Isaac: Beautiful, quick and quiet, still curly haired, LOVES his trains and tracks, slow and careful eater, enormous eyes, tender, he is his own authority, loves water, snuggler, fearless, stubborn, he doesn't really have a favorite food--he just eats when he is hungry and doesn't when he is not, often says: "sure!" "okay mama" "let's go mama (pulling on my clothes,) "hold you," "sorry mama," "no fanks!" "I don't fink so," "3, 2, 1, blast off!!" "uh oh! We're closed!" "Where is he?" "trains!" "look mama!" "mama! (I look at him and say "yes Isaac?") "Mama!" ("yes?") "MAMA!" (yes! Isaac!) "oh, Hi mama!" "Hello!"
James: so tender with his baby sister, increasingly self controlled, unfailingly determined, extroverted when it's time to be still and introverted when it's time to be crazy, decidedly helpful, loud (even his whisper is loud,) logical, innovative, curious, honest, completely hilarious, kind, loyal, observant, packs his own snacks, puts on his own clothes/socks/shoes and always ready for action.
Me: content, blessed, and surviving beautifully.
Austin: My reward at the end of the day, selfless, protector, provider, and leader.