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.