Several weeks ago we got a new addition in our lives. I’m not talking about Christian who was born at the hospital, but about Ed, the dinosaur we acquired via Nerd in the Brain’s Dino-Doption Program.
Here’s how it worked: the Nerd, with the assistance of her step-daughter, shared the stories of four dinosaurs (three more came later), and those who could provide a good home to one here in the US could submit a form to adopt the one they thought would be a good addition to their household. When I saw this description, I knew Ed would fit in so well with my family:
Ed’s great sense of humor and outgoing personality make him fun to hang out with, but his love for pranks can get a little annoying. He loves sports, bubbles, and hot dogs. Ed wants to go to parks, sporting events, and carnivals.
Logan was so excited when I told him we’d be getting Ed; for an hour he was stomping around the living room as if he was a dinosaur himself. The celebratory stomping continued the following Monday when the little guy arrived. That afternoon Logan and I used a box along with some other odds and ends to make Ed a room. Of course I’m one of few who would find this clever, but I like the fact that we used mail-friendly stuff for such a concept. Before we could show Ed his crib he decided to hide on Logan– he really is a bit of a prankster!
The next day Logan and I, along with Gabe’s Tia Marilyn, took Ed on his first outing. The first few stops weren’t too exciting, but the boys liked getting a cookie from Marilyn’s work, sharing a frozen hot chocolate at the Sweet Boutique, and having a hot dog for lunch.
Things haven’t been as exciting since then, though Logan continues to love on him and Ed’s been on a couple other outings, too. I know a handful of the people who also decided to adopt dinosaurs, so we wrote one of them and may very well write letters to the others so the dinosaurs can all stay in touch since their days at the sanctuary.
I’d just like to thank Emily (the Nerd) and her step-daughter for all the smiles they sent our way. I’m hoping to have more things to be said about Ed for them/you as time goes on 🙂
Sincerely, Kate ~!~