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mr. personality

This little boy is full of personality.
He is constantly keeping me on my toes and making me laugh.
Just like his dad.
Before I met Joel I was super serious.
That might be why he felt it fitting to call me the “fun hater”.
Joel opened my eyes to a lot of fun I was missing out on while I was busy being serious.Β 
He made me laugh more than I ever had before.
That true, deep joy is one of my favorite characteristics about Joel.
I love that he can find joy in most any situation.
And I love that Levi seems to be taking after his daddy.
I laugh a lot these days between both of my boys.
I pray that Levi would grow up to be a man full of genuine joy;
true joy–the kind that can only be found in Christ.
But no matter how fun-loving you are,
it is always hard when bath time is over.
Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again–rejoice!
Philippians 4:4
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Funny story. I was taking these pictures one night when Joel was working late and I was letting Levi take an extra long bath. He was being so silly. I was sitting on the floor and could only see his face peeking over the tub. All of a sudden he was really quiet. I peeked over the edge of the tub to find poop floating all over. I mean lots of poop. Yuck! That hasn’t happened since he was a newborn…and it is much more gross when they are this age. I scooped Levi out of the tub. He peered over the edge as his mama squeamishly fished the poop out and cleaned the tub. He thought it was great. He must not have realized that his pregnant mama was about to throw up. We filled the tub back up and went back to making silly faces. It is a good thing he is so cute!!
  • Aimee - Awe! I love the photos! He is so darling!ReplyCancel

  • Julie - I love, love, love his silly faces! What great memories (except for the poo part, perhaps). Your joy-filled boys are pretty special. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Vera - This might be one of the best blog posts I have ever read. Ever. These pictures are priceless!!ReplyCancel

  • Annie - Oh my gosh…that is hilarious! Well, it’s funny until it happens to me, which I’m sure my time will come! πŸ˜‰ He is just so precious and silly!ReplyCancel

  • Stef - oh my goodness, his little teeth are so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny - LOVE these pics-that first one melts my heart! Sorry about the poo!!!ReplyCancel

  • flower power momma - It’s delightful to see the many faces of Levi. He is a busy and charming boy.
    Great pictures.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Ha Ha. That same thing happened to me one time. B was about 2…I think. I didn’t catch it right away and she “fished” it out herself! Super yuck!
    Those pix are adorable.


  • EricaG - Gorgeous pics! What a sweet boy. And your appreciation of your husband’s humor is wonderful. Never lose that!ReplyCancel

  • Leah - Sweet, silly boys! I love the pics! We have a poo story as well – when Caleb was around the same age…funny how it’s just a part of their lives…

    Also, we are way excited for your #3! Congratulations from the Stutzmans’! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • The Ormons - Those are great pictures… love them…ReplyCancel

  • Kristin Stegent - Precious pictures! And the poop things has happened around here a few times. Yeah, not so fun for a pregnant woman! πŸ˜‰ I am so glad my husband is a plumber and is typically cool with taking care of the gross stuff!!! πŸ˜€ReplyCancel

  • Meg - He is super cute, that is great that Joel is that other half for you!

    That poop story is hilarious!ReplyCancel

  • marietta - So funny…he is so cute…love following your blog!!!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - These pictures are so sweet, Jess! Love that you captured this moment! (thank you for not capturing the poo part.) πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Jen - Oh, he is SOOOO cute!!!! Thank you for sharing him with us!! I can only imagine the amount of wonderful joy he brings to you. It’s beautiful! I love all of the pictures in this series, but my favorite one seems to be the second one. EVERYTHING about it just makes me laugh out loud!! His entire face is involved in that expression and he’s just TOO CUTE!! Love it! Thanks again for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Kate B. - I feel for you! When I was pregnant with my #2 and my #1 was still a baby (yikes) I had a similar poop situation. . . except that I DID throw up in the tub full of a baby and her poop. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Bethany - What a sweetie.
    And gross. Tub poop is somehow way grosser than diaper poop.ReplyCancel

  • Paula - he is just so adorable and to have a personality to match is even more awesome! I remember when my daughter was 16 months old.. taking her out of the tub, lifted her up.. she looked down and said: “EWWW, doop!”.. I did the same thing you did, cleaned the tub and put her back in to clean her up… She is 23 now but I still remember that like it was yesterday!ReplyCancel

  • Allen and Debby Graber - Jill did that when she was that age. Josh was in the tub with her and he began yelling “Logs! Mommy, logs!” Such sweet pictures of my little boyfriend!ReplyCancel

  • Toni :O) - Those photos are absolutely fabulous! He is SO adorable! The story? OMG…blech!!! Glad you made it through though. Good thing he’s adorable right?!ReplyCancel

  • Raven - Your little Levi is PRECIOUS. Being just totally superficial for the moment, what a GOOD LOOKING LITTLE BOY! That aside, his spirit shows through in these pictures. You can tell how good you take care of him through how he comes across in every picture you take. He is adorable. Love your little Cora also, and excited to hear and learn more about the new baby!!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy - We’ve been through the floating poop, too. YUCK! I guess it relaxes them & when you gotta go, you gotta go!!
    He is SOOO cute!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - Corey was sitting beside me when I was reading your blog. He has now stolen your nickname and started calling me “Fun Hater.” Thanks a lot. πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Nicolle - He is definitely a joy-bringer. When we subbed in Ladybugs last Sun. – his smile lit up the whole room – more than once. His sweet “chuckle” made us all laugh and filled us with joy.ReplyCancel

  • Eryn - He is so so cute! What a sweet little boy! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Sheryl - precious memories!ReplyCancel

  • Danielle - What great pics!!! Made me smile. I’m way more serious than my sweetie and so thankful he makes me lighten up somedays. They are really good for us!ReplyCancel

  • Micah - Your little guy is so incredibly adorable.ReplyCancel

  • willowcreek - He is just sooo cute! I love the black and white.ReplyCancel

  • Sam - Ha ha! I remember doing that waaaay too often with my kids! Great memories:-)ReplyCancel