We welcomed the new year with the city of Indianapolis - a very spontaneous overnighter. We had only one change of clothes but nothing clean. We had to shop for clothes to wear the next day! It was 75 degrees. We pulled up to Marriott and took their last room. I had to keep sending David down to the gift shop to get us all snacks and charge it to our room. The city was amazing that night. People were everywhere anticipating the new year. We walked the streets with the crowd. The historic detail of the city and the artistic flair was intriguing. We pushed our queens together to make one gigantic bed in the middle of our hotel room. The boys loved every minute of it! We woke up early the next morning and shopped at Circle Centre before heading home.
Now, here we are in the middle of a snowstorm (a TN version.) Me and the boys haven't left the house for days. It feels like a continuation of the holidays. The boys have been out sledding and watching the snow fall from our windows. God truly spoils us!
Roman is 4 1/2 years old. He seems so big lately. When I pick him up his legs hang down past my knees. I watched him play football in the living room this week with no shirt and jersey paints on. He cute little torso reminded me of a teenager! I could almost envision him as one! Mommies first little baby growing so fast! This week I watched him get his brother almost completely dressed and then, on another day, make them both plates of food for lunch. He was praying tonight and he prayed "Dear God - please help everyone in the world stay healthy, all the way to heaven, to the mountains, and to the beach, everyone." He is so compassionate and thoughtful. He also asked me this week what it would feel like to die. Those are some deep thoughts for a 4 year old! But, we've been talking a little about going to heaven so his little mind had really been working. He is so imaginative and energetic!
Jude is 22 months old. He is pretty much potty trained! Still wearing diapers at night but during the day he runs around in cute little undies. He is so proud of himself! He also has hit a growth spurt. He has gotten taller and slimmed up quit a bit. One thing I've learned about him - he can't watch tv and do anything else. When he is into a show, he is in the zone:) He is speaking in sentences! He is really coming out of his shell and we are seeing his personality come alive! He loves pretending to fall down and trick you. He can really sit down and concentrate on things longer than Roman did at his age. He love anything small he can hold in his hand. He will carry one toy around for hours never loosing grip. One day, he slept with a tiny penguin my mom bought him. He went to bed with it in his hand and woke up still holding it. He loves pretending to take care of his toys. He takes Batman to the potty and feeds him milk. This boy loves to show LOVE. He hugs and kisses and says "I love you." He looks at me with those big beautiful eyes and I devour every minute of it!
Jude's favorite Christmas toys: little people house, mickey mouse clubhouse, small dog that barks and walk when you push buttons, radio flyer ride-on, elmo & cookie monster play sets,
Roman's favorite Christmas toys: star wars light saber, star wars lego book, remote-control robot, radio flyer scooter, star wars leapfrog game, play mobile pirate set, blow-up boxing gloves
I watched the boys play together quite a bit this week. They are 2 years and 8 months apart. I know that they will forever be friends. I thought about my sister and how I would do anything in the world for her. It makes me happy that they also have each other.