Saturday, December 6, 2008

Why I love boys...

There is something so fun about a boy's energy. They are funny and I love how creative they are. Talon is the creative mastermind behind most of these projects.

Hmmm...let's see, how can we use the poles and the skateboard to do something fun?
I got it...Now let's use the box, a bungee cord and the skateboard...
Notice the flames he cut out on the back of the box...
This reminds me of all the fun times I had with my brothers on skateboards, rollerblades, bikes and scooters. We had this little bump in the middle of our downhill asphalt driveway that made a sweet jump. I remember trying to be as daring as my brothers and jump off it. So, when I see my kids doing this I can't help but remember how much fun we had and I love to see that they are making memories with each other too.

Talon had another great idea, although this may have been a combined effort. They shoved about 10 rolls of toilet paper in Tyler's jammies and ran around the house. Sleep was over for dad.
Now, forts may not be just a boy thing. We made forts all the time growing up. The best forts are the ones that you can sleep in. We would push our sectional couch in a big rectangle and make a huge bed/fort and it was soooo cozy. So, when my boys want to sleep in forts and make new arrangements with the beds, we get into it.

Sleepovers are the best for forts and of course, jumping on the beds in necessary. We put the mattresses on the floor and squished them together for their sleepover with their cousin. They immediately saw an opportunity. Daddy got a work out throwing them "one more time".
"Ooohhhmmm"
Seriously, where do they come up with these things? So funny.This was almost 3 years ago when another cousin slept over. They had so much fun making and sleeping in this fort.
Boys are fun. I love their energy (except at the grocery store, church, ya know, anywhere we are supposed to be in control). So, here's to my wild, crazy, energetic boys. woo woo!


PS-Talon lost his second tooth a few weeks ago! :)

11 comments:

Eric said...

Great post. I love that our boys play and find creative ways to entertain themselves.

Rick Sunderlage said...

I love it! The box on the skate board is my favorite! Thanks for posting pictures of Seth, he loves it. Someday I'll post another blog.
Shelle

Jeff and Diana said...

they are so dang cute! boys are so creative.
sorry i missed the chocolate party. i miss ya!

Shawn said...

Such cuties! I loved the box on the skateboard idea----and the flames. Nice touch.

Thanks for sharing!

Dianne West said...

Jay, love having your blog as my home page! When you add a new one, it just makes me smile or LOL! It
really is fun to watch their creative genes at work! So cute too!

LeBaron Family said...

So cute. Only I wouldn't know... Do you think if I get another girl and you get another boy next we could switch... Know one would have to know!! Just a thought. Of course that would mean you would have to get pregnant again........

Hailey said...

Your boys really are the cutest, Jaynann! So which driveway was the bumpy one? Denver or Chicago?

Jaynann said...

Hailey-it was the Chicago driveway. Do you remember it? It was long and wound around some shrubs and a tree where the basketball hoop was. Oh, I miss that house! So many good memories.

Jaynann said...

Sarah-yeah, we are hoping for a girl next time around, of course another boy would just add to the action around here which would be fun!

Taryn and the boys said...

You're having another one. I'm so excited for you. That will be fun you and Ash are doing it together this time. Hope all is going well. It was so fun to see you earlier this month. We miss you.

Josh;HollyDecker said...

Jay, your pregnant. Subtle way of letting us know. I'm so excited for you. I hope you are feeling well. Congrats!