Saturday, May 29, 2010

Day with dad… Day 561 29MAY10

Joshua and I have had an appointment scheduled for the last week. Saturday afternoon was entered on the calendar as his special day to spend alone with me. He has reminded me of its approach every day since we picked Saturday. He made sure I put it in my iPhone calendar. Well our day finally came around and here is how we spent it.

I got a call form Joshua just before lunch time and he asked me to come pick him up at Renee's parents house. He had a great time and all the kids managed to sleep the whole night out in the tent. We helped get everything taken down and then headed home. Joshua has wanted to build something with me for quite a while so today we decided on a squirrel feeder. We were watching one of our backyard squirrels eat some sunflower seeds Joshua had left on the deck and the idea sprang up. I drew some quick plans and he agreed to the design so we headed out into the shop to get started. He picked out the wood and we got to work. He helped with every part and got a chance to use a few tools he has not used before including a drill. He was very pleased with the results and as soon as the glue was dry we took it out and mounted it to one of the posts on the deck. He carefully added sunflower seeds and got it ready for the squirrel's to use as a newly opened buffet.

After a little break he decided he wanted us to bake chocolate chip muffins. So we did. They were almost just muffins, we realized as they were going into the oven we had neglected to add the chocolate chip part. The situation was quickly fixed and they turned out deliciously.

Our next adventure was outside to play some street hockey. Joshua hit a slap shot so hard he split his stick in half! He is turning in to quite the little hockey player. We taped his stick up and continued to play for quite a while. Finally we came inside and took a little break.

Next stop was the grocery store to pick up a few things including more sunflower seeds :) We came home, had a little dinner and then settled in to watch the first Stanley Cup game. He was asleep before it got finished.

It was a great day and I had a lot of fun doing all the things he wanted to do. I am going to have to schedule another one real soon.


Nonna said...

Hey Snuggle Monkey,

A day spent alone with Dad - how cool is that?!?!? Sounds like you two had a great time and I love the squirrel feeder and that you are willing to feed the squirrels. Most people I know try to shoo them away. I personally think they are fascinating little creatures. Enjoy watching your new 'pets'.

Keep kickin butt Mighty Warrior. You are my Champion.

Tons of Love, Hugs and Kisses,


Ann said...

One on One. How great is that!! Every Dad should take time out for his children..."one on one" time that is. Josh, I am so glad that you are doing so well. I realize that some days are hard, but, then comes along a good one! which cancels out the the bad day.

Laura and Frank said...

A date with Dad. That is the most awesome thing:) Joshua, you amaze me with your insight at such a young age. You have amazing parents!

We used to put a fresh ear of corn on our squirrel feeder (thru a screw on the bottom) and then watch them spin around in a circle eating the corn. Squirrels are so under appreciated. We had to feed them to keep them out of the bird feeder (sort of like self defense). Have a great day today.

Love, Miss Laura and Frank

Scarlett said...

Nice work, Joshua! We must need a squirrel feeder here at our house since there is not a squirrel in sight!