Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A Rare Evening Walk

We don't go out at night much.  It is even rarer for us to be out of the vehicle IF we ARE out, and WALKING around.

That evening, we had been by the Abilene Public Library, and Daddy was watching A Very Important Football Game on his phone.

So, we took a stroll at Everman Park downtown while Daddy watched the last bits of the game.

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We had been to the park on numerous occasions, but never in the evening. 

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We were greeted by The Man in The Moon from the William Joyce novels, in the parking lot.

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The buildings had festive Christmas lights going, which was so pretty.

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They had a bunch of colored lights going in the park, and the effect was well, colorful, if not a little jarring. :)

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Of course, you wanted to stop at EVERY Seuss character statue and take pictures. AND read every inscription/information thingy.

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You also couldn't resist jumping into the  bronze boat with the children from the book, Santa Calls, which is set in Abilene.

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Monday, December 15, 2014

So Proud of You!

1.  Flu Shot

Last week, you got your flu shot.  We had set the appointment earlier in the week, but opted not to tell you till the last minute, so as not to drag out your dread.  On the last day of November, you asked if it was the last day of November, and when I said "yes", your eyes opened wide and said, "It's DECEMBER tomorrow! That means flu shot!".

Anyway,  this year, you were exceptionally brave.  You  knew about the shot literally about 30 minutes before it happened, and even though you were nervous, you remained calm.  When it came time for the shot, you sat on my lap and closed your eyes while the nurse gave you your shot.  At first you said, "ouch!", and then opened your eyes wide in surprise 2 seconds later and said, "Wow, that was over lickity split!".
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2.  Broccoli, Green Beans and Vegetables in General.

Recently, you have been really sweet about eating a wider variety of vegetables, even if we have to take it slowly.  During dinner, several nights ago, you ate like 8 different bites of broccoli.  I was so proud of you! Of course, when I TOLD you how proud of you I was, you just beamed and beamed :)

3.  Water on your face thing.

You have always disliked very much having water on your face at bath/shower time, and afraid of it going into your eyes and like that.  So, every time you shower/bathe/go to the splash park, I have to be constantly on standby with a towel.  Thing is, you really want to learn how to swim in the future.  So, the last few times, we have been trying to take a little time before wiping your face if it gets splashed a little, and you even opened your eyes wide when I dripped a couple of drops of water down your forehead - which is HUGE! And of course, the happy look of pride on your face when I grinned and told you how proud I was of you, was just priceless.

Way to Go, Little Boy! :)

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Play Dates

Patsy sometimes brings her great nephews to bible class when she has them for the week/weekend.  You have played with them on numerous occasions when they come, and I believe both Xiayu and Qi have had the opportunity to meet them.

Anyway, they like to play with you, and you are always asking when they would be back again - they live in New Mexico.

So, when Patsy had them for Thanksgiving, we were not about to let an opportunity to have a play date go by.

We met up with Patsy at McDonald's, and watched you guys romp around for 2 ( read TWO ) hours. :)
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Thank you, Patsy!