Friday, September 16, 2005

If you Give a Thing a Moose...

It all started quite innocently when some friends sent Thing One a book called "If You Give a Moose a Muffin". And with it came a stuffed moose, just like the one in the book. That was almost 2 years ago. That small gift sparked what has become a long lasting interest for Thing One. He's just plain moose crazy!

When Grandpa G. visited us this summer and we were enjoying photos from his trip to Alaska, guess which picture got the biggest response from Thing One? Yep, the one of a moose sticking out his tongue (ok, well, it really was just eating but Grandpa caught him mid chew and well, it was a huge hit with both boys). We've read the book a thousand times at least. Aunt Ling and Uncle Carlos provided us with a bit of respite by finding us another Moose themed story book that we've read several times over as well.

As for the stuffed collection, original moose has continued to add more members to his family. No, silly, not through natural reproduction but through Mommy's love for shopping and friends and family knowing about the Moose Crazed Boy that lives in the House of Chang.

Today was Thing One's Star Student day. It is the one day of the year when the child gets to bring in items to share with the class that tell something about who they are. Of course the ENTIRE moose family got to go to school today and meet the class. He also took in his favorite CD: the soundtrack to Madagascar. When asked "what do you like?"...he broke out in song "I like to Move It, Move It"...just like in the song from the movie.

As a mom, it is exciting to see Thing One blossom and take an interest in being center stage. He was so proud to take his bag full of stuff and was so excited when retelling me all about the days events. Yep, today was indeed a good one for all of us!

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