Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Boys

LUKAS I have seen such a change in Lukas lately. He is growing up so fast. He doesn't throw nearly as many tantrums and the whining/crying has significantly lessened. He wakes up happy and says the cutest things. He is still a hyper ball, but I don't know if that can be helped. He says his sweet little prayers (with one eye open to find out what to say next). He loves to call daddy or nana on the phone and talk talk talk. Pat left for work the other day and we were outside saying goodbye. Lukas had one more thing to say, but Pat didn't see and drove off. Lukas was so sad he started crying and I could feel the hurt he felt. It was so sweet. Pat came back and gave him a big hug and it make my heart melt to see Lukas love his daddy so much. And he is starting to play better with Max. Just this morning he said, "Max is my baby brother and I want him to play with me more". I had a date with Lukas this weekend and took him to see "Horton Hears a Who" (which is a really cute movie, by the way) and while we were getting in the car Lukas said to me, "I want Max to come with us, too. He'll have fun." I wasn't about to sit through a movie with Max running a muck, but it was nice that Lukas wanted him to come. Lukas does this thing if he wants to talk to me. He'll say "Mom on the phone?" and put his hand up to his ear like it's a cell phone. And I'm supposed to answer by putting my hand up to my ear. We have lots ot conversations this way, then when we're done, we'll just say, "Bye, love you." If I'm upset with him, he'll say, "Mommy, why are you nervous at me?" I guess he doesn't quite understand the meaning of that word. And Lukas is doing really well with the whole potty thing, which is truly a miracle to me. I honestly thought I'd be sending Lukas to kindergarten in diapers. Just now I was reminding him to go potty and he said, "Are you gonna be mad at me if I go in my diaper?" And I told him I'd just be disappointed. He replied, "I don't want you to be disappointed in me. I won't let you down." He surprises me constantly with his witty comments and questions. This picture is what he actually wore to the store with me the other day. He got dressed in two different PJ's and put on his hat and garden gloves. He is sure independent. And he loves to put my socks on and pull them up to his knees.

MAX Max...holy cow this kid is active! He is busy busy busy! It's nearly impossible to sit through church and actually hear the speakers and lessons. But we have two more weeks and he'll go to nursrey. I'm a bit nervous about that (we have a HUGE nursrey) but I am looking forward to having my sanity back, at least on Sunday. He talks so much, it's fun to hear him. He recognizes so many things (Dora, Elmo, Jesus, ). He LOVES Nana and Papa, but particularly Papa. My parents were here the other day and were getting ready to leave. Papa was holding Max and he didn't want to be put down. Papa was in the car still holding Max and wouldn't come to me until I finally said "bottle". He climbs up onto our kitchen table (which is one of those high ones) and hasn't fallen yet. Although he did tip his high chair over while he was in it and that made him nervous, so he understands what "fall" means now. We had donuts for FHE last week and now his favorite word is "donut" which he says so clearly. We were in the car the other day driving and Lukas asked Max how he was doing. I hear a faint "good". It was cute that Max answered. And if you ask Max if he wants to stay in the tub to play or get out, he'll say "play". He is also a bit fiesty and if he's upset, he'll throw whatever is in his hand and run the other way in frustration. Or he'll come in front of me and push me until I go where he wants me to go. As soon as I open the front door or garage, Max is running outside to play. He sometimes puts dirt in his mouth, I think only b/c the reaction he gets from us. And he takes his little scooter cart right into the street and runs for his life. He also does this b/c of my reaction. He has his own little language and I just could kiss his fat cheeks every day.

My little guys are growing so much. I sure love 'em.

7 comments:

The Lantz Family said...

I think my favorite part about parenting is how the kids interact with each other. Your boys are so cute! Please let's play soon!

Alison said...

Your boys are sooo cute!!

Patty R said...

I love those boys. I love hearing stories about them. Love you guys :)

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Kimberly said...

Sometimes I can't believe that you and I are moms. One of these days our boys are going to be the Devon, Paul and AJ's of their ward. Isn't that hard to imagine. Can we just put them in a bubble and tell them to stop growing...it's all going by way too fast!

The Little Window Shoppe said...

I love these little guys!! It's been so much fun watching them grow.
Thanks for visiting my little window shoppe and for sharing it with everyone...you are such a good friend. :)

Kenna said...

You are such a cute mom! I love your stories about your kids. They are so cute, and I'm sure they're filled to overflowing with personality!