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.