Tuesday, May 29, 2012

My Andrew

I have said before that it is impossible to put into words the love I have for Andrew, or for any of my three boys for that matter.  Since I did  Joey's six month post earlier today, I wanted to do a post for Andrew.  I love everything about this little boy--his laugh, his smell, his fascination with smoke detectors, the way he puts his hands together to pray before each meal, the way he blows me a kiss when I am driving if he sees me looking at him through the rear view mirror, the way he cannot control himself when Mickey's Hotdog song comes on, and the list could continue forever.  He is growing up so fast and developing such a personality. 

He is picking up words left and right.  I know that I will forget some, but here is a list off the top of my head.  I will not list animal sounds since I did that in the zoo post.
  • Mama
  • Dada
  • Bubba
  • eat eat...and then puts himself in his booster
  • blue
  • purple
  • red
  • ball
  • boo boo and ow
  • out
  • cat
  • Paw Paw
  • bump bump...when we are driving and hit a bump
  • Tootles...from Mickey Mouse
  • No No (with a finger shake, too:)
  • milk
  • teeth
  • toe
  • shoe
  • cheese...when I am taking a picture
  • turtle
  • whoa...when Joey was still shaky on sitting up and would topple over
  • bubbles
  • uh-oh
  • night-night
  • bear
  • bird
He can also point to almost every body part when asked. 

He still absolutely LOVES books.  Reading is by far his favorite thing to do.  He loves to crawl up in our laps with a book.  He likes to hear the same stories over, and over, and OVER again.  I can basically recite them all without even looking at the pages.
 I think one of my favorite things about Andrew is how particular he is about everything.  I can imagine that his dad was the same as a little boy.  I could never capture all of the little "Andrewisms," but here are a few.  He has three puzzles.  He will not work on just one puzzle at a time. He must do all three.   The puzzles must be in a perfect line.
 He likes to play with shoes.  He puts them perfectly in lines.  Here are some of Joey's shoes that he lined up for him in the foyer the other day.  I think it is pretty impressive that he has them with their matching shoe, all facing the correct way, etc.  Joey came home that evening and just smiled when he saw it.
 He keeps all like objects together.  For example, if he puts one ball in the recliner, there is no way that it will stay there alone.  He will go and get all of his balls and add it to the stack.
 Finally, he likes to park his cars in the straight line on top of the trashcan.

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