Summer Shorts

Since I can’t seem to keep myself writing on any regular basis, I’ll stick to publishing shorts.

-We are staying busy swimming, swimming and swimming. And now climbing. Yeah, every time we’d go to the university pool to swim, we had to stop and watch who ever was climbing. Yesterday, one of the guys working that area asked if Little Man¬†wanted to climb, and he did! We went back today and he worked really ¬†hard at it. He never got all the high, but he’s figuring it out, and working all his muscles to fatigue. This is the first thing we’ve found that really pushes him that hard.

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-On July 5, we got to join the youth group to set off firecrackers. Little Man really enjoys them and found that the little smoke bombs he could light himself, until he got a spark on his hand. That reduced his enjoyment some.

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-What, you don’t watch someone else on the computer while sitting on their shoulders? This is the preferred watching position of Little Man these days.

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-I was told on this day, “I am an artist.” And when he had finished he said, “I’m done being an artist.” I had always assumed ‘artist’ was a more permanent descriptor, but I guess I was wrong.

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Celebrating the 4th around here

We had a fun and relaxing day. It involved a walk early on, since before 8 am is the only time its cool enough to move outside. Back inside it was a bit of reading, a bit of this and a bit of that.

Blueberries for Sal. Read like Daddy.

Blueberries for Sal. Read like Daddy.

For some reason, Little Man doesn't like his water bottle in the room with him when he sleeps. AT nap time, he got up, put his water bottle outside the door and went back in to nap.

For some reason, Little Man doesn’t like his water bottle in the room with him when he sleeps. AT nap time, he got up, put his water bottle outside the door and went back in to nap.

Read like Daddy. Yes, this makes for a great day around here.

Read like Daddy. Yes, this makes for a great day around here.

"Welcome to the gun show!"

“Welcome to the gun show!”

Afternoon fun.

Afternoon fun.

grilling brats and corn. Yum.

grilling brats and corn. Yum.

After nap time, we headed out to let Little Man play outside (even though its freaking hot, he is just happier having outside time). We got the grill going and put out corn and brats.

Now, though, the ATVs of the neighborhood are out roaring around and firecrackers will start in the next few hours. Poor Little Man, having ‘gone to bed’ an hour ago, was, for a bit, opening his door and declaring ‘its a bicycle’ every time an ATV went by. Now, he’s just calling from bed. Here’s to hoping he falls asleep before the fireworks start!