04 July, 2012

Dear Spotty Chop you are 87 months old today

Today I noticed that for the first time in your life you have freckles on your nose. I had no idea how beautiful a few freckles could be!

We took part in Operation Tadpole. When Boy Toy was getting ready to start the pool he pulled the cover off and you noticed tons of tadpoles. You asked your dad what would happen to them and he replied "they will die when I put the chemicals into the pool". You were a bit upset and told him you didn't want them to die. I found a large (5-10 gallon) bucket and filled it with the swampy water. I gave you a net. Your smile could have broken hearts. You ran around the pool saving as many as you could reach. And you saved a TON! Possibly 85 or so. You were so proud and have enjoyed watching them get bigger.

That's not the only wildlife in our lives...2 days ago you and your father were swimming (around 7 pm) there had been some crazy stormy weather earlier. I was making dinner while you guys swam. When it was done I ran out to get you. The two of you were sitting on the stairs not moving. All of a sudden I saw something moving in the water near you...it was...A DUCK! She slept over and now doesn't seem to want to leave! Jman came over and I thought for sure she would leave with the 2 of you guys cannonballing and pirating....she simply swam around you. We are NOT feeding her because as much fun as it has been having her around. We do not want her to stay. We have a firm rule at our house. NO POOPING IN THE POOOL!

You have started summer camp and seem to be having a lot of fun. But you are a bit annoyed that you haven't done any archery yet. I will ask folks about it when we get back. Annadude is at camp with you and Jman will be starting camp with you when we get back from camping. I am dropping you off later and you seem to be enjoying it. I think you need the extra sleep because we are staying up FAR TOO LATE.

We went to the drive ins to see Madagascar 3. I have never seen the first two so I thought it was cute. You laughed...a lot. We also went to a birthday party at the movies and saw Brave. You said you liked it. you didn't seem to have a problem with the stadium seating (you are usually freaked out because you are "afraid of heights" but with your friends around you were ok.

The other day I can't remember exactly how you said it, but out of the blue you told me that "you are the best mom in the world." SNIIIIFFFF

You have been spending time with Nannie and Papa again, well more Nannie as Papa has been working a lot. But I think everyone is happy that they get to spend more time together. We even went down to RI to visit them on vacation. We did some shopping had some lunch and you picked blueberries.

Finally. My Favorite Brother helped us out with some furniture moving and you got to ride in the Jeep with the top down. YOU LOVED IT!. (he hasn't given me a ride in the Jeep yet...just sayin )

love ya kiddo (but use more sunscreen!)