Thursday, May 19, 2011

3 1/2

Zach is 3 1/2 years old today. Wow. He acts and talks so grown up but is still my little boy. He has a gleam in his eyes, and a mischievous smile. I'm so proud of him! He is in such a sweet phase right now, and I'm holding onto every minute of it.
I love what Z is saying these days and how he says certain words, so I've made a list so I will always remember. ; ) He speaks very well (and constantly!) but has some words that he has definitely made his own.
Vitninin - Vitamin
Nake - Snake
Bwanklet - Blanket
Epod - Ipad
Feeduwer - Four wheeler
Wook - Look
Slinky - Swinkly

I'll be sad when he starts saying these correctly. ; )
The other night he was so tired he told me, "I've run out of batteries."

He loves to say, "I'm busy." I guess he hears this a lot (about us describing him). ; )
"Not boss me around" is a response Jason gets sometimes when he tells Z to do something.


He frequently asks "Why?" when we ask or tell him to do (or not to do) something. A few days ago when he said this to me, I gave him my serious mom face. He thought a few seconds and then said, "Yes ma'am Mom!" He didn't know what he was saying yes ma'am to, but he knew it was a perfect response. Ha! Those words were sweet to my ears because he did it all on his own.
When I was pregnant with Colson, the workers at the gym asked Zach what his baby brother's name was. When he answered it sounded like "Toaster" so now this is what they call Colson. Not a bad nickname! Too funny.
We are so thankful for our firstborn son. He's rambunctious, smart, tender hearted, and loud. He keeps me young, too. Ha! I don't know what we would do without him!
We love you, Zach!


From the fullness of His grace we have all received one blessing after another.


John 1:16

31 comments:

Mommy said...

oh my word, you all are too precious. I am a long-time reader but just now commenting. Your three children are so precious. Absolutely amazing. You have such grace, faith, and class, you amaze and inspire me. Thank you. What beautiful pictures of your son. Children are such treasures, aren't they? Thank you for the way you write. Honestly, you should write a book. You are so gentle and true.
Hugs and kisses from a Mom in Maryland,
Jenny XoXo
(mom to one daughter and three sons :)

hi-d said...

So, so sweet! Love that you recorded the words that he says so you'll always remember that.

I think I might "borrow" the phrase "I've run out of batteries." Too cute!

Heather L. said...

He is so cute!!!! Love that you wrote down all his sayings. So sweet.

Tristan said...

ome handsome little man!!

Tristan said...

that was supposed to say ONE handsome little man..haha..can't spell today!

and ignore the above comment..because they have no idea what they are talking about..nor do they make any since at all.

Bourg Family said...

He looks so grown. I know what you mean about their own little words. Hadley wanted me to take her to the movie "feeder" where the movies live. I was also sad when she stopped calling her school "Ursuwine Academy" in favor of the correct pronunciation, Ursuline Academy.

Summer said...

He is growing up sooo fast! I just love these pics of him! I am with you I just love the words Z uses...so funny I think we all should use them especially the four wheeler one LOL...THat is so funny about the gym crew calling Colson "Toaster" so cute...Z is just so funny I love the yes ma'am he's one smart boy to know what to say to melt your heart and get him out of trouble all at the same time! You have the most precious kiddos....Z who is just a hoot, Reese who is just soooo beautiful smiling down on you guys, and Colson who is just the cutest faux hawk sportin' kiddo I know...you are the bestest mommy and a great friend. Sorry it has taken me a minute to get back to you girl I have had so much going on thank you so much for your sweet comments and prayers...
love ya
Sums

Summer said...

He is growing up sooo fast! I just love these pics of him! I am with you I just love the words Z uses...so funny I think we all should use them especially the four wheeler one LOL...THat is so funny about the gym crew calling Colson "Toaster" so cute...Z is just so funny I love the yes ma'am he's one smart boy to know what to say to melt your heart and get him out of trouble all at the same time! You have the most precious kiddos....Z who is just a hoot, Reese who is just soooo beautiful smiling down on you guys, and Colson who is just the cutest faux hawk sportin' kiddo I know...you are the bestest mommy and a great friend. Sorry it has taken me a minute to get back to you girl I have had so much going on thank you so much for your sweet comments and prayers...
love ya
Sums

Summer said...

