Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Letter

Yesterday, I got a letter in the mail.
Just look who it was from.

My girl.
She mailed it from school.

I was delighted so I opened the letter and started 
reading it as I was walking back to our house.

     Bo was next to me and peeked at it.  He read aloud, 
"Dear Mom," Then he took off like a lightning bolt, booking it back to the house.  I glanced up to watch him run and he was looking back at me angrily.  He yelled to me as he ran, "I'm going to go tell Annie you have another kid!!!!  I saw it said Dear Mom!!!"

As his hand hit the garage door knob I just spoke his name, 
He stopped to listen.
"This letter is FROM Annie."

You should have seen the relief flood his face and he chuckled and let out a long. "Oooooooohh."

We had a gooooood laugh.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

The Golden Day

Here in Minnesota, it was a gem of a day,
so right after school, I kicked them out to play.

The boys were surprised to see me tag along,
but I had a mission I'd been planning all day long.

I sent them to gather the tallest sticks they could find.

Then we tied them at the top,

 with a little ball of twine.

With a stretch and a flap,

and some tying here & there,

The boys watched their tee-pee rise high into the air.

Well thankfully for you, my little poem is done,
but for those little boys their adventures had only begun.

I wish you could have heard their giggles & their conversations.  
They were so busy building, exploring & protecting.  

And when the "men" went off to build a bridge across the creek, Mama & her babies held down the fort.

And just when I thought they couldn't get any cuter...
...I raised my camera to take a picture from further away and 
caught the sweetest moment:

So many moments today my heart just burst with love.

I dreaded the sun setting on this golden day,

but then the flashlights went on 
& the giggles spilled into the night.

And when I stuffed them into bed 
I wanted to put it all here so I never forget.