Thursday, May 23, 2013

Theme Thursday: Bodies

Joining the gracious host Cari, again for this weeks Theme Thursday: BODIES!
(On a side note, thank you kind readers for last weeks boost in confidence.)

There are so many bodies to choose from and I know that sounds creepy, but It's true. In lieu of the theme as bodies, plural, and not body, singular, I choose the cohesiveness of this trio.

The Trio
Baptism of The Fourth
My Father-in-law (Jr.), My husband (The Third) and My son (The fourth, or as my FIL likes to call him, Quattro).  I tried to convince them it should be A Ceathair (ah cah-hir) which is Irish for the number four, but was shut down. Probably for the reason you already thought...What's that word and what does it mean? 

FIL with The Fourth
One of the most generous and honorable men I know. 
We look to him as the patriarch of the family, though he would humbly claim it is his father-in-law 

Moving on to The Third 
The Fourths Birth: Robert III, holding, Marie. Elise. and Robert IV
The leading man in my life who shares All the adventures with me. My Prince Charming/Court Jester. Without him I would always be Chicken Little yelling "the sky is falling the sky is falling!" Instead, it's just half the week. It also happens to be his birthday today. Happy Birthday Robert The Third!

 And then there's this guy, Robert The Fourth 

Apple of my eye, makes me smile when I don't want to, and melts my heart because he already pulls out ALL the stops... Like father, like son!  

Do you all remember the popular County Music song by Travis Trait (90's) 
It went a little something like this:
"...hey good L-double O-K-I-N-G...
Yeah I smell T-R-O-U-B-L-E...!"

 No, you don't? Need a newer reference? 
Okay How about Taylor Swift's
I like these lines:
"I knew you were trouble when you walked in"
"Oh, trouble, trouble, trouble"

Yea, Pretty much sums him up. SO. MUCH. T-R-O-U-B-L-E!

Here's what I mean.
Revving up

And he's off to the races...He's just not old enough to bet and I'm not ye gamblin' kind! 
At eight months old, I repeat at eight months old, my little lad WAS crawling. I say "WAS" because now he is nine months old and thinks he can walk and climb stairs. WHO the heck is coming over to my house and teaching the one child I most certainly DID NOT want moving around yet to do such milestones!?!?! I thank you, NOT!

         Robert The Fourth; you think you are all kinds of CUTENESS; and well in all honesty. YOU ARE. BUT, now you can follow me around and squawk your unwavering affections (i.e. I Love you, I love you, I love you, I love you. Translation- NURSE ME WOMAN!) instead of doing so from the confines of the living room floor where it's safe. And and not as loud. 
Seriously, I love you, Nurse me!

You have taken to pulling yourself up to a standing position only to try to walk...and fall...(And, let's play the broken record technique on that one) so far on your behind, but I know the face plant into something horrible with a trip to the ER is coming. 


Oh,Trouble, Trouble, Trouble
             Oh, yes. the shenanigans are never far, you mosey on up the stairs, every chance you get. The obstacle course of chairs slows you; but you are your fathers' son AND your fathers', fathers' grandson...persistent. A good trait to have on your side later in life, but right now, it finds you frustrated.

I pulled him to safety and his thoughts on that were...
"How dare you ruin my life and eat all my steak". To that, my reply "I'm your mom it's my job to ruin your life (protect you) and you won't even eat the steak. 
Seriously, The Trio is too cute. I HEART them!

A note to The Fourth,
On this day of celebration and honoring of your father. Those roman numerals behind your name are placed with integrity and honor. A legacy is unfolding, the stairway to heaven have already been built and sainthood is achievable, just follow in the foot steps of your father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and you'll be one fine man and wealthy beyond your dreams! 


  1. I love family names. Love them. I love that you carried the tradition onward. He sure is cute! And happy birthday to your husband!

  2. Oh, I love that your baby is a fourth! How special! I just never hear that anymore. We did it with middle names, our son, my husband, his father and his grandfather had the middle name of Russell.

    Trouble, the Taylor Swift one, we sing all the time. (we have a 3 year old and a 1 year old--we sing it a lot)

    Beautiful post!

  3. OH so much sweet baby in these photos. I love the generational "bodies"!

  4. This is great, and sorry, I see no trouble, only cuteness. I love names running in families, we don't have thirds or fourths, but my son Peter is the seventh Peter born in my family (not cosecutively). So cool to be a fourth.