Thursday, February 25, 2010

Bigger and Bigger

"Mom, do you wanna do puzzles?" "Wanna read a book?" "Mommy, sing Jesus Loves Me." "I peed." "Can I wash dishes?" "Cat! Be good!" "Thank you Mommy, for fixing it."

His little voice sometimes just gets to me. I want to keep it in a box, so I play it later when his little voice has long since said it's last good-bye. I love it when he sings to me or with me. I almost want him to stay two forever, but I know each new faze is exciting in it's own way. This morning we played a rousing game of hide-and-seek together. I ran from one end of the house to the other, crouching and ducking here and there, all the while being chased by a small giggling boy. This afternoon I plan to take him outside to play in the snow. That is, if he ever goes to sleep and gets his nap over with. We received well over a foot of heavy, wet snow last night, perfect for making snowmen or sledding down the snow banks. Josh has only been sledding once and we've never made a snowman together. (Last year's doesn't really count, as he didn't help me one bit.) I know it'll be a chore to get on all of our snow clothes and tromp through the three foot drifts, but it's be worth it once we reach the open yard. We could build the biggest snow man together. I'm getting chills just thinking about it. (Hurry Josh! Fall asleep, so you can be done with your nap. Then we can go play outside together!!) I want to enjoy each moment I can with this little guy.

7 comments:

Martha said...

I like his little voice too. We watched a summer video this morning where he was still calling Hannah "Nanna". He is at such a cute stage. Soak it all in and tuck it away to dig up later. (I can still hear my little guys giggling if I stop to think about it and it still makes me smile.)

"hodbob"- It's a kind of fishfry...

Kim said...

I have decided that The best thing I could have done is tape conversations and songs. Video taping is even better. I love looking back, and realizing just how much the kids have grown. And when they are all grown up, and their kids are doing the same things. Saying the same things. I can go in my little hole and imaging they are my little babies all over again. I was a bunch of pictures of when Jason and Stacy got married. Abby was three. and the boys were not much older than that. I love to look back. I love to look forward too. To who they have become, and who God will make them to be in the future. I am so excited at every moment I have with my babies. However. I also remember many times, when those voices, and fingerprints were irritations. What a shame. I know better now.

Rachel said...

I love watching videos of Steven and Michael when they were small. Enjoy every minute, time flies! I hope you were able to build a snowman together!

Rachel said...

I probably haven't seen you guys since Christmas. I think a game night is in order.

Martha said...

"suntee"- Oh yeah, I wish!

(I think Kim is dyslexic just kile me.)

joeks said...

You definitely have this mommy thing right! I hope Josh got his nap, and you got out to play in the snow together, making a forever memory!

Heather said...

I so agree with you, Bethany Ann!! I just wanted to squish them and not let them grow any bigger. Two-year-olds sure are cute and learn so many new things everyday. i love it! I know you enjoy every moment with your Josh!