I love having little brothers…and I love even more how they are growing up and can do so much!   Like when they found out I needed half of the ‘small’ garden behind the barn tilled up (about a 15 x 15 foot area)  so they used shovels and turned all the dirt over for me (and they thought it was fun 😀 ).

Or like when the girls’ wardrobe needed to be dismantled, so they took it all apart and carried the pieces out to the shop.  They were so proud of themselves 😀

  Right now they are working on this little playhouse, which definitely needs it, considering the fact it’s already been through seven girls!  They took the door off of the hinges, painted it, added a board at the top that had fallen off, and rehung the door 😀  Now they want to paint the rest of the schoolhouse.

 Then on Memorial Day they cut down our cherry tree…


…but don’t worry,  we gave them permission!

We used to have a large maple tree there before we planted the cherry tree, but it was old and starting to die so we had to have it cut down.  We called it our ‘Zacchaeus tree’ because we could climb it so easily 😀   The cherry tree we planted in its place had finally gotten to a nice size, and then the tree got diseased 🙁   When we learned that the disease could spread to our fruit bearing trees, we sadly realized it had to come down.

(The cherry tree is the one of the left)

They got their very own hand saws for Christmas, which have been put to good use in the past five, almost six months 😀   They love having tools ‘just like Daddy’.

  When the girls went out to take pictures, they said that while Noah was cutting a branch, Isaiah was on the ground hollering / chanting to him, “You’re almost there! You’re almost through it! Keep on going!  You’re almost done!”  😀

They’re such good hard workers 😀  They love hauling and stacking firewood, digging in the dirt (they dug a hole for Daddy so we could plant another tree), and they’re always building something 😀  For some reason they aren’t as excited about taking out the trash and washing dishes, but we’re working on those 😉

I love the expression on Noah’s face here 😀

  Now the tree is gone, but we’re hoping to get another one to plant there…hopefully another flowering one 😉

I love my big little brothers!


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9 thoughts on “Little Men

  • June 1, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    lol made me think of the story of George Washington and the cherry tree.
    Great job they did cutting it down 🙂

  • June 2, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    They are so cute, and I loved hearing all the stories of how helpful they are – thanks for blogging! Good job, guys!


  • June 3, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Aw……. They are so cute! They remind me of my little brothers. Thanks for posting!
    Gracie 😀

  • June 5, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Wonderful! Most parents I know would never let a child that young near sharp things like saws, or high ladders, but I reckon it’s better to teach them young how to use such things properly. Blessings to you all x x

  • June 7, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Wow! How old are they. They seem young to be doing that kinda stuff. It’s sweet though, I wish my brothers were the same way…

    • June 7, 2013 at 9:35 pm

      They are 8 and 6 🙂

      • June 13, 2013 at 10:27 am

        Haha. I was right. But it’s good thy get an early start. They’ll grow up to be very capable young men. 🙂

        • June 13, 2013 at 1:18 pm

          Hehe! Yes! It helps that they’ve grown up around all these tools 😀 Once Noah proudly showed Daddy that he had almost cut through a post out back…and Daddy realized too late that it was a fence post! Lol!

  • June 12, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    I love hearing about your brothers, Jessica! They sound a lot like mine. 🙂 lol! Thanks for sharing! ~ Sarah


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