| Written by Ronnie |
"A monthly portrait of all my boys, minus the one in heaven."
Finally, my first portrait of the five boys!
This was taken back in May, when Lewis was just under four weeks old. It was nine o'clock on a Sunday morning. Rick was already up at church, and I had somehow managed to get all five boys dressed and fed without too much drama. I was about to treat myself to a hot cup of tea and a piece of toast so I suggested to the boys that perhaps they could help me look after baby Lewis by reading a book to him. Someone chose We're Going on a Bear Hunt - a long-time favourite of our family's. Despite my desire to sip tea and munch on toast, I found that I couldn't actually walk away - so captivated I was by the sight of the boys reading together. Angus would read the main lines, and then the other three would make the 'sound effects' that followed each page of narrative: Swishy swashy! Swishy swashy! Hoo woo! Hoo woo! Stumble trip! Stumble trip!
And as for Lewis, well, he was just as entranced as I was...
You can read the other posts in this series here.