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Three of my favourite things...

Took some pics yesterday when I picked the boys up from sports clinic after school...

This is Bryn playing with a gate of a house down the street from us, he loves this gate... In this shot he's on the property to which the gate is leading, LOL... He's not shy, that's for sure...

Bryn is LOVING scrunching through the leaves that are blown into heaps by the side of the footpath... He'll walk back and forth through a pile a number of times to satisfy his desire to feel the inertia created by the leaves and the sound of them crackling under his feet... His favourite place is a natural strip under a Maple tree near the boys school where the leave are so deep he's wading up to his knees in them!

One of the houses on the way to the bus stop has a mini Japanese inspired rock garden right out in front, and Bryn loves the feeling of the little rocks falling through his fingers...

He'll routinely pick up several handfuls and just watch them as they drop out of his hands...

Bryn recently discovered that if you put money in these vending machines at the shopping centre you get a little toy in return... Unfortunately, as much as he tries to "order" which toy he'd like, he can't seem to get the machine to understand his request...

Aaaah, check out the blissed out look on this little mug... I'm assured those are just Smarties on that Dotti cookie, but I dunno know...

Managed to catch Bryn flirting with a school girl about 14 years his senior! His approach is not quite as suave as Erik's used to be, one might be forgiven for thinking he's saying, "Hey you! Point those peepers in another direction... Pronto!"

Just loved the colour contrast in this frame...

Erik at sports clinic weaving the soccer ball in and out of witches hats... Note the shoe laces flying about - he DOES know how to tie his shoe laces, he simply CHOOSES not to...

Luey and his best mate LC, these two are the smallest in their class by about three inches, LOL, and now looking at this pic, I see Luey is actually quite a bit smaller than LC - so really, Luey is just a tiny widdle boy, awwww (don't tell him I said that, he's turning 6 on Monday and maintains that means he's actually a BIG boy)...



Here, Luey has just been smacked in the cheek with a soccer ball and the teacher is make sure his jaw isn't broken because the child's mother is pointing a mega zoom camera in his direction and who knows if she'd sue if her precious widdle boy was hurt...

Luey seems fine and goes after the ball!

I just loved the motion in this shot, despite it being a bit blurry... There is something so BOY about these kids, don't you think...

Ooops, somethings up... Luey's not looking happy and has sought out his big brother...

It seems his thumb hurts and his cheek is now also feeling pretty sore. Erik is telling him to go to me...

Erik walks Luey over to me to make sure he's ok... Awwww, brothers!

At the bus stop afterwards, Luey is looking tired, it's been a long day... He's still got the dirt on his cheek from where the soccer ball hit him...

Erik, in true Erik fashion is jazzed after the excitement of the sports clinic - it's so funny how these boys react differently to the same situation...

Gawd, isn't he just a painting! So sweet! I can't believe he's going to be six... I can't believe I've had him for six years!

Bryn playing Erik's shadow while waiting for the bus... Now, how do I get up on that wall to sit like my big brother?

Picking up a few groceries on the way home. The boys also spent their pocket money on toys and Pokémon cards...

Check out the tongue action on Luey... I can confidently tell you he inherited that long giraffe tongue from his Father!!!

How little does my littlest man look in the big bad shopping centre! He is so confident walking with us now! I've only been letting him walk with us all the time for the past two weeks, but in that short time, he's proven himself to be very fit and also very EASY to walk with. Bryn (unlike his big bro Luey) never wanders far, and always comes back when called! In fact, I had to back away from him and get Erik to distract him to get this shot, because otherwsie he would have come right up to me. If I stop walking to look at something or check something, he'll stop right next to me. I'm totally in awe of Bryn for this!

"Hepp me, hepp me!" What a groovy looking ride!

So, in case you haven't figured it out, three of my favourite things are these three gorgeous, lively, caring, sensitive, funny little goys I call my sons...

Comments

Stitch Sista said…
You take such great photos Sif! I'm also quite amused by the image of a mother snapping shots of her boys at every turn...
Rae said…
That was practically a picture book! he he Love all your boys sweet faces. They are just so lovely. :) Also love the way you layer Bryn's clothes. I do that too. Its a good way to use shorts in winter.
Sif said…
Yeah, I've been thinking I should do three "A day in the life of..." series...

LOL, Rae. thought you might appreciate the layering... Gotto make use of those Bonds leggings while they still fit! Besides it's been so damned cold in Melbourne of late... And stripeys are sooooo cute!
Awww what gorgeous children you have Sif, and very creative photos, love them.

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