Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Senior Pics , All Things Fluffy, & Why I'd Love to Be Jophis For Just One Day

It's been a while since I've written anything in our virtual scrapbook about our beloved Jophis, so while the kids keep snoozing, I will try to squeeze in a few details about the favorite brother of the household!  

Joey truly is the most precious little boy.  He's silly, sweet, affectionate and wild.

If I could be anyone else besides myself for just one day, I would want to be Joseph.

(Danica Patrick would be a close second.  She gets to drive a super fast car super fast every day for a living. Who wouldn't love that? I've tried driving our medium fast wagon medium fast, but apparently the police don't appreciate the fact that I'm trying to get my children to football practice on time. Sheesh. She also has amazing hair. Deep down, I've always wanted to be a brunette. And, she has killer abs.  I donated my abs to my children, and they don't seem to want to give them back.)

Anyyyyyyway.  Back to Jophis.

Here are just a few reasons I would love to live in his bare feet for just one day:
1.  Barely a whimper from that child and everyone comes running with kisses.  When I whine it's much less effective.  He's got the whole family wrapped around his chubby little finger!
2.  Double naps.  10 and 2.  Need I say more about that?
3.  He thinks everyone is so funny.  Smiles and giggles all around for everyone all day long.  I wish I could smile and giggle at everything, particularly the three shattered family picture frames that mysteriously fell off the wall last weekend while the boys were doing absolutely nothing.  I love how nothing has the power to break everything in my house.

Steve and I think he might have a career in plumbing:
Serious faucet obsession.  Turning the knobs off and on does keep him entertained while I attempt to get ready in the morning, so this current interest is very beneficial for both of us.
There's also modeling.  We call these his senior pics:
He was having fun posing for us during half-time of one of Benedict's football games.  We kept cracking up at all of his funny faces.  These are the times when we would really, really love to have another baby.  Babies bring so much joy to the entire family.  They are such a wonderful gift.
 I think there's someone behind us! Whatever you do, George, don't. move. a. muscle.  
Whew, that was a close one!
Check out that hair.  If you can imagine, it's about an inch longer all around right now than when I took this photo.  He's rockin' a serious mullet.  His hair is so long and unruly, the boys think he looks like Donald Trump.  We've added Don-Don to his long list of nicknames.  I think I'm going to have to let go of those baby locks (sniff) and give him a hair cut.
His current favorite game is hide-and-go-seek.  Sometimes we'll walk into a room and find him perched in the middle of the room exactly like this.
There he sits, all alone, patiently waiting for someone to find him. 
If plumbing and modeling don't work out, there's always interior design:
As long as you don't mind every single thing in your house being plush and made out of some type of fleece.
I think it was ninety degrees in the house the day I snapped this pic, and we were all sweating.  I was sweating extra sweat just watching Joey wrap that purple furnace around himself. 
He's also become quite fond of swinging.  The boys love to take take him outside and play with him on the swing set.  He's very entertained watching them do stunts and tricks around the yard. Being on the swings makes him feel like he's one of the big guys.

I'm definitely not ready for that!


  1. Oh my goodness! These are just the cutest pictures! What a little sweetheart!

  2. He is so precious! I love reading your blog as we have 3 boys 4,2,1 right now!!! Love your photos too! Do you mind me asking what camera and lens you use? God bless- elise


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