Monday, May 20, 2013
if there was one word to describe our family, what would it be?
what is the most surprising thing about being a father?
what is your most humbling parenting moment?
proudest moment (you can't say when they were born)? favorite thing to do as family?
and these were his answers:
2. how fast time goes - they are not babies anymore
3. realizing that they are who they are and I can only be there and support them, rather than shape them. 4. The love the boys have toward me. The look on Cade's face when I get home from work expressing pure joy in seeing me. The genuine hugs Jackson give me.
5. Read. Draw. Rough house. Discover.
I'm stuck on #3. I love you Jon and miss you so much.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Over Easter, Jon took the boys to the Danbury Railway Museum, where they met the Easter Bunny, and generally tore all over the place, checked out the trains, and did rockstar poses. There were so many good pics it was hard to choose these few.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Monday, May 6, 2013
Jackson was sad, so he asked me to make him a kitty, named Kitty. He liked the head, but promptly requested the body to go with it. Then he drew it for me, then he modeled it for me (hands on floor, crawling around), then he cried for it to be created immediately.
He'll wake up to a finished Kitty.
Myself, I like the whiskers. They are authentic whiskers for ceramic animals toys and novelties. They may be cut to proper length.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013
They're usually really well-behaved (not so when I first started taking them, or maybe now I don't care so much what other people think if they whisper too loudly or Cade drives his truck across the person in front of us). Jackson usually reads a book or does a puzzle, but keeps to himself.
However, when it's time for the sign of peace (when everyone shakes hands and says, "Peace be with you," Jackson jumps up, ready for action. The church is pretty empty, so you have to lean over at least one vacant row to even shake hands with anyone.
For the past two weeks, he has strolled out of the pew, three rows back, over to the family in back of us, shakes all of their hands, CROSSES THE AISLE, shakes a few hands over there, then heads back to our row.
This morning I looked over and saw his upturned face, reaching up to give a kiss to a 95-year old (maybe older), shaky, very old, woman. His skin - so smooth, pure and innocent, against hers - really worn, wrinkled and wise.
Every time I think of this moment, my heart is warmed. I hope hers is too.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
circus - at Barclay's Center with Penn, Ruth and John. It was awesome. Cade just sat there, like he did at the Monster Truck Show. Jackson and Penn were totally into it. I was totally into the Human Cannonball. Jackson liked the poodles, tigers, and clowns, and Cade liked "the thing that spun around really fast and then the people walked on the top of it".
I did not like the $14 cotton candy.