Monday, September 30, 2013

Little boys

Life is busy, sometimes I write, sometimes I don't.  Hope everyone is ok with that.

The trials and tribulations of having two little boys is hard, it's wonderful but hard.  We have our wonderful loving moments and we have our knock down get out of town moments.  I am happy to be here to experience all of them but definitely love some more than others.

We are in the trying threes as my mother refers to them.  Rhys most often believes he's actually 5 which causes a problem because he is in fact only 3 1/2!  He can't actually do some of the things his little heart desires and it comes as a terrible blow to him.  His temper is feirce but his love is amazing.  He says the funniest things, you just never know what is going to come out of his mouth!  I try to write them down but sometimes it just doesn't work out.  He loves his family (all of them), cares about his friends, gives the biggest hugs (hates kisses!), thinks his dad and big brother are the coolests dudes around and loves his mommy!!! 


Being 5 3/4 is a whole new ball game for us.  Our first go round is stressful, sometimes he seems so grown up, I forget that isn't even 6 yrs old yet.  I expect a lot and have to remind myself he is doing great and will get it!  Boundries are being tested and we are staying strong to what we believe in, so we miss out on some things and are being forced to deal with our consequences.  It's hard!  Liam is the sweetests little man, he has such a strong love for his family, he wants to be everyone's friend, he gets sad when he's left out but thrilled when included (things we try to remind him as to not hurt someone else's feeling), he loves his little brother and is the cutest with small children, he loves to snuggle (until he's too hot), gives great hugs and kisses and loves his daddy and mommy unconditionally (even when mad)!

They are amazing and wonderful, stressful and irritating!  I wouldn't change it for the world and the smallest moments make it all worth while.

Perhaps you are wondering what prompted this little post.

The days blend into one and another and then a moment happens when you realize you must be doing something right!

Yesterday after a long fun day at Hunter Bros, we were eating supper at Murray's in Woodstock with my parents, Joel's parents and his grandmother.  Liam and Rhys were colouring, Rhys was sad that his picture wasn't as neat as Liam's.  Liam was so proud of his picture (coloured really well, chose real colours to display in different sections)! Liam knew he was feeling sad and asked him to help him find the yellow crayon in the bag so he could colour the bus yellow just like Rhys!  Rhys was so happy to help his brother find the crayon and our little melt down was over (for a bit!).  Liam was so caring and kind to his brother in the moment, I melted a little!

Some days are hard and some days are easier but they are all worth it!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Dancing King!


This is for my friend Peter!  My little man at his first (and perhaps) last dance camp.

It was a lesson learned by all.  He loved the dancing, you can see the smile on his face.  He loves to dance and loves to be the centre of attention.  He however does not like to be the only boy at a dance camp!  That's my lesson learned, he told me that he was ok with it about 3 months ago when I signed him up but the reality wasn't as much fun!

Like I suspected and the reason I put him in it is that he loves to dance!  That's the first time he's ever had to follow direction for dance moves.  We do a lot of freestyle at home (haha!)

But he made it the whole week, had fun, learned a couple of dances and made a couple of friends.  Success in my books!  I am trying to raise a well rounded child and perhaps having to go to a dance camp with all girls helps that!

Next up football!! haha!


I tried to upload this about 5 times in the last few weeks and nothing worked.  So here it is on youtube!

The debate continued after dance camp whether he would want to dance or whether we should put him into any more activities.  I thought once a week wouldn't be so bad and if it was boys only, he might be excited.  I found a boys only hip hop class offered at the end of the day but before supper.  With some wonderful help offered by my amazing mother, we have a plan for him to get there!  A little talk with another mom of a dancing little boy, Liam even has a friend in the class.  An added bonus for a 5 1/2 yr old boy!  So he's signed up and I think it's a great decision.
My decision was validated this past week when Liam received a piece of paper with questions from his new grade one teacher.  She wanted to know a little bit more about Liam.
Liam's response to this question made me feel great about my decision.
What do other people think you are really good at?  Liam's answer immediatley is "dancing and they are right!"
I love it!
Just as a side note, he was also asked what made him special and his response was "because my mom thinks so"~!  I teared up a little of course!  He is a special little man and perhaps now we need to expand on why he's so special!!!