30 November, 2011

We found a new camping spot!

 *for some reason I seem to have left several posts in a draft state. I am obviously not right in the head.

Columbus Day Weekend found us down in Brewster MA at the Sweetwater Camping Ground. We had planned on staying there the weekend before we went to stay with my parents, but the hurricane put a stop to that. As I had already paid for the trip I decided to move it to another weekend. I don’t know how the weather was where you were, but down on the Cape it couldn’t have been better. The view was pretty nice too.

This place had 5 playgrounds and Spotty was determined to find them all. There was one just down the road a bit from us that he spent a rather large amount of time at. He met a younger boy there and every time we passed his site (either walking or in the car) he would shout out “HI M!” the response to him was at times deafening as two campsites would shout out “SPOTTY!!!!!” (I believe they were having a VERY good time for themselves.) I was feeling pretty bad about Spotty playing alone, until I realized that he was having a good time. At some point we need to find families that like to camp, and can put up with Boy Toy being the cranky bastard that he is. Yea, that should be easy…

It was Halloween weekend at the campsite and as luck would have it I happened to pack something that worked out really well. We have never trick or treated in a campground before, who knew it would be a blast? Did I mention there was a hayride as well?

I love this photo of Spotty

There was time for ping pong and video games, but sadly no canoeing, maybe next year!

Before we left the Cape we went out for breakfast. Spotty as usual seemed to have a good time.

03 November, 2011

Dear Spotty Chop you are 80 months old today

This has been a pretty good month for you.

You had your first trick or treating experience with a friend. Boy Toy took you over to Jman’s house where you hit his neighborhood. You could have also done our neighborhood with the time left in the evening, but you decided to stay at his house to trade candy and watch TV.

You had an extra crunchy bonus movie night with Nannie and Papa when your dad and I went to a costume party. Then Nannie and Papa drove you to your swimming lesson and they got to watch you swim. They were blown away with how good you have become. They have only ever seen you fooling around in the water. They are so proud of you.

Speaking of swimming, your last session just ended and your teacher told us that she thinks you are ready to move up with the big kids. It is going to be challenging for you, but this teacher was also your last class’s teacher. You told her that your goal was to move up to the Ray class. You worked so hard she bumped you two classes, and now after working hard again she is moving you on again. I hope you realize that it’s your hard work that is getting you ahead and not just because you are beautiful.

You had a nightmare last night that zombies attacked and killed me, daddy and 3 beginner Pokemon. It was 3am and you were WIDE awake. You told me that every time you went back to sleep the zombies came back. This morning you told me that you have had this dream before. I let you know that I have several nightmares that have happened more than once. What I need to remember to tell you is that it’s not just nightmares that reoccur but sometimes there are great dreams that happen regularly too!

There were a few birthday parties this month and several play dates where you had a blast. We also had a snowball fight before bed. You are excited to have more snow in your world. There was apple picking and pumpkin carving too.

I knocked out one of your front teeth by hitting you in the face with a morning star (we take our battles seriously in this house). Luckily it was a baby tooth that has been loose for over a month. Before I did that you had said “I wonder if the tooth fairy is really real?” when I said “well what do you think kiddo” you happily answered “YES”. I hope you can keep your sense of wonder for a few more years.

You saw your first movie in a movie theater! Don’t look at me that way, you have been to the drive-ins more than I have! There never seemed to be a compelling reason to go. Up to now you have gotten really fidgety even during the drive-ins. But after the fantastic swimming upgrade and the fact that we just love you and want to see you happy, AND there was an animated film that looked worthy of our money, we hit the matinee to see Puss in Boots. You asked if we HAD to see it in 3D and we said “absolutely NOT”. So we went for the oldD version. When you walked into the theater your eyes grew to dinner plates looking at the screen. There was stadium seating which I knew would kind of freak you out as you don’t want to go “high”, but I went up a few rows and into the middle of the row where I knew you would have a great experience. At first you said “the screen is too big for my eyes!” but once you had the extra large “vat oh popcorn” , orange drink and saw a few previews you sat back and enjoyed the show. It was a decent movie, we went through 2 troths of popcorn. You said it was the best day of your life!

Unfortunately I have not been writing down the things you say. Which bums me out as there have been a few really good ones. I will try to do better next month.

02 November, 2011

Adjective Day!

A few days ago Spotty’s school had an adjective day (all the kids dress up as an adjective.) Last year he wore black pants and a black Darth Vader T-Shirt. He was “Dark”. This year he decided that his adjective would be “handsome”. I think he nailed it.

Oh it was also pumpkin racing day. Even I got a chance to race, sadly I did not win, but Spotty was pleased with my efforts.