So, George is growing up. I thought I'd chronicle a few of his quirks and personality-traits while I have a minute and they're fresh on my mind.
George is obsessed with building towers and stacking things on top of other things.
Here, he's stacked up his paint cups, and added a few of his Nemo friends on top just for fun. MaeMae, he absolutely LOVES his easel! He colors on it every single day- and we've even started a little days-of-the-week calendar on it.
Thanks for such an awesome gift!
George gets (unusually) excited about boxes. He calls them his 'boats' and loves to pretend that he's out at sea with his 'friends' (toys).
Clay taught him how to get on top of the coffee table. On a pretty regular basis, I'll find him on top of it playing with toys (here), reading a book to himself, or just waiting for me to turn on Curious George for him. I don't know why, but it just cracks me up.
This past weekend we went out to Springville to celebrate Clay and Pops' birthdays. We were able to go to the Pumpkin Patch for a little bit, and it was so much fun! It was later in the day, so it wasn't too crowded, and it was such a gorgeous fall day.
All the Cochran Boys except Pops
On the hayride
The Cochran Family
My two favorites!
So, in other news from our little family. We are moving. We are staying in Birmingham, but we had someone offer to buy our house off the market, and we took the offer. This, like everything else in our life, is so bittersweet. This, like everything else in our life, is covered in God's mercy and providence. We have absolutely loved our house, but there are some incredibly hard memories attached to it for us, and we are excited to start afresh somewhere new.
Not only have we loved our house, but we have dearly loved our neighbors. It is so rare to live right across the street from some of your very best friends. We became parents together, and have walked through so many days with each other. One afternoon a few weeks ago, Claire and I went on a walk and realized the boys had on matching shirts. Obviously, a photo shoot took place immediately. The boys were being so silly, and dogs were running all over the neighborhood, but somehow we managed to take these little treasures.
So, here's to house-hunting from now until December 31st when we close!