This is one of those weeks when the pictures can tell a very good story about the lives of two boys and their constantly entertained and exhausted parents.
Ian's obsession with tractors is well documented. It's not clear in this picture, but Ian is actually riding a matchbox size tractor. On occasion he can not only ride the tiny vehicles, but also reach his hands underneath his body and somehow grip the tiny stearing wheels. Elliott, not to be outdone, decides he's going to ride his Batman helicopter. As you can see, at that point Ian is no longer interested in his tractee.
When Ian isn't riding a tractee, he's content pushing one, at least that's what he calls this tiny piece of equipment. And what you can't see running around behind this shirtless landscaper is his big brother in boxer shorts tossing a ball up in the air. We truly are committed to raising two good ole' southern boys.
When they're not riding their toys or playing in the yard, both boys love reading books with mama. It doesn't take long before Ian is doing much of the reading. Elliott seems to enjoy Ian's interpretations.
Elliott is working on his share of a project that ended up being my birthday present. Grandma assures us that Ian wasn't nearly as civilized completing his portion. But with her help, the work got done.
The project turned out to be a wonderful gift. A picture box with two little creatures on top, a frog and a hippo, who hold onto notes and other bits of information. Ian was quite pleased with the gift and couldn't take his eyes off of it. Elliott, his attention is in the gift bag with hopes that he might get a present for my birthday. Keep hoping little buddy.
And for dinner, Ian was kind enough to fry a crab.
Actually, there's quite a bit of angel in this one too.