I now have an 11 year old.
I remember thinking last year, “Wow, I have a 10 year old,” Somehow, this is equally as mind blowing. My little kiddo is not so little anymore. He’s growing up.
My son, Dominic Adam, turned 11 years old on June 10th. We celebrated the previous Sunday with a small gathering of family and friends at our house. We had a really good time.
In addition to toys and clothes and other gifts, Dom received a brand new sleeping bag and his very own dome tent to use when we go camping. It’s currently still set up in the back yard. He’s having a lot of fun with it.
The next day, Dom and I went on a day-hike at the Spicer Lake Nature Preserve. This is our favorite local hang out. The highlight of the trip was the Painted Turtle that we met in the parking lot. Later, we came across a nesting site where several of the hatched eggs were still there.
We had a really good time wandering around the park. It’s the perfect size for Dom as it only has approximately 4 miles of trails. We can hike the whole park and it doesn’t usually wear him out.
I am planning an over night camping trip for him on my next days off from work. He says he wants to go and is excited. Hopefully the weather isn’t too hot or stormy. I have a ton of ideas to keep him interested and from getting bored.