Guess who chose to have a sleepover with Daddy and 2 sisters in the camper last night?
Joshua Gebeyehu Chad!
Because so much of our state is flooded, it is hard to find a camp site this summer. So in order to camp this weekend, we needed to bring out our camper last night. We need to sleep in it each night or we will be ticketed. So we will be traipsing back and forth from the lake to work/summer school/swimming lessons this week. Yep! It is a whole lot of extra work - but it is also fun!
Krissy did not want to stay in the camper last night. She has summer school that begins at 7:30 AM daily. Understandably, she did not want to have to get up even earlier than usual in order to be to school on time. So, Chad stayed at the camper with the youngest three and the teenagers and I went home for the night.
Joshua has never been without me overnight. Chad and I were so excited when Joshua chose to stay with Daddy instead of coming home with me! And he did GREAT! He arrived home at 8:15 this morning full of pride, smiles, and hugs! He was beyond thrilled because Chad had stopped at the gas station on the way home and bought the kids breakfast. Do you know what the "gassie station" has for breakfast? PIZZA!!!! Oh boy, was our pizza loving Joshua happy! Pizza and blue Gatorade for breakfast was like the best start Joshua could imagine for his day!
In other "BIG boy news" Joshua loved, loved swimming in the lake with his sisters yesterday afternoon.
Last year he would not even attempt to walk in the water. Joshua would never move more than a few inches in the water without a hand to hold. While it appeared that he was "chicken" in truth his balance was just not good enough to walk in the uneven surface of the lake.
No such problems this year!
The final "BIG boy" headline of the week was the purchase of a BIG boy bike! I had shown Joshua bikes at the store several times, but they were deemed "too wiggly!" Until this week!
This week he asked to try again and took off across the store! He turned around when he reached the end of the aisle, zoomed back to me, and announced that he was ready for a big bike!
And ready he was! He has ridden all around the block, uphill and down. He can pedal uphill really well and is getting breaking under control. It is amazing!
We are so proud of our BIG boy!