have a 4 yr old too).

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  16. What a cute little guy!

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  17. Grady did that same anti-high chair routine at about the same time... so funny!

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  18. No more high chair for him! He's definitely very cool and knowledgeable.

    Just Better Together

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  19. My son is also 17 months (june 9) and unfortunately not so independent! but it cracks me up if he's watching his sprout tv, laying on his belly, giggling like he heard the funniest thing on the planet....

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  20. August is at the same place now with the independence. And she is serious about stabbing her dinner with the fork so I try to stand back.

    I love in the one pic your hubby and Rex don't have their scowl faces on. Actual smiles!

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  21. Umphf, narrated my MUMM could not sound more delightful then coming from the mouth of your wee son..excuse big boy!

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  22. Awesome post. Thanks for sharing.
    I understand what you mean perfectly. I always thought of having girls and one boy but that is it. Well, I have 3 boys and no girls. As much as I would love a daughter I couldn't imagine my life any different than it is.

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  23. What no scouls from the old boys this time? I love Bade's independence. That face is just so squishable!

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  24. I love the DIY feeding series!! :) Your little boys are so cute!!

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  25. Aren't boys the greatest? I love being surrounded by boys too. Having a girl...if that should ever happen...kind of frightens me a little.

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