We are in that brief lifestage in which our children are old enough and therefore don't require all of our energy but young enough to still find delight with the world so we can all just kickback and LOVE THE DAY. A little bird told me that this season of childhood passes too quickly, so I'm trying to soak up every second of the TODAYS.
Boys, Boys, Boys!
This description matches our summer almost exactly!
Chris makes the boys lots of wooden knives, swords, and shields.
And yes! It says mom on it.
The boys wrote that!
I guess it's just because I'm still
"cool like that"
to them. ;)
"What are little boys made of?
Snips and snails, and puppy dogs tails"
I would also like to interject a quick tip! My boys put instant holes into their brand new jeans and that makes me a SO unhappy Mama. I have set aside a couple of "outside playtime" outfits. These include cutoff jeans too. The boys are never allowed to go outside unless they change into their "outside playtime" clothes. This has greatly helped with keeping their new clothes NEW.
A series of lil Dreamy Summertime
escapades and moments:
Stateboard wheels rolling over concrete
Football with flipflops
Neighborhood garage poker matches
Splash time in mountain lakes
Long bike rides
Imaginary expeditions in the fields
I use these super cute re usable lunch bags to pack their food. They are a smart choice in helping to reduce waste! These bags are kind to our pretty earth! Nate's Mommy Made It is an etsy store dedicated to providing eco friendly products with adorable handmade style!
My days are full of sounds and dirt.
Not pictured are:
the piles of muddy clothes inside the laundry room door,
the beach towels thrown over our chairs,
sticky ice cream drippings on the back porch,
a neglected house in need of vacuuming,
bottles of sunscreen waiting to be put away,
BBQ tools in the sink that must be hand washed,
bikes with flat tires in need of repair,
and sandy footprints tracked inside.
Yes, it does all drive me crazy!
I begin to feel overwhelmed, burdened, and so behind on chores!
I want it all sparkly clean...I suppose I want it all.
But this is life, and we can't have it all.
So, we pick the adventures 9 times out of 10.
Someday maybe I can keep it all sparkly perfect as I prefer.
But for now, I will let it drive me crazy
and instead rollerblade outside with the boys
because I've been told some smart advice...
that this time with my sons won't last forever.
I've been whispered wisdom
to savor each moment...
and we do.
This post is linked to: Under the Table & Dreamin, It's a Blog Party, Think Pink Sundays LambAround, DIY Showoff, Seasonal Sundays, Met Monday, Making the World Cuter, A2Z Tips & Tutorials, Lettered Cottage How To, Tasty Tuesday, Tempt My Tummy, Tip Junkie, Get Your Craft On, Home Decor & Organizing, Outdoor Wednesday, Works for Me Wednesday, Blue Cricket Design, Whatever Goes Wednesday, Transformation Thursday, House of H, Tablescape Thursday, Show off Your Stuff, Strut Your Stuff, 36th Avenue, Show and Share Day, Foodie Friday, Frugal Friday, I'm Lovin It, Tickled Pink, Friday Flair, Design Dazzle, T.G.I.F., Be Different Act Normal, Funky Junk Interiors, Weekend Wrap Up