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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Me and my shadow


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Riding bikes to the pool.
While his daddy was gone, it was pretty much just me and J, all day everyday. 

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Ice cream bribe

Yes, I missed most of the training I'd have liked to do, but in return I got some pretty precious time with my little boy.

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Dyeing a shark shirt

He may be only 7, but he's a very different 7 than my older boys were.  They adored me; he doesn't.

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Rainy day basketball
 I think it comes from having teenage brothers...he kind of gets that teenage attitude. 

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Rollerblading on the bike path (one of the very few moments I wasn't playing human tow truck)
 I was prepared for my teenagers to decide I didn't know anything for a few years...I was not prepared for a second grader who agreed with them.

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Checking out the ducklings
 Add to that the fact that he spends a lot of time with his dad while I'm training,

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Trying to kick the branch from the swing
and that his dad loves to pick up bargains for him on a regular basis,

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Lounging at the park
and that his dad is overall a lot more fun than I am, and you get yourself a full-on daddy's boy.

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My assistant at church childcare registration
This week, though, he was all mine.

10 comments:

  1. He is adorable!!! :)

    One of my twins is very close to me and the other to his dad (and it's opposite of who you'd think); so interesting to me what these kids absorb and spit out. I'm glad you two got some awesome quality time together - so worth the missed training!!! And Dipping Dots are AWESOME, he's a lucky boy! :)

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  2. Love it - sometimes it's just SO NICE to spend time with one kid at a time! Glad you and he got the chance...

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  3. Isn't it great when they have no options but to spend time with you?!

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  4. That is great! My 10 year old son and I are very close.

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  5. Ahh. Great post and pictures!

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  6. Well, he sounds like he is going to grow up to be quite the independent, free thinking, awesome kid. You're an incredible mom, even without the training.

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  7. Hi Kate! Super fun spending time with your 7 year old! He is all boy for sure! Makes me want to have a full day with my 5 year old! Thinking it would be harder than going out on a long run! LOL! Love his smile....makes you wonder what he is thinking:)

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  8. A beautiful post for a cute kid. I spent a lot of time with my children when they were kids (now son 31 and daughter 26).
    Great pictures.

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  9. Very cool. Looks like you guys had fun. I've used the ice cream bribe many times. Just a hunch, but you are probably underestimating the adoration he has for you.

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