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.

1 comment:

  1. What an adorable little boy, Kara. He is such a sweet and tender little thing and I love your updates. Keep them coming!