Monday, August 17, 2009

At this moment

I wish I could stop time.

I love every single thing about The Baby right now.
I want to hang on to this forever.


I love the way he sleeps in his big boy bed now.
I love the way he puts S's in almost all of his words.
(watersmelon, buttersfly, dinners, rains out dehrs (rain out there), lubs you mommas, Mickeys Mouse Clubshouse)


I love that a rainshower is cause to put on boots (on the wrong feet) and go splash in puddles regardless if he's wearing any pants.

I love how much he loves trains and asks 30 times a day to see a "train coming?!"

I love the way he bats his eyelashes and flirts with strangers at church or the store.


I love the way he always has to eat marshmallows in pairs. One alone is never right. He must have one for each hand. And he loves marshmallows!

I love the way he rarely says I or Me, but refers to himself in the third person.

I love how he hugs so tight and doesn't let go until I force him to. I hate doing that, but after 5 minutes of a bear hug, sometimes I really do have to get on with other things.


When the phone rings he runs full speed screaming, "I dot it!!!"


I love how he drives the dining room chairs (all 6 of them) around the house pretending they're trains. Okay, I don't really love that, but I know it's something I'll look back on and laugh.

When we go grocery shopping, he yells "Choo Choooooo!!!" so loud it echos through The WalMarts and causes strangers to come see what is going on at my cart. People always laugh and think it's hilarious.

I love when he gets excited about something how his eyes sparkle and he nods his head while he's telling someone about it. "See dat, mommas?!"

He knows a little "pweeeease" will get him anything he wants. "Mommas, ice cweams pweeease..."


At this moment I love this child so much it hurts.
I want to hold on to this moment for just a little bit longer.

38 comments:

Lindsay With Lindsay said...

Awww, I know what you mean. They grow up too fast and you turn around and wonder where they went. My 3 1/2 year old loves to hear about things he did when he was "a baby," and I keep thinking, but you still are a baby!!

shelli said...

I bet he enjoys his time with you while the girl and boy are at school. He's so cute!

Jennifer Juniper said...

My "baby" goes to school all day this year. I haven't been able to talk about it all month (or type about it, it seems) without crying. I will miss those dang kids :(

Lissa said...

that time is so amazing! But every part of their lives brings so much enjoyment! So much love. They just grow into amazing little people don't they

paperhill said...

i can so relate to this post. my little guy is 3 1/2 and i'm hanging on tight. he's adorable by the way :) have a great week & thanks for visiting!

cabin + cub said...

awwww.. so cute... heehee.. love how he is so carefree... even no pants doesn't bother him. ;)

Laura said...

Luke LUBS me too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! "I LUB YOU MAMA"....Oh, how I NEVER want him to NOT say that.

I am right there with you.
I swear to my husband that none of my kids LUB me the way Luke does.
But he is the baby.

Thank God for blogging...
we have captured such beautiful moments forever...
or should I say
forEBER

I lub you Beki!

Annabelle said...

So precious!

SleightGirl said...

He's so precious! I don't blame you for wanting to stop time. Such a cutie!

Vanessa and Company said...

Aww Beki! What a sweet post!

Chrisy said...

Gorgeous post!

Jenny said...

What a sweet post. I know how you feel. My oldest baby starts 1st grade tomorrow, my middle baby starts preschool next week, and my youngest baby is growing up way too fast for me too. How time flies!!!!

Princess Caitlin said...

I wish I could hug him. :)

How does he say Marshmallow?
I say smarschmallows, just because I like to.
Always. Unless I say shmarschmallows.
or smarshymallows.

I just like that word.

and I like your Baby.

Practically Perfect... said...

Awww, he is so cute (said in a high-pitched, sweet, sing-songy kind of voice!). Seriously adorable! Thanks for sharing :-)

jellybelly*jellybrain said...

Nawww - I love it when they're in the not wearing any trousers stage.

boy*jelly is horrified at the thought of not being properly dressed, but it wasn't that long ago he used to be in just a
t-shirt and pants

Gosh. This American vs British speak is confusing!

Trousers are your "pants"

and

our "pants" are your underwear!

forever folding laundry said...

So sweet. Time is moving too quickly, I agree. And he is rockin' those rain boots.

~Keri

Wendy said...

See? I told you that bad baby is wonderful! :o)

jen christians said...

I can RELATE! It is so hard to know that my baby is my last!

Trasie Bressler said...

I so get this post! I so get this post so much that it brought me to tears.......I want to hold onto this moment in my kids lives so much it hurts. I don't want them to grow up, I don't want them to experience hurt, I don't want them to know this world is not kind, I don't want them to ever not need me. I just want them to stay this size forever....:)

I can relate!!!

Ruth said...

Beki, I think you made my ovaries quiver. Oh dear. He is ADORABLE... and 'watersmelon' is the cutest thing I have ever heard!!

Kathleen said...

Indeed =) how precious! thanks for sharing the memories and the beautiful pictures!

Lynns Lovelies said...

Awwww that is just so sweet and makes Moms tear up just remembering all the little things our babies said and did...
Thanks so much Beki, for the memories you are making and the memories that have been made...

Hugs,
Lynn♥

~Let Freedom Ring~

Graceful Moments said...

He just gets cuter and cuter. I love the boots with no pants...total spontaneity! They do grow up so fast. So glad you are savoring each and every moment!

Anonymous said...

I could eat that baby with a spoon! He is soooooo sweet :-) Warn me next time you're posting something so touching so I can have tissue ready....Nana

Jesse said...

These times are so special, it goes waaay to fast.

kraftykash said...

I cab remember when Kalen was that little. I blinked and now he is 14. He used to love to wear boots at that age, ALL THE TIME. haha

rentz said...

So sweet, Beki. I love this age too!

Rebekah said...

Yes, it goes by sooo fast... and yet, somedays, it seems to drag by too slow, why is that??

Christina said...

Awesome, Beki.
Thank you for that wonderful perspective.

Beth said...

You are killing me here. My baby just turned two on Sunday and I know it won't last much longer. It's bittersweet, isn't it?

Jen L. said...

What a sweet post! He is just precious. They sure grow up fast. I'd love to freeze my 19 month old at this exact age for a while.

BTW, you asked on my blog where we were--we're in central Alabama. And it's hot! We have two Bass Pro Shops w/in driving distance. (Lucky us...)

Tara said...

So Sweet Beki!! he is adorable in those rain boots...even on the wrong feet! :)

Erica said...

oh my goodness i just want to hug him! that totally made me teary eyed... they grow too fast. he sounds so much like my sean... i bet they would have fun together (at least your little guy wears a shirt, mine would rather just wear his pull up!)

HeatherScent said...

Sometimes I think you are blogging about my Kid.
Wears rains boots with no pants? Check.
Obsessed with trains (or anything with wheels)? Check.
Is very naughty? Check.
Is insanely adorable and thus can get away with being very naughty? Check.
Refers to himself in the 3rd person? Check (this freaks me out a bit as it reminds me of Buffalo Bill from Silence of the Lambs -- "It puts the lotion in the basket.")
Likes to double-fist his snacks? Check.

The only difference is that my Kid is about six months older than your Baby. Not that it makes him any more mature or wiser or anything. It just means he has a wider vocabulary with which to sass me.

Rose Works Jewelry said...

He's such a cutie! I don't blame you for wanting to keep him just the way he is :)

Renee said...

Awww, he is so cute ...
thanks for sharing...such a beautiful post...
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Whimsical Creations said...

Sooooo true!! What a special time!

Clare said...

Ah, that made me tear up a little bit. So Sweet, I totally understand! And seeing those pictures makes me want to hug on him.