A few quick stories:
* At about 3am last night, Zach and I awoke to Will running down the hall crying out 'No hurt Innneeyyy, nooo hurt Inneeyyy'. Zach went after him and brought him into bed with us. It took us a few questions until Will agreed with us that he was saying 'Don't hurt Indie'. Indie is Zach's sisters dog. Will doesn't really like dogs (or any animal for that reason), but I guess he doesn't want them to get hurt either!
* This morning, Will was eating his breakfast and watching 'Dorge da Money' (curious george) while I was paying bills at the computer. He started crying like he was really hurt. I ran into the room to ask him what was wrong (thinking that Levi had snatched some of his breakfast...or something along those lines), and he pointed to the TV and said, 'Dorge's DOLF BALLLLS' (George's golf balls). Will was still crying like he was personally hurt, but I soon realized that Curious George's golf balls were being stolen by a squirrel who thought they were nuts. Will was really feeling George's pain. It took a few minutes for Will to calm down...
* Recently, Will has randomly been telling me, 'Mom, ur bewtful'. makes.my.heart.melt.
* This morning, I was getting Levi ready for the day. I was putting on his pants and shirt, and he told me he wanted to go to 'Itney Unc-Ted's hoowwwwws' (Whitney & Uncle Ted's House). I told him that we might go there later today, but we had some other errands to run. Then he looked up at me and said, 'I wanna go Dod's hooowwws'. I didn't understand him until he pointed up and said, 'I wanna go Dodddd's hoowws'. Then I realized he was saying he wanted to go to God's house. He got so excited when I repeated back to him correctly what he was saying. Holding back my tears, I told him that God has a special house that he will get to go to one day. He got very excited and started running around saying 'God's Hooowwss!!!' It really reminded me of the joy we should have when thinking about God calling us home to his house.
I might have mentioned this before, but there are so many times where I feel like the Grinch when his heart begins to grow. As Will & Levi are growing up, communicating sweet words, and wanting to snuggle all the time, I truly feel my heart growing. They are such a beautiful part of my life, and I am so thankful to God for having this time with them.