It's summer! It's HOT! It's perfect. . .and our air went out! I promised myself and my boys that I would not grumble about it, but find joy in the fact that it's warm and we will just have to play in the water more until it can be fixed. So, the deal we made was that if they (Delightful Service Plus) cannot get to us by Friday at 3, we're outta here! Heading to the lake. That is just what we did. The JOY that was found is worth more to me than sitting indoors trying to stay cool on this hot and beautiful summer day.
Joy, in the form of a teenage boy. The boy. Our boy. We are blessed, blessed, blessed. Goofy, happy, funny, joy-filed, little-loving teenage boy.
Perfect. The water. Just when I was starting to struggle with keeping that joy in the center of it all. . . .both littles staged a full-fledged protest of nap time, heat rash broke out, and enough was enough. So, we took our JOY, loaded up the buggy with no naps in sight, and hit the water. Fun. The boy, the Mr., and a best buddy were already waiting for us. What a pleasure it was to join them.
|Precious memories, being friendly to a passing boat. JOY.|
After a relaxing cruise, loads of giggles, and some good times Moo decided it was his turn on the tube. I believe that the pictures speak for themselves. The joy that fills my heart looking at the boy as he shows Moo the ropes. . . We should ALL be so lucky to have this child as a big brother. No one can do it like Heho! He's the go-to guy for so many moments. Moo isn't eating and he steps in with a "Do you want to be a big HOCKEY player??? Then here, take this bite." Bite taken.
"Who loves you the most, Moo?" Moo's response? "Heho DO!"
"Who gave you that owie, Moo?" "Heho do it, Mama." (Never, ever the case) HA! Heho is the best.
Does this 14 year old even have the slightest clue that the two littles will forever, and ever believe that he walks on water? We are all blessed to live with this sweet boy. . . and boy, oh boy, are Moo and the little one lucky to have HIM for a big brother. We love Heho and are blessed beyond measure by the JOY that continues to ooze out of him! love . xo
|Waving at Mama in the back of the boat!|