Toy of The Week


My $5 rummage sale find has been THE toy of the week.


However, introducing ONE "new" toy to a room full of boys isn’t always pretty.


There are tears shed.


And all out battles of the wills.


But then there are brotherly moments like these…


when I melt like a popsicle in the desert!


23 thoughts on "Toy of The Week"

  1. Jen & Brad-
    The Boys are adorable!
    I have been following them for quite a while now!!
    Hope you all have a great Labor Day Weekend!!
    Michelle 🙂

  2. Suzanne says:

    jen, laughing out loud right now! LOOOOOVE the post! i love how you tell a story through pictures—you are so creative, little mama…that’s why i love you so! (well, not the only reason, but one of the many!) 🙂

  3. SOOOO BIG!! They are getting so big and so handsome!! I love this post Jen and your photos.. talent, talent, talent!!

    I love you all so much.

    Next… learning to share! 🙂 Ahhh life with four toddlers! LOL.


  4. Kate says:

    Jen, that is ADORABLE! I love seeing the boys push eachother around. I can’t wait to see my boys doing stuff like that together. (In between the wrestling matches and temper tantrums, I’m sure!) Speaking of adorable, your new house looks BEAUTIFUL! We need a virtual tour or something!

  5. Claudia says:

    What an AWESOME find! A Thomas anything for five bucks is great! My son would be jealous. I’m sure we’d have tears, too, if Steven would have to share! I love your picture story.

  6. Lisa Murphy says:

    Hi Jen-
    Your boys are adorable!
    Don’t you love when the cheap toys are what they like, and then when you buy the expensive ones, they don’t like them?! Thats toddlers for you!!

  7. $5! Way to go Momma! Awesome toy. I love it when my girls decide to play nicely together 🙂

  8. What a great find! Loved seeing them help each other out. SO sweet!

  9. Jen,

    How do you keep your house so clean is my question!!!!

    Veronica from CA

  10. Kate says:

    My son was on the box of that toy 🙂

  11. Sarah Reaves says:

    Just love it! Thanks for sharing…Miss you so much!!

    Sarah jane

  12. Emily says:

    oh the thomas train! makes me smile as i experienced it in all it of its battles and glory last night 😉 thanks for letting me come over, hang out with your boys, and then chat over dinner (thanks) with you and brad. i love you all!

  13. Your heart must melt a lot with these sweet boys! I love the Thomas train!

  14. Jenn Brothers says:

    Jackson would be so jealous if he saw that! He wants one, but I think at age 4 and 35 lbs, he’s a wee bit too big for it now!

  15. Anonymous says:

    AHHH Jen and Brad…how sweet! The tears are even precious!! But look how well they do share!!! 🙂 Too sweet, guys!! ~Sioby

  16. I’d melt too!

    Very precious, all of them.

  17. Melissa says:

    I am a frequent reader, but I think this is my first comment. First of all, let me say that your boys are simply gorgeous and you are so very, quadruply blessed! I love reading your updates and especially enjoy all of the pictures and videos of your handsome quartet!

    I have twin boys who just turned two, so many times I am able to smile and nod when I recognize a similar experience. If we get “one new toy” we also have tears, battles of wills, and thankfully, moments of brotherly love! However, I am completely in awe of how you manage it with four! I am further in awe of how amazingly clean your house is! I noticed that another commenter mentioned the same thing! Please, please, for my own sanity…tell me that you have help with housecleaning and that you are not doing all of that yourself, in addition to caring for quads! Please!

    Thanks for the terrific blog! Please feel free to check out ours!


  18. So cute!!! 🙂 Gotta love those yard sale toys that end up being the favorites….kids are so easy to please!

  19. Christine says:

    My twins have one of Thomas ride-ons, plus a couple of others. They love it but don’t fight over it cause the others have compartments that they choose to fight over. Great pictures as always.

  20. debi9kids says:

    OMGosh Jen! That video was so sweet! I am feeling so sappy tonight that i have tears watching that. ADORABLE!

    Isn’t it the best when you find a toy that works magic like that and yet it costs nothing?!?

  21. Dawn says:

    So cute. Don’t you love those rummage sale finds? How do you get the white border around your pictures – they are stunning as usual.

  22. Anonymous says:

    My little niece LOVES thomas the train!!! I bet they had a ball plaing on that!!!-sioby

  23. Quad Squad! says:

    Oh, so sweet that last pic! We’ve had very similar battles at our house over a ride-on schoolbus, and I LOVE it when one child pushes another around the house on it! Much better than when one child pushes another OFF!

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