Donovan in July and the beginning of August =)

by Chrissie Wainright on August 22nd, 2014
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July was so busy with Serenity’s birthday and visiting Cali that I didn’t notice I’d fallen behind on my posting!  So here’s Donovan’s journal from July and the first of August =)

Snuggles for Dada

Snuggles for Dada

8/22

“Buh-member”  When DZ tries to say remember it sounds more like “buh-member?”  It’s soo cute.  And I like that he says it a lot because he has a lot he wants us to remember =)

 

Our visit to California this time could be summarized as swimming and legos.  We had lots of other fun times too, but these things happened nearly every day!  Donovan is getting so good at swimming!  John got me an amazing set of legos for my birthday, the Lego Architecture Set.  He had also pulled out all the legos from when Eric and Tina were kids, and we had a blast all week making crazy things like elephant cars and batmobiles.  Donovan kept asking John to make batmobiles, that John bought him his first big kids lego set, a batmobile of course.

 

Checking out Daddy's toys from childhood =)  They got to bring home transformers and ninja turtles! =)

Checking out Daddy’s toys from childhood =) They got to bring home transformers and ninja turtles! =)

DZ's first lego set of his very own

DZ’s first lego set of his very own

Taking turns pretty well playing Iphone with Evan

Taking turns pretty well playing Iphone with Evan

Learning to putt

Learning to putt

Swimming to Daddy

Swimming to Daddy

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Teaching Far Far Lost Puppies.  It's official, it's a good game =)

Teaching Far Far Lost Puppies. It’s official, it’s a good game =)

Legos with Far Far

Legos with Far Far

He got to play ball with Vanaema =)

He got to play ball with Vanaema =)

Hugs from Aidan!

Hugs from Aidan!

Donovan has done so much dressing up since Papa built the excellent cabinet for my birthday.  I sorted all the dress up accessories.  He even coordinates his clothes.  Say, if he’s going to be a lion, he’ll go find a yellow shirt before he puts on the lion mask, hat and tail.  He dresses all in blue as Nightcrawler or he’ll wear blue and his puppy ears and police hat to be Chase from Paw Patrol.  I love it!! Today he wore his knight costume as the girls dressed up in princess costumes and he protected them.  He’s just as likely to find a princess costume of his own and join in that way.  He often dresses up as an animal so he can pretend to be a pet and you are the owner.

 

Explorer DZ exploring the dress up stuff

Explorer DZ exploring the dress up stuff

Fireman DZ putting out fires in his hat, boots, and using the whip for a firehose

Fireman DZ putting out fires in his hat, boots, and using the whip for a firehose

He requested a new Batman cape while in Cali and I went to my favorite fabric store to get black satin =)

He requested a new Batman cape while in Cali and I went to my favorite fabric store to get black satin =)

Donovan is so excited about starting school!  He asked me when we took Serenity to school last year “where’s my locker?  Where’s my teacher?”:  Well now he has them and he couldn’t be happier.  He got a letter in the mail from Ms. Parent that said she hoped he had a good summer, and he held it close and said, “I LOVE Ms. Parent!”  So cute =)  We hosted a play date for his class last week so the kids could have a chance to meet before the first day of school.  It was so much fun!  There are more boys than girls in DZ’s class, which is funny because it’s the opposite in Serenity’s class. For a little craft they decorated containers I found to hold their erasers.  I’m still congratulating myself on that idea 😉

Back to school fish donuts =)

Back to school fish donuts =) We are obsessed with OK Country Donuts

Decorating containers to hold the eraser collection that will descend on the house when he starts EC

Decorating containers to hold the eraser collection that will descend on the house when he starts EC

The kids went out to run errands with Daddy and they came back to see this =)  They said, "Mama's been working hard on our back to school party! "  The fish theme worked ;)

The kids went out to run errands with Daddy and they came back to see this =) They said, “Mama’s been working hard on our back to school party! ” The fish theme worked 😉

I wanted a reason to buy lots of flavors of goldfish to try =)  The kids loved them all, especially Parmesan

I wanted a reason to buy lots of flavors of goldfish to try =) The kids loved them all, especially Parmesan


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