Saturday, February 27, 2010

Rockets, Dentists and poops!

OK…started off yesterday at the Space and Rocket Center so Patrick could blow off a lil energy before his very first dentist appointment.  So we are at the Davidson Center there, and there is a replica of the old Apollo space shuttles and you can sit in them and pretend to take off.  Patrick has always been terrified of this, but for some reason, this time he said he wanted to go in….however….he said verbatim “I want to go in…but I DONT want to blast off!”  Too funny!

The trip to the dentist office was awesome.  He was an angel, and I have the video to prove it (coming shortly).  His teeth are all in and looking good.  The dentist said he should be  a poster boy for how a kid should act in the office!

And today, Patrick pooped on his own lil potty.  Oh, by the way, today was also the first day he peed standing up! We went out to the River playground on Redstone and of course, the bathrooms were locked. So, he pulled down his pants and peed au natural!  And now we think he is all the way potty trained, as he has pooped on the potty 8 days straight!!!!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

…I ah…think I left my wallet at home!

Story precursor…we had just gotten back from Chattanooga and had bought Patrick his very first wallet there….

So, Patrick and I were doing the grocery shopping at Wal Mart the other night.  Patrick keeps asking me, “We go home now?”  I said, “Patrick, we still have to pay.  Remember how we got you that new wallet?  And showed you that money goes in it?  Well, we need to pay for these groceries with money, just like what is in your wallet.”

He looks up at me, and then smacks his fore head in one of those “oh darn” moments and says, “Awwwe, I left my wallet at home!” 

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Growing up Overnight

Well, it has been awhile since I have posted anything. It is just so hard for me to find the time to sit down, and write, and Patrick is doing or saying something new everyday that I have a hard time keeping up. But I wanted to share a few of the smart, funny, or just plain cute things that he says and does.

First off his fav. movie is CARS. Absolutely loves that movie, and can quote a few lines from the movie. Some of his fav lines are:
"Lane Change Man!", "Boy, you're in a heap of trouble", "Real gone", "I gotta Say it", and he knows the entire chorus of "Life is a HIghway"(which he calls Mack's song.) He also calls all police cars "heap of trouble". Which I find very funny. Every time he sees a police car, he will say "Mama, here comes a heap of trouble" LOL

He really is growing up so fast. Tonight he told me he was cold, and I needed to turn the heater up. He also told me that he was not dirty and did not need a bath tonight. When he says things like that I can't help but stop and wonder where did my baby go. I love this age and I love watching him grown and learn, but it does make me a little sad to see him growing up so fast.

He also has such a sweet, sensitive side about him. He really does care about others at such a young age. The other day, I was a little down. It was just one of those days, and I was really missing my mom. So, I just sat down in the chair and cried. Patrick was busy playing with his toys on the floor, but he looked up and saw that I was crying. He got a real concerned look on his face. He jumped up and said "Be right back. Gonna go get my baby", and then he ran to his room. He calls his lovie his baby. It is a stuffed animal puppy dog that he has had since he was born. It has definitely seen better days, but it is definitely his security, and always makes him feel better. Well, he returns to the living room with his baby. He says, "Here mama. Baby will make it all better." He gave me his baby, and gave me a kiss. And I sat there amazed at what a sweet, caring little boy he is.

The holidays have been a blast this year so far. Patrick loved Halloween. And now he is definitely in the Christmas spirit. He loves to look at Christmas lights and listen to Christmas music. He loves all the Christmas movies. His fav holiday movies are : Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and A Flinstone Christmas. We currently have 3 Christmas trees in our house, and Patrick helped decorate all of them. And I am proud to say that Patrick is beginning to understand the importance of giving. I took him shopping last week so that he could help pick out Christmas presents for his friends. And he was very receptive to the idea. He picked out toys for all his friends. He used to get upset when I bought a toy for one of his friends. He would get upset that he couldn't play with it. But now, he understands that those toys are meant for someone else. Tonight he helped me wrap the gifts, and he put them underneath the Christmas tree. He understands that those toys are for his friends. And he keeps asking me if I think Colten, Logan, etc will like it. He has not received one gift yet, but he loves everything about Christmas. And I think that is wonderful. With the over commercialization of the holidays, and the stress about getting/giving the perfect gift, it is nice to see that Patrick, in all his innocence, gets joy from listening to Jingle Bells, wrapping presents, and snuggling on the couch with his babies and watching some holiday classics.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Frogs and Robots, and One Silly Lil Boy!

