Fort Rules...

Never let an opportunity to take a picture of "Boy Fort posted rules" go by...
No burping or tooting?  Or making loud noises?   I guess at least they know of manners!

The Playground of Nature

W:  "Mom, I really need to borrow your clothes basket!"
M: "What are you going to do with it?"
W: "Make a bird trap."
M: "Well, ok.  Just remember to put it back when you're done and make sure it's not all covered in dirt the next time I need to do laundry."

Hours later, I came upon this...

The boys had rigged up a bird trap complete with some wood with sap on it to attract bugs for the bird to eat as well as some rotten strawberries in case the bird wanted those too.  They had worked so hard together on this and were now patiently waiting for a bird to come close.

I love their imaginations.
I love their optimism.
I love their brotherhood.

Sweet naivety

William's always thinking about things (he's always been a sit back and take it all in kinda kid) and every once in awhile he'll just start a conversation out of the blue.  I've had more and more of these lately with him and I can always tell, even though it seems so out of the blue to me, he's thought long and hard before initiating it.

W: "Mom, sometimes Lucious (one of his friends at school) says bad words."

Me: "Oh really, what are they?  You probably better spell them so we don't repeat them in front of Calvin."

W: "Um, ok...'D'...'U'...I don't think I know how to spell it."

Me: "Just whisper it in my ear."

I lean towards him and he whispers, "Duh".

I respond, "Oh...were there any other words he said?"

W: "Yeah...'S'...'T'...'U'...'P'...'I'...'D'"

Silently relieved in my mind (and trying not to chuckle outloud) that the …

William's Self Portrait

William likes to draw during free time at school...

Halloween Time!

Cutest little Batman and Superman you'll ever see!  They've even got a K9 sidekick...
Annual tradition of walking downtown Molalla before heading back to Grandma and Grandpa's for trick or treaters.  And there wasn't any rain this year!!

William's handwriting

I love watching William's handwriting improve.  I also love that part of his practice includes writing out school.

Batman Attitude

This kid and his costume wearing and smirks...
Did you know that Batman wears an Oregon Duck beanie?