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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #10

I try to not talk so much about him here, but in honor of the Monkey's 2nd birthday on Saturday, I give you 13 things about my boy:

  1. Sometimes he gets real quiet and stands real still, and just when you're thinking he's filling his pants he HOPS! and gives you a giant grin and says, "Mama, I a FROG!" Granted, when he hops his feet barely leave the ground, but it's still cute.
  2. He is in love with dinosaurs. He calls most of them "DINOSAUR" except for the Tyrannosaurus Rex, Stegosaurus, Triceratops and the Parasauralophus, which he calls "Carol!" after his daycare provider.
  3. When he wakes up in the middle of the night he often starts with "Daddy! I awake!" This is great for two reasons; one, it's just cute; and two, he's not yelling for me.
  4. He's starting to use more complex sentences, a recent example is "I go to Grandpa's house to color! With Jo!"
  5. He is a sweet sweet boy, full of kisses and hugs.
  6. When driving we have to be on constant lookout for busses, and be prepared to shout "BUS!" at every one of them.
  7. He *always* needs a hat. *Always* Sometimes two.
  8. He loves firetrucks, which he calls "Fire Fighter Trucks." Police cars, garbage trucks, delivery trucks, tow trucks, ambulances, lawn maintenance trucks, pickups with ladder racks, and mailtrucks are also "Fire Fighter Trucks!"
  9. He loves other kids. He isn't shy at all and is always ready to jump in with anyone who's playing.
  10. He is SO DRAMATIC when he wakes up. "Eyes, mama, eyes! Bright eyes!" His blonde hair is all fluffly like an dandelion and he's so horribly put out by the light. "Off!" "Sweetie, that's the SUN, mama can't turn it off!" "Off! Off! Eyyyyyeees"
  11. He will wash his hands and brush his teeth for 20 minutes, easy. Probably longer if we'd let him
  12. He loves books. He likes to be read to, but he LOVES to look at them by himself. He likes to bring us our books and point out the "CCCs" Good thing too since his parents both love books.
  13. He loves to count the steps into the house, and 75% of the time he GETS IT RIGHT. There are 14 steps, sometimes he skips 7 (always 7). He is very very reliable at counting things up to 6. He's not even 2 until Saturday!
I just love that kid so much.

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  1. That was beautiful! I have an almost-three-year-old and he has many of the same qualities/habits. Mine always missed 5 when counting. :)

  2. Very sweet. They grow up too fast. The next thing you know you have tall hairy monsters in your house like me. (sigh)

  3. How sweet. Sounds like you have a precious kiddo, and you sound like a wonderful, loving mom.

    Happy TT, and thanks for visiting my blog!

  4. He sounds like such a sweetie!!!

  5. Happy Birthday to him!!!!! Thanks for visiting me :)

  6. He sounds adorable. Kids at that age are great. It seems like they go from being a baby to a big kid overnight.

    By the way, have you gotten him a book called Cars and Trucks and Things that Go by Richard Scarry? I loved that book as a kid (I still have my copy). There are lots of silly looking cars and there's a little guy called gold bug that's hiding on every page. That book entertained me for hours.

  7. Happy Birthday Little Monkey!

    He is so precious. So, why don't you learn to turn off the sun. It kind of hurts my eyes too. :)

  8. Very cute, very sweet! Happy Birthday to the monkey. Our three-yr-old daughter shouts, "Move the sun!" while we're driving if the sun gets in her eyes. :-)

  9. This is so sweet. A Happy, happy Birthday to him! This is such a great age...I loved it when my son was in love dinosaurs.

  10. Aw, what a sweetheart! It brought back a lot of memories.

    Which were particularly poignant because while I was reading this, my sons (ages 12 & 16) were screaming at each other. Ah, those were the days... LOL

  11. What a precious TT!

    I nominated you for The Thinking Blogger Award!

  12. AWW! Happy birthday to your little guy! My son just had a birthday last week. He turned 16!

  13. Oh, I remember two. It wasn't terrible at all and it sounds like your son won't be terrible, either. Savor it.

    Happy TT!

  14. Omigosh! He's ADORABLE!!!! What a funny, cheaty little monkey! I love him! :)

  15. Great list, kids are the most cutest things. My Sumo (not his real name) is 15 months and my daughter is 3. I remember when she couldn't hardly jump off the ground either.

  16. He is a cutie!! I love the pic with him in the fire hat.

    And he brushes his teeth willingly?!! Dude! That is so not fair!! :-)

  17. Thanks everyone.

    He doesn't brush his teeth WELL willingly. He pretty much sucks off the water again and again, but I figure any time with a toothbrush is time well spent.


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