My Dudes Are 6!
One thing that doesn't change from year to year, is their relationship. They ADORE each other. I love that Beckett calls Eli "my brudder". I know it won't be cute when he's 15 but for now, it's adorable. They are thick as thieves. Best of friends. They do fight occasionally (and when they do, it's on) but for the most part, they are on the same page.
|Keeping each other warm|
|watching ipad together|
|"Do not tell mom"|
|Team work - the best part about having a brother|
|Sword fighting while driving|
|I often find them holding hands when they are "nervous" or uncomfortable|
|That sly grin = up to something|
|wacky tacky day at school!|
And they still sleep in the same bed. They have bunk beds but both are too chicken to sleep on the top! They sleep on the bottom together. Absolutely no talks at all about moving into separate bedrooms.
Things they have in common? Love of Minecraft, video games, ipad, super heroes, fishing, and shopping (well for groceries or toys anyway). They both wear the same size clothes and the same size shoes. Beckett is 1/2 inch taller and weighs about 1.5 lbs more. They both insist on keeping their hair long and always show the hairdresser exactly how they want it cut. They are mildly opinionated about clothes. They get to pick out their school clothes and Saturdays but mom gets to pick out "boring" clothes on Sundays. The clothes are the only thing they don't like about Sundays though. These two love church. They are joyful in helping their daddy serve and both want to park cars when they grow up!
Beckett, my first born. You never really know what he is going to say. His vocabulary is huge and we
|when he comes to find me and says "mommy? are you having quiet time out here because it's so beautiful?"|
|special delivery with a kiss from my B|
|My favorite spot with one of my favorite guys|
|Yep. He's that cool|
|I'm wearing my goggles so I won't get smoke in my eyes|
|That time when Eli fell asleep and Beckett got all the attention!|
|double fisted kolaches, ipad, and Pingy. Beckett's idea of a perfect morning|
|After school pre-baseball treat!|
|The case of the disappearing blue bead|
|That face. I love him.|
|So proud to be the letter expert|
|Look at me Mom! I'm Moses!|
|So content to just be by me. Where ever I am.|
|Look mom. It's poop!|
|Take my picture with these storm troopers|
|ipad with his friends|
|Content to sitting in his reading chair and look at books|
|Falling asleep at night|
|telling Beckett how it should be done|
|The face that is trying to cheat to win|
|Just setting up a little redneck picnic|
|Always busy.. washing his truck|
|"You don't know the plans I have to beat you" He says.|
|Love this kid|
|Playing guess who|
|Pop rocks during my quiet time|
|Hey mom? Hear my kelp chips crunching back hear??|
|Yep. At least he has style|
|On one of our dates. Sipping hot cocoa and talking about life.|
|Every morning. I have so much help. Playing in the jewelry. Sharpening makeup pencils. Generally causing mayhem.|
|Hey Mom? I need your password to buy this app? Oh wait. No I don't. It's in your cloud.|
|Loves anything crafty. Quixels for the win|
|My favorite after school spot. In my lap.|
|He says "Making deals like dad"|
|Legos for him. Quiet time for me.|
|That face says. "I will beat you."|
|Working so hard on a new lego set.|
|Art. He made me the sweetest canvas|
|Never content.. Always pushing the boundaries|
I'm sure it's this way with most kids, but with twins I feel like 5 was such a great age for us. More independent. Able to function on their own and be left unattended. Not physically as exhausting as the first 4 years were. Discipline has begun to transition to taking away things that are important to them and actually being able to talk to them and have them understand choices/consequences. Still hard, but a different kind of hard.
When we traveled this Thanksgiving, both Justin and I commented on how much they had matured. Kindergarten has been hard for us to adjust as a family but it's been good. Beckett is thriving in his own class. It's like a new little person in our house. Eli is learning so quickly and sometimes I think the most together person in our house. He keeps us in line.
Every day I am amazed at the way God is working in their lives, His evidence I see in glimpses of their conversations, glimmers of their hearts. I pray diligently that they continue to grow to love Him and never lose this childlike faith.
I tell them every night at bedtime, I LOVE being your mom and I thank God for it every day. Lookout year 6, here we come!