Tuesday, September 01, 2009

How Much Do I Love This?!?

Oh how my little boy has my heart!

I know that I just did a post on Grady, but I needed to record this. ;) You know, for when he's grown and gone and married and all. Although, he just recently reached the conclusion that he won't be going anywhere or marrying anyone and wants to reside with me all of his days. I know that almost all little boys say this at some point or another to their mothers, but I feel quite sure that Grady really means it and won't go back on his word. ;) Right?!? Right.

Although, he did confide in me last night that there was a certain little girl in the airport way back in December (!!) when we were going to the United States that caught his eye. "She was byoo-tee-ful." O.K., then. Yes, she must've made quite the impression. He even told me what she was wearing. He always pays attention to the details. But, he is so very respectful and was just very matter-of-fact about it of course...he's not a drooler, that one. Just stated that she was a beautiful little girl with her 'mother and father', that's all. And don't worry folks...he's still constantly praying about his wife.

But, like I said...there probably won't be any need for that now since he's just going to be my constant companion from now on. ;)


After he was done with lunch today, he went to his room and was very quiet. Eissa even said at one point, "Where is Grady?" Ha ha ha.

A few minutes later he came out with this drawing. We are now on Lesson 67 of 100 in the "Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons" book. I think he is doing quite well. This was the first time he ever sounded things out to write them out...and all on his own too.

LOVE this. And love that boy!

By the way, he continues to talk about the fruit of the Spirit...things like how sometimes we have too much fruit and we just need to give some away (oh what a practical evangelism lesson) and how we need to ask God to show us where the fruit is so we can eat more and more (seeking God). I have yet to inform him that it isn't real fruit like we eat physically as in apples and oranges. I think he's getting lots of practical lessons out of it...and so are his parents. :) But, I plan to do a Fruit of the Spirit study with him soon. I'm researching online...anyone have any suggestions for free online unit studies or sites I can use? Fun, fun stuff!!

Alright, better run. I have a cute little boy to do reading lessons with.


Melissa Terry said...

I loved your new mast head pic! So absolutely precious!!

Mamas and their boys. Why can't we keep them!?!

Anonymous said...

One night when Jeffery was just a little boy, he asked me that if he ever got married could he just build a house right out by out house. I said yes of course. And now he lives close enough that the grandsons can walk right up here. I love it! Amanda took the cutest picture of Scout crawling in the sandy road in front of their house--looks like he is following Eli to my house. Show you when you get here. Can hardly wait to see your younguns (more Southern) and you and Joel, too. I love the fruit of the spirit story and its applications.
Love y'all!
Aunt Marilyn

Anonymous said...

I love that picture, too.
Aunt Marilyn

Anonymous said...

Good work, Grady!! :)
Aunt Marilyn

Anonymous said...

Well, you know I have visions of Grady wanting to spend some time with me. I might be a "little" competition in his older years when he is able to travel alone. Yeah, my boys weren't going to leave me either. They were going to be with me forever. Never wanted to leave this house. Now Tucker is speaking of living with Tyler Warren in Ruston next year. That was just a few months ago that he wasn't going anywhere. I think his eating the fruit can really apply to any of us. Has a lot of meaning. Of course, he will learn the correct meaning but its okay to have that childlike faith and understanding of the simpler things too. So cute. So lovable. So innocent.

Stephanie said...

So sweet. How did you not cry and slobber him with kisses?

jill said...

so sweet. i loved your other post about grady and the fruits of the spirit. it is so fun to see our kids understandings. :)

Melissa from the Blue House said...

Oh, so you're going to be one of *those* mothers-in-law some day!! :) I understand....he is quite a catch!

I've heard about that 100 Easy Lessons book.....so do you recommend that?

~ Melissa

on an adventure said...

Super sweet! Man does he look older in that picture! So handsome too.

Kristen said...

Love the new family pic! Everyone is smiling so perfectly! What a sweet sweet boy you have...I have to say mine is a sweetie too! :)

Jen Sprayberry said...

That is soooo sweet! I love it.

angellface333@msn.com said...

So sweet! Little boys are the best. I look forward to Sammy's first "I love you mama" :) I'm sure I will bawl my eyes out.