Monday, June 09, 2008

Boys, Boys, Boys, I Love Boys


Right after taking this shot, I climbed in the hammock too. How could I resist, right? I was laying there rocking gently, feeling quite content with myself and my life. The weather was beautiful, there was a counter-full of vegetables to go with dinner--most of which game from our garden, and I'd accomplished a fair amount last weekend. Plantboy was a little less relaxed--I think he expected the hammock and its occupants to go crashing down any moment.
The boys giggled and wiggled as we swung, but eventually the mood of lazy contentment took them too and it was quiet for a few moments. All you could hear was the creaking of the hammock as it rubbed against the rafter. Patchy Pirate waxed poetic, "I think the hammock is tooting." Of course Scallywag started laughing so hard that I thought he'd flip the hammock and that of course set me and Plantboy going. The baby then chimed in with his giggles because, hey, everyone else was laughing.
Perhaps it was not the idyllic scene I'd anticipated, but it was good. It was very, very good.

8 comments:

Janssen said...

How RIDICULOUSLY cute is that picture? I love it!

1tiredmama said...

That picture is so cute. And you've got to love the way boys think!!

Z. Marie said...

What a cute picture!

Dickey said...

Your boys are so stinkin' adorable..(I wish I could come over and love on that little one..actually all of them but the two older boys probably wouldn't like that). Great moment!!

Slyck and Slim said...

Those ARE the idyllic moments we are gonna miss when they grow up! Love that picture!!!

Caitlin said...

Why are toots funny? I don't get it. I have 3 brothers and we are all grown yet they still think toots are hilarious and I don't understand why I am laughing right along with them!

I really liked your last post on marriage. I felt like it was honest and insightful. We too had some rocky months (or years) in the beginning and they were mostly my fault. It was comforting to see myself and some of my issues in your post. The only difference is that I was 19 when I got married but I was still an "emotional train wreck" (I think that was the term you used). I thank my Heavenly Father every day that I still had the sense to marry Chad. I guess that just goes to show that when you are trying to do the right thing, the Lord will bless you. Thanks again for that post and I hope you had a wonderful anniversary.

denedu said...

Aren't boys the best?!!! Ya gotta love moments like those. It makes me wish we had little hidden cameras up everywhere to catch all those silly little things they say and do. Then we can use it to blackmail them when they get older. hahahaha :)

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

So you're raising a bunch of swingers??!!? Scandalous!

(Great Picture)