Thursday, March 19, 2015

Biggest Brother Fun........

When Mr. 21 comes home it is like going on a wild ride for Little Buddy.  He is picked up, squeezed, played with and loved.  Now my teenager is a great influence on Little Buddy, but he is quieter, steady, and always there.  He will be the one Little Buddy goes to for sound advice, Mr. 21 will be there for a good time.  And let me just say Little Buddy had a very good time with his Biggest brother home for a few days.


This was the start of it all.  Mr. 21 got in the pool after a round of golf and that led to Little Buddy wanting to dip his feet in.


Which led to getting in the pool.....


Which led to being dunked up and down......





Which led to a very wild ride on the alligator........  Life is fun when you have big brothers, one that is steady and calm, and one who will throw you around everywhere just like a regular 3 year old.


Just so you know my teenager does exist here he is on Sunday with my husband and his brother before golfing.


Mr. 21 still hassles him, giving him a bit of a pinch right in the middle of my photo shoot!  

It is quiet now, Mr. 21 returned to Ohio this morning and Little Buddy is taking a nap.  He needs a good long one, he has been having a grand time and will miss his biggest brother, I will too!

48 comments:

Una said...

What fantastic weather and good pool fun.

Jennifer said...

It's so nice to see your boys together. I'm sure Little Buddy must go crazy with excitement to have them both around.

Ali said...

What a wonderful time having all your boys back together even if it was for just a short while. Little Buddy looks like he had tremendous fun! Ali x

Amy at love made my home said...

Wonderful Meredith!!!!!! That is a lovely picture of your three oldest men all together. It looks as though Buddy had a great time with Mr 21, and as though Mr 21 had had a great time with Buddy!!!!! What could be better fun! xx

Home Meadows said...

What fun! The smiles on LB's face are priceless. Enjoy your quiet time. Take care, Heather

Carla from The River said...

Meredith,
I do love reading your posts. As you know I am a mom of two boys as well.
I just love the relationship you have as a family.
Thank you for sharing the great time had by all.
xx oo
Carla

kathy b said...

You could not write a more perfect family in this story of a life!

Nana Go-Go said...

Really lovely family pics. You captured them all beautifully, Meredith. Handsome big lads and hubby and terribly cute little'un. The sun shone here today. Where it was sheltered, I could actually feel some HEAT!! Extraordinary! Not quite pool-dipping weather though. Take care, Meredith. xxx

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

That was fun! Everyone looks so healthy and happy. I have to say that I am a wee bit jealous of your weather. Although we are experiencing an early melt, there is still quite a bit of snow around, and the threat of fresh stuff will be hovering around for several more weeks yet. But our summer will be here soon, and I can't wait to soak it all in!!!

Dee said...

The grin on Little Buddy's face says it ALL!!!!!

Oh my gosh, Meredith. Being the mother of THREE boys certainly takes energy!!! LOL

mamasmercantile said...

What great fun, some wonderful memories. You certainly have a handsome bunch.

kathyinozarks said...

I can just hear all the giggles coming from Little Buddy in the pool-good times

Margaret said...

Those photos are so wonderful, full of such joy !
I am sure I can't even begin to imagine how much good that sort of throwing around and big boy play is for Buddy, just being a rough and tumble boy like anyone else.Priceless !

CJ said...

They do sound like the very best of brothers. I love the photo of the two of them and their dad, one to treasure. And the photos of Mr 21 and his Little Buddy in the pool are wonderful, it looks like they had tremendous fun. I'm glad you all had such a lovely time with him at home. CJ xx

Kris said...

Oh Meredith, how did I miss so many posts??? What fun to see your boys playing together. And little buddy so obviously in his glory!!!! You have a bunch of handsome men in your life!!!!
I loved catching up with you. And I think I want to try your beautiful scarf for my next knitting project. But I am going to have to figure out your instructions first. I will google it. LOVE that border too.
Missed ya
XO Kris

Linda @ A La Carte said...

It's pretty special to have TWO big brothers and to have both bring different relationships to Little Buddy!
hugs,
Linda

Linda Gilbert said...

Sounds like the perfect balance to me xxx

brsmaryland said...

How that warms my heart! What a wonderful group of men you have (all 4 of them). And handsome too!

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Thanks for sharing "ALL" that fun! I could feel the love and good times1 xoRobin

Gracie Saylor said...

Meredith, your three sons... :-) and your hubby, are blessed to have you at the hub of their lives, as you are blessed to have them spinning around you flinging alligators and golf clubs and who knows what else! Sending you hugs as you power through another until-we-meet-again with Mr. 21 year old. xx

Grammy Braxton said...

