Thursday, March 25, 2010


I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this little boy:

this face:

these curls:

this smile:

these hands:

I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that:

-- he calls me both Mama & Mommy pretty equally... depending on his mood (with a Mom & MeeMee occasionally thrown in, too!)

-- how he calls me in the room when my favorite part of a movie is on

-- how he "gets lines" from his favorite TV shows/movies and uses them in context days later. For example, he told Zaide on the phone the other week "you're so weird!". After I got over the embarrassment, I was left curious as to how he learned that phrase... until I heard it on "The Li.on King" a few nights later! Thanks, Simba! He also has started saying "whatever" in a wistful tone... Thanks, Bear, from Frank.lin! =)

-- is learning how to read (sort-of). He has figured out "-at" words (i.e. cat, hat) by sounding them out. Pretty cool!

-- likes to "read" whole books by creating stories from the pictures... such an imagination!

-- looks at me like I am PERFECT (and I am soooo not).

-- how he says Abby Padabby (as opposed to "Abby Cad.abby") since he usually articulates really well these days -- it's kinda cute when he doesn't! He also still calls a baby bottle a "baba" which I think is beyond precious. "Baba" was one of his first words and G-d knows, he knew his "baba"... so it's so funny that he STILLS call it that now!

-- how he remembers *everything*... like today... when he saw a shower cap in a book today and said "that's like yours, Mama"!

-- how he comes in to snuggle with me after exactly 2 hours of sleeping during his nap. I know to be laying in bed then b/c he gets very upset if I'm not in the room when he comes in! Sometimes he'll fall back asleep, other times we'll just snuggle.

-- how he gets so excited when he does "the right thing". just today he came up to me and said "Mama, I SHARED!" and "Mama, I said I was sorry"... so sweet.

-- how he actually thanks me on the days I don't have to work (T & Th, weekends). He says "Mama, you don't have to work?" and when I tell him "not today!" he says "THANK YOU!" like he won the lottery or something! Precious (and kinda sad).

-- how he's such a sweet talker, always saying: "I'm happy to see you, Mama", "Mama, I love you the most" and "You're the best Mommy".

-- how he says "you came back" with a huge smile everytime I... well, come back... from wherever I am. I always tell him "don't worry, Mommy will always come back" (saying a silent "G-d willing" to myself)... but he still says it without fail every time he sees me. =)

I just LOVE LOVE LOVE my little love (who will be 3 in 3 days!!!):


E. from Pot o' Gold said...

This made me get teary-eyed. I love how affectionate they are, and how we are their whole world. I love that he says "You came back" and "Thank you" on days you don't work.

Wendy and Karen said...

He is such a great boy and you have captured so many lovely bits of your life with him. Beautiful post.

Sarah said...

LOVE this post...I can't believe he is already THREE!!!!!!

E. from Pot o' Gold said...

Hey Beth, I tried to write directions for the "Strikethrough" thing on here, but it won't let me write HTML on the comments, so I could e-mail it to you? Or, you could google how to do strikethrough.