Sunday, October 16, 2011

Go away, Mommy! (Atleast, that's what MY ears heard)

The boys are becoming so independent.  It is starting to make me a little sad.  Yesterday, they wanted to go play outside in the backyard, not with me, but by themselves.  I went outside with them, and sat in a chair, and Wyatt informed me that he'd like me to go back inside; because they want to play outside together, WITHOUT  ME.  What?  This is coming from a cute little boy, who will not walk back to his bedroom in the daytime, because he's afraid of monsters?  When did this independence come about?  Uggghhhhh, I wanted to cry my eyeballs out at that moment.

 {Enter the sadness} 

So I reminded them of the "stranger" talk.  And left Griff, our dog outside with them.  I walked inside and stood next to he window watching them play.  (You didn't really think I would walk away did you?)  So I watched them for awhile, and then got my camera and went back outside.  They didn't seem to mind when I returned the second time.  This time it was different, maybe because I let them have a little space, and let them believe they had a little control at that moment?  Or was it really, "Mommy, watch me play now, watch me throw the ball into the basketball hoop, watch me me, watch me, watch me!"

So I was back in the "outside members only club" once again, the boys were happy, and I was happy.

Nolan attempted to throw the ball into the air as high as he possibly could.  Wyatt, was standing on his small slide watching his brother. 

Of course no play day outside is complete without some sort of wrestling.  They were pretending to rest on the patio furniture, but quickly turned into a wrestling match. 

Next, was racing to the back fence and back, who would be faster?  Nolan, of course.  He was serious about winning, but Wyatt laughed the whole time, and ran at a slight jogging pace, until the very end when Nolan tried to cut him off.  Wyatt, started saying..."Nooooo!"

Wyatt, on his mark.

Nolan, on his mark. And together they are ready!

Wyatt, decides to try to stop him!

The winner!
A beautiful day in the sunshine, precious time with the boys, making memories...that's what life is all about.

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