Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mess Mouses

"Someone" wandered out of our bedroom the other day, where he had been hard at work carving a niche in his hair-cutting history. His scissors were still raised to the task when his daddy caught sight of him.

"GABRIEL!!!"

Gabriel jumped about a mile and then scurried to his mama's side with a very abashed expression on his face. He popped two fingers in his mouth that remained while his hair was thoughtfully examined by his mommy and daddy. :)
Tim gave him a haircut with the shortest guard on his clippers, but Gabe's "artwork" is still visible. Gabe checked the box for this "every kid" activity. Goose.

The other week he went along with Tim while our friend Chuck worked on our minivan. Gabe had a SPLENDID time and kept very very very busy the entire time. This is what he looked like when he got back.
He was FILTHY!!! He looked like a little chimney-sweep.

Speaking of another mess mouse, there was one busily painting on the deck the other afternoon.
Painting himself, I mean.
Dude. This child right now... Place weary head in weary hands and utter weary sigh. After a wooonderful loooong break from any colds, this child is back to work hacking and coughing and snotting. And wailing and having VERY. LOUD. breakdowns. The kid is the loudest thing in the world. I hate colds.

And for the final mess mouse...
Dis wittle snoogum woogum is very busily growing right now. He is still cutting his two bottom teeth at the same time, which, along with his own cold, is wreaking havoc on our sleep schedules. Dooby.

His red Clifford ball is one of his gnawing objects of choice right now.
He is also, for the second day, rocking on his hands and knees.
I just cannot hardly believe he is old enough to crawl!!!

8 comments:

Melissa said...

you've gotta love boys -- i can't imagine having three! i'm always in awe ....

Kathy Beachy said...

Brennan is wondering why Gabe wanted to cut his hair like that.

Carrie, I have a new admiration for moms right now. In a week Monica will have 3 boys as well.

Cottonista said...

AAACCKK!! The Scissors!! I am dreading that one happening. I feel like it's only a matter of time. Only it will be Helen, either cutting her own or Jack's hair. What can you do but make the best of it? It's sorta cute on Gabe! ( :

Erik Sterling said...

This is certainly a familiar scene. I am the family barber over at chad and joyce's house and recently justin decided he'd save me the trouble and cut his own hair... or at least one big chunk of it. Then as soon as it starts to get so its not as noticeable anymore, he tries again. Same response from Joyce, "Justin!!" to which he replies, "I do haircut." Good times. :)

Kristin B. said...

Completely frustrating, but very, very cute "Mess Mouses".

emily said...

I know! Old enough to crawl! By the time I get to see him he won't be a baby anymore...

Stacie@HobbitDoor said...

Wow! Lots of messes but oh so cute! All the memories are so precious (except the colds part, not so precious). Your boys are adorable. My sisters each have 3 boys right now, I know it can be tough (and scary)! I'm sure your brave and tough enough to meet all the challenges. :)

Rustin and Lynette Polinder said...

Gabes hair was very creative, and interesting. I can't believe how much Zion is changing and growing, and Israel too!!! Miss and love you guys...