Thursday, August 8, 2013

Where I've Been

Enjoying this:

Dominic. Actually, I think "Nic" is finally starting to win out.  I have at least one holdout for "Michael," though. And Cora occasionally calls him "Dominicky." Anwen's is the cutest though (as is a two-year-old's prerogative): she says "Mah-maht-nat."

And this:

Big sister love. Jason says he's going to be "ruirnt" by the time he grows up with these two coddling him.

Don't let his big sisters' old bath tub fool you—he's all boy!

First-ish smile—look at the mischief just waiting to emerge from that face!

And even a little of this:

Why is it that even when your baby cries he's still crushingly adorable?

But mostly this:

Always a cutie

And we've done a few other things this summer. 

Swimming lessons are always a hit. 

I don't worry about boredom. One thing about a big family is that there is always something to do with somebody. They are very good at making up their own fun. 

Kids are so great. My mom took us to this beach on a day the seaweed was so thick "you could walk on it." Also, it was the bay side, not the "regular" beach where we usually have seventy (or whatever) feet of sand before hitting the tide.  They were unfazed. My superlative son repeatedly exclaimed, "This is the best water!" "I love this beach!" Just happy to be here.

After their bedtime "story," which was really three chapters of a Magic Treehouse book, they were not ready to let it go. They'd snooker me into reading the whole thing in one night if I let them. Not that I know this from experience or anything.

No doubt about it; the dynamics of our family have changed over the past few months. It's nice that we've had the summer to adjust. Now it's time to shift gears again, now that the school year is starting up. I don't know what that will mean for this space, but I have a few things in mind to share, so I hope you'll check back!

Oh, and Happy Feast Day, little Dominic!

Update: It's Thursday! Think I'll join {phfr} at Like Mother, Like Daughter. I won't bother untangling the Pretty from the Happy from the Funny from the Real. I hope you don't mind. It's been a while, and that's how it happens in life, anyway.

 And do go see the ladies over there, today especially—happy, happy news!

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Jennifer said...

Absolutely beautiful. Congratulations.

Nicole Stallworth said...

Thank you, Jennifer

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