Monday, June 20, 2011

grahamer talk

i miss blogging. time and energy are in short supply these days. i've missed some bloggable things, like miles' 8 month birthday, father's day, or i could write about this wonderful book a friend lent me (thank you lauren!)that i devoured or this encouraging article by the same author. however, today i bring just a few photos of scrammer grahamer and some of the things he is saying.

he has taken into his rapidly growing language skills, the use of expressions. i love it. he cracks me up. he gets VERY close to my face and uses an inappropriately loud voice and says things like:
"i love our baby, mom" or "miles is a darlin' mom." God has gifted us with such a tender heart in graham, especially toward his baby brother. we are so thankful. this week, graham and miles have been exploring the world of rolling a ball back and forth. when we pray for our day and i ask graham what he would like to thank God for, he usually thanks God for our doggie. today his fish, rub-a-dub, died and we flushed it down the toilet to a simple "too bad." that's another one of his new expressions. whatever it is...i may say, "sorry all the dessert is gone" or "daddy won't be home until late tonight" and graham will roll it off with a shrug and say "hmm, too bad." other times, this expression provokes marit to no end...she wants something that we have to say no to and graham pipes up, "too bad!" to be followed by another dramatic wail from his sister. the other thing he has been saying a lot is "fourteen minutes." say he wakes up after a wakeful night (he seems to have misplaced his ability to sleep at night lately) and asks "did i stay in my bed?" i answer "not really graham." and he says "i stayed in my bed for fourteen minutes!" as if it were an eternity. i usually dryly reply, "it did feel like it was about that long." or i say "almost time to leave the playground" to which he replies "i'm going to slide for fourteen more minutes!"

we go to the library a lot(about 5 blocks away). graham loves to read books. snuggled up reading on the couch is one of my very favorite things to do with the little people. this summer the library has had all kinds of special programs...reptile shows, firetrucks and fire safety. graham talks about it for days. he has been carrying his firehat around ever since.


Nicole said...

Love that little guy!!

Amanda said...

bahahaha! i love the pic of him in his firehat and goggles! and, i can totally sympathize with marit. i admire those (like my husband) who can shrug disappointments off with a "too bad." i'm usually way too "type A" for that. really, it's my inflexible heart, holding too tightly to my own expectations or perceived "rights," not just a personality trait. glad marit has a flexible brother to help her with this...even if she doesn't appreciate it now. :)

Melanie said...

That's such a fun age. Exhausting, but fun! I love the 14 minutes phrase.