This morning I woke to the sounds of the kids playing hide and seek (yes, I got to sleep in.... My husband usually takes the "early shift" - until 7 - with the kids as I get the kids when they wake in the night).
Nathan called out, "1, 2, 3, 19, 18, Hide and Seek.... Here come I"
I just love, love, love listening to kids when they are learning to talk. They come up with so many entertaining and adorable things. I especially love listening to Nathan talk. Our sweet little guy was silent, completely silent, for so long (over 2 years!). It's a delight to hear him babbling away, communicating, making folks laugh. Thanks be to God!
Here are a couple of other cute things Nathan has said this week:
I was rushing about trying to get out the door with the four kids the other day. I asked Alex to get his shoes on and he didn't oblige. I asked him again, only to walk back into the room and see that his shoes still weren't on. In one of my finer parenting moments, I yelled at him to get his shoes on! Nathan looked up at me with wide eyes and said, "NOT TO WORRY!"
A couple of nights ago I was at the dollar store with the four kids. They had each earned a dollar to pick out a Christmas decoration of their choosing (Their choices - a giant stocking, some garland, a bow). Nathan was over-tired and kept trying to run around the store. I kept track of him until I had to pay at which time I asked the kids to keep their eye on him next to the register. I heard a shriek and looked over to see Nathan yelling, "Nay-Nay escape. Nay-Nay escape." Nay-Nay is what Nathan calls himself. He was announcing to everyone that he wanted to "escape" and run around the store.
I love you little man. And I love you Elizabeth, Andrew and Alex.
Poor Elizabeth has a UTI. I hope you feel better sweetie!
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