Joey has been really into his cowboy hat and stick horse this week. It seems he's always got one or the other, both - or is fighting with his brothers over one of them. I've really been enjoying him this week (except for the fighting!), it's been a cute little phase. He's even been calling everyone "partner" - or in Joey-speak with no r's, "paht-nah."
Yesterday we were getting ready for school, and the next thing I knew Joey was marching through the house naked - except for his cowboy hat and stick horse - singing "I may never march in the infantry." It was enough to make me stop and laugh, even in the midst of the busyness and crazyness of a school morning.
A little while later, while we were dropping Micah off at preschool, one of Horsie's eyes fell off. It was quite traumatic, and he showed everyone at the school. Somewhere along the way (I think maybe after a suggestion from one of the other parents), he decided that he didn't need me to fix poor Horsie after all - Horsie needed to become a pirate!