Thursday, May 11, 2006

Gardening

Indiana loves this tree. It is a Japanese maple, and really, just his height. When we go outside to play he always makes a bee-line for the tree and plays with its leaves and branches. (This is the same tree from a few months ago that was just bare branches.)

It is just crazy how fast he is growing and learning. None of us are sure where the smart gene came from, but I am thinking its recessive in the rest of us! His newest "skill" is singing. He has always been so musical, entranced by any music from Ringo Starr to TV Jingles to his FisherPrice teddy ball toy that lights up and plays a snappy tune. He is almost physically unable to restrain himself from dancing. Now, however, he will literally sing. I sing him the theme from Elmo's world, and when I stop he starts singing lalalalalala until I start singing again.

Other news: Duck finishes the 7th grade on June 15th. Racing season has started down in Cottage Grove. If anyone else points out that Duck will be driving just next year, I think I am going to cry. I am not older, just wiser.

9 comments:

tlm said...

Not everyone appreciates Ringo's music. This kid is very smart, obviously.

And, hey, don't be so quick to sulk about Duck's driving! Pretty soon, you'll have someone to run errands for you. (I know my Mom was more excited about my driver's license than I was.)

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Well, hell, let Indy drive, too. What can you lose? (Heh heh)

caroline said...

I love to hear my kids singing in the car.
They grow so fast!

cube said...

What are you feeding that boy... he's growing like a weed! Albeit a very cute one ;-)

utenzi said...

Michele sent me, Dak-Ind.

Kids driving are one of the biggest sources of gray hair! Good luck to you. And Duck!

Sam I Am said...

We would like to say what a nice picture What a little man he is becoming,

Grins said...

My son just got his permit. I made him wait until he was 17...aren't I mean? But he is doing fabulous with it! He actually learned to fly first, that is how I got him to wait on the driving. It worked without too much fuss too!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

So glad to see you back and with photographs, too! I have been checking out ALL the posts and am happy to say I'm getting my Indy "fix"! I love the way you do your mothering, my dear! I think it's perfect!

David said...

i loved my japanese maple - what a glorious memory you brought to me, Thanks