"Enjoy the little things in life ~ one day you'll wake up and realize they were the big things"

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Fun with one . . .

Somehow Levi's half birthday slipped by unnoticed (it was in September and we were apparently focused on the stitches he had acquired a few days earlier). We finally figured it out and managed to arrange for childcare (for the other kids). This past weekend we were able to enjoy several hours alone with our big 8 1/2 year old! He has had a growing fascination with archery, so we took him to a sporting goods store with an indoor range where he was able to try out shooting with some good quality bows. He was actually pretty good! He also made sure that we took careful notes about the bow that he liked best so that it might have a chance of joining him at home someday! We also went to lunch (for some reason he was REALLY in the mood for Taco Bell) . . . and to a place that was filled with trampolines -- they even went part of the way up the walls! We jumped until we were sick of jumping and then headed back home. Levi immediately went and grabbed his bank and dumped out all of the money he'd been saving up. Crumpled dollar bills graced the floor as he chatted excitedly about how soon he might have enough saved up to purchase a bow and arrows of his own. The very next day he found one on Craigslist for 80% less than the new one! He now owns his very own bow. He doesn't have any arrows yet, but I'm guessing that it won't take him very long to acquire some of those too!