Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Dedicated to Janice

Meet Sophia's cousin Zachary. He's 11 months older than Sophia. So all last week I couldn't help but think of Janice. Her kids are 11 months apart and she deals with the non-stop action 24/7. I only spent one week with these two tots and they completely wore me out. And it's not like I had them all by myself! Zachary's mama was with us AND Grammy! I never realized it before but 11 months is a HUGE difference developmentally. They aren't at the play together stage but I was able to catch a few shots of them playing in the surf. Oh and a few times when I did have them by myself or with just Grammy people would comment on how cute my kids were. I QUICKLY corrected them and I so wanted to ask if they were crazy and/or thought I was crazy. Because in my mind I know that I would be in the nut house if they were mine and thus the reason wer are only having one child. Janice (and anyone else out there with 2 little ones close in age) I don't know how you do it. You are an amazing mama and awe inspiring. So here's to you blogger friend, I tip my virtual glass to you! Oh and my cousin Kelly truly IS insane. She has 4 boys and 3 of them are under four! So I'm not even gonna go there. (love ya Kel!!!)

I just love how she has her hands over her face!


Wendy said...

Adorable pics! Janice is one tough momma!!

Paula said...

very cute...mark thought he wanted his kids close together until lydia actually got here. i told him he would change his mind!

Janice said...

Awww, thanks a lot, Kim!!! But I don't think I deserve this post since I am just a big whiner and billions of people have survived having children close in age - some people actually even choose to have them that close, can you believe that?!? Ava was a big surprise but now I can't imagine life without her. Kim, if you guys ever have another, I know you can do it!!! Two is the magic number for me, though - I can't even imagine what it's like with 3 or 4 like Wendy or your cousin Kelly! Kudos to you girls!

I just LOVE these pictures! That's awesome you got Sophie and Zachary together in all these great shots!

BTW, my house IS the nut house. Feel free to come over and visit sometime. :P

Maria said...

They look so cute! I didnt realize how much older he was than Sophie. My cousin has 2 boys 13 months apart, I tell him his wife is a saint!

Jonathan's Mommy said...

I would totally be in the nut house too!! How adorable is Soph with her straight up pony tail! You should go to the beach every week so we can have more awesome pics to enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Kim for the Kudos! To be honest, I don't know how I do it either some days, but I can't imagine my life any other way! Sophie is such a blessing to you and Steven. Whenever I think I am going to lose my mind, I just remember that these boys are watching every move I make...that makes me straighten up and pull my act together!!

Love the pics..looks like you guys had a great time!