Thursday, November 19, 2009

baby boy growing up?

say it isn't so!


yesterday...
it was time for macrae to take a nap. he started his usual i'm tired antics...you know, torturing isla by turning her show off, asking for snacks but not eating them, and general annoying little things.
i took him up to his bed but he wouldn't sleep. so i took him in my arms and rocked him back and forth (like the mom in the book "i'll love you forever") and i sang to him. but he still wouldn't sleep. so i started tickling his arms and face. and still, wouldn't sleep. THEN i did the "skuts skuts" eyelash tickle (only the dyers know what this is). and he couldn't fight me. after he fell asleep i just held him and rocked him and looked at my big baby in my arms. i didn't want to stop rubbing his back and looking at him. he's growing up too fast. my boy.

today...
he helped me clean my bathroom and even wore the rubber gloves like i did. he's good at using the windex. and he was so proud to be my helper. (in his rubber boots)


11 comments:

Andrew Robert said...

no way, must be hereditary thing. probably an extremely recessive gene. its nice to know that there is another like me.

anna said...

the skuts skuts eyelash part or the keebees rubber boots part?

Rebecca said...

ok this made me tear up anna, it reminds me of my owen!! your such a good mama!

emma grace said...

dude i am right there with ya! he is really growing up he used to be a chubbahs now he is muscles!

Molly W. said...

Your a good mama and he's a sweet boy. Good thing you have another little one since this one is getting big too fast! :) I hope I get to see you this weekend...I come up Saturday and leave Sunday so its a quick one. I'll call ya. xo

Rebecca Parker said...

my boys helped me clean their bathroom today too-even luke:) i could prob do daily with all of 'em @ least toilet-ugh! gotta love men @ work though:) their wives will thank us someday?!

Rebecca Parker said...

forgot to tell ya i could relate to the bittersweet part of 'em growing up though...i do the same to luke when rocking prior to his nap (esp as i anticipate working full-time) & still rotate which older boy i get to lay with @ bedtime; sometimes i even fall asleep myself & stay there half the night 'cuz so comfy! bet that will be a little awkward when teens;)

{megs in wonderland} said...

you have a child named isla?!?!?! you just stole my heart. i definitely have a "future baby name" list in my phone (actually 2, 1 for boy names, and 1 for girls...) and isla is ON there. love it.

mmbateman said...

I found your family blog! So fun to see your fun family adventures! It was great to see you the other day at the shower--loved your outfit that night, marie

Keirra Dyer said...

dang...don't you hate it when you notice they have grown...oh!

sher said...

he looks so old in that first picture, wow. good to you for being the super mom in the rocking chair. mmm that will be such a good memory to bank.