Colsen is just becoming such a little independent smart guy. His constantly churning mind keeps me on my toes.
..the questions are incessant and adorable. Tonight
we read the Last Supper story out of his Kids StoryBook Bible (thanks to my buddy Sarah Caton for telling us about it! (btw if you have or know a kid, you have to get them this bible...it makes me cry..the
illustrations are awesome, not cheesy, and they theologically GET IT when tying the OT & NT together)- it's called "THE JESUS STORYBOOK BIBLE: EVERY STORY WHISPERS HIS NAME"
It's just amazing watching him take it all in...ask the questions
he asks. Then there's Keane, my little jolly Bean & chunk. He's
really starting to talk more...he laughs at everything and
makes a lot of faces involving a scrunchy nose. His vocab is limited to pretty much "ma
ma, dada, chocolate (that's my boy), col-col, grandpa, papa, cookie, uhoh,etc. " - but the other night when I was rocking him to sleep, I was singing "Silent Night" (I run out of tunes and go for the carols) and every time
I said "NIGHT" he said "Night-Night" - I could bite him. I do bite him. He belly laughs all day. Here's a sample. It's awesome. Here's some of his pics w/ Colsen
and his on his own. He's not as big on smiling for
the camera yet.. The other day on twitter, one of my friends from Watershed, Maybelline, listed
a bunch of people she follows on "follow friday". Not sure if you're
familiar with how that works, but people will list a bunch of people who they follow on "follow friday" and then list a one or two word description of them. I met Maybelline through our book club @ Watershed and she is just an amazing woman. She's inspired me to one day make the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage and her depth of thought and writing floors me. ANYWAY, I am so new
to Twitter and still wet behind the ears as to how it all works, but somehow I made it on her "Follow Friday" list. And next to "@TarynHofert" there was my 2 word description ..."cool mom". I chuckled as I read it in my Red Sox hat and food stained shirt. I haven't felt cool since the 80's..and why I did
back then is still foggy when I look at pictures. But I told Scott
that "Follow Friday" night, I've had a lot of titles in my life...but I think that one was one of the sweetest. So, thanks, Maybelline
. I'm far from cool, but even you saying that my kids give you "infanticipation" makes me smile ear to ear.
I feel like moving to Charlotte has allowed me to take on some new roles, new opportunities...
and in all the chaos of starting Watershed, figuring out how to help/serve and balance a "home life" I can't get over how much t motherhood fits more than any role I've had before. Who knew. I sure didn't. So, help me pic a picture (I have to narrow it down to three!).