Friday, August 21, 2009

The apple doesn't fall very far....

Our wonderful neighbors invited us to come swimming this week after school. It was a Tuesday afternoon...homework was done, dinner was warming, and the house was semi-clean. What the heck...sure, we will join you for a swim.Why not.

The Sewell's have become dear friends of ours. Their son, Tristin, is 10 yrs old, and their daughter, Slylar, is 8 years old. Joseph and Presley have come to love playing every afternoon with them. Before they moved in we had to force the kids to go outside. There was just not really anyone to play with..that was their age anyway. Well now, another story. Tristin and Skylar are more like cousins to Joseph and Presley. They LOVE playing together.

Well, I have been noticing that Joseph really seems to like playing with the little girl, Skylar, more than the little boy. They just have fun together. She is very much a tom-boy and loves to get dirty with the rest of them. She is just adorable. Joseph, I think, agrees. ;)

Where am I going with this, you ask? Okay, I'm getting there. So, we agree to come swimming with them on Tuesday afternoon. The kids put on their swimsuits with the speed of a lightning bolt. Excited, to say the least.

As Presley and I walk down our driveway to our neighbors house, we notice Joseph is not with us. Huh? He was just with us coming out the door. Hmmm. I look behind me and see him on the hard pavement of our driveway doing push-ups. Yes, push-ups. His face is etched into that of a trained fighter getting ready for his next match. His eyes are closed and he is grunting loudly.

I am startled. "Joseph, what are you doing darlin'??" No answer.

"Joseph, are you okay? Are you doing......push-ups?"

"Yes, yes, Mommy. You know, just like Daddy does before we go down to the beach. He always does push-ups to look more buff."

I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. I asked him who he wanted to look buff for, and he nonchalantly said...."uh, nobody."

My boy is growing up.

not sure if i am ready for this,



Mary said...

Shut up!!! That's the most precious thing I've ever heard!!!! I wish I could have been there to grab your arm and hide our smiles. What did Lem say? "That's my boy!!"
Love your little apple!!

Danielle said...

Darlin' boy!! I just covered my mouth with my hand and giggled. I can't even imagine Eli that old...know you are thinking how fast the time flies!

Love you!

The Parker Family said...

Be still my heart ...

Angela said...

I LOVE that boy! He is the funniest little thing! That is the most precious story! Little Romeo!! That's my nephew. I ain't got any girl crazy boys here so I might as well have a nephew who is! I may be a great aunt before I'm a grandmother! hahaha

Rebekah Hudgins said...

This is pure, unabashed, undeniably, irresistibly adorable! Are you kidding, Momma?! How in the world can our little guy be this big already? I love it!!

I wish I could have been there to give you a hug when you realized that Joseph was all of the sudden on his way to buff-hood. Wow.

Goodness, I love you guys!

P.S. Does Lem need push ups? The guy wakes up buff every morn'!

Anonymous said...

I was wondering why Lem was looking so buff at Supper Club the other night. He must have been doing push-ups along Clifton Road.

Joseph and Lem.... Ladies men!


Tracey said...

This made me laugh out loud!!! How precious is he!!!