Monday, September 14, 2009

Nate at 2 years & 3 months

Oh my active and crazy child. I wish you would share some of that energy with mommy. And by share, I mean give me some of it to use, not pounce on me when I'm not looking or fling your insane-o karate arms in my general direction.
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You are getting so much more independent. You tell me you want to do it, "All...by....myself!" in the most drawn out way possible. Ok, we get it! You want to climb into the car, get up on the stool, take off your own undies to go potty, and load your bankalee into the washer. I find it funny when I ask you if you can put on your own Crocs and you want me to do it. It's pretty much the only thing you don't want to attempt for some reason.
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Everything is "Bad, Bad" or "Big, Big" right now. Spiderman is bad, in your dinosaur book there is a "bad, bad bedactyl (pterodactyl)", the hill we go down is big big. It is pretty funny, but I wish you wouldn't always want to be the "bad transformer".
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We have been unsuccessful in breaking you of your superhero fetish. You now run around shooting webs at people and singing the entire Spiderman theme song. I will have to get that on video because it is amazing that, at 2, you know all of the lyrics to such a long song.
You are becoming much of a momma's boy, telling Daddy no when he wants kisses. You usually give in and give him hugs and kisses, but it takes a few times of asking. Not so much where mommy is concerned. You would smooch me all day if I'd let you.
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You have decided that you are a big boy now. You're not a baby or a little boy and you will correct anyone who says otherwise....even the elderly man sitting behind us at breakfast. "Me BIG Boy, not little boy".
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We have begun the final phase of potty training. Mommy finally ditched the Pullups crutch. I think they were too much like diapers and you had no incentive to keep them dry. We are now only in undies all day except sleep times. Let's pray this seals the deal. We only have 9 weeks left to prefect this before the diaper mayhem begins!
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You have stopped the naughty words for the most part. I think it helps that all of us around you are really trying to watch the things we say.
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You are really interested in people and things and want to know more about them. You want to know every one's name, people in books, walking by in the market or anywhere for that matter. I have started making up names and it is kind of fun. You want to know "what flavor" or "what kind" everything is. I love your curiosity and you always repeat what I tell you.
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You and Daddy play wonderful imaginative games. You have recently been "Captain pirate Big Boy" and you and captain pirate daddy sail around on your bed with a makeshift flag composed of a Swiffer handle and your bankalee. Daddy tells stories and he pauses and lets you fill in the blanks. I love listening to the things you come up with.
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Whenever we leave the room and you are comin' you yell, "Wait up!" which you started off saying "Speed up" until we told you what it was supposed to be.
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And finally, my new favorite thing is your knack for remembering things and repeating them. Daddy told me I looked pretty the other day and for the last 3 mornings when I have gone to get you out of bed, you have smiled up at me and said, "You look so pretty mommy". It melts me every time!
Now I leave you with a song courtesy of Natey!

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16 comments:

  1. soooooooo cute!!! you guys are so blessed!!

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  2. He is such a little ham. I love it. Great job on the pop at the end of the song. So sweet.
    Really is it only 9 more weeks? This is flying by.
    I love it when Stunt Man tells me I look pretty too. Sweetest words.

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  3. he is so cute... totally at that age where they are so entertaining and fun!

    love the updates!

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  4. He is so stinkin' cute! I truly hope you are warding off all other girls and promising him only to T :)

    Speaking of, she is also all about "I do it all...by...myself", except for when it comes to cleaning up toys, and it's either "I'm not big enough" or "Help.....meeeee!"

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  5. These area always so fun to read and of course I love the video of him singing :o)

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  6. The video but a huge smile on my face! He is a doll! It melts my heart that he tells you your so pretty!

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  7. Love the song!! He even has the sound effect down. So cute. Logan is the only one around here who says I'm pretty. Good thing I have him!

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  8. What a ham! I could just eat him right up. I seriously just watched the video twice.. he is just that damn cute!

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  9. He is too cute. That video was great! BTW - Thanks for that sweet comment on my last post!

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  10. Oh frig, you've got me in tears! I love that Natey, I just LOVE HIM!!!

    He is the sweetest little bubba out there and I wish so much that we could see you guys again. Preferably regularly. Sigh...

    Love love the visual of Nate and Aaron in their Pirate ship! We have a super cute book you HAVE to get it's called "I love My Pirate Papa" by Laura Leuck(sp?) It's terrific, seriously Nate will love it and so will you.

    FYI - I've added a few new pics to your gallery for you, you are of course welcome to share as many of them as you wish. I wish I could go faster, I do but I have this thing...I treat each individual image as a work of art. And art takes time. Hang in there, I know I'm testing your patience. ;)

    BlogBaby's BabyMama

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  11. So cute! I love the superhero stage...my son is still in it and he's 5!

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  12. Just came over from Brooke's page to congradulate you on your candle win...I'm the other winner! Your little Natey is adorable and I loved his video!

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  13. He is seriously one cute kid. Can't wait to see your baby girl!

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  14. He is just so dang cute. And those curls!!!!!!!!!!!

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What you talkin' bout Willis??