Boys of Summer

Before I had kids, when I was an amazing mother, I used to think that moms didn’t do that much.  I mean, they just kept their kids alive, what’s the big deal?  I was disgusted when I heard crying kids in the store and couldn’t believe a mom would wipe boogers with her bare hands.

Now that I am eating my own words, I have quickly realized that kids require just a little bit more than that and raising them is hard work!  But I am blessed to reap the fruits of that hard work every day…one hug or big kiss is almost enough to erase the memory of the booger I accidentally ate when Drew stuck his boogery finger in my mouth.

IMG_3994 Drew is the biggest mess and the biggest blessing to our family!  He is everything Jake is not and as a result, has really helped Jake come out of his shell.  I think giving him a little brother is one of the best gifts he will ever receive.  And he wasn’t even on sale.

(And no, we weren’t going swimming…just checking the mail!)

IMG_4122 IMG_4123 The boys love a good carousel.  Not all my friends love taking their kids to the mall but I think it’s the perfect morning!  We get there before it opens and play on the playground, go visit the pet store, eat in the food court, ride the carousel, and call it a day.  I’m happy, they’re happy, win win.

IMG_4140 IMG_4144 IMG_4146 Jake and his friend Corben.  We spent the morning with him at a splashpad and park and they were nonstop.  I’ve discovered lots of good ways to wear the kids out!

IMG_4156We took the boys to a local college baseball game the other night…they were pumped to watch the game but after the first hit Jake clapped and asked, “Is it over now?”.  We barely made it 2 innings and had to leave because they were so bored.  I guess we’ve become soccer snobs for now :)

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