I love living with boys. Every day is an adventure. I think this will only grow as the boys get older. For our read aloud book at night, we are currently reading Robert Newton Peck's "Soup and Me" or "Soup 3 Me" as Caleb call's it. This is a CLASSIC boys' book. It is part of the genera of elementary school books like, "Ramona" and "Henry and Ribsy". I loved these books growing up. The boys have really enjoyed "Soup and Me." Ben has even wanted to read ahead. My favorite scene is in the first chapter when the boys decided to take an early spring dip in the pond buck nude. Their clothes are stolen by the dreaded Janice Reiker and they have to sneak home in skirts and dresses that they steal from a Goodwill box. We all got a kick out of that.
Yesterday in a scene right out of "Soup and Me," I came home and Amanda yelled to me, "Andy, come back here quick."
She pointed up to the tree and said, "Look at Ben."
He was at the very top of our pine tree in the back, past the telephone wires. I love that he is becoming adventurous and spreading his wings. When he got down, I gave him a high five and said, "Let's not go quite that far any more."