"When you called me to be a Mama, You didn't ask for perfection. But that with every breath, I'd point them to You."

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Mowing the yard... a family affair

A month and a half ago, I told you all about Jaden and his desire to mow with his daddy.

Since then, Jaden asks Cody almost every single night if they can mow the yard. He is quick to point out to us that the grass is always growing, getting longer every day... and in his mind, it needs to be mowed almost nightly. He'll even point out a patch or two in the yard that is longer than the rest - just hoping Cody will find it necessary to get the lawn mower out. Every time Cody has mowed the lawn this season, Jaden has joined him with his little toy mower, delighting in "doing work" with Daddy... while Brandon watches from the sidelines.

Well last night, Cody decided to use the riding lawn mower from work rather than our own push mower. This presented a new opportunity for Jaden to ride along on his John Deere tractor... and Brandon stepped up to the plate with his little push mower. All three of them... the whole yard.

It did take Brandon a little time to warm up to the idea. He's not a fan of loud noises so he felt the need to keep his distance from Daddy at the beginning...

But soon enough... off he went...

I'm sure we make quite the picture for passerby's on Rainbow Dr.!

The push mower in thick grass is tough work for these little legs!

Every once in a while, I caught a glimpse of a smirk on Cody's face. I know he feels great pride that his little boys are trying to be just like him!

Getting tired...

"All done, Mommy?!"