Almost a teenager!
Braeden is a hoot! He is still in his camo phase despite our offerings of medical, firefighter, pirate and Indiana Jones. His dream is to go to a gun show. When he wants to watch a "shooting movie" I simply say it is too violent for your age group. To which he replies ... Gramma. You worry too much. I won't be a violent boy. I'm a good guy.
He's attending several summer camps (finally old enough!) put on by our Parks and Rec department. Outdoors at his favorite local park. The first week was Castles and Dragons. Each day is an art project (catapult (shoots paper wads), crown, shield, dragon scales (bubble wrap to pop!), etc. During lunch a book is read to them. On the last day of each camp week, a special adventure is planned. Last week it was a puppet show. This week is Treasure Hunters and a bouncy pirate ship arrives on Friday.
He's very happy to be there, 9:00 am til 12:30 pm. We did get him switched to an earlier bedtime! Mom and Dad and Deacon still have a later schedule. I built him a dinosaur nest on the floor in my bedroom, so he and I head in there about 8:30 or 9:00 pm. We read or watch a gentle movie together (yes, me down in the nest ....) About once a week he does need a nap.
I really love the day to day interaction with these two boys. Each day brings me something new through them.