Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Like pee through Wall-E underpants, these are the days of our lives

sleepin' boy
See Bald Baby hiding under the pillow?

We found Will sleeping like this on the couch the other morning. He's learned to undress himself and pretty much does it all the time if we're not looking. (What? Its 30° outside? BAH - who cares?!?) Seems like he was half-way through when he fell back asleep.

I didn't write much about Will's birthday, other than to pay tribute with all my Weekly Winner photos. Thankfully, he's already outgrown most of his terrible two-isms and stays in his bed at night. Oh, and he'll keep his winter hat on now, thanks to his little day care girlfriend. (Seriously, tell him Katie does something and he's all over it.)

He's less crabby and more downright a-freakin'-dorable (his smiles tell me he knows what he's getting away with), though he does still have his food issues. All I'll say is don't force him to eat something or his entire dinner may just end up in your lap. 'Nough said.

He's an old soul. I had a friend say to me a few weeks ago, "You know, Nick is funny and cute -- but his mannerisms are those of a little boy. Will, on the other hand...he's like a cute little old man."

He is. Its totally funny, but he'll walk into a room swinging his arms back and forth, as if to say, "So...what're we going to do today?" I almost expect him to do that snap-snap-clap thing men do. I could just picture him in golf pants and cleats, snap-snap-clapping. And the looks on his face sometimes - MAN. Its really hard to be mad at the kid!


kickin' back

We've been working on potty training with him for awhile, but it works best if you can make him think it's his idea to go. He kept his brand new big boy underpants dry nearly all day on Sunday. When he saw his Disney skivvies were wet, he let out the biggest sigh and threw his hands up with a look on his face that said, "GAH. I just can't catch a break!"

He talks more and more every day and is at the point where he'll surprise you with what he knows. He'll request movies by name ("Horton, Momma!") and just when you think he's not paying attention, he'll repeat those things you wish you hadn't said.

He knows the characters of Sesame Street by heart, and I won't hold it against him that he doesn't know the difference between Ernie and Bert. (I mean, they're practically the same anyway.) His obsession with basketball is very well known, and more often than not, he's the instigator behind the UFC take downs that occur in my house on a minute-to-minute basis.

But best of all? When I ask if he's my big boy or my baby, he knows just what I want to hear. He'll throw his chubby little arms around my neck and hug me as big as a two-year-old can when he mumbles, "Momma baby."

Happy birthday, Will. You'll always be my baby!

17 comments:

NicEmMOM said...

I agree... I love that little guy too...

mrs007 said...

ok seriously....THE best title ever. This made me get a lump in my throat and smile at the same time :)

Rachel said...

I love him.
period. end of story. he is so freakin' cute and he 'might' get his dramatics from you. maybe ;-)

Marni's Organized Mess said...

We're always in the same boats! hehe. Gorilla wore panties half of today, then Dad couldn't take much more. lol.

Karen MEG said...

OMG, look at his pose in that photo! LOVE IT!!! What a heartbreaker :)

WeaselMomma said...

He's a total cutie!

Kim H. said...

"Momma baby" -- too stinkin' cute! I love it. I still get Molly to say that all the time.

And good luck with the potty training. May be you need to have Katie come over -- oh, wait, nevermind. May be not such a good idea. ;)

Happy Birthday big guy!

Carrie said...

He is so cute and I love the title of your post!

LceeL said...

That little bit at the end ... "Momma baby" ... Made me think of my oldest son. For as long as he has been alive, I would hold him and hug him and say "Daddy's big boy" and he would say "Number one son". He's 26 now. Now I say "My big boy" - but he still says "Number One Son." When I can get close enough to hug him.

Aunt LoLo said...

Oh, that second picture is just PRICELESS! Old soul, indeed...

a Tonggu Momma said...

Loved the title of this post! Seriously loved it.

Spice said...

Love the pictures, especially the 2nd one. So cute. :) http://spiceworld.us

Jerralea said...

What cute pictures! I love it when he calls himself Momma Baby. My youngest used to say "I'm the baby of the family." I miss that.

Muthering Heights said...

Now that is CUTE!

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

So, so precious. I love baby fat legs. And Adelaide is into undressing herself and it's driving me crazy. When I put her to bed tonight I put her jammies on backwards. Take that.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

He is seriously adorable. My little guy is always naked too.

Colleen said...

Happy (belated) Birthday Will!

Omigosh I swear I just might eat those cheeks...how cute!