Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Life's A Parade

At least it is if you’re Bennett. We spent the last couple weeks of August camping and have been returning every weekend because we’ve enjoyed it so much. One of the funniest things is taking Bennett for a walk around the park in his stroller. For some reason he likes to wave at everybody – and I mean EVERYBODY! People sitting at their campsite, people walking by, people driving by – I’m surprised he hasn’t started to include squirrels and chipmunks.

And like a parade, there are smiles everywhere. At first some people kind of just look and/or wave back awkwardly but by our second time around people are expecting it. On one morning walk we could hear banging so we turned to look and sure enough there was an older couple banging on the front window of their motor home to get their wave. It’s not uncommon to hear “Oh, look, here he comes!” – And suddenly people are turning around in or getting up off their chairs to look and wave.

At first I was kind of embarrassed by my waving guy – but now I look forward to his antics. Last weekend we kicked up our park tours a bit as you can see in the picture above. Rather than ride in his stroller, Bennett drove around the park. And even though he is in love with his new toy, he still takes the time to stop and wave.


Colleen said...

Hey Bennett,

Sweet ride. It looks like you have fans everywhere...even at the park. Looking good little man!

I'm sending you a big wave right now...
all my love,
auntie bean.

North Dakota Ward's said...

What a cutie! That is such a cute picture of him. Joseph would be extremely jealous. He wants a motorized car SO bad. There is a little boy around here that has a little motorized truck and Joseph says I want that for me birthday!

Kara said...

So adorable! He's like the mayor riding in a shiny red convertible in the parade and waving to his people!

grandma-ma & grandpa said...

He is just the cutest, smartest, funniest, charming, cuddliest, smillingest (sp?), wonderful little boy in the world??? Of course, you all know that my opinion is totally UNBIASED.
Lots of love, hugs and kisses
Grandma-ma and grandpa

Mummu and Poppa said...

There is nothing like a 'riding car' for kids to draw attention to themselves and 'join the parade'.

Bennett does both of these things very well. He is a quick learner and knows how to turn the car on and push the gas pedal (which Poppa moved up to the dash on the left side to make it easier for Bennett). But, from what we have heard, although he knows where the gas is, he still like for Daddy to push. Why not, this way he can wave to his fans. Bennett, you are such a charmer.

He has travelled around the camp site to visit with his many friends (and also get cookie treats). Like we say, he is very much the centre of attention where ever he goes. We hope that he has many more years of camping enjoyment and travelling around on his 'Tuffy'!

Bennett, you are our blast to the future!.

Keep moving and God Bless!

Love you lots.

Mummu and Poppa
xxx ooo xxx ooo