The other night while Boyd was in the shower he called me in to look at his latest bathing time creation.. see below. Since his skin is/was always too sensitive for bubble bath, body wash is apparently the next best thing. My sister Emily and I definitely used to do this in the bath as kids. But for some reason his beard stopped me in my tracks and made me think about how fast time was passing. Boyd, I wish I could slow down time with you. I know I can't, but every phase of your life has brought us closer together and I love you so much. I know you are maturing into a remarkable 7 year old and I am proud of you.
He is also perceptive. The other night he called me out her is one of many exchanges when he keeps me on my toes:
Boyd: Mom why are you brushing your teeth?
Me: To get the Italian seasoning out.
Boyd: You wouldn't be brushing your teeth if you weren't going to the meeting would you.
Me: (Guilty) Ok, so I guess I am brushing my teeth because I am going to a meeting.
Another recent characteristic has become his ability to think of others. Yesterday he had a field trip to the Richmond Children's Museum, Thursday is a big training day for me so I wasn't able to chaperone, but I know he knew how much I wished I could accompany him. As he hopped off the bus in the afternoon he was carrying a recycled project. He exclaimed, "Mom, this is for you. You can put your carrots under here and your hummus in here. It was so sweet and thoughtful. He named it something fancy too but I'm blanking at the moment. A picture of my gift will be posted soon.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
|On the way to running club. Sadly we needed hat and gloves Monday but Boyd quickly warmed up.|
|I mentioned before that these now ocean apart friends found a new friend off the beaten path. Introducing, Mini Kratt. Boyd and Marshall were often Chris and Martin Kratt from the Wild Kratt's so I think they named the turtle perfectly.|
|Making observations in their notebooks and writing their names on Mini Kratt's shell in hopes they see her again. I think this was when Boyd accidentally drew on his chin bone.|
|She was also an escape artist and managed to push the red water bowl up as a ramp and climb out, and get the lid off and out a different time. We let her go over night and Boyd found her the next day.|
Thursday, May 12, 2016
|Boyd loves to play basketball and really enjoys playing at our new rec center. Getting much stronger and finding success at the regulation height hoops. He also feels pretty cool shooting hoops with the big kids|
|Mothers Day treats. Finally a break in the rain to strawberry pick.|
|Gramps was here.|
|Baskets and soon to be bellies full of strawberries.|
|First ice cream at Braehead of the season!!! The biggest ice cream cone EVER.|
Thursday, May 5, 2016
|We have a winner! Boyd won the sports and game raffle basket at school. I guess writing his name(first and last, plus his teachers name) on 200 tickets paid off. It has been so much fun playing with everything in the house during our rainy last week.|
|The bucket basket is cool too.|
|A neighbor found this friend on her walk to the bus so we swept up the toad aquarium and kept him until after school. He sure liked Boyd.|
|Must have known Boyd is a turtle lover.|
Also, Boyd is constantly thinking. The other day he asked who invented saying cheese when people get their picture taken. He thinks cheese must mean something in some other language. Or do other languages say something else when smiling for a picture? Food for thought. We are also enjoying Gramps visit and need to snag a few photos. He is off at lunch with Boyd as I send this update.