Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Here it is, August already! With a constant temp of above 90, we can say that it's time to start looking forward to FALL! Well, no matter what season it is, I pretty much always look forward to and yearn for fall :)

I just love this picture of B-bug napping on daddys shoulder. Nevermind the comments from daddy saying that he was a typical boy...falling asleep while shopping in World Market. ;) It's especially meaningful because the night before this day, a 20 year old kid was killed riding his 4wheeler right down the road from us. I went out running my usual route and missed being a witness by about 5 minutes, and am so thankful that wasn't something I had burned into my memory forever. Our hearts are so heavy...that family losing their only son, brother, grandson, friend...
I still feel this, which was my instagram cry;
I want to love my boys with all my heart, every single second. I pray that they are kept from pain and darkness without comfort. That they always look both ways and wear their helmets. That they always work hard and reap bountiful benefits. That they love purely and know love like none other. That they hold open doors and are respectful and in return are appreciated and respected. That They eat their veggies and have good health. ❤️ The kid down the road died from blowing a stop sign he'd crossed a thousand times. And no helmet because itd become habit. My heart cures out for his parents and little sis. 💔 #lifewithboys #amotherscry #alwayslookbothways #protectyourbrain

I set myself up for punishment every time I agree to the mud..but they just looove playing in the mud! They cake their trucks, fill the buckets, occasionally throw mud balls (a no-no), make rivers and pathways in the mud which keeps them busy for a decent amount of time. And we 're all SO glad that this house has hot water in the outside spicket, because it makes an easy clean up. Out comes the soap, off go the clothes, and we can soap up and watch the muddy water run off the porch without a drop in the house. Just kidding, mud and dirt ALWAYS make their way in. Groan..

Before it got so beastly hot, the kids made the grassy shady island their "hideaway." We had picnics there, story time, truck races (crashes), and games out there. I just love watching the boys make a whole imaginary world out of nothing. When "they" say that kids in the old days only had sticks to play with, I strongly believe that they were happier kids then kids today!

The hideaway, however, was not a convenient place to take a nap. Just ask this mama...this was the view during (un)restful time. :)

Reid will be your friend. IF you have ice cream. Or cookies. Anything sweet. Eating dessert on the porch the other night with Nick & Beth, little Reid showed his dimples and walked bowl to bowl, knowing full well he'd get a spoonful from each person he rested against. For only being alive for 18 months, I'd say he's learned things pretty quickly ;)

C'mon...how cute is this bundle? I got to spend a few hours with just him the other week while our friend Leonika awesomely took the kids to see Planes Fire and Rescue!! The kids had an absolute blast with her, and this bug and I spent most of our time browsing Target. :D

Feet to the sky? Oh yes!

4 handsome boys. 4 boys living wild and free. 4 unimaginable blessings.

Kids and I took an impromptu afternoon trip to the river with Beth, Abi & Talon (her big kids!). Abi survived a car accident the week before so she sat with her bruised feet in the cold water and Talon (who the kids idolize!) helped the boys make a minnow pond out of river rocks. Sunshine and fellowship proves a wonderful afternoon <3 doing="" has="" hours="" meant="" much="" never="" nothing="" p="" so="" spent="">
Hope you all out there in blogland get to spend profitable hours doing nothing! <3 p="">
Oh, and keep cool this month!


Anna said...

ready for fall?! I don't want to hear it! The only time I'm truly comfortable is at 90 degrees! :)

And hot water outside?! I'd say that is the perfect solution for muddy kids!

I can totally imagine your boys being the gentlemen type, holding doors open for ladies... keep up the great work!!

Elissa & Logan said...

You're crazy about the hot weather! And I'm over here dying! :)