Thanks, Mom and Dad for all your hard work and yummy meal!
Dearest Mrs. Buckson,
Jake will be happy to know you have seen his pictures on the blog. After all, he enjoys looking at himself so why shouldn't you? You see, Jake must have some kind of crush on you. Whatever you did to win his heart has worked. He mentions you to grandparents and friends, he looks at your picture, and whenever "shea shou" is mentioned, he quickly pipes up, "Miss-a-Buckson" with an inordinate amount of slober on the "S". So cute! But today....well, today we had a social worker visit. Jake proudly showed off all of his trucks and what fascinating things they can do. Then he hustled right over to get his school pictures that the K4 teachers made him. I knew you were high priority when he proudly showed the picture of you and him to our social worker. So Mrs. Buckson, just so you know, your top dog, VIP, the big cheese, big enchilada, the big fish!
I was sitting at the DMV this week for an hour and a half with all three kiddos. Fun times! My license needed attention as I have a yearly celebration coming up. Let me just tell you, I am WAY to young to be turning 36. There, I said it, THIRTY SIX!
Anyway, Grant was playing his video game and Allyson was reading. Jake was playing with his cars and looking at his picture book -the one we sent him with pics of our family and home in December (Yes, Kelly, he is still carrying it!). We somehow got on the subject of China and, of course, a fong o jia entered the conversation as it usually does. He said something about using keys to start the fong o jia in China. Some of that was said with words and some with hand motions. Then he said "China Baba" and "San San" and motioned that he sat on a lap and turned the keys and said "fong o jia". I said, "Did China Baba let you sit on his lap?". "YES!" he said. Then he said "San San" and motioned that he was moving the levers and motioning like he was an excavator and picking up things with his hand. I asked him if he was sitting on China Baba's lap in the fong o jia and using the levers (motioning with my hands). "YES! YES!" he said.
He's always so proud of me when I get what he is saying! I asked if he picked up dirt or rocks or something. He said he picked up rocks. I can just see the smile on his face sitting on China Baba's lap in a fong o jia playing with the levers. Who would have ever thought that my long agonizing wait at the DMV could have turned out so memorable!