A Paleontologist in My Kitchen!

7 10 2011
Theo, unearthing T-Rex bones in our kitchen. Photo by Amy Rauch Neilson.

I woke up this morning and found a paleontologist hard at work in my kitchen!

He didn’t look like the picture of a paleontologist I had in my mind’s eye. But he certainly seemed to know what he was doing.

There was a pile of debris on one end of my kitchen island, and a pile of bones at the other. I quickly forgot that this young dinosaur scientist was clad in Elvis Rock ‘n Roll pajamas when he began to explain to me how the T-Rex once ruled the earth, and that likely a meteor strike was the beginning of the end for the dinosaurs.

Theo is home from school today, part of a two-day mini-break that began with a fabulous field trip with his class to Wiard’s Orchards in Ypsilanti, Mich. yesterday. The weather has been phenomenal all week and we are drinking it in, every moment. We are living the gift — the present.

In a week filled with Happy Squares, our next move will be lunch with Daddy, who is taking a half-day off work, then on to see our niece Emily march in the Brighton High School Homecoming Parade, followed by the football game and the band’s halftime performance. We can’t wait!

By the way, though Theo is intrigued by the life of a paleontologist, he stated quite clearly this morning that he is better suited to a life as a herpetologist.

Copyright 2011, Amy Rauch Neilson

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4 responses

7 10 2011
Paul Vachon

Theo’s a cute kid, Amy. You’re a lucky mom.

7 10 2011
Kate

OMG…Only Theo!!!! What a great little boy he is!

7 10 2011
brian Murphy

The quintessence of cutedom!

7 10 2011
Laura Kasischke

cutest picture ever!!!

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