The Bubble Gum Guru {Harry}

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The next three posts will be about the individual peanuts.  I have had so many moments with the kids lately that I want to freeze and remember.  I have these realizations about my children but life gets so crazy and hectic that I fear I will forget some of my insights.

Harry....he is my determined and hard working one...He gives 110% to his endeavors and is determined to succeed.

He hangs signs like this all over the place...


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He has put on magic shows and cleaned the baseboards to earn money.  He has made clay pots and homemade jam for fun and has been a GREAT issue solver. Currently, he is a Guru (not sure where he got this?)  You go to him and he gives very sage advice.  I went to him a few weeks ago and he told me to put my camera down, get off the computer and pray more (his delivery was very kind).  I followed his advice.


Bubble Gum Guru

The other day we went to the Children's Museum and they have a little town called Kidtropolis. In Kidtroplis you have a debit card, earn money through various jobs, vote, etc.  Harry LOVED it.  He went to each place, chose a job and was very hard at work. After collecting his paycheck at each location, he immediately deposited it into his account. He is such a saver (in real life too).

Next, we went to a part of the museum where you invented things.  Harry was really only interested on the paper airplane/rocket station.  He spent the entire time building paper airplanes and rockets and launching them.  Through trial and error and sheer determination, he perfected his paper models.  Where Will is a planner, Harry is a do-er!  Both are very important but I saw these differences very clearly this week.  They attacked the same situation in completely different yet equally impressive ways. They would make great partners.  Will is the idea guy, the planner.  Harry is a man of action.  He gets things done.

Harry does not really let me take his photo often but he let me take some this weekend...


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He was concentrating on blowing a bubble....

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I love him so.

39 comments:

  1. I wanted to tell you just how much I love your blog. I have been trying to find a few like it. A few that I could go to every day and be inspired, encouraged or just read a nice story about a family. YOURS IS THE ONLY ONE! You are great, Kim!

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  2. I love that kid, he is going to be president some day, mark my words!! What a great kid!

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  3. What a great post!! Harry sounds absolutely wonderful!

    Janet

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  4. Love that your capturing moments with each of them. I have been in many tears lately as I feel life is spinning out of control where my almost 17 yr old is concerned. That pulling away from mom as they turn into man is so, so hard...enjoy your days with your boys!

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  5. That is just too adorable. What a little character! Loved the way you described him Kim.

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  6. This beautiful boy of yours is so full of wisdom ... without a doubt an old soul.

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  7. I love your descriptions of your kids. He is such a cutie, I love that sprinkling of freckles. Does he make house calls as the Guru? :)

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  8. Kim, this is absolutely beautiful - the post, the pictures, and the little boy that it's all about. :) What an amazing little person he is! I have no doubt he has great things in his future!!

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  9. This has got to be the sweetest post! I just love the innocence of childhood, from the notes on the doors to the big pink bubblegum brings back so many memories of childhood the way it SHOULD be!!!

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  10. aaaahhhh so cute!!!! Harry sounds a lot like my Kenny who is my theater major : )
    Cute pictures.

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  11. It sounds like Harry is a natural born entrepreneur! He's pretty darn cute, too!

    Gin =)

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  12. What a smart young man & witty too!! He is such a cutie!

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  13. what a greatvpost. I love the fine details about Harry,the contrasts of he and Will... wonderful.
    Great pics too:)

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  14. How cute!! I love those signs, what a little entrepreneur (however its spelt!)x

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  15. That little guy of yours sounds like my kind of person! I love his dramatic streak.

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  16. Love this post. My favorite picture is the one where he is in the yoga pose with his bubble. Too Cute!

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  17. I love it! I wonder what advice my boys would give me if I asked for it??? Maybe I'll try it! Great post!

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  18. LOVE the photos.. he is soooo CUTE..
    and sooo SMART..
    Have a great day..

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  19. Darlin' boy! Love those "angel kisses."

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  20. Gorgeous and you hit the nail on the head with what I was thinking - a perfect TEAM!

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  21. Gotta love him...give him a hug from me!

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  22. What a sweet post! Harry is such a handsome little guy!

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  23. Ooooh ooooh! Look at that pretty bokeh! :)

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  24. Sarah---I laughed when I read your comment:)

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  25. Could he be any cuter? I think not!

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  26. I love the signs.....he is such a cutie!! When he runs out of baseboards to clean, he can head up here.....I hate cleaning them!!

    Great post Kim!

    Lisa

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  27. What a handsome young man! I love that your are doing individual posts on each or your babies-gosh-I wish I would never forget a thing!

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  28. what a precious sweet boy!
    i love these fab photos
    xo

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  29. he's so cute : i love the lotus bubbled position

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  30. Precious Harry. What a good guy. Your photos are fab!
    Terri

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  31. How could you not love that adorable face! TOO cute!!!:)

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  32. Oh I love, love, love this! One day you will show this to him when he is all grown up and he will just smile big.
    To love your children purely and honestly like you do is so wonderful to see!

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  33. I can't believe how strong his work ethic is at such a young age! What a cutie :)

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  34. great photos kim!! i love all of his little signs around the house. I know I have already mentioned this, but he is one of the kids that I would have LOVED to have in my class. such thinking and imagination!!

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  35. What a beautiful boy, you should be SO proud, and I know you are!

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  36. Way way too cute! I love children's imaginations.

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  37. He is such a wonderful KID raised by WONDERFUL parents!!! Glad you were able to capture some moments on film to look back on someday!!! Memories are made everyday, stop and record them for they grow up very very FAST!!!!

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  38. Hello. I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. I don't comment because like you, I have 3 blessings and a traveling spouse.

    I also wanted to comment on your recent journey to a new home. Reading this has been very touching for me. See I to have been struggling with where I live. My husband and I have lived here in CO for almost 10 years. Moving never really seemed like a big deal since I grew up in the military, but now that I have children I reflect heavily on this. See, my issue is not that I moved, but that since having children where I live is a big adjustment. We are African American and live in a very affluant, predominantly caucasion area. So when you went to the park to meet a Mom like you, I can so relate. In the past 7 years, (since having kids) I have been to the park several times to meet someone who can relate to me, but not walked away with anything. I can relate on the entire school issue as well, but...
    Anyway, this is not about me. I just wanted you to know that there are many Moms out there that share common stories. Keep your faith in God and in your Family.
    Dana

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  39. OMW Kim.....what a precious little guy he is. What a sweet soul....I hope my boys can be like this!

    Hugs,
    Steffie

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