|Off on summer adventures!
So the best thing is to fill what we can with other activities, and keep him busy and thinking. It is a battle- Joey versus Anxiety, and we want Joey to win.
|Secret Agent Boys. Not so secret, actually.
It is a great way to keep cool, get in lots of exercise, and have lots of fun. Most years the boys have kind of done their own thing in the pool unless they were the only ones there (which happens a bit when you're in a small, private pool)- but this year, they have stuck close to each other. This is not always a good thing, as like all siblings, they also get on each other's nerves. But for the better part, we have brothers finding ways to connect and play together.
|Shy Guy wins the race on the Standard Car.
The lure was bumper cars and go-karts. Joey's love of Mario won at last.
Joey also had his beloved theater camp. The last couple of years were not a huge success, with the changes in the staff and the issues with dance camps and art camps and Joey's anxiety. This year, the program we had been participating in more than doubled the price, so we were disappointed to have to skip... until we found that the lady who ran the other program before all the mess had started a new program. Better yet, she had secured funding so that all the campers were able to participate for free.
|Boy in his Element
Joey was back on stage, in a great Sea Adventure!
STEP-VA and Ms. Monroe, for giving Joey an anxiety break for a week. He needed the breath of air.
|Proud Boy. Proud Dad.
|He named it "Slippy." We did NOT take it home.
|Taking photos on the ipod.
|Hi, Aunt Emily!
|We had the biggest sparklers we have ever seen.
|Showing Granny Ann how to shoot tanks.
Joey has decided Allan grew up in a mansion. I think he enjoyed himself.
And so the summer is moving along, with school days, pool days, and new headgear. The beach isn't happening until September this year, so we have plenty of lazy days ahead. More adventures to be had, more world to explore, and more Minecraft to build.
Ah, the life of a Boy.