Photo Story Friday-John

Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

This is John. My last born baby and beloved stinker. In the womb, he was definitely the trouble maker. He liked to move around his living space and was NEVER in the same place from one ultrasound to the next. I’m pretty sure Jacob hung out where John kicked him and was thankful for the times when John slept. He’s also my baby that had cord compression issues and his umbilical cord around his neck twice when he was born.

As a newborn he was feisty. His lungs were more mature than his brothers, and he seemed all around healthier. I was sure that I had pegged his personality inutero as busy. And then he turned into this really great laid back baby. And I was sure I had mislabeled him. Although he got into lots of trouble, he wasn’t appreciably busier or feistier than his mirror image. But then he turned 2 and figured out how to push every button that I have. I LOVE this kid to pieces, but some days he drives me to the brink of distraction. Then right before I lose it, he shoots me this killer smile and I can’t help but be grateful for my little firecracker. My lovable, squeezable, always in motion, fiercely independent, never quiet, baby.

About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


  1. MoziEsmΓ© says

    Looks and sounds like a sweetie! But then, they all are in their own way, aren’t they?

  2. Threeundertwo says


  3. I just love learning more about those boys. Even though I haven’t met them yet, I just adore them. That fire cracker personality will serve him well… And the fact that he is absolutely beautiful!

  4. That kid just wraps everyone around his fingers cant wait to see you guys

  5. i love the nickname firecracker–he’s adorable!

  6. Too cute!

    And I love your layout!

  7. Laurie M. says

    So cute! I can’t wait to have my own John!

  8. Casey's trio says

    As the youngest child, I think the firecracker personality is key…he needs to keep up with the rest of his siblings. My Riley is the same way!

  9. How cute is that little man! Love your description of him. Love the killer smile bit. What a smart kid he it.


  10. Yes, my name is Arizona says

    Its got to be the Baby B thing, because Elle is the same way. John is SO adorable and you can see the fire in his eyes. Great photo!

  11. Good & Crazy says

    He’s cute and when he grows up….?

    heard anything from Kailani? Oh well…

  12. Cecily R says

    Oh, I love him! And that picture? It looks like you caught him the second a mischevious thought crossed his mind. Its perfect and I LOVE it!!!

    And I love that you are playing PSF with us!!!!!

  13. Killlashandra says

    I love his red hair! What a cutie.

  14. Love your new layout!!

    He sounds JUST like my Nicholas. Firecracker is a great noun to use as a nickname! Nicholas does naughty things, then flashes his smile and I cannot help but melt!

  15. carrie & troy keiser says

    He’s a doll! I love his nickname! Ya gotta love those energetic ones πŸ™‚

  16. He’s such a cutie pie. All of your kids are gorgeous. He does have that feisty red hair though πŸ™‚

    oh and TAG YOU’RE IT. SEE MY BLOG πŸ™‚

  17. Stephanie says

    Those little baby Bs…always moving around and playing hide and seek from the ultrasound! I adore this picture of your little firecracker! We have that bike too πŸ™‚

  18. Crazymamaof6 says

    he is too cute! and love that he was a fighter. in utero of course. love good babies. and don’t you love that change when they go from good to wild. but so cute you gotta love them anyway. great choice this week.

  19. andrea j says

    Fun story!! My #3 was such a good baby (until he turned 2). Lucky for him I love his blue eyes. Why are boys so adventurous?

  20. Who could say no to that face? John is adorable!

  21. hotmamabeads says

    What a fun little character! Those kids who keep you on your toes are always so loveable.

    Oh, and yes! loving your cool signature!

  22. Oh, I love this picture. This is how I think of my sweet Lukey. So loving, and yet a total button pusher! Great job capturing another amazing picture.

  23. Collegegirl says

    SO Cute πŸ™‚ Also-I tagged you in my blog-take your time!

  24. I’m telling ya it’s lucky our kids are cute, otherwise they’d get it.

  25. Mama's Losin' It says

    What a cutie!! Isn’t it funny how our kids can cause such angst and then melt our hearts away the next instant!?! I guess that’s why we love them so much.

    ps what’s this most popular talk?? I just hopped over there and the votes are not tallied yet. Girrrrrl what’choo talkin’ bout??

  26. Great story! When I first looked at the photo all I could think was Ron Weasley.

  27. While it’s a pain in the butt, I love children like this as well. Life is never boring πŸ™‚


  28. I love that kid. His smile reveals so much. I have a wild one too. She was crazy during all my ultrasounds etc.. and she made a name for herself in the NICU too. Now… her smile always reveals that mischievous twinkle. There must be something about baby “b”.

  29. What a cutie! I love what you wrote.. detailed. It’s so great hat you really KNOW your kids and all the things that make them special.

  30. I do think they know when to shoot an adorable smile at Mommy. He is adorable!

  31. Mark and Kiss says

    Angie, you have a gift to pen so eloquently what I often think, but can’t express about my family and feelings. John is adorable and reminds me of Stephan. We need to get our boys (and girls) together now that the baby is born and I am mobile.

  32. cute boy. beloved stinker, i love the words!
    does jacob move as much as john does or not? both my twins move more or less the same, because they always do things together.

  33. I agree, must be a baby B thing. My baby B was the character in the NICU as well. Everyone always pegs him as the “dominant” twin but I have yet to believe there is a dominant twin yet.
    Beautiful picture and I love your knew layout as well. Sure wish I knew how to do this stuff on my blog. I am still learning but am loving the bloggin world.

  34. Clark Captions says

    What a cutie! My firecracker came at the end as well….I guess we all have to have one in our family, eh? What a scary story about his cord….I am so glad he is here happy and healthy!

  35. Just stopping by to say hi. I like the design!

  36. How cute is he?!?! Absolutely adorable!

  37. Are You Serious! says

    ♡ He’s very cute!!! πŸ™‚

  38. You write very well.