I haven't blogged since Axel Ray Stewart was baking in his mommy's tummy. There was so much to do; What with waiting and fidgeting and looking up stuff on the internet, and waiting....
Yes, it's a boy!!
He is 5 months old and says, "I love you Grandma Shelly" all the time. Just ask me...nobody else can understand him. It's sad really. All he talks about is me and nobody can understand a word he says. But I digress...
I'm not blogging about our precious Axel today because it will take forever and I have to get the pictures gathered for a proper introduction: So this first blog post in over a year is about our son, Kole.
Kole has been a Young Marines member for over a year now. He enjoys all the camping, volunteerism, hikes, 5k runs and other exciting adventures they get to accomplish.
Enjoys?? That's not the right word. He is, like, INTO this thing!
Did I mention that Kole is 10 years old?
Yeah, we're a little proud of him.
At any rate... I have a point...I've said all that to tell you about this little nugget that happened over the past weekend.
Some of Kole's Young Marine Squad chose to camp Friday through Sunday, in the rain, and work 10 hour days at The Selfridge Air Show. Kole came home Sunday night tired, happy, exhausted and full of stories. One of his adventures went something like this....
KOLE: "This Blue Angel guy asked us what we wanted to be. I said a pilot. He asked if I wanted a ride and I said 'Nah, I'm tired.' Later he took me up into his plane. (#6) I sat in his seat and wore his helmet. The pilot guy asked me if I was pretty sure I wanted to be a pilot because gunners and other stuff paid more. I said, 'You get PAID to do this crap?!?' He started laughing."
WHOA...BACK UP THE TRAIN...WHAT?!
Me: "Did you get pictures?! Why did you say no?!"
Me: "No What?"
Kole: "I don't have pictures."
Me: "Why did you say no?!" (trying to stay calm, but my voice became a "little" screachy.)
"I toolld you. (slumps back onto couch and cuddles with me...exhausted)
I was tired from working all day."
Me: "But, Kole...uuuuhhh....you...You Say YES when a Blue Angel offers you a riiide in the plaaane."
Me: speechless, sighing, kissing his sleepy head...a little impressed with him
I told Kole he could look the pilot up on Facebook and friend him. Kole informed me that was creepy and stalkerish. Aaand.. he can't remember the pilot's name. *Whahhh*
Yeah, Yeah...I know...
That wonderful, generous, education minded pilot probably couldn't have REALLY taken Kole for a spin due to insurance reasons or, you know, G-forces causing traumatic damage to a 10 year old...BUT...
That is more than most people will ever be able to truthfully say in their lives.
You are loved Kole Daniel!...and so are you, Blue Angel #6