Welcome to the Gun Show

Welcome to the Gun Show

Angela, Jack, Levi and I were in the car this morning, driving to see Lily Kate at her “awards day” at the Infinity Sports camp she’s been attending this week. Out of the blue, Levi said, “I check on my muscles every day.”

“How are they today?” Angela asked.

“Fine,” he replied. After a pause, he said, “I name them. Do you want to know their names?”

“Of course,” Angela said.

“Strong and Buddy.”

Ladies and gentlemen, I present Strong and Buddy.

Tomorrow, Angela says she will be showing you her biceps, too: Helga and Broomhilda.


  1. Amanda on June 13, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    The only thing that comforts me about Jackson getting older is the thought that he might be as entertaining as your kids. I hope y’all, especially Strong and Buddy, have a great weekend!

  2. connorcolesmom on June 13, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    What is it about little boys and their muscles -LOL
    My 2 boys constantly check their muscles and entice their dad and I to say many “WOW’s” and “Look at those big boys!!”
    It cracks me up

    I am not sure that my 2 have named their muscles yet – let me ask…

    Ok after asking my 8yr old says he has “power and power 2”
    Cole my 4 yr old has “sword and laser”
    Well, there you have it I guess boys do name their muscles – hehe

    Enjoy your weekend 🙂

  3. Jen on June 13, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    I have this EXACT photo of my 6 year old, Zach!!There is something about a little boy showing his muscles…every time Zach drinks milk, I have to check and see how much bigger his muscles are!

  4. ocean mommy on June 13, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    This child cracks me up….

  5. Dionna on June 13, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    That is just so sweet. How did you ever hold a straight face?

  6. Profbaugh on June 13, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    Never a dull moment in the Cottrell car, eh?


  7. Anonymous on June 13, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    At the risk of sounding inappropriate, I thought Angela’s muscles were named “Freakin” and “Hot”!

    Karen in CA

  8. Holly on June 13, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    You have been on a roll today, haven’t you? I just hope Angela holds you down and tickles you ’til you can’t breathe with Helga and Broomhilda. 🙂

    Y’all have a great weekend!

  9. Rachel on June 13, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    Too cute!

  10. Valerie aka Mamalovelock on June 13, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    LOL, what a cute thing for such a cutie to say.

  11. Darlene R. on June 13, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    That is so funny!
    He is a cutie. Ben has not named his muscles, but he knows they are there, for sure!

  12. Daniel Semsen on June 13, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    your kids are hilarious.

  13. Abby on June 14, 2008 at 12:03 am

    i have got to spend more time with that boy. so much joy 🙂

  14. Fran on June 14, 2008 at 5:19 am

    Well, that little guy is too cute for words so whatever comes out of his little mouth is gonna be darling. Does he ever get in trouble? Hard to get after that little guy.

    Y’all have a great weekend Travis.

  15. Adam Owens on June 14, 2008 at 6:29 am

    Nice.. If i were to name my biceps.. that would be the name i would pick for mine as well. Kids are the best.
    Have a great weekend!

  16. Paige on June 14, 2008 at 9:04 am

    Hilarious..that’s my boy! p

  17. Donna on June 14, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    bwaaa ha ha ha ha… I love it! Now having a boy of my own, I can totally see that coming.

  18. Patty on June 14, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Being a mom of 2 boys, I can appreciate the Gun show!! Levi is so cute. Nice to meet Strong and Buddy.
    Have a great weekend!

  19. Patty on June 15, 2008 at 5:04 pm

    Happy Father’s Day Travis!!


  20. RealEstateGirl on June 16, 2008 at 8:56 am

    That is hilarious! He must have heard that somewhere…apple doesn’t fall far from the tree?!?!

  21. Anonymous on June 16, 2008 at 10:33 am

    You were the highlight to the SBC…….Made our day!…….

  22. prayingmommy on June 17, 2008 at 11:05 am

    HA! I love these little boy stories. Having three little girls … we don’t exactly talk “muscle”. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

  23. sweethomealagirl on June 17, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    oh my goodness, i love that age!

  24. K Storm on June 28, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    Little boys are so much fun!!

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