Thursday, July 28, 2011

Boy Mom Blog Hop!

I'm definitely qualified to participate in this! :) The Mob Society is sponsoring a Mom of Boys Blog Hop today where we can all share about our boys and our blogs! How cool is that?!

So where to start? First, to introduce my handsome boys!!



Here's a picture of my oldest son, Isaac, and my youngest son, Robbie. Isaac is 10 and is SO super helpful with his baby brother! He is super responsible and I'm probably guilty of expecting a lot from him for his age! He went to 4H camp last week and that was the longest I've gone without being with him or talking to him in his LIFE....boy, did I miss him, and not just cause he helps out so much! :) I was honestly elated when we went to get him. I felt like one of my appendages had been missing all week and my heart was re-filled when he was back with us! AND...he got camper of the week for his cabin! Very proud mama here....



Here is my middle son, Adam, who is 7. He was very much the baby until Robbie came along, and has had to adjust to not being the youngest. He is SO smart, and I'm not just saying that....he really is. He was reading at 4, and we didn't teach him...he picked it up on his own! He has a gift! He also is very good with his baby brother! He went to day camp where the older boys and their daddy take TaeKwonDo last week (cause we knew he'd be missing big brother so much) and they went to an activity where kids were trying to catch mini-beach balls. He said he was determined to catch one for his baby brother! He said it was hard to do with so many big kids there, but he just kept trying til he did! <3



And here is the best surprise I've ever gotten, Robbie! He will be 16 months old tomorrow! Time is flying with this lil firecracker around! He is full of life and LOVES his family! He is walking like a champ now and is so fun to be around....most of the time! LOL Now if I could get him to sleep all night without mama that would be ideal! I'm proud to say that he is still nursing, and though we've recently had a rough time with thrush and have dealt with both my primary care physician AND my gyno encouraging me to wean, I have stuck to my guns and decided that he and I will make that decision with the Lord's help! He's a joy to have and really is an easy child.

Well now that I've shared all about my pride and joy, about me?? I am a reading specialist by trade, and teach at two rural elementary schools helping students who are struggling with reading. I am active in our local church where I help with children's ministries, Vacation Bible School, sing in the choir, and give the children's moment in the 11 am service each week!

As far as my son's favorite books....you're talking to a reading specialist here, so remember it is hard to narrow 'em down! I'll go with what the big boys like the best right now. Isaac has just started reading the Harry Potter series and I've had to make him turn out his light at 11 the last few nights! Both boys love the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, as well as the Big Nate series. Robbie just loves to be read to right now, he doesn't care what I'm reading! :)

So there we are! I hope you have enjoyed your visit to my blog, and will come back soon! Be sure to check out my teacher blog, Reading's The Thing!

9 comments:

TheRockerMom said...

What handsome boys! Growing up, I had 5 big brother and 4 nephews (closer to my age than my brothers).... I suppose I was raised to be a boy mama. :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

Stef Layton said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog - nice to have found you thru #BMBH !!

Dawn @ 5 Kids and a Dog said...

Those are some nice looking boys you have there! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog this morning!

dayswithdesi said...

i would be proud too! You have a beautiful family!

So nice to meet you!

Liberty said...

I am doing the blog hop. What a sweet family! I have 4 boys. Our blog is www.youngmightymenofgod.blogspot.com

The Petunia said...

Stopping by from MOB Society, love your site and love this blog hop! looking forward to getting to know you, come visit me!

The Petunia,
http://petuniasescape.blogspot.com/2011/07/just-who-is-petunia-you-might-ask.html

Jessica S. said...

Your boys are cute! I am sure they had fun at the 4-H camp. My oldest is 13 and had recently attended a Euro-wide youth conference for a week. It's his first and mine too! He had fun and learned alot. I was happy about his experience. He is growing to be such a good young man and it's the Lord's doing and not my own. Thanks for participating in the Blog HoP! ;)

Meaghan said...

Just visiting from the MOB Society. You have some great boys. It is nice to meet you.

Sarah said...

just hopping by from the MOB Society! I'm a fan of reading too... but from the other side. i struggled GREATLY with reading in school... but now it's my favorite thing to do in my LITTLE free time! I started a book club with friends and love encouraging others to read! My son is soon-to-be 4.