Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Those dreamy eyes just melt my heart


Tommy is such a sweetheart. He always seems to be kind of in the shadows of the older boys. I think part of the reason is because since they are older, they have more going on, and because he gives us not a lick of trouble. He always says "I love you" to us, he helps Scotty with everything (no matter how Scotty treats him), he is just all around wonderful!


The other day, he and Mikey got back into the van after their piano lessons. Their teacher has a box of goodies they can "buy" with the stickers they good for near perfectly played songs. Anyway, the box has candy, action figures, toys, and even firecrackers - any boy's idea of a good time. I knew that he had been saving up his stickers for about 3 weeks and was really excited to get something out of her treat box. Tommy wouldn't show me what he got until later that night. He had lovingly wrapped up his treasure (with about 3 yards of wrapping paper and a mile of tape)and left the gift on my pillow.
He had picked out nail polish and a nail file for me out of her box. I have yet to stop getting teary eyed over his sweet thoughtfulness. It crushes me to think that he might feel looked over or that he might be getting the shaft every once in a while. Tommy, I love you so much and I am going to try so hard to be a better mom to you!



P.S. This picture of Tommy looks dangerous doesn't it? Don't worry there is a ton of land around him. Zack just got a really cool angle. There is no way Zack would have let him get anywhere near the edge.

10 comments:

Erika said...

Ah that makes me cry! I can't believe he did that. So sweet! I'm sure he's not over looked as much as you think. You're a great mom!

Heath & Jessica said...

He is going to make some girl quite a catch someday! (As all your boys will.) It sounds like he is extremely sensitive & caring!

SkyTang said...

What a sweet kid! You are doing a great job with your boy's!

Tricia said...

That is really sweet!

Haylee and JC said...

He is such a doll. He has grown up so much! All your kids are so sweet!

Suzie said...

your boys will make great husbands, fathers & grownups someday.
Isn't that what were striving for?

His eyes are like pools
of choc-o-late.
Cutie

church family blog said...

What a sweet boy. I hope Bennett grows up that sweet. So far he has done a great job! We are excited to see all of you in July.
-Wendy

The Eggett Family said...

That made me cry. What a thoughtful and unselfish little boy. That was so sweet of him to think of his Mama rather than himself.

Fullmer Fam said...

I love Tommy too!! He knows how much you love him, otherwise he wouldn't have given you such a thoughtful gift!! Tommy is awesome! - are are all your boys...I haven't decided yet about Emily...Ha ha, just kidding. :) Miss you guys!

Nate & Jess & Jr. said...

oh what sweet sweet sweet sweet boy! That melts my heart too. Tommy is so cute. He does seem very sensitively kind...and still maintains his status of "one of the boys." I do love his brown hair & brown eyes...I guess I'm a little biased since Nate Jr. has brown eyes too. Their like a little Teddy Bear.