Did I say I’m just a Boy?

“Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary” ~John Keating

We both have sons. They are different than daughters. We both have daughters. They move differently. They make sounds from their mouths that can be shocking or make you turn to see if an airplane is landing in your living room or a car is parking in your kitchen. A Harley Davidson has nothing on the sounds that come out of a boy’s mouth. They squirm and fidget. Did we mention they fidget? They give THE BEST hugs and they melt our heart’s. Almost best of all, they make us laugh. They are a force to be reckoned with….so buckle your seat belts…it’s gonna be a bumpy ride. 

A little peacefulness before the storm…

Beautiful scandinavian interiors-photographed by Per Gunnarsson

Beautiful scandinavian interiors-photographed by Per Gunnarsson

Try a little Tom-Boy on for size.

via-Breakfast at Yurman's

via-Breakfast at Yurman’s

This was just to be a simple photo op before dinner…..

photos: Jamie F&N

photos: Jamie F&N

……”Did I say I’m just a boy”? ~Ethan

Modern Scandinavian style living. Photographed by Per Gunnarsson.

Modern Scandinavian style living. Photographed by Per Gunnarsson.

The Rhubarb Studio/ shop Etsy

The Rhubarb Studio/ shop Etsy

via-LaLa Lovely and via-Knack and Knack Studios on Etsy

via-LaLa Lovely and via-Knack and Knack Studios on Etsy

With boys, there’s lots of moving around.

photo: Kristen F&N

photo: Kristen F&N

via-Still Inspiration

via-Still Inspiration

The writing’s on the wall, with boys….

via-The Boo and the Boy

via-The Boo and the Boy

via-désaccord

via-désaccord

What are little boys made of? Slugs and snails and puppy-dog tails’. That’s what little boys are made of. ~ a nursery rhyme. 

photo: jamie F&N

photo: jamie F&N

“Mom, if you were a super-hero, do you know who you would be?

Pajama Girl.” ~Wolfie

French Knickers...Peri Dot by Duni/ shop Etsy

French Knickers…Peri Dot by Duni/ shop Etsy

via-brown dress with white dots

via-brown dress with white dots

via-decor8 By: Home Mint

via-decor8 By: Home Mint

Simple Style by Julia Bird

Simple Style by Julia Bird

Boys being boys…

photo by: Kristen F&N

photo by: Kristen F&N

The army knife, so coveted by boys….with a little bit of female engineering…called Style, makes ‘pretty’….really pretty…of something so tough.

Victorinox-Swiss Army Classic, Edelweiss

Victorinox-Swiss Army Classic, Edelweiss

In all that need for utilitarian things, such as pocket knives….we find we can conquer certain mundane tasks…with style…such as; pluck eyebrows and open envelopes…and file a nail….while they whittle a stick, carve initials into trees and cut a fishing line. 

via-brown dress with white dots

via-brown dress with white dots

“Mom, why do you like this chair? It looks like a giant green baseball mitt. It belongs in my room.” ~Ethan  

“It resembles an unfurling flower and certainly belongs in my room.” ~Mom

via-Daily Dream Decor

via-Daily Dream Decor

via-SF Girl by Bay: photographer, Manolo Yllera

via-SF Girl by Bay: photographer, Manolo Yllera

via-Pinterest...Ralph Waldo Emerson

via-Pinterest…Ralph Waldo Emerson

We learned from our boys how to rock a pair of jeans…even yellow ones.

via-LaLa Lovely

via-LaLa Lovely

via-désaccord

via-désaccord

Boys love furry friends.

via-Jaclyn Paige

via-Jaclyn Paige

Big boys do, too.

via-brown dress with white dots

via-brown dress with white dots

Boys will find this cashmere creation, ‘sick’… as in cool…and use it to play catch with the dog. Of course.

cashmere yeti of Asherjasper/ shop Etsy

cashmere yeti of Asherjasper/ shop Etsy

via-brown dress with white dots

via-brown dress with white dots

Signs go up in stores where boys frequent…

Girl Hula/ shop Etsy

Girl Hula/ shop Etsy

Moloco/ shop-Etsy

Moloco/ shop-Etsy

via-The Boo and the Boy

via-The Boo and the Boy

2012 Ikea Dining room.

2012 Ikea Dining room.

“Did I say I’m just a boy?”

photo: Kristen F&N

photo: Kristen F&N

Photo: Jamie F&N

Photo: Jamie F&N

There is a heart of ours that’s wrapped around a finger of theirs….is it any wonder? ❤

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17 Responses to Did I say I’m just a Boy?

  1. christina says:

    The pre dinner photo shoot made me laugh out loud. Love it. Boys and boy stuff are the best.

  2. nicole says:

    delicious eye candy today! a favorite song of mine by my favorite singing duo, and THOSE BOYS of yours are awesome!! oxo

  3. Duni says:

    This is an awesome post! made me smile and reminded me of my brother when we were kids 🙂 Thanks for including my plaid French Knickers!!

  4. I’m so glad I have boys!!!!!
    Love it!!
    XXX

  5. Gloria says:

    I spotted a VERY charming boy with his “you’ve got my heart in your hands” smile. Awwww. Made my day! xoxox

  6. asherjasper says:

    Fun post! As a mother of two boys – I can relate, especially to the photo op 😉
    Thanks for including my cashmere yeti (dogs will eat them if given half a chance ;)).

  7. We love our boys! Loved looking at this post and missing my boy…today he left on a school trip for a whole week.. I,m sure not missing ME at all…I couldn’t be more proud of him…Loved your pics!!

  8. trinamcneilly says:

    love this post about boys! They are magic and dirt in one little package!
    xo . trina

  9. trinamcneilly says:

    love this post and love little boys…they are dirt and magic all in one! xo . trina

  10. trinamcneilly says:

    yay for boys! Love this post so much and thanks for the link love! xo . trina

  11. beautiful boys!
    Here because of Duni and her cute PJ bottoms!

  12. andrea says:

    thanks so much for featuring my work (and etsy shop) here! much appreciated on my end!

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