Sunday, June 28, 2009 |
Cleaning out ~ Free fun!

This little guy adores my son. He lives across the street and literally waits for Nick to come home. When he does, the greeting is sweet and filled with such admiration and excitement.
When Nick came home from college this summer it was our little neighborhood town crier that announced the arrival of Nick's 4Runner in the subdivision. He sat in his front yard on a landscaping rock for the longest time just waiting to spy Nick's red truck. After getting permission from his mom, he hopped on his bike and was in our driveway in a matter of 1 second to greet his buddy.
Whenever he sees Nick in the yard, he yells over to him. He always manages to find something that they both have in common. Today it was their short hair cuts ~ now they look alike ~ how sweet is that!
He has even asked if Nick could babysit him ~ awwwh.

This afternoon Nick was getting a few things out of the garage attic. Next thing we knew, Julian was right beside him helping. Not long after his arrival, a pile of "treasures" was being set aside for Julian to take home. I, of course, thought this was a fabulous idea ~ sharing our wealth {aka cleaning out the "treasures" that couldn't possibly be thrown away so we stored them and now they are just taking up space in our attic} I'm sure his mother was just as happy as I (her receiving and my giving) when we had to help him across the street with his new found fun!

Bozley managed to get a new red ball out of the deal and join in the fun of squirt guns.

Half the fun of having an older neighbor boy to look up to is getting some of their cool stuff. It was so fun to watch the look on Julian's face as they went through the boxes and pulled out Nick's history as a boy.
When Nick was a little boy, he looked up to Pete. Thanks to Claudia {Pete's mother} Nick came home many a times with passed on treasures!

Fran, you can thank me later for the bike ramp.
We only visited the ER once ~ honestly! : )

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Laura Trevey said...

so cute!!

Lisa said...

what is it about bike ramps?!? Colliers crappy, ratty, plywood ramp has been moved around to about 5 different garages. when the mom has just about had moves on and sometimes comes full circle...uggh
that little boy is darling...i can just see him waiting on the rock!

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Lovely to have you stop by and I am enjoying my return visit. Quite impressed by your son's meal for you.....and he's a redhead like my son, an interesting and unique trait!

Melissa Miller said...

Jo that is the sweetest story I've heard in a long while. AHHH! In today's world of sad news we needed this one.
Julian is a cutie pie!

On another note...Thank You!
You are so kind with your sweet words to me today. I really appreciate it. You have made my month my friend!

Have a blessed evening.
~Melissa :)

Melissa Miller said...

I forgot....:)

One of these days I'm going to order a tassel from you too...
They are stunning!

Sue said...

Jo, Your son is such a nice young man to befriend Julian. I'm thinking it has a lot to do with his upbringing.. You should be proud of him. :-) Sue

Lorie said...

How sweet is that!

annechovie said...

Great story! Glad the sun is shining now for you.

Stylestance said...

What a sweet story! Isn't it fun when our children are old enough to have little children look up to them? Makes us see our kids in a whole different light ... :)

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I love that! I am sure your son is so sweet with him, which is why he keeps coming back for more! I am also very glad to hear your hubby is on the mend! :)

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