Boys will be boys! – Wordless Wednesday

Boys are busy and boisterous but they are also tender, caring and sensitive.

The key to getting the right balance is to ‘run them’ – in other words whenever possible let them jump, leap, stomp and burn off their insatiable appetite for busyness.

When we get the chance this is exactly what I do. It’s a win-win, they explore, roar and play and then they come home with a little less energy.

I admit I can be hard on my boys when they act up but I am so grateful to be their mum!

Two little monkeys...

Two little monkeys…

Cute as can be

Cute as can be – with tongues out in concentration.

You can't catch me!

You can’t catch me!

Trying to wear them out!

Trying to wear them out!

A bit of camera practice

A bit of camera practice

My cheeky baby!

My cheeky baby!

Too big for the baby swing but in there anyway!

Too big for the baby swing but in there anyway!

Round and round the garden like a teddy bear.

Round and round the garden like a teddy bear.

Brothers in arms. Be still my beating heart.

Brothers in arms. Be still my beating heart.

Where do you go to give your boys a good run?

Do you wish you had their energy? I sure do?

What is new with you?

  Every Wednesday I share photos to support some amazing bloggers with big hearts and strong souls, they are:


Trish @ My Little Drummer Boys 
My Little Drummer Boys

Bree @ Twinkle in the Eye

– Twinkle In The Eye

Ai at Sakura Haruka

Raych at The Mystery Case



  1. Aww fab photos they look very happy and so much like you heheh!

    Have a tanfastic week & thanks for pirouetting by 🙂 🙂

  2. Yep. Make them run. That’s our motto in this household too. Every night just before dinner Mr Vick takes the boys down to the local school yard and makes then cut laps and chase a ball to ensure they fall into bed a short time later. They just need to get that energy out .

    I love that shot at the end of them arm in arm. Precious.

  3. It’s always good to have someone to chase around! Lovely Emily!

  4. Great shots! The last one made me sigh a big “Awwwwww”… just precious.

  5. What cutie pies! Love that last pic. x

  6. Awww what terrific photos!! You have a knack!

  7. Oh I love that they look a bit cheeky. It’s good to have kids with a bit of character and personality. (Says the woman with no kids!!!) 🙂

  8. Wearing them out is definitely a key. If we have important places to go I often take a stop at a park for 20 minutes beforehand. Makes them a little quieter and cooperative.

    Your boys are so photogenic – gorgeous too

  9. Arriving rather late to the WW party. My link is finally up. I have three girls and the youngest (Miss 13) needs lots of activity. So is a live wire at the best of times. I wish I had half her energy.

  10. Awwwww, They have “running tongues”. So cute. The kids and I have running tongues too.
    Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit

  11. This is so true!! The only way I can manage my boys is to get them outside and running. Boys are so so full of energy and need to just move. In the winter months, I keep a mini trampoline in the house to give them the opportunity to bounce it all out.

  12. Fabulous photos. I love them all.

  13. sooo cute em! … definitely keep’m busy!
    my sister had one of each and she said when it came to her son’s birthday parties, the boys were so full of beans and running amuck! compared with her daughter and girlfriends! … I thought it was the sugar rush! … love m:)X

  14. Boys are awesome aren’t they. Mine seem to be in combat a bit too much lately. I think my heart would explode if I saw them willingly embrace!

  15. Aww I love how they are so alike and have their tongues out in unison! ;p

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  16. I don’t know if it’s a boy thing or a personality thing. I have to run my girls!

  17. I have two boys, and I am a sucker for gorgeous pics of brothers hanging out like this. I saw a couple of great ones in IBOT this week, and this one has put a huge smile on my face too. Little monkeys. Gotta love ’em.

  18. Very funny, seem very happy! Beautiful photos!

  19. My favourite photos of kids are of them in action, playing and being themselves. That last pic is very sweet. How lucky are these boys to have you as a Mum.

  20. I hear you Em!!
    I am bloody hard on my boys but at the same time I let them be.
    My house is full of dirt and toys and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

  21. Love those boys xo

  22. They are gorgeous boys you have there hun and I am ALL for wearing them out 😉 xx

  23. Boys are a foreign species here, but I do run my girls at the local parks several days a week!

    Your photography is really coming along, well done!

  24. Wow! How gorgeous are your boys!

  25. I bet you’re loving that camera! Great shots. That’s my philosophy with my biggest. I like to take him some place to lose some of the energy in the morning. He is much calmer and better behaved if we do. I often wish we had a fenced park in our area. I don’t feel comfortable taking him by myself, If I have to feed bub I’m not in a good position to catch him should he choose to run off. Hence I like to take him to our local play centre. He will go non-stop for three hours, more if I let him. Best $7 you can spend!

  26. Aww.. you have very cute boys! We’re having a girl very soon (like in weeks!).. I think God knows I may not have enough energy to match a baby boy so He gave me a girl first! (Ok, I’m not sure about this one. I was a naughty little girl too. I could be wrong about her energy! Haha)

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