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Thursday, July 14, 2011

They Don't Always Make Me Crazy

105 heat indexes this week means that my kids are stuck inside. No way are we heading out to play in this heat.

But, when my boys are all together with no breaks from each other, and I'm trying to get some work done and blog, too, of course, there is a general air of crankiness.

Can't they ever get along? And can't they stop making me totally crazy?

But, then I remember that they can be sweet. And I do love my kids. 

And I remember when they were this tiny:

Monkey 19 months and Bear 2 months

Cub 2 months

And I realize how fast time flies and how important it is to enjoy this time with my boys. 

Even when they make me want to pull my hair out.

My big boys now

P.S. If you linked up for Rockin' the Baby, please check the linky and make sure your post is there. There were some slight problems with it yesterday. Don't forget you have thru July 18th to link up. 



Blogger SharleneT said...

It goes even faster, in the next few years! Love every second -- but, Lordy, I hate this heat. We finally had a break and the temp dropped down to Parka weather (88 degrees! lol) Come visit when you can.

July 14, 2011 at 7:34 AM  
Blogger Natalie said...

Oh those are some sweet pics! Ha ha you have to keep pulling these out anytime they are driving you crazy to remember they can be angels :)

July 14, 2011 at 7:35 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

Adorable! They do grow so fast!

July 14, 2011 at 7:47 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

When in doubt...remember the good moments on those bad days! The last picture is a great brotherly picture!

July 14, 2011 at 7:55 AM  
Blogger Oka said...

don't envy your temps, hope it let's up so you can get outside with the boys and enjoy that time with them as well

July 14, 2011 at 7:59 AM  
Blogger Kmama said...

They are so cute. Cub is absolutely adorable with all that hair he had!

July 14, 2011 at 8:13 AM  
Blogger Karen Greenberg said...

I think siblings fighting is the classic summer frustration. I can remember my brother and I physically fighting to the point we would have each other pinned on the ground. Terrible! What I look at is that we get along great now. I live in AZ, so I've gotten used to letting my kids play outside in 105, but I could imagine that it must be miserable to have them cooped up when they are not used to the heat. Good luck for the rest of the summer.

July 14, 2011 at 8:29 AM  
Blogger tessica said...

gosh they are just pots of adorable!

July 14, 2011 at 8:33 AM  
Blogger BNM said...

aww they are just adorable :)

July 14, 2011 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger christina said...

eek! they're so darn cute. even today. ;D

July 14, 2011 at 8:43 AM  
Blogger NotSoSilentMommy said...

My girls have just started fighting, and they're already driving me to drink..... MORE!
I look at pics of them when they were all kissy and huggy and think of how sad it is...
They still have good moments, and they make up for the bad ones..
You have 3 though,, I can't imagine how much more 3 fight!!
I also have to say that CUB is the cutest thing I have ever seen!!!
Good luck this summer!!
And remember,, let them get it out of their systems now...
As long as they don't fight as adults, we'll be okay!!

July 14, 2011 at 8:46 AM  
Blogger Desperate Housemommy said...

Yup. I hear you. I sometimes find myself counting the days until school starts. Then I take a step back and realize that time IS short. And they ARE good kids. And I AM very, very blessed. ps - love the pics!

July 14, 2011 at 8:52 AM  
Blogger Sober Julie said...

I've purposely put a photo of my girls as babies in their bedrooms recenly. Not for them to see but for me. This way, when I'm marching them to their rooms for a time out I am reminded of when they were angels ;)

July 14, 2011 at 8:53 AM  
Blogger Evonne said...

I always thought cabin fever was a winter thing. Then I had kids.

July 14, 2011 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger A Glimpse of Gwendalyn's World said...

You have three cuties!

July 14, 2011 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger Kir said...

I love when you post pictures of your boys, it melts my heart every single time.

July 14, 2011 at 9:12 AM  
Blogger Cindi said...

The best time of day with kids ... bedtime! (LoL)

Ok, seriously. Enjoy these moments as they pass all too soon.

July 14, 2011 at 9:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's always nice when they're being sweet to each other, isn't it? I just wonder what the thought process is behind "I'm going to stick my fingers in my brother's mouth and...DAD! He bit me!"

July 14, 2011 at 9:21 AM  
Anonymous Kimberly said...

It's not fair that they grow so fast. My son turns three next month and gah...it makes me super emotional.
Your wee ones are too cute

July 14, 2011 at 9:21 AM  
Blogger Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

I love your sweet baby pics! Yes, time flies! Except for yesterday when my kids were especially naughty. :)

July 14, 2011 at 9:28 AM  
Blogger The Random Blogette said...

Time does fly! I need to keep reminding myself of that when my kids are fighting over who gets to sit by me and all I wanna do is be alone. And then Paige crawls all over me and drives me nuts, but I know one of these days she won't want to cuddle with me or give me kisses anymore and it is going to suck.

July 14, 2011 at 9:45 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I wish we could bottle it up when they are all sweet and cuddly so we could pull it out and have a drink when they aren't.

July 14, 2011 at 10:17 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

They were darling as babies!! I can't imagine the chaos of being stuck inside all day though (it's our 12th day in a row of triple digit highs in Texas - makes me long for winter!)

July 14, 2011 at 10:41 AM  
Blogger Leighannn said...

