These personalities of mine. I find great joy in watching my children unfold into their own uniqueness. My boys could not be more different. Eli has brown eyes and blondish hair. He tells me when he grows up he wants to live in the city and drive a monster truck with flames painted on it. He is extremely confident and he gets very hurt if his sister gets mad at him.
Solomon is my sweet boy, always opening doors for us. He has deep blue eyes, freckles and thick, strawberry blond hair that I can't stop from rubbing my hands through. He's shy but warms up and can be very silly. He loves giving out kisses and will be the first to hug someone or give them a sweet look or smile.
I like to take my kids either one at a time or two at a time, doing something special or sometimes just ordinary things like shopping on the weekends. I always get more out of my time with them if we're on a "date." This particular day Amelia was at a friend's house working on a project so I took the boys for a walk.
Solomon likes me to take pictures of him while climbing on rocks. None of my other kids do this. Here, he put this dried plant on his head and posed several times very serious like. He's so funny.
Eli asks questions. My two other kids asked lots of questions when they were five but I don't remember them being so persistent. His favorite phrase is, "Right mom?" The boy is an expert at asking questions. Of course I try to answer them all but sometimes I glaze over.
Eli found this rock and ran after me screaming, "I found gold, I found gold!!!!!!" "Right mom?" I had to break it to him that it was a very pretty rock but not gold. "Is is a diamond?" No, it's not a diamond, I tell him. It's a rock......daddy will know what it is (ha, poor dad). "Then is it pure gold?" This conversation continued all the way home. Then, he dropped it somewhere in the car.