Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Coming to the rescue!

Go Diego Go! Coming to the rescue!

Ok, for those of you with 3-6 year olds, is that snappy tune in your head? For over a day now my boys have been singing the theme song to Go Diego Go!

Why? Well, because Daddy has a big heart and Mommy is quick with digital scrapbooking software!


Let me explain!

The other morning hubby was removing the pool cover and came across a struggling little chipmunk. He probably fell in trying to get a drink. David rolled the cover till the little water-logged critter was near the edge. He called the boys over instructing them to get a little bread and a towel.

Then everyone shifted into rescue gear!

The boys hovered over Daddy as he lifted the chipmunk to safety.

The poor thing was in rough shape - who knows how long he had been treading water to stay afloat.

I, being the Mommy grabbed the camera and got photos of the entire rescue.

The boys, well, they were so proud to have, "saved an animal, just like Diego!"

So, as David got the boys ready for preschool, I quickly downloaded the photos and made the boys each a Rescue Certificate. I thought it would be cute - well, you would have thought the boys won the lottery. They were beyond beaming - they were gushing pride!

Clutching their Rescue Certificates they went off to preschool. When they arrived, pandemonium broke out! The excitement grew all during the 2.5 hour program. The boys retold and retold the story over and over and over and over.

My heart swelled as I left the school hearing each boy explain their role and proudly show off their Rescue Certificate.

DJ is now convinced that Diego keeps tabs on everyone. If you become an animal rescuer and help save an animal, then Diego knows about it and will send you a Rescue Certificate and you become just like Diego! Since the chipmunk rescue he has saved 7 beetles, 4 ants and 1 unidentifiable centipede-like creature - all from danger!

It is soooo cute and adorable. They have been clutching their Rescue Certificates and beaming. I cannot help but imagine them with the same enthusiasm accepting their high school diplomas, bringing home their first girlfriends, showing off their first set of wheels, getting accepted into college or university, falling in love, graduating from higher education, landing their dream job, getting married, holding their own children for the first time, and the list of possible life experiences goes on and on and on and on.

My caring, sensitive, fun-loving animal rescuers are growing up fast...I better not blink, in fear of missing something.


Family Adventure said...

Can I just say that your boys have the BEST parents? That is beyond adorable. Thanks for putting a smile on my face :)


Kathryn said...

Aww. Diego would be so proud!

3XMom said...

oh my GOSH! You are AMAZING! Way to go, Mommy!

Mrs. Schmitty said...

That was a fantastic idea! What a great memory for them!!

Life As I Know It said...

Very cool.
I saw the title of your post and immediately thought of Diego...

Tara R. said...

That is fabulous! I had to laugh at the insect rescues. My own son convinced me we HAD to take an electrocuted squirrel we found in our yard to the vet emergency hospital. He even called the next day to find out how it was. The Rescue Certificates - genius!

Chrissy said...

This so adorable! What a fantastic story. The certificate is awsome what a great idea. You are a terrific mother.


shay said...

Um that is seriously awesome!
You're boys are lucky to have you as their mom.

Emily said...

Kudos to you for thinking of the certificate!

ALF said...

That is so cute. And good for you guys for teaching them to save animals!

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Aw! They are so cute! and Yay you for putting those together so quickly, great job!

Lainey-Paney said...


...the rescue pack! coming to the rescue!


Kellan said...

Cute certificates - you're such a great mom! Great story too!

Have a good day, Laura - see you soon - Kellan

Don Mills Diva said...

That is the cutest story I think I have ever heard. Diego would indeed be proud!

imbeingheldhostage said...

That is the cutest thing I have read in weeks! You my dear, get the parenting award (you can share with the hubby)-- I would never have thought to even let my little guys take part. Cute cute cute.

Melissa said...

This was truly a lovely post. Your little boys are growing up. Surely don't blink or you will miss all the fun stuff to come.

Patty said...

OMG that is so cute. Abby is seriously addicted to Diego.. Dor as well but she's really really in love with Diego.

She would be so impressed with a certificate like that. I would bet all my money that she too thinks Diego keeps tabs on all of us too.

Abby loves to put a hard had on and put on a little backpack and go around rescuing all kinds of stuffed animals around the house. She LOVES being an animal rescuer.

Pregnantly Plump said...

What a great idea! I love that you made them certificates! I will definitely have to steal that.