Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Jonathan's 2nd grade portrait


To tell you the truth, the reason why I took these photos of the boys was becuase Jonathan and Levi had their photos taken at school, but I refused to buy them because they were so ridiculously expensive. I got tons of photos for cheap at Costco and I am so pleased with how they came out. I love Jonathan's freckles and his pretty blue eyes. He is growing up way too fast. He is definitely too big for his britches. Smart remarks, backtalking, and attitude-he's got it all! And he is only 7! When he is happy, he is a lot of fun to be around, but when things don't go his way, look out! One day he told me that I loved the baby more than him! (at that point in time it was probably true!) I honestly am grateful to be Jonathan's mother. I am working on how to understand him and his needs better and how to communicate with him without so much friction. I am sure it is just my pride that is hindering me from being more understanding. I really struggle with this. I'll get there. Here are a couple more candid shots of the 2nd grader.

7 comments:

Diane said...

I just looked at all your pictures. You made a good choice not buying those ridiculously overpriced photos from the school. You did much better on your own. I can't believe how big your boys are getting. Weren't you guys just married?? Now here you are trying to figure out how to communicate with growing boys! You're doing great! Fun pictures!

Craig said...

Very cute pictures! I think I'll do the same thing when my kids are in school. The cost is way too high, and usually their hair and clothes are all messy because of playing and the teacherd usually don't fix that kind of thing . . . that's what they need their mommy for! Great job!

Sara Warren said...

All of your boys are so handsome!

GRodenberg said...

love him! he could totally be on the Brady Bunch! I love how all your boys look so different, but yet, so you! wish I could know them in person!

Carrie Anne said...

Oh my gosh they are SO OLD and big! Wow! You are a great mother, and I understand the feeling of trying to understand your children...I don't know if Rebecca and I will ever click! She is so sassy and I was not that way. She gives me these teenager roll of the eyes looks ALL the time and I think, "You are 4!" Anyway, it'll work out great, the boys are so cute, and I can't believe you have 4 of them! My mom survived somehow, so you will, too! cute pictures!

*Nicole said...

I am afraid it doesn't seem to get any better. I told Isaac I feel like I am raising a teenager already with Noah. *Cute pictures. Smart idea!

The Murdocks said...

That is such a good idea and all of the pictures turned out really well. Costco is the best! What can't you get there?! I love all of your boys and I love seeing them in primary. They are so cute!