Um I don't know who you are slletich but what you just said about my sweet friend is so uncalled for and ungodly! I cannot believe that you would come on someone's sweet blog who has obviously been through so much and say such horrible things about her children especially Reese and that remark that was made was crude, horrible and just makes me really mad. I am sure I am feeding your unkindness by responding but this was just to much! Katie do not listen to what this crazy person said she is obviously wanting some sort of attention....boo to you lady for even saying anything...now you have sweet sums mad and I never say bad things to anyone...so instead of saying to you what I want to I am gonna pray for your mean heart instead.

Linds said...

he's so cute! and looks like such a big boy :)

I love the words they make... Brayden calls Connor "Taun". Not sure that one will ever go away.

nicole@http://theclarks-nicole.blogspot.com/ said...

how cute and they grow up so fast. I love all the words he says.

Emily said...

He is such a cutie!

Love his own version of those words. My son Lincoln says "who who" for four wheeler. We think its hilarious and I am going to miss these cute words as well.

Clementsville: Population of 4! said...

He is just too precious!! So glad you are keeping up with those sweet words, one day he will say them correctly and it will make you so sad!!

Marisa said...

Oh my goodness, I SO miss the "special" word pronunciations with our two older boys. Excited to hear what our youngest comes up. :) LOVING these pics of your Z man--heartbreaker! Enjoy year 3, part 2! :)

Melanie Mueller said...

3.5 is such a fun age! Love those pronunciations...too cute!! Zach is sooo very handsome! Great closeups you captured of him. "Toaster" sure has a great little role model!

michelle said...

I found your blog by accident some time ago...before Colson was born and have loved, loved, loved reading it regularly. You're such a blessing to people you don't even know. Thank you for sharing your life with us. Every post makes me smile in some way. Even when you share your sorrow, I'm amazed at your grace & trust in the Lord. I have an almost 3 year old too and a baby girl and I can so relate to much of what you live and share. This post made me think of all the things my little boy says his own and I too will be sad when he says them correctly someday! (Boo to his daddy who often tries to teach him the correct way. ;) I need to write them down too! May the Lord continue to bless you richly!

Mara said...

Toddler sayings are so fun! My daughter said, "Mom, could you do me a favorite?" I don't have the heart to tell her its wrong!!!! Kids thoughts are funny. There is nothing like seeing life through the eyes of a child. She is 3.4 years.

Mer said...

GREAT pics !!!! He's so stinkin' cute.

Reese Ray said...

He is so precious! And handsome! :-)

Olga said...

Love the pictures of Z! What a nice idea to remember how he says certain words. My step-son (20 yrs old now)would call pancakes "panacakes" We still reminde him of this.

m&msmommy said...

What a great post! He is such a handsome little (big ;) boy! :) Isn' it the cutest when they misprounce things? Manuel used to always say, "yooking" (instead of "looking") and one day when he said it correctly, I almost cried! :)

Have a great weekend! :)

Rebekah said...

Oh my word, he is so cute! I know how you feel. There are things that Cilla says incorrectly, but they are just part of what makes her her! I will be so sad when she outgrows that!

Karen At Home said...

Such a cutie!! Happy 3 1/2 years!

Fabiola said...

He is so precious.... but the "Don't boss me around" is the winner. He will be so independent when he grows up.

Marie said...

Great pictures of Z, I love reading your blog about your precious children Z, Colson and Reese, Your faith continues to amaze me and I know that God is with us and carries us in his heart every day ,

Alyssa said...

How sweet! I have all of my kids' sayings written down and we still talk about them often! I had to chuckle about the "toaster." When I was pregnant with my son, people asked my daughter what his name was and she always told them Shoelace. We couldn't come up with names so we asked her help and she wanted to name him after her fish, which she also named herself. Thankfully, we did not name him Shoelace!

sara said...

He is so cute! I love that he called Colson "Toaster." Hilarious. Yes, write down all these cute things because before you know it he will be saying all those words correctly. My son is 7 now and he used to call electricity, electricery. That was my favorite and I never corrected him! ha!

Sara said...

Love the "batteries" comment. So true though - I feel like that most nights. Ha!

He is just sooo handsome:)

Erin said...

oh so sweet.. he sure is growing.. love his hair and sweet smile..

seriously always going through a million batteries!!

Nicole Rodriguez said...

He is so funny!!! I love hearing what other little boys say at this age! Ryan turned 4 in March - and he just recently started saying to me, "Hello. Mr. Lady!" Haha! He says it when he's annoyed or when he's trying to make a point to be heard! He'll say, "Excuse me, Mr. Lady!" or "OK, Mr. Lady!" OMG it cracks me up!!! Just had to share!

Run26.2Mom said...

Just getting caught back up on blog reading..May is busy.
Love the black and white photos! What a smile!

 
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