Wednesday, November 10, 2010

things i don't want to forget


as time continues to accelerate i am reminded of how quickly these mini people change
and i don't want to forget any of the little details
so for the record...

the boys like to party under the kitchen table
atticus goes there to hide when he's playing or if he thinks he's in trouble
we found him under there recently eating a secret stash of treats he'd found
i walked in the other night and found beck under there practicing yoga

these boys share an affinity for the laptop

a couple days ago i had the boys with me at wal-mart. while i was getting produce atticus stood up in the cart, reached over and snaked a crown of broccoli which he proceeded to eat like an ice cream cone for the rest of our shopping trip. not only did he sit there chomping off little broccoli trees but he shouted "broooooooccoliiiiiii!" the whole time, for all of wal-mart to hear.


one day i picked up the boys from the playroom at the gym and atticus was crying hysterically. i kept asking him what was wrong but all he could do was cry, "beck-a-loo!" i finally realized that he was so sad he couldn't play with beckett when they took beck to the infant room and atticus had to stay in the big kid room. he missed his little brother.

this afternoon after i put atticus down for a nap i took beck into his room for his nap. their rooms are next to each other and when atticus heard beck crying while i changed his diaper i heard him hop out of bed and run to the door yelling "beck-a-loo!" again, trying to come to his rescue.

atticus is obsessed with "playing" darek's guitar hero and b-ball game on the playstation.
at least once a day he says, "mom, basket hoooooops!" asking to play.

he is also currently loving bubble gum and daily asks for "big Gubble gum, please!"
his please sounds like pWease
his look sounds like Yook
and his tickle tickle sounds like tickow, tickow

when we're out and about and atticus can tell we're driving towards home he starts saying, "no mom, no home!!" he also often tells me, "no mom, no nap!" as he's in the process of cuddling up in bed and falling asleep.
neither darek nor i can ever leave his room without singing to him.
"song mom, song."
"more song!"

beck has recently developed a piercing screech, something along the lines of a pterodactyl
which he mostly does to be funny
and he perfected last week in sacrament meeting

his first top tooth finally popped thru last week
and number two just cut in the last day or two

both boys earned awards of bravery getting flu shots last week
nary a peep out of either of them!

perhaps about 378 times a day atticus asks, "mom, where dad go?"
after which he often informs me, "mom, dad's at work."
he'll start asking where dad went even before darek is out the door
and occassionally he'll accidentally say, "mom, where'd mom go?"
before he realizes that i'm standing right in front of him

beck's crawl is awesome. he's getting so fast. it's still a little wobbly and shakey
often alternating between his left knee and right foot
and it's so darling
he's into EVERYTHING
tipping over and emptying out laundry baskets
unplugging lamps
dumping out water from the the humidifier
and recently discovered the kitchen cabinets
oh boy

atticus has a little prize box he gets to choose a toy from when he pees in the potty
every time he gets so excited and jumps up and down screaming
"pee pee! new toy!!"
after which he runs downstairs to the toy box
shaking his nakey buns
and occasionally carrying the potty with him
yes, with the pee pee still inside
well, inside until it spills out, that is

i was singing to the boys in the car the other day, just making up the song as i went along
singing about each member of the family
atticus then informed me that it was "atticus turn" and he also began singing
which sounded like this
"ahdoiadfnaeorizsdfjknasdi MOM
akhasdfoidafj;asdfks DAD
alkjdfoiugertbn;oifdj ATTICUS
a;lkajsdf;oiugnafgl;kdf BECK!"
then he told beck it was his turn to make up a song
he couldn't figure out why beck wasn't taking his turn!
"sing beck!"

every time i come around to atticus' door to get him out of the car
he's pretending to have fallen asleep in his carseat
even if he's still talking to me
and often informing me, "mom, atticus sleep!"
perhaps even fake snoring
then he pretends to wake up and laughs hysterically
as if he's just played the most clever joke on his old mom

he often also hides himself
under his blankie
or under the table
or behind the laundry basket
or maybe just behind his hand
and says, "mom, where'd atticus go?"
again, nothing's funnier to him then pretending to hide then jumping out to surprise me

his favorite game is chase
but this week it has a new twist
"mom, cat! atticus, dog!"
he chases me barking
and insists that i meow

the happiest time of day is when darek walks in the door after work
then it's pretty much wrestling time until bedtime
even beckett has been getting into the wrestling
literally does his shakey little crawl all the way across the floor then does a baby body slam
onto darek and atticus to get in on the action

beck loves to clap and gets so excited if you clap along with him
he's getting close to waving hello, often giving you a little tiny flick of the hand in response to your wave

sometimes when atticus is in full dad play mode he'll not allow me to join,
even push me out of the room saying, "no mom! no!"
he wants darek all to himself.

if atticus could have a piece of gum in his mouth and a marker in his hand at all times
i don't think he'd never shed a tear of sadness again

on a daily basis we combat the dragon that lives in my closet
"mom! dragon coming!"
sometimes the dragon must be shot with his little cowboys guns
but mostly the dragon just needs a good punch in the face

ok...i guess that's it for now


Gramma Dani said...

Awesome memories are being made... :-) Such darling kids!

Bonnie said...

Oh my goodness. Those were some adorable and tender stories. I'm so glad you wrote them down and shared them with us. I LOVE the Atticus stories and am amazed at Beck's mobility. I'm still smiling over here at your cute family. Miss you guys.

Bonnie said...

oh AND how cute is downward facing baby?!! Haha adorable. Owen is not budging yet. If only he had a big brother to chase after... So cute how they love on eachother