Tuesday, July 26, 2011
For Van's birthday this year I wanted to keep it simple and cost-effective (after nearly breaking the bank last year). I sent out a Paperless Post inviting a few of his friends and cousins to tour the fire station with us.Captain Bush's team did a tremendous job. They were great with the kids and very engaging. After we toured the station they took us outside to play with the water. The kids loved having a chance to spray the hose.Souvenirs were provided by the department. Each kid went home with a pencil, eraser, coloring book, and temporary tattoo. I made box lunches for all in attendance and we spent the rest of the time swimming at our pool.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Today our Van turns three. At times it's hard to believe; he's grown up so much. Van is a good boy, with a sensitive heart. He likes to sing (often to his own lyrics), is quite the dancer, and absolutely loves to dig in the dirt. He's a wonderful brother and simply adores his Gussy-gus. I feel blessed to call him my son.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Van finished his first session of swim lessons last week. He was a bit nervous about swimming with an instructor instead of me, but after a couple classes he was good to go. We signed him up for another session after the reunion to keep him going with his skills.