The baby smooches on the couch are perfection!
It does go too fast and I love this link so that we can all look back and remember how tiny they were!

July 14, 2011 at 11:13 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Wow - Cub was super-dark as a baby! Your guys are super adorable. Keep that in mind when they're driving you crazy! xo

July 14, 2011 at 11:21 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

What sweet baby pictures.

July 14, 2011 at 11:35 AM  
Blogger Kristina P. said...

Look at that hair!

July 14, 2011 at 11:37 AM  
Blogger adrienzgirl said...

Your boys are so freakin' adorable! That first picture is absolutely priceless!!!

July 14, 2011 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger Karen Mortensen said...

So cute. You should send your boys over to my house(CA) It hasn't been very hot here this summer.

July 14, 2011 at 12:07 PM  
Blogger Courtney K. said...

Bleh. I don't miss that heat index at ALL. You can come to AK and visit. It's only 60 today! :)

July 14, 2011 at 12:19 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Oh, they are so sweet...and weather that keeps you indoors all day stinks. Hope it gets nicer soon :)

July 14, 2011 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

It has been too hot here to play outside. We have been running a lot of errands and spending time at the library.

July 14, 2011 at 12:50 PM  
Anonymous Samantha K @ MyaMaternity.com said...

I have two boys and that is enough for me. 3 and I would definitely go insane. They are cute though so love them as much as you can. Time flies and before you know it they will be in college.


July 14, 2011 at 12:58 PM  
Blogger Secret Mom Thoughts said...

The time goes by so fast. They are adorable.

July 14, 2011 at 12:58 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

it is amazing how time flies after babies are born =)

July 14, 2011 at 1:12 PM  
Blogger A Mommy in the City said...

They are three of the cutest little boys I've ever seen! It is crazy how fast they grow. I can't believe Harlan will be 2 in just a few months!

July 14, 2011 at 1:53 PM  
Blogger mom2girls said...

Oh my word I am SO jealous of your heat! I am STILL in my winter clothes, and it is far from warm - or dry here where I am stuck. This will be our second year in a row of no summer at all :( I NEED some sun and heat to get threw the terrible winter!

July 14, 2011 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger MommyLisa said...

Awww. Now if picnik can get their shizz together you will see MY post. frakle-rakle.

July 14, 2011 at 2:10 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Such precious boys!!! My sister just moved and she said that her boys are in their jealous phase. They're 1 and almost 2. Luckily, the weather hasn't been too bad but since they're new to the neighborhood it's hard to know where to go!!! I'll pray that you get some rain, or relief from that heat!!! That's awful!!!

July 14, 2011 at 2:23 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Awwww! You're right. It goes too fast! Those pics are so cute! I'm gonna have to come back for this one. I missed the baby bump. I just got to hold my friends one week old little gilr today. I have a serious case of baby fever! I'm sad my boys are so big now...

July 14, 2011 at 3:05 PM  
Blogger An Imperfect Momma said...

Oh so sweet! Love those pics :)

July 14, 2011 at 3:07 PM  
Blogger angela said...

So, so sweet! 105 is hot :(

July 14, 2011 at 3:11 PM  
Blogger Rach (DonutsMama) said...

I want some of that hair for Donut!! So precious!

July 14, 2011 at 5:06 PM  
Blogger Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

Look at all that dark hair on cub! What sweet pictures.

We finally got a bit of a break today. It's actually quite nice out... which is good because the AC in my car is not working. Not that I spent much time outside... I maybe had some company ;)

July 14, 2011 at 6:00 PM  
Blogger Macey said...

Replace the pictures with two blonde boys and I could have written this post!! :)

July 14, 2011 at 6:09 PM  
Blogger The Suburban Princess said...

With three boys of my own, I know exactly what you mean. :)

July 14, 2011 at 8:19 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I bet your house is so fun! If you lived close, I know my sons would love hanging out with yours (and I'd love hanging out with you!).

July 14, 2011 at 10:01 PM  
Blogger Lourie said...

It is soo hard to remember those times. My two youngest are constantly fighting. Sometimes I think they fight simply to fight. It's rough. Plus there is 5 years between them. Makes it even harder.

July 14, 2011 at 10:04 PM  
Anonymous molly said...

Awwww, so adorable! I have two boys and am wondering what it would be like to have a third boy, which is totally what would happen if I had another ;)

July 14, 2011 at 10:40 PM  
Blogger KristeenieB said...

So sweet pictures! I try to remember that they grow up so fast when T i being 2

July 15, 2011 at 12:40 AM  
Blogger mypixieblog said...

A big fat "AWWWWW" for this post. SUCH adorable pictures, Shell. You have beautiful boys :)

July 15, 2011 at 11:48 AM  
Blogger Babes Mami said...

awww babies! Since we don't live too far apart we too have been having the heat index stuff. So hot! Couldn't take the kid outside and he was not happy about it. Today was nice tempwise but raining so that was another no go!

July 15, 2011 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger Emmy said...

Hopefully your heat breaks. But yes they really do grow up way too quickly, cute cute pictures

July 15, 2011 at 11:08 PM  
Blogger KSK said...

Awe!!! I love that photo of Monkey and Bear! :) So sweet!

July 17, 2011 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Your pictures are so cute and your boys are simply adorable!

July 18, 2011 at 10:03 AM  

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