James loves bedtime story time and likes to tell us his own stories from time to time. Last night, Jim recorded James' story and then he made this today. I think it is pretty priceless. What do you think?
Hello!! Okay, three months has to be the max amount of time I have gone without writing. I knew this would happen! I knew it! Appoligies are in order for any and all (or none) of the people who may ever read this. I do have some photos to put up. I do, however, like to note that most of the photos I take that I really like, I put on facebook so if you are able to follow me on facebook, you will fill in gaps here in there.
I mostly love keeping the journal online for two reasons. Firstly, to share with friends and family who want to follow and keep up with us Galbraiths. Secondly, I want to look back and remember.. remember the Jamesisms and the Mason-man moments that I know will fly by in a heartbeat. Here I am with a 1 year old and a 3 year old and I can't keep my house clean to save my life and my boys make me so tired by 10pm but I need to find time to do this.
James: James is 3, like I said, and had a big halloween themed birthday on October 27th at our Homewood house. We had a blast. James got to jump on the spider man jumpie and dressed up as Luke Skywalker. Mason was an Ewok and I was Princess Leiah.. Jim was Chewbaka. It was great. James got a polar express choo choo train that he is crazy about. I really think he could play with trains for 8 hours in a day. He is so so adorable and steals my heart. Having said this, he is tiring. He has a ton of energy and doesn't always use it in a way that is comfortable.. I struggle with how to describe it but for anyone who has ever had a toddler boy, you know what I'm saying. He loves a mess.. dumps things out, runs things into the wall, mess mess mess.. but he is our mess and he is extremely lovable.
Mason: Oh, this boy I could hug and hold on to forever if he didn't wiggle out of my arms as soon as he gets excited about the next thing to discover. "ook" is what he says as he points out new things ("ook"= look!). He is not quite as talkative as James was at this age but still a talker and wants to learn. He has gotten good at the sign language for "more". He got a red radio flyer push car for his birthday and gets in it every day. He knows it is his and he loves it so much. He's getting more teeth. Right now he has four on the top and almost four on the bottom. He uses "mama" as an endearing term but knows who mama and dada are. He can say "ot ot" for hot hot! and "baabaa" for baby.. bubbles sounds similar to that too. Oh, he is so precious. Loves peek a boo still. In fact, earlier, he came up to Jim and goes "boo" and started laughing. He adores James and watches his every move. James likes to play with Mason but he also likes to keep Mason away from his trains and sometimes other things. This will be my challenge, I believe.. Or one of them. I pray my boys love each other and play well together.
Jim and I ran in a 5K today for Cornerstone Christian schools here in Birmingham. All I can say is we did it in less than an hour (lol).. I'm just proud we did it.
Well, we are in the middle of fall and heading quickly into the winter holidays here shortly but I will post Fall photos since you, my blog family, haven't seen us since early August. Happy holidays to you and may you find contentment and peace.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. - John 3:16 photos to come later.. I'll try..