Monday, June 4, 2012

A Full Weekend

We had a packed weekend full of celebrations for my Ella girl. More on all that jazz later.

I just had to post these pics real quick of Lincoln and his rock collecting habit...

Yes, I am really entertained by all the new-to-me boyish qualities. Is it obvious?? Bear with me, friends :).

Of all the boy traits, I think the playing in the dirt and picking up rocks will be one of my favorites.

And clearly, it's also his...

Love him :).


Mama D’s Dozen said...

It is interesting to read of your girl/boy differences. As you know, I have 6 boys and 6 girls. But ... because my girls were interspersed between my boys, they did all of the "boyish" activities with their brothers (and my boys played dolls and dressup with the girls). Oh yes, there are differences, but I think it is more profound for you because you JUST had 5 girls before little brother joined the gang.

Just interesting ... and always fun to read about your sweet family.

Laurel :)

Marisa said...

Ah, yes. Rocks and dirt always equal more fun.

Anonymous said...

Did your girls not play with rocks and dirt? Mine sure do!
A friend was telling me how different boys are with a story about "how her boy jumps off the couch onto things" just like my 3 year old girl.

I guess I get really bothered by the boy/girl emphasis sometimes. I can see how different my kids are just because of their peopleness.

I guess I also know my trouble with the girl/boy differences talk is that I get so many awful comments about having 3 girls. *Sigh* And I just cannot imagine my kids as any other people then they are.

Oh, and I teach High School and I see all kids of variety with boys and girls there too.

Mama D’s Dozen said...

To "Anonymous" ...

I am the mother of 6 boys and 6 girls. There are definitely differences in each individual child (even great differences in my identical twins).

However, there are also very definite differences BECAUSE they are boys ... and they are girls. To not acknowledge the inherent differences between the genders is to not acknowledge that the LORD created them differently.

Keep celebrating the differences, Kate ... because that is God's design.



Savvy Little Women - Kate said...

Thanks for your encouragement, Laurel :). Mercy, people have been relentless lately.

And no, our girls didn't play in the dirt. Call it strange if you must.

jenny said...

He's such a cutie!! And totally agree with Laurel! My boys couldn't be more different than my girls! And my boys sure do love to find messes to get into outside. Wouldn't have it any other way....just means we have to do a little extra clean-up before coming inside :) Love that he is enjoying finding lots of "treasures" outside!!