Trey's newest phase that is making me go grayer and Jake lose what little bit
of hair he has left --
He seriously has to be FIRST at everything. He says things like "let me win" and if he isn't first at something he makes us walk back to the beginning so we can start over and he can be first. We have had to walk back up the street, get back in the car, go back in the house and back out again all to avoid his huge tantrums.
We are finally starting to realize if we negotiate early, he sometimes will allow his sisters to have a turn being first at things, but if we don't plan ahead it is an all out battle. I want him to be competitive and have a desire to be his best -- but, hopefully he'll learn sooner than later that being the "first" to do something or get somewhere, doesn't make you the best, and that every detail of the day isn't a contest to be won.
Me --"Tamsyn, good job eating your noodles.... Do you want me to get you some cherries now?"
I guess she was worried Natasha would eat them all before she finished her noodles... so she stashed a bunch in her pockets. At least when she snuck them she was planning on waiting to eat them until after she did as she was asked.
Jake told her that cherries in her pockets maybe wasn't a good idea. And that next time if she was worried about them disappearing, we'd gladly save her some in a bowl.
Natasha decided that this moment was funny and since I wasn't going to sketch it... she was.
Yep -- It all started right under my nose... The trail of dark blue colored pencil circles continued through the entire upstairs and then down the stairs... finally the little artist made it into Jake's view, and came abruptly to a halt.
Here are the paintings I was working on that made me completely oblivious to my surroundings.
Not sure what I will name this one...
The lovely mother and child in these paintings are in our ward. The real intention of my photo shoot was to get a shot of her with 2 of her 3 boys with their hands on her belly (which I did and will paint sometime soon), but the 2 photos I did these paintings from just worked out to be my favorites.