It's been a few weeks since I posted any pictures of the boys, so I thought I'd share a few that I took this week. The first ones of Peter are from this morning... I think it's the first time he's worn a hat since right after birth. The weather here has been so cool in the mornings this week that it makes me long for autumn to really come. I even got out some of the fall candles and decorations yesterday (of course, it's supposed to be 101 on Monday, but maybe I'll just crank the air down to 68 and pretend!) Notice his two teeth; I think another one is coming in right next to the bottom right one. He's going to look pretty funny if he never gets any top teeth, don't you think?
Because it's been so nice, the boys have been able to play outside a lot. And because Simon's been working or gone much of the week, they've been sent outside a lot! I think these are from Thursday... if you notice the peanut butter on James' cheek that'll give you a clue about what kind of a day it was. By the time lunch was over they must have been bugging me so much that I didn't even bother cleaning them up before I sent them out!
This is John's newest "look" and we see it often now. It's the "I don't want to do what you are saying" look, the "I'm going to pretend I don't know you" look, the "don't touch me, James" look, the "things aren't going the way I want them to" look, the... well, you get the idea. It's pretty funny really, but we're trying to work on the attitude behind it, because it won't be too funny if it continues into the teen years!!
Peter, again. I can't help it. He's so doggone photogenic... must get that from his father! He is sitting up by himself pretty reliably now so we should finally be able to ditch the infant carrier this week. Thank goodness, his feet were hanging off the edge! He loves to be with the "big boys," especially if they're outside, so he's spent three or four mornings out there this week too. (If you're reading this, Mom P., he LOVES that blanket that you made for James, and we frequently go in to get him up from naps only to find him with his fingers through the holes all wrapped up in it. I'll try to get a picture for you!)
On Thursday night at Biblestudy, the girls in charge of childcare for the night brought gel to give Peter a mohawk. His hair wasn't thick enough or long enough, but guess who's was? This is the next morning and it isn't quite as impressive as it was Thursday night (when it was kind of like a preview of the rebel teen hairstyle that would go with his new "look") but it's still pretty wild. The best part about it was that when the boys went outside to play that afternoon, they threw dirt and little leaf pieces in each other's hair, and because of the gel residue -- well, let's just say that it wasn't coming out easily! You wouldn't have wanted to see the bathtub after that bath. So thanks girls! I can only pray that I will have the opportunity to return the favor someday when you're both married and have kids!
I hope that everyone is having a wonderful week! Only five more days until we get to see Will! (Not that I'm excited or anything! )