A while back I asked for suggestions for a new nickname for my littlest man-- aka Chunky-Monkey. After much thought, hem-hawwing and such, dh and I have decided the baby will now be called Dozer.
It's such a fitting name-- really it is! Our almost 1.5 year old little guy climbs everything, loves to roll around in the dirt, scoot chairs and other obstacles around, and can wrestle (er, wrastle) with the best of 'em! When he sees dh on the floor, he'll run up and jump right on top of him while making the oh-so-appropriate "Ugh!" sounds.
My merry band of little men is now composed of Dash, Tank and Dozer. Much thanks to Amberleoda for coming up with the name! (e-mail me your address and I'll send you something special...ssshhhh...it's a secret).
Speaking of Dozer... The other day the boys were all playing outside and I was sitting on the swing watching them. They were jumping, running, sliding and climbing...it was the perfect day for them! I look up and I see Dozer walking towards me with his blue eyes shining, a big semi-toothed grin and his little fist held out in front of him...
What could this little man be bringing me? His brothers are always bringing me flowers and weeds and pretty rocks... Hmmmm...I wonder what is making him sooo happy? He gets real close to me and waits for me to hold out my hand. Like a true gift of love and affection, he gently lays his gift in the palm of my hand...a big, giant handful of...dirt! He was sooo proud of himself and lifted up his little face to receive his well-deserved reward of a kiss. He gave me one more grin for the road and was off again.
Honestly, I wanted to save that precious little handful of dirt forever-- it was one of the sweetest, cutest things ever! If you could just see the expression on his face as he started walking towards me and how he purposefully deposited that gift right in the palm of my hand.
These days are precious and I never thought I'd see the day where the days really do fly by so fast!
Tomorrow morning, three other mom's and all of our kids are going camping for the week. There will be 4 mom's, no dad's, and at least 19 children. I think we're a wee bit outnumbered. Needless to say, I'll be out of commission at least until Wednesday. If I, I mean Dozer, holds up well enough we'll stay until Friday. It should be lots of fun! Campfires, fishing, bike riding, hiking and sleeping in a tent with my merry band of little men to protect me! They are uber-excited! And the best part is that I don't have to do all the work of cooking, cleaning and keeping up with the kids all by myself. :-)
I'll let you know if I catch any fish, especially if they are bigger than the ones found in Lake Curry.