It has been awhile since I posted here. (Eric may think that’s a bit understated.) But I’ve decided to make a blog post in honor of Basil making his first joke. When we’re reading a book about animals, or sometimes when he’s playing with stuffed animals he labels all of them “mon-KEY!”. When we say he’s silly and tell him the real names he continues with “mon-KEY” until he’s laughing too hard to go on. This is a very funny joke!
Besides joking Basil has been having lots of fun outside now that summer is truly here. Here are some photos of a morning at the beach:
There has been indoor fun as well. One afternoon I stopped dinner prep to check on Basil as usual. I figured he was watching the elementary school down the block dismiss (a favorite pastime). Instead, I found him in a box!
Upon interview, the box turned out to be a “bo” on the “wa”. While he may not have the ending of words down, Basil knows better than to sail alone. The cat went along for the cruise:
But appears to have been dumped in the “wa”. Oh well.
The corner of the hammock is visible in these pictures, so I might as well display it in all its glory. Eric knows how to bargain at a garage sale and he haggled us a very nice spot to rest.
Basil has also recently enjoyed a couple visits to the zoo. He has been caught at home enlightening the animal kingdom with fine literature.
Today Eric celebrates his last day of school for the year. He will begin St. Kate’s training full time on Monday, but being a student promises to be much less daunting so it will still qualify as quite a “break”.
Little Patriot is flipping around nicely. Our doctor’s appointments are weekly now and so far so good with no cervical changes since the surgery! Tuesday will be 20 weeks, so we’re getting nearer and nearer to when things went downhill with Basil’s gestation, but we’re already in a better place to catch things early and rest as needed. We’ll get another look at LP next week.