Monday, July 28, 2008


Let me turn the mic over to Ma Chere for a quick story about Boom's birthday:
Hey [A. & T.],

We told you that [Boom] had a nice 3rd birthday celebration with Mom, Dad, [Blueberry], and [Our wonderful caregiver]. But I don't think we had a chance to tell you that the birthday got even better.

[Our wonderful caregiver] got him a Tonka Truck Fire Engine, which he loves. Coincidentally, the day after his birthday a large fire engine pulled up in front of the house. [Boom] and I (with new fire engine in hand) sat on our stoop comparing the parts on toy engine with the features on the big fire engine. [Boom] was beside himself...or so I thought.

He got even more excited when the fire fighter got out of his truck, walked up our stoop (big guy too), and introduced himself by shaking [Boom's] hand. Then the firefighter asked if [Boom] wanted to take a ride in the fire truck. Without hesitation, [Boom] gave a booming YES!

So birthday boy and I climbed in back of the large truck and the firefighter drove around the neighborhood with sirens screaming and the horn honking--a dream come true for our little guy.

[Ma Chere]


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