Monday, February 16, 2009

Dragon Breath

We have a new addition to the family......This is our BEARDED DRAGON named Freddie........I had the cutest video of kyle holding our new pet FREDDIE and explaining all of the cool facts. He turned right into a mini Jeff Corwin as soon as the camera turned on. He is so proud. He talked about where he comes from (native to Australia), how big he will get (a foot long or so), right now he is just a little hatchling. And what he eats (crickets and all sorts of veggies and fruit)

BUT unfortunately, without my own computer to work with and upload the video, I can't seem to figure it out. I promise I will try again somehow, but for now, you will have to settle for this picture of him.

Yup! Call me crazy, Call me the coolestmomofaboy in the world, call me nurturing my son's love of everything Nature. In case you don't recall, THIS POST explains a lot about Kyle and his love for these Dinosaur creatures, and how long he has wanted this bearded dragon. Truth is, this little Saver, saved all his Christmas money, and the dollars he gets from his Meme each time he gets a 100 on a test at school, AND managed to fill a mason jar with beans he slowly earned for good behavior in order to buy his new little friend.

~~~Everything Kyle explained in the movie was accurate except for a part when he said the Dragon would charge after you to Bite! I think he just wanted to add a little DRAMA. Unless you are a cricket, Bearded Dragons are very docile. Except for the lack of cuddliness, I think they make a very good companion. (really wish you could have see the video)

......Just the other day, My Grandmother remarked (and this is exactly what she said)
"a'course I won't be here to see it, but I really wish I could see Kyle when he is all grown up, what he becomes. 'cause he'll be something spectacular I'm sure."
ummmm....yeah..........I was speechless to say the least...I was re-composed in about 10 minutes .

aside from that remark ripping my heart out to know that Gramma thinks about a time when she will no longer be alive, I often refuse to let myself think that time will come at all. At the same time, it warms my heart to know that she sees Kyle's potential. Gramma Claire is right - Kyle WILL become something spectacular - I'm sure!


Meme said...

I have to agree with Gramma Claire. We all know how special Kyle is. This is the second time you brought tears to my eye, I am going to have to stop reading your blogs at work.

I never thought I would ever think this----BUT Freddie is really CUTE!

corin said...

Gramma's comment is a prime example of why we need to live in the moment, thinking that far ahead is too painful. Forget when they are grown, I would love for Grampa to see how big Greg has gotten in the last 4 years. have to stop with these tearjerkers...time for some ranting about coworkers.

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Tracey said...

Awww... What a lovely post about your son.

And lizards and snakes don't bug me. I can handle them. Feed 'em every once in a while and they're good. But a DOG? No thanks.