Busy Boy Bodies

I decided to keep our boys quite busy by exercising their bodies and minds.  Never mind the blustery weather outside, we bundled up in boots and coats and trudged outside.  Using buckets and shovels, the boys built mud piles.  Then with a mad dash, the boys climbed up the playground equipment to get on the slide.  With a swoosh, the boys landed on their bottoms and jumped up to repeat another run to the slide.  Tired of sliding, the boys asked to play baseball.  Mommy collected the necessary bat and ball, and the boys, with Mommy’s assistance, took turns batting the ball.  The fun ended when a wrestling match ensued over the ball stand and one little boy bumped his lip against his teeth.  Mommy quickly cleaned up the blood and started a game involving colors.  The boys were to collect a toy with the color that Mommy called out.  Then, once they had a pile each of various colors, they could play with their chosen items.  When arguing began over each other’s toys, Mommy intervened and brought out crayons and coloring books.  While the older boys colored, Mommy and Luke had fun playing with infant toys.  Luke also enjoyed belly time on a play mat.  When the crayons started to be thrown around and being disrobed from their wrappers, Mommy pulled out the Lego blocks to build a barn.  The barn was soon finished, and the boys hungry.  With requests for more food, Mommy made repeated trips to the kitchen to feed her busy boys’ bodies.  Boredom set in, and Mommy prepared the boys for naps.  And for now, that is where we will end…

Good Job!

Before we eat, our family likes to pray to thank the Lord for our good food He provides. The boys also like to pray. Normally after the boys pray, we praise them for wanting to pray by saying, “Good job!” Today after I finished praying, Will said, “Good job, Mommy!” Not to be outdone, Drew immediately copied his brother by saying his own rendition of “Good job!”

Taking My Shovel to Work

This morning, Jonathan asked Drew if Drew could go to work for him. Drew said, “I need shovel.” A little later while we were eating breakfast, Jonathan said that he was leaving for work. Drew immediately piped up and said,”…shovel.”

(When it had recently snowed, Jonathan had taken the boys outside to shovel the sidewalks. Drew remembers the work of shoveling.) In his case, he needs to take his shovel to work.