Friday, August 14, 2009

Stop Bubba.

Those are two words you would hear quite frequently if you came to visit. The older James and Audrey get the more their personalities come out and the bigger their vocabulary gets!

James is your typical boy. He loves tractors, trucks, trains and bugs. He can spot them faster than I can. If there is a car or a bug any where (big or teeny tiny), he will see it and say the word a million times until I say it back to him! He still loves food (or nummies) and he is constantly asking for a "nack"(snack) even if he's just ate a belly full of stuff! And in the last two weeks he has mastered the art of tormenting his sister. He chases her around trying to tickle her or take her toys. (Really, he does.) All the while she's screaming "No. Stop Bubba. Stop" and he's giggling like the pesky little rascal he's turned into. He gets his pestering honest though. He doesn't just look like his daddy! And last but certainly not least, he's become a real daddy's boy lately. He constantly talks about daddy through out the day saying things like 'daddy tickle' or 'daddy doggy' or just plain 'daddy'. Usually when daddy gets home I've lost at least one little leech for the rest of the evening!
Daddy doggy!!
Audrey is your typical girly girl, except for the fact that she doesn't like to wear night gowns any more. She HAS to wear pajamas that have either pants or shorts. I'll put a gown on her and she immediately starts saying "No mommy. Pantings mommy." Yeah, pantings is her word for pants. She loves to have her toe nails painted and lately she loves for me to put bows in her hair, like the pig tails from the last post! She is still very, very motherly towards James and she loves to play with her baby dolls! She still loves to keen, keen (clean) and has gotten very good at helping me pick up their toys. (James just looks at me like "Whatever" and keeps on playing!) She also loves, loves, loves to "chalk" which is their word for any type of drawing or coloring utensil.They really have not been getting along very well lately. They are really at that age now where the other wants what the other has and it's just an ugly cycle day in and day out. I am constantly having to put out fires through out the day and Audrey's dramatic screams keeping getting worse and worse while James just stands there looking at her like 'Chill out sis'. They love to play pretend now. They act like they are going to the store and will put their bag over their arm and come find me just to say "Bye bye mommy"! Or their latest which is pretending to go nite-nite and then wake up. It's really cute!It's a lot of work, keeping after these two hooligans, but I love every minute of being home with them all day. Well, most of the time! They can be exhausting physically and mentally but they have this supernatural way of soothing my ruffled and exasperated feathers with just a look or a touch or especially a tiny kiss! And the best part is they don't even know it.

6 comments:

the ladner family said...

i feel like you are making all that up...i mean just look at those faces, they should'nt be descibed as anything but angels!!!

Dianne said...

I'm enjoying watching their personalities unfold, too, 'manda, in your words and pictures. And, yes, James is evolving more and more into a physical "clone" of Jon AND in his mannerisms. This is a life-long cycle...are they doing the "Don't TOUCH me!", yet? I love it that their sweet ways can smooth your ruffled feathers. You are a joy to know and I so appreciate this "window" into your world. I'm always blessed.

Becky said...

Thing 1 and Thing 2!

su said...

Where was the Cat in the Hat? Looks like Thing one and Thing Two had a day while their Mother was away.

~sydney~ said...

So cute!

Amanda said...

Any one know where I can get Thing 1 and Thing 2 Halloween cotumes??