Wednesday, February 17, 2010



Eli talks a lot and usually pretty clearly. He is saying adorable things on a regular basis so I had to devote a post to it. I wish I would have kept better track b/c there are a million more but these are the ones that come to mind.

He calls eyebrows growls.

Recently he said to Jared after he shaved off his moustache and goatee: "Daddy your moustache is gone?? It's o.k. Daddy we'll find it. It's o.k."

Last night we had this conversation:
Eli: Mommy, can I talk to you?
Me: (Stifling a laugh) Yes, baby.
Eli: Are you Becky?
Me: Yes
He stopped a moment to think.......
Eli: No you not, you Mommy.
It was as if he was uncovering a huge conspiracy and this lady who calls herself Mommy is really named Becky but then it became too unbelievable. I just have to laugh at my 2 year old asking to "talk to me". So funny.

My sister was in the nursery with him yesterday and said he kept saying to the other kids. "young man, hey, young man". I don't have a CLUE where he has heard this phrase. I really do not call people young man mainly because I think it would make me feel 150 years old. :)

Last night I discovered that someone put his diaper on a bit loose in the nursery and it was falling off. I told him to wait a minute while I grabbed a new diaper. I am 1/2 way down the hallway and he says "Excuse me, man, my diaper is falling off. Excuse me, man!" My guess on this one is that he has heard me in stores, and other places when I am addressing a stranger and say "Excuse me, Mam."

Last but not least I overheard Alex and Eli have this conversation recently:
Eli upon hearing a train horn outside: You see train?
Alex: No, my ears.

We have a train track near out house and Eli usually hears it and says "you see train" to which I respond no I don't see it with my eyes but I hear it with my ears. I loved to hear the way Alex explained it though. Scary that this is an understood conversation. :)

He is currently obsessed with cars and carrying 5 or 6 of them around. He becomes very frustrated when he drops any. He doesn't like to share them and many a war has occurred when Mommy or Daddy suggest that he has enough and needs to give Alex one.

He requests "sing songs" at every nap time and at bed. If he wake in the night and it is 3 in the morning he will still request a song before you leave his room. His current requests are: "Away in the manger", "children" which is "Jesus love the little children", "Jesus" which is "Jesus loves me", "O" which is "Oh how I love Jesus", "Praise Him, Praise Him" which is called just that. He sings with you in his sweet little voice too. It is one of the most precious time of the day. If it weren't for the fact that I am usually pretty tired at these particular times of the day I think I would sing to him for hours.

I had to add this on: Whether it is a Winnie the Pooh video or book Eli refers to Christopher Robin as "Christmas-er Robin". :)

An "Alex Post" is on the way just in case anyone is concerned I'm not keeping things "even". The constant concern of a parent of twins. :)

As far as any other updates. The baby is keeping me quite nauseous and tired but I am managing to keep up with the boys most of the time. I wish I could say the same about laundry, dishes, general cleaning and walking for #500in2010 but I cannot. I am looking forward to 2nd trimester and hoping the sickness lets up a bit.


Gucci Mama said...

Listening to the way my three year old son puts words together is one of my favorite things EVER.

These were so, so cute!

Liz said...

Aw.. Eli is too cute! You'll be so glad you wrote this post. I was beginning to wonder about you--- a week and no post! Must be taking after me. Hopefully the second tri will be much better for you! I cannot imagine being pregnant right now so my hat is off to you!

briana said...

this post seriously made me laugh! i love your boys!

Stephanie said...

So sweet. I love how little minds think. I was picking up Tanner from pre-school the other day and he turned to the kids and said, "see you later, kids." I had to laugh.

Twenty Little Toes said...

That is sooo Funny not to mention cute! Now I'm looking forward to reading 'Alex's post'.

I have a couple of 15 month olds and am so looking forward to hearing them talk. They say loads of words but no sentences yet,