Monday, April 7, 2008

1155 days

Three. I am finding it is really such a fascinating age. A fun time. He is my little man, and he LOVES his mama. He watches everything we do. He hears everything we say. He gets it. He told me the other day, "Mom, when I get a little bigger I will kill the bugs for you!" (really? that is just so sweet!)

There are so many changes in the 3rd year. He is getting taller, his legs are longer, he has a neck now, and his hands can reach high above his head (ever notice how a baby's arms don't go much higher than its head?) :) More and more he looks like a little boy, not my little baby.

He brought me a picture of the Little Mermaid and while pointing to her chest asked me what they were. "Ummm, it's her swimsuit?!" (I said hopefully) "Yeah, but what ARE those?" (shoot) "Umm, those are sea shells." He seemed satisfied. (WHEW)

I look at his hands a lot. They still have that toddler/baby pudginess to them. I want to remember those little hands forever.

3 year-olds also have opinions. Strong ones. He walked over to the computer while I was typing my entry and said in an exasperated tone,
"Mom, not THAT kind of picture!"
"What do you mean?" I said, "You don't like it?"
"Moooom, my basketball is BLUE!"
oh. ok. sure thing. color it is.

P.S. On the home front...

Still unpacking, still settling, still trying to figure out where I live. Still need to get some warm weather clothes! :) Still eating "easy meals" like pizza, ravioli, and taquitos. BLAH!

Ready for good fresh food. Ready to meet some friends. Ready to have a CLEAN house. Ready to find the library. Ready for the pool.

Having fun driving through neighborhoods. Having fun eating outside each day. Having fun playing family basketball each night.

15 comments:

Matt, Rachel, and Madden said...

I just love the little mermaid story. He's going to have lots of fun questions for you. He is such a cutie! And so BIG! He was just a pudgy little guy when you left KC. Enjoy the warm weather!

dixonfamily said...

Zach really is such a sweet little guy! The mermaid story is hilarious. We have used the word "chest" and now Keyan and Brynna point out the differences in all of ours. SO fun to have inquisitive children! Keyan is always saying, " Are we going to my Zach's house?" We all loved getting to party at the Painters'. YOu guys are awesome. I am glad that you are starting to get settled. Enjoy that sun! I wish we had some.

Frau Bailey said...

Glad to hear that you are settling in. Before you know it you will be sooo busy...at the pool, at the library and loving the warm, sunny weather! Love ya!
Isn't my husband hilarious??? He makes me laugh.

Missy said...

Oh Tara, I LOVED this post. I love his opinions and the two photos and the little insights into a three year old boy (your boy). So cute.

I can't wait to see photos of your home...when you get a minute to come up for air!

katandjason said...

oh so cute!!! you have arrived. call me, we have so much to talk about. soooo much. where are you...are you renting/ owning//??

Holbrook's said...

Sounds nice, can you send some nice weather our way?? Thanks for commenting on my blog I LOVE it!! I know what you mean about them getting bigger, I am amazed each day at the changes in Tien.

*K*R*I*S*T*Y* said...

Kristen told me a friend of hers was in your ward out there,small world!I just found out today that alissa's cousin dated AJ in missouri, crazy!Glad all is well, you will find friends soon, more like they will find YOU, that's what mine did!So much easier than going out searching myself, geesh....Can't believe how much Zach is Dave's mini me.Go to walmart and get some cotton shorts and t shirts for heavens sakes!And definitely stay away from the silkies :) Good luck! Love ya!

Stacy F said...

Oh Tara you have such an amazing son! I seriously miss hanging out with him each week while Morgan did piano. I was always so impressed with how smart he is... and that was a year ago, I bet he has changed a lot :)

The UnMighty said...

Kids. They are little xerox machines.

Blake & Yanery said...

Hey Tara! I hope things are going well for you. I totally understand what your going through. I just finished my last boxes but still don't feel at home. I hope everything goes great for you guys. Call me if you ever need a friend.

Ryan & Tiffany said...

He really is growing up! It's been a little since I have seen him, and he is like a little man now. :) Good luck getting settled. I love reading your blog, your posts are so positive and you are the cutest mom ever.

The Stevens Family said...

LOL! Good answer to Zach's question! That is too funny, what a cutie. I'm glad you are getting all unpacked. Send some sunshine back to Oregon, will ya?

Court & Britt Jones said...

What a cute post. You are such a great mom. Good luck with all the unpacking!!

the boyd family said...

kylie has noticed those sea shell things too :) and she says, "when i grow up, i'm gonna have big ones too!" funny the things they pick up on now!!! and if you think 3 is fun as they develop their opinions, just wait until 4.

Garcia Fam said...

I love your insight. Three is an age of independence and self awareness, huh? I love the color basketball opinion. Good going with Mermaid story. Ethan and McKinley do carpool for preschool. The third child's mom was driving and apparently the kiddos were talking about breastfeeding since McKinley and the third child, Cole, just had baby brothers. McKinley was calling them "boobs," and Ethan said, "no, McKinley. It's pronounced 'boobies.'" LOL!