Saturday, February 19, 2011
More Mexico Pics
Grandpa told us that on the way down they stopped at a place with a big cement statue of a T-Rex. Dr. D did NOT want to get very close to it. Grandpa told him that it wasn't real, only a statue because dinosaurs are extinct; they aren't around anymore.
Later on, they were looking at a picture of a dinosaur and talked about that T-Rex. Grandpa again explained how dinosaurs are extinct; not around on the earth anymore. Dr. D asked what extinct meant. Grandpa said it is when something is dead and there aren't any more of them on the earth any more. Dr. D said, "Is Grandma extinct?" Grandpa explained that no, she wasn't extinct just back in our home town. Dr. D said, "What about Grandma D?" Grandma D passed away before Dr. D was born. We talk about her frequently though, and Dr. D knows she is gone.
Pretty good connection for a four-year-old!
Today Dr. D got to ride on a horse, both on a saddle and bare back. When we talked on the phone he told all about how he could feel the horse's bones when he was riding without a saddle. I don't get how this kid can be TERRIFIED of dogs-all sizes, even teeny ones-and have no reservation about horses...
He also rode in the bucket of a back-hoe. The big front bucket. Grandpa said they raised it as high as it would go and Dr. D told him it was "so AWESOME Grandpa!!". I am missing him and hope they aren't gone much longer. It is SO QUIET!! I have to admit, I enjoyed sleeping in today. Dr. D is our alarm clock around here. 6 am every day. Wonder how long that will last...
Posted by Salsa Mama at 10:19 PM