Friday, August 6, 2010

O Brother, Where Art Thou??

Flash Flood takes his Storm membership status quite seriously; making progress daily to impress the older Storm members, and further drive his sweet, loving Momma over the edge.
He simply cannot get enough of his big brothers' attention. Thunder and Lightning appreciate his cute attempts to play-- dropping all the toys they hand him, purposefully, just to watch them bend down and pick them up, time and time again. Flash Flood also parrots the dynamic duo's squeals from across the house. Thunder and Lightning can let out a "Oooo-eeeeeh!" which is immediately followed by Flash Flood's imitation, "Ooo-eeeh!"

Hail, on the other hand, is not so impressed by Flash Flood, nor his attempts at play. I must confess, I've turned my head a time or two, when Flash Flood has crawled over to Hail, (watching cartoons in the living room floor, oblivious to his surroundings) and with both hands grabbed Hail by the hair and yanked away. Payback, baby! Flash Flood has definitely earned it. When it happens, Flash Flood squeals with delight as Hail screeches, "Moooommmmaaaaa! Git dat stinky baby off meeeeeee!" And I do.... eventually.

Flash Flood dreams of the day he can join his band of brothers in the back yard. This is quite often the scene in our house, as Flash Flood searches for his favorite role models, while banging on the window and calling to them, "Da-da-da-da-da-da! Ga-ga-ga-ga-ga! Oooohhh! Ga-ga-ga-ga!"

His persistence is rewarded, as the older members of The Storm take a break from making mud pies to feed their enemies, "Darf-Bader and da Stom Truppers" to visit with their sweet baby Ewok....

Very mixed emotions well up inside, as I witness such sweet scenes. The adoration and love between these silly boys is so precious... Which scares the crap out of me for the future. Start praying for me, please.


The Hills said...

So sweet, those boys! Tristan absolutely adores TJ, but he won't give him the time of day! But, you are right, before long Flash will join the Storm in action and we will be praying for you girl!

Trace Car Driver said...

awwww those are the cutest pics. i know they love their little bro! little boys are so sweet... but can also make you wanna pull your hair out (or theirs!) haha!

Cindy said...

How sweet is that?! What precious boys!

Dana said...

Awe, sweet.. Looks like a possible solution to your impending doom could be a visit to Home Depot and an investment in some extra windows... It looks as if you just put a window in front of the trouble, they become little angels.

Lindy said...

I love to see how much your kids love their baby brother! They are so sweet! Btw, when no one was paying attention to Flash Flood's call for milk at playgroup, Hail got his bottle from the stroller's cupholder and put it in his mouth and patted his head. In case the nice gestures are few and far between from Hail, I thought I would help his case a little. ha!

I can't believe how big Flash Flood is, he'll be out in the backyard in a blink. Boo Hoo!

Precious youngins'!
Love, L

Jennifer said...

Ahh, Hail. You speak to a special place in my heart little dude. Next time Scott wraps his arm around Warren's neck and wrestles him to the ground and pushes his face into the dirt, I'm going to think of you, Hail, and your future with FlashFlood.

PS: If my baby is a boy, I'm killing myself.

McKinney Madness said...

You are too funny girl! Your kids are hilarious and so are you!! I'm sure Flash Flood and all the other boys (and Her Highness for that matter) will grow up to make their Mama and Daddy VERY proud!! : )