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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Dinosaurs,Little Boys and Beginnings




One of my greatest dreams since the birth of my Joaquin has been for him to be close (in physical proximity and in spirit) to my sister's children especially her boys, Abraham and Elijah. The Lord has recently seen fit to grant me this dream...my husband and I moved to Saratoga Springs, UT the first of December and my Joaquin just can't seem to get enough of "the guys". This is his term for his beloved cousins. I regularly am questioned by him, "Mommy, when are we going to see the guys?" or "Mommy, I want to see the guys".



Just about two weeks ago I took Joaquin and Abraham on a play date to the Dinosaur park. Next to the superheros Dinosaurs are Joaquin's favorite thing in the world. What joy filled my heart when we stepped into Matt and Cayr's home to hear Abraham shouting "Joaquin! Joaquin! Joaquin!" We, Cayr and I had a quick lunch, Joaquin was a bit too excited to eat. Elijah went down for a desperately needed nap. Then I loaded the boys up and headed north to the park. Cayr had given me some bottles of water to take along and I had distributed them accordingly to Joaquin and Abraham. Ezekiel had his own bottle:) As we were driving Abe's bottle slipped from his hands and fell spilling to the floor. "Oh no!" Abe exclaimed. I told him it was just water and not to worry that we could clean it up when we got to the park. He answered with a tone of sweet relief, "I thought you were going to be mad at me" How could he know that there was so very little in this world that could or would ever make me mad at him? I nearly burst into tears at the thought (yeah, I am a super intense gal). We finally found the park...I got a little lost :) Imagine that? As we entered the museum portion of the park both boys exlaimed "WOWWWWWWW!" and Abe added...Can we leave this place?" I think the huge skeletal remains were a bit overwhelming however, he adjusted and they both were fascinated. We continued through the park with the boys playing and laughing together. I was perfectly content watching them discover the park and each other. Joaquin speaks daily of "The Dinosaur Park and Abraham" They have since made other memories together...Making sugar cookies and playing in the snow. Joaquin's first time ever.

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This, is just the beginning!

1 comment:

SELPH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

that is soo sweet and such a blessing to be close to your sisters kids! I loved the video! hopefully soon joaquin will join in the cold fun

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