Ok, so since it is Valentines day I figure I should do something "lovey" and when I think "lovey" I think family so here it goes a few of the reasons I love the people I do:
Casey-you couldn't find a better guy if you tried. He's always willing to indulge my lunatic ideas (he didn't even put up a fuss when I asked him to make us sweedish pancakes this morning), He's also quict to run to the store for me (with minimal whining), He's so patient with me (much more than I am with him) I never hear a complaint when (on the rare occasion) the house is a mess when he walks in the door, or once again someone in the building buys fried chicken and smells up the whole hallway (getting Caseys hopes up) and then he walks in the door and finds out it's not coming from our house (We're having stir fry -he hates stir fry) again (we're never the house that smells like fried chicken).
Porter-Whats not to love. Porter is really quite the peace maker. He's always looking out for the little guy. Trying to save every child one injustice at a time. I also love (it's actually a love hate relationship) how Porter loves wearing shorts no matter what the weather is, and he's getting so good at picking out his clothes (even though his shirt is inside out most of the time). I love how sweet Porter is. He really takes things to heart. Yesterday he told me "Mom you're the best mom ever. I'm glad you do all the fun things for us. Thanks for taking us to our joyschool party." What kid of 4 year old says thing like that. It melts my heart! He is so artistic and loves anykind of projects. I can't believe he'll be starting school next year. Although I'm going to hate having him away from me I know he's going to love it so much. Porter really enjoyed making his Valentines this year. He looked through the Family Fun magazine and picked out an alien card made from a heart. He loved making them and gives one to everyone that comes over.
Maya-Every mom needs a little girl and I feel so lucky to have Maya. Although she's been giving me fits latley pretending she cant hear or understand me, I really think Maya is a great person. She loves poneys so much and it reminds me a lot of the stories I hear about when I was little. She has a wonderful imagination and loves playing like she is an animal (any kind of animal). Her new thing is playing poneys with her daddy. She'll pick out a few of her horses and say "daddy want to play?" Then they'll play for a while and she loves it! She is so sweet she can even talk Porter into playing ponys with her most of the time. She really likes to play where she is the horse and whoever is playing with her is the Barbi owner (this is especially fun to watch her play with Porter when he is the Barbi -what a great sport). Maya also (like her brother) has a strange relationship with clothing. Her favorites are swimsuits (i know it's freezing, but she assures me she isn't cold), and jumpers (if I try to get her to wear a dress with sleeves she throws a fit). Maya is also going through a phase where she loves sleeping with mommy and daddy, and she so snuggly and warm it's hard to send her back to her bed (even when our bed seems a little crowded with Me, Casey, Maya, and Bennett in it).
Bennett-I sure love this baby. He's great. So smily, one of the old ladys in the appartment told me that we should have named him smily. He loves attention, and is very good about being mauled by his siblings. Sometimes I fear for his safety not only because of big brother and big sister, but also because I'm tempted to just squeeze him to death (so hugable). He is also getting to be pretty vocal and makes noises all the time. I love his little baby buzz cut (we haven't cut his hair but it looks like a buz cut and lots of people ask us if we cut it). There is nothing better than rubbing my lips on his nice, soft, sweet smelling hair. Even when he smells like stinky spit up, and I have to change his clothes yet again I wouldn't change him for the world!