My little Leo love. He gets so many red marks on his head throughout the day from bumping against the table, poor dear!
That’s a fine looking pen grip, little one.
June telling me a dramatic story. (Dramatic stories are the best.)
Speaking of stories, here’s a fun one for you!
This past summer, Alice received a few helium balloons for her birthday . . . and that reminded Jeremy of something. Back in elementary school, we used to have Balloon Day. My memories of it are rather fuzzy, but I think that each of the children in a grade would get a helium balloon, as well as a postcard on which to write a brief message to the finder of that balloon. The postcard also included the address of the school, and a request to send in a note if you found the balloon. Our elementary school was about an hour outside of Vancouver, BC, and Jeremy remembers that a person found a balloon way out by the Rocky Mountains!
So he was inspired. He attached a note to Alice’s balloons and he and the kids watched them drift away on the breeze.
A few days ago, we received a letter in the mail, saying that a couple here in Kelowna came across Alice’s balloons while out on a walk with their dog. The balloons had popped, but they could see the note attached, and the guy got very determined to retrieve them from the 30 to 40 foot tree in which they were trapped. He threw rocks at them for a good half an hour, and then went back the next morning with a rope and spent over an hour attempting to knock it down! Other people out on their nature walks stopped, observed him for a while, asked him what he was up to . . . and he eventually knocked it out of the tree!
They sent a letter in the mail with the popped balloons and Jeremy’s note, and included a picture of themselves and a few pictures of the tree the balloons were found in.
Isn’t that so fun?
James, June and Alice drew some pictures today to send to the Balloon Rescuers.