Monday, January 5, 2009


Do you remember what you wanted to be when you were little? I think I wanted to be a few different things. I wanted to be a Veterinarian, and a Ballet Dancer, a Horse Trainer, and a Teacher. I did end up becoming a teacher. Do you think that we are born with certain tendencies to do certain things with our lives? And we kind of know what we are suppose to do, even when we are little? If that is true, I have a brilliant Shark Expert on my hands right now. Derek LOVES Sharks. He always has been fascinated by them.

He has this Shark Book Memorized, and used to take it to church on Sundays to wow everyone in the Nursery. For his talent at the Family Reunion Talent Show last summer, he rambled off the names of 20 or so sharks without looking at anything. Giving descriptions of them as well.
We went to the Aquarium, which Derek and I frequent often, on Saturday again, with Jeff for the first time. I feel like this is one more reason that I have to get my family to California as soon as possible.

I don't think I am doing my little Oceanographer a real service by living in Utah....

But of course, he does like Dinosaurs too....hmmmmm


Greg & Andrea said...

What a smart little boy. but so is Clint. I remember when he was little he had a lot of Dinosaurs memorized didn't he? That is really cool that Derek knows so much about sharks I guess you will have to get out to the ocean soon.

Tom & Michelle said...

Well Andi took my comment because I thought that very same thing. I remember Clint when he was little telling us all the dinosaurs names that we couldnt even pronouce. You have some smart kids there. And for things you want to be when you grow up I think thats true I wanted to be a mom and thats what I am to 10+ toddlers everyday. looks like you got a shark boy.