Thursday, July 19, 2012

parker lately.

i can't get enough of this little guy lately.  parker is in this stage where i swear it's impossible he could ever get any cuter.  if i could freeze him in this stage of life, i just might.

he is giggly, he is funny, he makes jokes, he plays games, he loves reading stories on his big boy bed, he gets crazy excited over his elmo potty, he is obsessed with thomas trains, he claps his hands and yells "yayyyy!" every time we finish singing a song, he picks out what toys will come along for the ride when we run errands, we have an awesome daily routine & he is just my little buddy.  of course, he has his two year old moments... there are tantrums, there are time outs & i've gotten smacked in the face more times than i can count but even that kinda makes me laugh.  i love seeing him grow up & have real emotions. 

we have conversations.  i remember holding him as a newborn & wondering what talking to this little baby in my arms would be like someday.  the thought blew my mind.  and now, as we drive down the road talking about seeing fireworks at the baseball game, petting horses in san diego or going home to see daddy, it's happening.  he's becoming a little person & i'm the mom to a little kid.

at every stage i can't picture loving him anymore than i do now.  but somehow he just continues to get more & more fun & being a mom becomes more & more rewarding.

i've worried a little bit about how he'll adjust to our new family member.  but lately?  i'm just so excited for him to become a big brother.  i know he'll be great.  he talks all the time about "parker's baby brother" & has even talked about bringing baby brother home.  now that he's in a big boy bed he refers to his crib as "parker's baby brother's bed" & loves to climb in & around his baby brother's carseat.  sometimes i actually worry that this new baby will pick on parker, he is just that sweet.

i like to think we're doing something right with him.  he is my best achievement to date & another advantage to freezing time would be not screwing it up.  i'm not ready to watch him be influenced by kids at school or to see his heart get broken by some cute girl.  he's never stayed out past curfew, he's never taken our car & done donuts in a parking lot, he's never put off homework or lied to me about where he was.  i'm not ready for that.

he gives the best hugs & kisses & holding his hand is one of my favorite pastimes.  i think i'll still make him do those things twenty years from now.  that's not weird, right?  i'm his mom & he'll always be my little boy... no matter how big he gets.


love him so much.

18 comments:

  1. He's so cute!! Such a fun age!

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  2. It's so fun to see them blossom into their own little being!

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  3. I love this post, he sounds so much like Braedon at that age, and your sentiments remind me so much of mine! He's going to be a fantastic big brother, because you've done such a good job at pumping him up for the new addition.

    Brothers are freakin' AWESOME. I marvel over it still.

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  4. what a sweet post!! he is definitely a cute kid and he will definitely be an amazing big brother!! so cute!!

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  5. oh sheesh, this made me tear up a little! :) i am right there with Owen right now!! and i remember this stage with alex too. owen does cute stuff lately and i just want to scoop him up and tell him he can never grow up!! ;)

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  6. I agree with freezing time. For sure. Noah's almost four and I love this age more than I did the two year old stage. He's independent enough to be super proud of all that he does, but he's still sweet and snuggly and loves his mama to pieces. He tells me all the time that I'm his best friend and that makes my mommy heart melt. :)

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  7. I googled the name of my own blog just to see what would come up and I found you! Come to find out your little one appears to be in much the same stage as my own. I would totally freeze time to hold on to he sweetness if only for a little while longer. I know I'll miss it when it's gone. I'm your newest follower and I'm totally grabbing your badge. you look like you're doing an awesome job as Mommy and congratulations on #2.

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  8. Love this post & the picture! He is changing so fast! So glad I get to spend some serious time with you very soon! :D

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  9. What a beautiful post. He will always be your baby. My biggest baby is almost 15, and still kisses me goodbye and tells me he loves me, and I still get to tuck him in to bed.

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  10. Do you get teary eyed when you write posts like this? Because I get all emotional reading them because you often echo exactly what I'm feeling. I loved the part about laughing when you get hit, because I totally was suppressing a giggle at the library today when Cami smacked me. It's just so funny that they feel that intensely and they're so little! Also love the line about Parker being your "best achievement to date." I feel the same way. No matter what other cool things I have done or will do in my life, Cami (and my future children, hopefully!) will be my crowning accomplishment!

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  11. yeah, I'm not crying in my office at work AT ALL now. ;) you hit the nail on the head, lady. great post!

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  12. I kinda got verklempt reading this bc I feel the exact same way!
    having the ability to freeze time would kick arse!

    ps...Parker will be an uh.mazing big bro.

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  13. I totally get what you mean! Watching Will turn into a little man and all that he learns each and everyday is so rewarding. Parker is such a cutie, and I can't wait to see you capture him as he steps into his role as a big brother! He is going to be so great!!

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  14. My Braden is almost 2.5 years and I agree, I'd like to freeze this stage. They are turning into such little people and are SO HAPPY most of the time! Excited over everything, just so joyful that it spills over onto me. I think I'd like to skip age 3.5-4.5 from what I've seen from my older nieces/nephew! I am hoping my son will just not be like that! ;)

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  15. Such a sweet post!! You'll love him just as much when he's not perfect and disappoints you or is embarrassed by you...you'll see!! It'll be nice to have this post to look back when he is driving you crazy one day. My first baby is going off to college in a few short weeks..it's like" Woosh" and they are gone-- so hang on and enjoy this really special time!!! I can tell you are!

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