Meet the Boys

Today, I think it’s time I introduce you to the three people I will probably mention most in this blog. My husband, LT, and my two sons, Monster & Bug. My boys.

First Cruise LTMeet LT. He was born and raised in a small town (or two) in Oregon. He graduated high school half a year early to join the Navy. For ten years, he worked his way up the enlisted ranks, and in 2007 he transitioned from Chief Petty Officer to Commissioned Officer. Later that year, just a few months before transitioning to a new station, he was helping another Navy couple (my aunt and uncle) build an addition on their home in Washington state when he met me, his soon-to-be-wife.

And boy am I glad he did. Hubs is the most awesome husband a woman can have (trust me, I count myself extremely lucky). He does more than his fair share of the housework when he’s home, and lets me have my “mom” time when I need it. He’s super supportive of everything I do, and on top of it all, he’s a great dad, too (and so I also count my sons extremely lucky, as well). 

Grocery Cart BoysSpeaking of the devil(s)… Meet Monster and Bug. At this moment, I must make a confession: You are probably going to hate me when you finish reading this. We have been the luckiest parents on the face of the earth when it comes to our two boys. And I’m not making that statement lightly. Neither cried excessively when they were infants, and they both began sleeping long hours through the night fairly early as well. I’d like to think it’s something we did, but I’m pretty sure we just got extremely lucky. Twice. 

Monster is two-and-a-half years old. And probably like most 2.5 year olds, he likes to whine instead of just speaking. This is our favorite thing in the whole world! (Can you hear the sarcasm?). I suppose payback was coming for a great beginning, though. Aside from the whining, though, Monster has many positive qualities. He does like to build with his legos, and really enjoys singing and dancing to some good music. He’s well mannered (for the most part), and is super friendly and outgoing with everyone (which includes strangers – which is a little nerve-wracking, but that’s another post for another time). If I were to hazard a guess, I think Monster will be growing up with an artistic twist. I don’t know what art he may pursue, but I just feel like that’s where he’s at. If I’m wrong, though (and this goes for both of our boys), I’ll be happy to support him no matter what he pursues. 

Bug has yet to develop any speech, so whining has yet to become an issue with him. He’s just shy of ten months old, and loves to roll himself around the floor to get from place to place. He’s pretty quick at it, too! I think he enjoys it so much, I’m not even sure he’s gonna try to crawl any time soon! But if he does, I can’t wait! He’s already managed to make it some three thousand miles across the country!! Bug is a bit burlier than Monster was at this age. And if I were to make a prediction of where he may be in the future as far as skills and interests go, I’d guess sports and video games. He enjoys watching TV a little too much (I know – my fault), and seems to gravitate toward anything with a screen. But again, I’ll support him no matter what he decides to do growing up. So there you have it. A wonderful hubby and two fantastic little boys that already seem to be heading in opposite directions! I love our little family, and hope that you can forgive me for what sounds like a whole lot of gloating today. I promise, I’ll try to keep all of that to a minimum in the future.  


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