Thursday, May 26, 2011

That's What Little Boys Are Made of.....

This morning, our friend, Jasper came over to play for a little while. The boys played with the golf clubs and a guitar {though it was a pink princess guitar, to be honest}.

They played with every ball they could find in the house and they played trains.

I then took them and a ball out in the yard to play and took some pictures of them . It struck me while I was watching how different these boys are from

the three girly girls I have.

It amazes me to see the differences that just seem to be
ingrained in them.
A love of dirt, balls, trains, cars, and sticks.
I so enjoyed watching them play and just be boys!!

You are worried about seeing him spend his early years in doing nothing. What! Is it nothing to be happy? Nothing to skip, play, and run around all day long? Never in his life will he be so busy again. ~Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile, 1762

Boy, n.: a noise with dirt on it. ~Not Your Average Dictionary

There comes a time in every rightly constructed boy's life when he has a raging desire to go somewhere and dig for hidden treasure. ~ Mark Twain

Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable

Boys are beyond the range of anybody's sure understanding, at least when they are between the ages of 18 months and 90 years. ~ James Thurber

Boys are found everywhere -- on top of, underneath, inside of, climbing on, swinging from, running around or jumping to. Mothers love them, little girls hate them, older sisters and brothers tolerate them, adults ignore them and Heaven protects them. A boy is Truth with dirt on its face, Beauty with a cut on its finger, Wisdom with bubble gum in its hair and the Hope of the future with a frog in its pocket.
~Alan Marshall Beck

I am so thankful that I am blessed to be the mother of 3 girls....

and a boy!

in HIM-



Lisa said...

How sweet! I love that last picture! LOVE my boys!

Ginger said...

So cute! Love the definition of boy - very true!! :)

Amanda said...

A lot of those quotes made me laugh right out loud! I love them!! I'm bookmarking this post, and sharing it with my Facebook friends. I loved it!!!

Wendy said...

I agree with Plato! haha. Jude is obsessed with tools right now. Lila has never cared anything at all for them. :)

Also, to answer your questions, there were around 30 kids this year in our co-op. The older kids did science the whole year and Bible/Etiquette. I stayed with Jude in the nursery mostly. Lila was in the preschool class. It was fun.

Wendy said...

Just sent myself the first quote. It makes me cry. :)