Tuesday, April 20, 2010

No, we were not trying for a girl

I'm sure anyone who has more than one child of the same sex will tell you that they get this question. The other day I heard a particularly rude comment of "I only had to have three to get my girl-you had to have four". Now, if this would have been for my ears only, I could have let it roll off my back. However, Brenton and Cooper were with me. When they get a little older, I never want them to hear a comment like that and think that we wished they were a girl or kept trying for a girl because they were not good enough as boys. This simply is not true. So this post is dedicated to Brenton-my third little boy.
Brenton Zachery
Age: 2-almost 3
Hair: Blond
Eyes: We have no idea what color they are-not because we don't look but rather they are not a color found in the box of Crayolas
Favorite food: Turkey sandwiches, hot dogs, fruit, yogurt, In N Out, bacon, pretty much anything
Least favorite food: not a big fan of peanut butter (which might just be a sin in our house)
Favorite activities: playing Little People, cars, cash register, pushing his shopping cart, yelling at people who touch his shopping cart, hoarding his possessions in his shopping cart...
Why I love Brenton: He is quite possibly the silliest of all my kids. He will spontaneously break into dance or song or ask you a question and laugh hysterically. He loves to snuggle and be tickled and has an amazing belly laugh. He plays "rock guitar" and teaches me Bible stories. He loves his brothers and sister except of course when they tackle him or touch his shopping cart. Brenton has been my most easygoing child-I even let him watch Barney (sorry Molly)-quite frankly because it was on at a good time and I get kisses and hugs at the end. He has been the child we have worried the least about and have had the most joy watching grow up. When I found out I was pregnant for the third time, I was overjoyed. Then, around 20 weeks the doctor told me I had a higher possibility of having a baby with Down Syndrome. When he arrived and Zeb told me he looked great, I have never felt so much relief. He has been a true blessing to our family.
Favorite words and expressions: "chichen"(kitchen) "chouch"(couch) "my brothers are caidna, pooper" "I am tenton and my sister is bakley" "mommy, pooper naughty me" (cooper is being naughy to me"
We love you our Brenton Bear!

Quote of the day by Cooper (at school, Cooper has been talking about recycling and what materials can be recycled) "mom, this baby food container is made out of plastic, our stroller is made out of wood and Blakeleigh's baby doll is made out of fluff. Fluff is soft and cannot be recycled". Oh, Cooper-what would I do without you?


  1. KILLING ME!!!!! You REALLY have to do the "blog a day!!! SOOOOOO sweet- We love you too Tenton!

  2. So proud of you! LOVE THE BACKGROUND!!!

  3. Oh, I love hearing about your kiddos! I have a feeling your Brenton & my Carter would be great little pals. Maybe we should sign them up to do a piano duet someday? Ha ha!

    And, yes, the "you finally got your girl," and other such comments are so rude. It's like asking someone if they are pregnant with twins! You just shouldn't go there!