Lucky Little Buddy who has such great big brothers. And lucky brothers who have such a sweet little man to play with and to love.

Hugs,
Sharon

Sharron said...

Beautiful family! Precious moments x

Primroses Attic said...

Fantastic pics of the two boys.
They had such great fun in that pool. It looks lovely and sunny there.
Rosezeeta.

Betsy said...

You have very handsome men in your life Meredith. I especially like the one of your two oldest with your husband. The ones of LB in the pool with big brother are sweet too though. You can see the happiness and love in all of the pictures. Your house must be very quiet. I just hung up the iPad. In the middle of writing this my youngest face-timed from the airport in Tokyo where he's boarding a flight to China. Oh how I miss him and understand exactly how you miss Mr. 21.
Blessings always dear Meredith,
Betsy

RedSetter said...

The love coming out of those shots is just amazing. Little and Big Buddy look to be having a marvellous time. No OT or physio session is ever going to match the fun and progress of that workout!

Kris said...

Meredith, I do know how to do this pattern. At first I didn't realize that your description was simply an increase. I don't have any. Lovely yarn, so I am using some Caronin Simply Soft, in off white. I had two skeins, and no patience, so I got started on it. I am so excited to havE something on my needles again!!!! Thanks!!!
XO Kris

Judy S. said...

Sounds like a wonderfully lively weekend, one with lots of memories to cherish. Boys, bib and little, sure do have a lot of energy, don't they?

Teresa Kasner said...

Oh my goodness.. what a fun bunch of images of the guys in the pool.. and your shot of all your menfolk together.. such gorgeous guys! You are a very blessed woman. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

My Garden Diaries said...

Your boys are adorable!!!! Pure joy in all of these shots! And look at little buddies face! AHHH the good stuff friend! Happy weekend! Nicole xo

Taciana Simmons said...

What a fun time. I bet it's just wonderful to have your kids home. My daughter is getting ready to go to college this year. We still don't know where she is going but I already miss her. LB looks like he had tons of fun :) how happy.

Wainwright and Wright.Co said...

Absolutely LOVE these photos Meredith, not quite sure who enjoyed the pool session more, Mr 21 or LB? What fun!
Caz xx

gaia said...

Dear Meredith,
Your sons look great!We have a saying ; those who do not raise a boy don't know anything about raising a child...And you have three and doing a wonderful job!
Have a lovely day!:)
Hugs,
GAia.

Helen said...

Awww all your men together :) Little buddy looks like he's having a whale of a time! xo

Valentina Olden Patterns said...

Wow, Little Buddy looks so happy in those photos! You must be a very proud mum, with such beautiful and caring sons! : )

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I know their interactions and love just warm your heart, Meredith! I know they do mine. Too much fun and a handsome house of men! blessings ~ tanna

Bridget said...

Looks like everyone had fun! How nice that a visit home works for everyone.

I couldn't help but notice in your photos how much your sons look like their father - I'm always intrigued by that, since my sisters and I do not look like we are even remotely related ... :-)

Have a lovely weekend!

Kate Mossy said...

This is so sweet! You raised him well.

Mindy said...

Looks like a great time for everyone, including Mama!

kristieinbc said...

Such an awesome family! The joy on your sons' faces is contagious. :-)

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

What handsome men you have (including Little Buddy), heart lifting stuff xx

Jo said...

Are they ever out of the water, your boys? Great to catch up on your news. Jo x

Melissa said...

Sweet!!! I wish we had a pool.
they grow up fast don't they? my littlest will be 21 in 3 weeks. My oldest will be 26 in a few months. Time flies.
Good lookin boys you got there!

Teresa said...

LB has the best of both worlds. Steady and a wild ride. He looks like he had a great time! I don't know who had the most fun! Look at those faces! One grin is as big as the others. That is a nice picture of your sons and husband.

Vikki Hooks said...

What wonderful memories your boys are creating...i am sure the smiles and laughter will give you joy for quite awhile...so much love..

MaryLynne said...

What fun! Looks like a good time was had by all. Have a great weekend Meredith, Happy Spring Equinox!

Mary Lynne

Chris said...

So much fun so much love! Everyone is just beaming!! Pure gold my friend! Have a great weekend!

Becky L. said...

LB and Mr 21 looked like they had a blast in the pool. Right now a warm pool would be good as it is chilly and raining! Enjoyed the photos of your men in your family. I'm new to this blog so don't know what everybody looks like yet! Have a good weekend!

Stins said...

You have such sweet and handsome men in your live!!
Love all those fun pictures... So great for little buddy to have two different kind of brothers!
Lots of love from Mirjam.