Thursday, March 27

my BIG proud 30th moment

he found a gecko... my moment #30

This past year has been full of 'proud' moments in my son's life. And this day (last Saturday) he was beaming!!! I took so many pictures that I had to just stop. But who could help it. The night before... we had been outside, me doing some much needed weeding around the yard, Corbyn comes running with his chalk box (an old utility type tool box) 'there's a lizard mom... a baby lizard inside' .... so sure enough... inside was this tiny little thing. Corbyn, never really touching such a thing... DID not I repeat... Did NOt want to pick it up, so I did and put it in his little bug house.

The next morning goes something like this..(I have forgotten about the bug house on the patio)... I'm folding clothes (its Saturday morning routine) and the back arcadia door I leave open for the kids to roam in and out... (cats are locked up in our room sleeping most likely) and here comes my little 'co-bin' very quietly he says..."mom...look"... and he had it in his hand...

his little buddy

he was grinning from ear to ear... and ALL his dimples were showing.

For about 2 hours or so... this little gecko and my son were the best of friends. Co-bin took him out near the fence (only here do we call a cement block wall a fence) to look for bugs (he thought he might be hungry)... the little gecko climbed onto his shoulder and went around his neck to the other shoulder. Corbyn loved it!!!! He spoke only 'softly' and when Myla would yelp out in excitement he would calmly tell her not to scare the baby gecko.

When he held it in his fingers, it grabed on like he was going for a ride... several times he put him in the chalk box to only return to see that he was still there. So he enjoyed him some more... later he went out near the lemon tree and let him go. I could hear him telling the little guy to go eat that he must be hungry.

This was my final moment in the tiny 30 moments bit... and not only am I proud of myself for actually following through with this... I am so very proud that this was our 30th moment!!!!