A couple of months ago Patrick began to get scared of monsters, robots, and frogs in his bed. I would lay him down for a nap or for bedtime, and within five minutes he would start screaming. I would go into his room to find him crying, a terrified look on his face, and he would tell me he was scared of the robots, or there were frogs in his bed. I would assure him that the robots and frogs were gone, and then he would insist that I read him a story to calm to him down. This went on for several weeks, but now he rarely mentions frogs and robots in his bed. And I think I have figured out why...

I keep a laundry basket in Patrick's room. It is a medium size straw basket with blue and white checkered fabric, and I put all of Patrick's dirty clothes in it. Well, for the past week, every morning I go wake Patrick up, and the laundry basket is pressed up against the door. When it's full, it's fairly heavy. So, I have to push and push to get the door open. A couple of nights ago, I did laundry and I have yet to put Patrick's laundry basket back in his room. Being the resourceful fellow that he is, Patrick has taken a towel and pants from his drawer and places them in the crack of the door. So, now when I wake up and go into his room, it is even harder to get into the room. I honestly do not know what purpose this serves or why he does it. Maybe it does keep the robots and frogs out, maybe it just keeps mama and dada out, or maybe my child is just weird! But whatever the reason, I find it so cute and so funny.

Below is a recent pic of my precious little boy who never ceases to amaze me.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Funny Boy!

As I am sitting here writing this, Patrick is in the kitchen with Bama and Ace. He put his little pot on the counter and is taking dog food out of the dog food bowl, and is putting it in his pot. He says that he is making soup for Bama and Ace. lol Such the funny boy!

Tonight he played hide-n-seek for the first time. It was so cute!!! He went and hid behind this chair underneath his easel. And Lenny would walk around the house saying "Where is Patrick" Is he in the bathroom?" Patrick would snicker and say Nooo. This went on for a bit until Lenny "found" Patrick. Then Lenny went to hide, and me and Patrick looked for him. It was so great to see and experience this with Patrick. Every new "First" that he experiences is such a joy. I feel so blessed that I have been able to stay home with him, and watch him grow, and change on a daily basis. I sometimes want to hit the pause button. He is at such a fun age right now, and is still so innocent.

His favorite phrase of the moment is "Go to Walmart, and find it." I don't really know when he started saying this, but I find it sooooo funny. The other day I was looking for his shoes, and Patrick says "Go to Walmart, and find it." We are out of icecream, and Patrick says, "Go to Walmart and find it." Anytime we lose something, are out of something, etc. Patrick's solution is Go to Walmart. I really think he should advertise for Walmart! This morning was classic! He woke up with a very bad case of bed head! So, I attempted to comb out all of Patrick's knots which he did not like one bit. He was fussing, and I told him that I was sorry, but I had to get the knots out of his hair. Once guess as to what his response was : "Go to Walmart, get new hair". Only if it were that easy...

I know I have not blogged in a while, but it is hard for me to keep up with all the smart, funny, crazy things that Patrick does on a daily basis. I will try to do better at writing because I never want to forget these amazing times that I get to spend with my little boy.

Things that Go Bump in the Night

The other night, after everyone was in bed, I decided to get on the computer for a bit. Patrick had been sleeping for several hours. The house was completely quiet when I heard a bump, actually it was a loud thud, come from Patrick's room. I thought that maybe he had fallen out of his bed, so I opened his door. And sure enough there was Patrick on the floor, climbing back into his bed with a somewhat dazed and confused look on his face. He climbed back in his bed and laid back down. I asked if he was ok, and he said yes, and then told me to close his door. The next morning I asked him if he fell out of his bed. He said Yes, and I asked him what happened. He said that he fell on the floor. Bless his little heart. I somehow do not think that was the first time that happened. But he didn't even seem phased by it. And for those of you wondering, Yes I do have rails on the side of his bed. But he rarely sleeps in his bed the right way. He usually sleeps with his head at the foot of his bed. And he occasionally sleeps horizontally on the bed. He still manages to sleep 10-12 hrs a night. So, I don't care which way he sleeps!