When I asked Chunky what he wished for...he wanted a new fast red race car. My wish is for a better week to come for everyone! It seems that everyone around me is having a harder time than usual. Maybe it is the weather, maybe getting ready for school, or big life changes about to occur. We have wonderful weekend plans and I am hoping to get a head start on a good next week!
This past weekend we visited The Five Points Fire Museum in town. It used to operate as a working fire station, but now houses 2 antique fire trucks that the kids can play on, old uniforms for the kids to dress up, and lots and lots of bells and sirens. Did I mention how loud the bells were in such a small building. They also had antique fire toys (hundreds of them), old dispatch radios, fire hoses, and historical pictures of the city. It is a great little treasure in the city that we have found. I am sure we will visit often due to Chunky's love of all things police, fire, and paramedic related!
Chunky enjoying his way overpriced spinning TRex toy
Chunky and his daddy standing by oversized ticket
After the show, we went to a place that had bumper cars. He loved that he could drive!
On Saturday, to celebrate my birthday and as a gift to Chunky on his birthday we went to Indy to go see Walking With Dinosaurs. It was a 2 hour show put on by the British Broadcasting Company. It featured life size dinosaurs that could move and interact by themselves all around the arena. We winded up being in the front row center which was a major blessing. I thought Chunky might be scared, but he was not at all....except for when the TREX came out. It was very, very, very loud. Actually, I was a little scared too! Chunky said some hilarious things while watching the show. When I commented on the dino's tale moving he thought it was because he had to potty. When the set "caught on fire", he yelled for Fireman Sam and a fire truck! When the dinos were fighting, he called for the Rescue Heroes. We all had a great time!
I can not believe that five years ago, God blessed me with your life. I sometimes try to imagine what my life was like before you arrived, but honestly, I don't really remember a time when you were not with me! Five years have led to many changes in our lives. I remember when you could not lift your head, and now you do back flips off the slides at Monkey Joes! Five years ago, both of your great grandparents were with us, celebrating your birth, and now they are in heaven watching you grow. Five years ago, your other great grandmother lived right down the street; now she lives thousands of miles away. Five years ago, we battled the New Orleans sun and heat and now you get the chance to play in the Indiana snow! Five years ago, your Paw Paw Tommy held you in his arms and carried you proudly, now we visit him at the nursing home. Five years ago, your Godmother Sam watched me try to figure out what to do with you, and now she is getting the chance to raise two beautiful girls. When you watch videos of yourself as a baby and see our old house and your Manny and Ita's house, you ask if we can go back. When you see the pictures of the parks we used to take you to, you ask if we can go there. Sometimes it kills me. Five years ago, you could not speak, and now.....well you don't stop! When you came into this world, you weighed a whopping 6 lbs 7 oz. Today, you weigh 38.8 lbs thanks to all of the pizza that you eat! Time changes things. Today, my prayer for you is one of thanksgiving for every single day that God has given us with you. I am so proud of you for all that you have accomplished. You always want to play with your friends, you adore cars that make noise, and always want to cook with your Mommy. You are a polite young man who loves baseball, fireman, bulldozers, your new police car shoes, and most importantly God. I love to hear you pray and I am sure that it puts a smile on God's face to hear your sweet voice! I hope that you have a wonderful birthday tomorrow and a great year as you start school!
Sorry the pictures are so small, but you can see how sweet my two new godchildren are! I can't wait to spoil them and hug them, and watch them grow! I just hope they are more well behaved as teenagers then their mother and I were! Sweet dreams Sophie Grace and Jasmin Andrea. Please keep them in your prayers that they will grow to be big and strong and they will know the love and power of our God!
New Orleans transplant, trying to be a good wife, mommy,teacher, friend, and child of God. I eat too much junk food and drink way too much coke, but my love for great food outweighs the thought of my continous need to buy the next size up jeans