so if you have boys…especially ones with a little bit of an age difference – you have to play referee A LOT!! I get tired of telling both of my boys to “be nice to your brother”!! which I do almost every day.

so, imagine my delight when I got to witness the two of them…teens, mind you…out in the garden…in the rain…wait for it… PLAYING! okay, maybe not playing…no, they were playing…throwing water balloons and getting seriously muddy and dirty!! I giggled, I was so happy to see it and I asked if I could take some pics, but they declined with a resounding “NO MOM!!”

but I don’t think I will forget the joy of watching them have so much fun and laughing and enjoying each other’s company. now that….is pure HAPPINESS.