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Brotherly Love

Yesterday, while lying in my bed with the boys for a nap,

I was taken in by their









(See previous post for pics!)

They were completely in love with each other yesterday.


This conversation happened several times throughout the day:

Collin: “Noah I am proud of you for listening to your teacher at VBS this week.”

Noah: “Thank you Collin! I am proud of you too.”

C: “I love you Noah, you’re my best friend, Buddy”.

N: “Collin, I love you too! You are my best friend too!”

Could anything be sweeter?

They hugged and kissed each other, shared toys and barely even disagreed…


I treasure these moments because I know they are fleeting.

I know some day they will fight more than talk.

Need more space from each other.

Disagree about important things.

Hurt each other.

Meet girls.

Feel like they have been replaced by other people.

BUT today, I sit and reflect on the gift of yesterday.

The love I saw was unconditional.

It was precious.

It was pure.

It was Heaven.

Today the love fest continues.

As I sit and type there is a cowboy chasing a bad guy.

The bad guy gets arrested, then the chase starts again.

Imaginations are flowing freely

Games are being invented.

Laughter abounds.

Cowboy Noah is talking about something that “happened 20 years ago in the West”.

Outlaw Collin is pretending to drown in a laundry basket half full of folded clothes.

I am not invited to join in.

So I will sit this one out and watch the games unfold.

As far as I am concerned, I have the best seat in the house!

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Wordless Wednesday~ Nap time!

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Since Collin’s stay in the hospital in October, Noah and Collin have been in LOVE with each other.
They love to wrestle and play with each other.

My favorite is…
when they love on each other.
What a tremendous blessing to be the mother to such beautiful boys.

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Saturday night, Grandma, Poppie, Aaron, the boys and I went to the rodeo. It was so FUN!! I thought I would share some of the video we captured and some fun pics. I hope you enjoy Noah and Collin’s line dancing moves. I totally recommend this as a fun family activity. It is right in Springboro and they have the rodeo every Saturday night. Oh, I can’t forget to mention the free pony rides and the real cowboys! It was a great night and we will be going back!

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Go fly a kite!!

On Noah’s actual birthday, Daddy got off work early!! We packed up the kids and headed to the park to fly kites! It was perfect weather for kite flying. It was slightly cool, but the wind was steady and strong. As soon as the kites were assembled, they shot right up in the air. Noah was great and remembered it from last year. Collin really surprised me by his ability to hold the string and he even tugged on it so it would not fall to the ground. It was a wonderful memory!!

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My boys

This morning Collin woke up in a rather grumpy mood. The kind of morning where he followed me around whinning and moaning about how hungry he was, but had no intention of giving me enough space to make him a proper breakfast. Oh how I wish I could have thrown some food at him, cereal perhaps, but we are all still recovering so I wanted to make him a more balanced meal. Noah was happily playing with his Lincoln Logs, making his newest cowboy and Indian horse ranch when my pint sized hero came to my rescue. In the sweetest little voice Noah calls out to his brother…
N – “Collin, come look what I built for you!!” (add high pitch inflection for the whole effect).
C – “NO! I want MOM” (GRUMPY!!!!!!!!!!!)
N – “But Collin, it even has a roof. I made it for you. Come here PPPPLLLLEEEAAASSSEEE!”
C – “Alright.” (much calmer)
I hear playing, even laughing.
N – “I really love you a lot brother.”
I can’t resist any longer, I hope not to interrupt their moment, but I just had to look! They were playing with Noah’s cowboys and Lincoln Logs TOGETHER!! I teared up and peacefully finished making breakfast. It is amazing how God can touch the heart of a 3 year old, prodding him to help his mommy and calm his brother. I love the tender moments I share with my boys and hope you enjoy reading them here. My prayer today is to have the ears to hear what God wants from me today as well as the good sense to do as He leads.

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