I was putting my oldest to bed the other night, and I was moved. :) I never know what will strike me, nor when. He was a bit annoyed as I clicked away... AT BED TIME. But he liked the idea of my taking photos of his cars. He's very proud of them, you know! He's also proud of this bed. He has all of these cars lined up on the rail of the top bunk of his bed... his bed was around LONG before he was even a glimmer in his father's eye. My dad built this bed when I was just a little girl. My siblings were moving away, one by one, and by the time they no longer needed it, I had my first little one in need of a "big boy" bed. So, I was the lucky recipient. I love it. Built with my dad's own, two hands. Complete with drawings and signatures from my brother and his friends, hidden strategically on the underside of the top bunk. Haha! Fun memories.
Lovely, isn't it? It's a remote control tarantula. He likes to place this in unexpected areas of the house, to watch his mother dance around and scream like an idiot.
Magazine subscription from his uncle and aunt. He thinks this is WAAAAY cool. He has gotten two, so far, and no one is allowed to touch them. They're tucked away neatly in a special hiding place.
This is in my other kiddos' room. After my impromptu photo session, I decided it was time to get back to business, and finish tucking everyone in. This is what greeted me upon entering this room. I didn't dare go any further with my camera, because at that point, you couldn't really see their floor due to the mess of toys and stuffed animals strewn about. Oh well, I suppose I should let them be kids, right? The "hanging upside down" Superman was courtesy of my youngest. He thought it would be fun to leave him that way, so he could see him when he woke up the next morning... and that's exactly where he stayed. :)