Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The scientist

Alex is 8 1/2 years old. When he was 2, he announced to me that he was going to be a paleontologist when he grew up. Six years later, he hasn't strayed too much from that. He has simplified his dreams to "scientist" for now. But don't ask him what kind of scientist....there are WAY too many to try to pick from. He loves animals, he loves bugs, he loves sharks, he loves dinosaurs......pretty much any thing that lives or has lived. He is really proud of the fact that he saved a kitten at great grandma's house a couple months ago. It fell off the haystack, and he rescued it and put it back. He has a very kind and loving heart. I think he would make a great vetrinarian. He loves animals and it really tears him up inside to hear about an animal being hurt or killed. I think I will be disappointed if he doesn't do something with animals. It is such a love of his. He has more stuffed animals than I can count. They all have names, and he loves each of them equally and fully.
Last week at school, his teacher was telling the class about animals from Mexico. She was reading a list, and came upon an animal called a "kite". She admitted that she didn't know what it was, and continued on. Alex raised his hand and told his class all about "kites". Apparantly they are a type of bird. The one from Mexico is black and has red eyes. His teacher was very impressed. He has also corrected her a few times in class concerning other animals and dinosaurs. He is really looking forward to the dinosaur unit in 4th grade next year. He is full of knowledge about all creatures, great and small. He has about a dozen encyclopedias on the subject. I love this kid sooooo much. It makes me smile every time he starts rattling off random bits and pieces of information.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Lover Boy

So, Camden, at the ripe ol' age of 6, has a girlfriend. Her name is Madison. If I call her "Maddie" he gets upset. They are in kindergarten together. Plus, they get to play together every Thursday while I'm at work. He is a good little boyfriend. He makes her gifts all the time. He talks about her a lot. A while ago he announced to me that they are going to get married on Valentine's Day, because "that's when Madison wants to get married, and a gentleman lets a girl pick!" Well done Camden! I guess I'm raising him right. Today after school he was very excited because he got moved to the orange table today. He has been at the blue table most of the year. Madison was at the red table. A few weeks ago she was moved to the orange table. He was sad because he wanted to go to the orange table too. So, today was a great today!!! But, to make it even better, he gets to sit right next to her!!! My dear, sweet, gentlmanly Camden, says to me, "I feel funny inside when I'm by her." My heart melted. It acually makes me a little teary eyed just writing this up. He has the biggest heart in the world, and really, truly loves this sweet little girl. It's going to be really hard to move in a few weeks. We won't be seeing much of Madison any more. I feel terrible about it. Plus, I know from her mom, that it is a 2-sided love and friendship. She loves him as much as he loves her. They are just plain adorable. I fear the day that he gets his heart broken. It won't be pretty.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day!

Camden is very much a "momma's boy". He has been suprising me with little gifts all day. Somewhere, he is finding Valentine's gifts that he got at school and "saved" them for me for mother's day!!! Nice...... He brought me one that is a heart made from melted crayons. He gave it to me along with a big hug and announced, "I'm regifting!!!!" As if it was something to be proud of? I told Mike that he might want to explain to Camden that moms and girls don't really like to be "regifted" to.

Alex isn't feeling well today. So, he's not in too much of a festive mood. He did give me a hug. I guess it's about as much as I can expect from him. He's kinda at the age of not caring. He doesn't want to do anything that requires effort.

The boys both got me an i-tunes gift card. I love that! Then I don't feel guilty about downloading songs. :)

Mike took me out on Friday. We went to Famous Dave's for dinner, and then went and saw "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past". We had a great time. Plus, the boys spent the night at Grandma Bird's house. That's ALWAYS a treat!!! (for us and them)

My mom, my brother, and his family are coming for dinner. The men are making steak and baked potatoes. Yummy!