Ironically, all the years that my boys were living at home, I loved the rare moments of peace when the house was empty. Now, my peace comes from having them all at home.
I told them that all I wanted for Christmas this year was a day of picture taking. With happy attitudes. And several clothing changes. And no bloodshed. That's a big request. They came through for me, and this afternoon we ventured outside. They were troopers as my subjects of the day.
I thought it would be fun to re-create some old photos.
This one, from about thirteen years ago, has always been a favorite.
When they were little, I dressed them similar on purpose. This time, I picked the shirts for color, and didn't notice they were all from Aero until the pics were done. We also noticed the two older boys were on opposite sides of their little bro, but when I suggested we go out and redo them, I didn't get any takers.
My two older boys took the time to dress in their gorgeous uniforms. So handsome.
Another old favorite - the men in black, all ready for prom six years ago.
Now, they are ready to take on whatever comes their way.
The last two weeks have been great. The chaos has been fun, and it's going to take some time to get used to a quieter house again.
I love my boys!
p.s. I am not a little person, I am five feet, seven inches, but standing next to these guys makes me feel quite petite... That just gives you a hint of what our grocery bill has been the last two weeks!