Raising boys is one of the greatest experiences one can have in life. Boys are full of energy, mischief, curiosity and LOVE! Who can resist a sweet, innocent boy, who may happen to be covered in mud at any given time?
They are also very responsible and love to learn to do lifeskills...that is, when they're not doing dog piles!
We raised three of our own. They are each 9 years apart but when they get together they become one age and enjoy each other and doing things together. Like wrestling, fishing, camping, and cooking. What fun to have cooking throw downs with these boys! Family gatherings make for great memories and awesome food.
We had so much fun and love with the first 3 so we couldn't resist and adopted 3 more boys! These three are each one year apart. WOW! It is like having triplets, but oh so fun...and never a dull moment! We also have four wonderful girls and I don't mean to leave them out but this post is about boys so there will be another time to show off the girls.
That leaves us with 4 boys at home and the boy fun is full and alive in our house. Whether its playing outside, crawling on dad's tractor...or lap...
or hanging from trees, working in the garden, conquering universes with their Star Wars light sabers,
swinging from tires,
or enjoying ice cream
never mind the chocolate on the white shirts!
cause its time for another dog pile!
there's enough love to go around as these little guys figure out life on the farm
and life in a new family with older brothers...
In the end, here we are! All 13 of us...and counting, our oldest son and his wife are pregnant
...with a BOY! (we think!)
There is no question about it, boys are a special breed. Their natural combination of curiosity, endless energy, and downright cuteness are irresistible and have brought much joy and life to our home through the years. We strongly recommend giving thanks for and hugs to the boys in your life today!