For the longest time Rus and I were really strict about our boys’ privacy online. We didn’t show their faces at all and we even went so far as to make sure our family photographers didn’t reveal too much of their faces or names. This past summer though, we decided to be a little more open about it. I felt so limited and because my life is all about my boys I felt my content was very censored and it boxed me in. Being able to finally show their smiles and expressions has really given me new life. So, let me go ahead and finally introduce my boys here on my blog where they will be making more and more appearances hopefully. We had about 10 minutes to take photos. Eddie wouldn’t have any of it and Gavo really doesn’t like to have his picture taken, so this is them in real life. :)
This is Gavo. He is 6. He is artistic, a brain roamer, and a homebody. He has creative juices that could overflow the Colorado River and a heart bigger than all of Texas. He is sensitive, compassionate, and introspective. He is a jokester, but only on his terms. He is good at reading and math and science. And he hates roasted carrots and small talk. He could live off of mashed potatoes and sit through an entire musical. He doesn’t like to ride his bike but he could play a board game all day if we had the time. He likes to create and draw and imagine. He hides his emotions and keeps his cards close. Dinner is his least favorite time of day and he HATES having his picture taken. He always seems to know when I’m having a bad day and cuddles me when I need it. He is my North Star, my guiding light and driving force to learn more and be better.
This is Eddie. We’ve nicknamed him “Cookie Monster” and “Pac Man” because he can out-eat anyone. He is 14 months old. He is Mona Lisa’s smile. My little miracle, my first rainbow baby. He has a laughter than can infect your soul and a temper that can shake the earth. He’s a wanderer and likes to do things his way. He would rather figure it out on his own than let me teach him. He is independent and a flight risk. He can throw and kick a ball better than any one-year-old I know. He likes books and emptying out the bathroom drawer. His favorite snack is pickles and he loves our kitty, Cleo. He loves to dance and make friends in grocery lines. He is fearless and smiles at the drop of a hat. He can talk my ear off all day and is better around big crowds. He is extroverted and athletic and impulsive. He is a breath of fresh air, and lights up our lives. He is the sunshine we desperately needed.
They are complete opposites and complete brothers. Gavo is my spirit animal and is so excited to meet his new baby brother, while Eddie is daddy’s boy and doesn’t like that my belly gets in his way of cuddle time. Alone they are a force to be reckoned with. Together they are a force to be reckoned with. These little people are going to change the world.
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