Monday, May 7, 2012

Nose Kisses

My little boy is growing fast!   Every day I swear he grows taller - currently reaching heights of 39" at our best tape measuring attempt.   He is so full of joy and excitement.  He has so much energy bottled up in that little body of his that it sometimes spills into just sheer crazy movements of his little limbs, flailing and jumping about.   Sometimes requiring one of us parents to tell him to calm down, buddy!!

He talks a mile a minute in such perfect English - there are no baby words, rarely a simple sentence either.   He talks like a mini-adult... a mini-well educated one for that matter.    He picks up vocabulary and proper usage so well.  Whenever he does have a misapplication of a word I smile so big and help correct him, because those moments of my toddler preschool boy are fleeting (they were rare anyway!)

He loves to run, sword fight, and (currently) watch as much Kim Possible as we'll allow.  He'd watch it all day long if we'd let him.  We do not.   He enjoys going to preschool and plays well with the other kids.   He still is pretty shy though and if an adult talks to him he's unfamiliar with, his head tilts his head to the side as if he's trying to burrow away into his shoulder.  

He loves to make faces of any kind.   He's pretty good at them too.   He loves to laugh and in recent days really wants to pick up  his sister.  Mom and Dad (and Sister sometimes) are less than a fan of this recent development.    He loves his dad like no other and can't wait to see him and show him anything and everything he's done with his day. 

He is always seeking out something 'special' - whether it be a 'special' drink when we go out to eat and it can be as simple as a lemonade and he'll call it 'special' - but sometimes we get creative and get him a milkshake or a Shirley Temple (that was his favorite to date.)  He also now asks to hear a 'special' story every now and again at bedtime.  I tell him the story of his birth and he loves it.  He gives the best hugs all the time, but he gives even better ones after I tell that story.

He is always wanting to do a 'new project' at home with me.   Finding new and exciting things for him to do can be challenging, but he isn't seeking a grand production just something new and exciting and as long as the delivery sounds exciting he's pretty keen to go along with it.

Most of our days my dear son is like this...


But on some rare moments he's calmer and loving and wants a nose kiss.



I love Ace with all of my heart - his quirks, his crazies, his loving and sweet spirit.  I love that without prompting he'll come up to me: tilt his head, squint his eyes nearly shut and nod his head and say "I love you too, mom"     I love you, Ace!



8 comments:

Jen Milstead said...

He is absolutely adorable! I love this shot...perfection!

Blair said...

I absolutely LOVE these pictures! :) Great idea. Found you on Simple Things.

At Home with the Hammonds said...

Beautiful moment captured!

rebecca said...

absolutely precious! :) thanks for sharing with us....I would so love to share one of these photos in my Mother's day EMBRACE THE CAMERA challenge post coming later this week. I'll be showcasing a whole bunch of photos of us mom's and this would be such a wonderful addition to the roundup! :) Let me know if that's ok with you. Rebecca

Gillian said...

What a perfect shot - you'll love it forever :)

Ioana-Carmen said...

Hello dear ^^ your blog is so pretty! let's follow each other, would be fun :)what do u say?:X

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Katie said...

These pictures are priceless...they really just melted my heart! Happy Mother's Day!

Jennifer said...

Such Sweet pictures:) Thanks for sharing!
~Jennifer