Wednesday, April 12, 2006


Wow, I can hardly believe that Isaac is almost 3! We are looking forward to his birthday very much. He has been very excited about having a Spiderman cake. And he is well practiced at opening gifts after helping Daddy - okay, more like opening all of Daddy's gifts - last week.

I am so thankful to have little Isaac in our family. I can hardly believe that he is that same little 4 pound 7 ounce runt I brought home from the hospital. He's grown 4 inches in the last ten months an has only put on 3 pounds, so he might always be little runt. But what he lacks in weight he more than makes up for in personality. So to celebrate the kid Jeremiah lovingly refers to as "Terd" here are some Isaacisms from his formative years.

Sensation - 4 months
Isaac used to scratch anything that he could get his hands on. He loved to feel different textures and was constantly scratching at walls, floor, books and every other surface within his reach. The only thing he would not scratch at was a texture book that Gammie gave him.

Dancing - 6 months
At least, I think it was dancing. He used to lay on his back, arms and legs out to his sides and raise both up and down as his head moved from side to side, with an animated grin on his face the whole time. He kind of looked like a dancing puppet, or like a bear trying to scratch his back on a tree. Whatever it was, it was hilarious to witness.

Learning the Language - 15 months
Drink: Neek
Snack: Nack
Lotion: Nook - Still not quite sure how that one worked

Reasoning - 21 months
Isaac: Let''s watch Nemo.
Mommy: No Isaac, you already watched Nemo today.
Isaac: ...How 'bout Shrek!

Delegating - 30 months
Isaac (pouring out a 100 piece Power Rangers puzzle): Okay, I do the blue "powanger" and you do the red "powanger."
Mommy picks up a piece of the blue Power Ranger.
Isaac: No, you do the red "powanger."

Music Appreciation - 34 months
Isaac has been singing everything lately. His most recent favorites are "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star," "Happy Birthday," and "Dinosaur Song".

"Dinosaur Song" as you know, he made up himself, but it is not his only original. Other songs in his repertoire include "Engine Turtle Song", "Sharptooth Song", and "Snake Song". But they all do sound curiously a lot like "Dinosaur Song".

Compliments - 35 1/2 months
Isaac (to Aunt Alicia): You're a genius!

And just this morning he saw Baby Bop on "Barney" and said, "Oh, look it's Baby Bop! And she's a princess." pointing to Kenley, "See? Just like her."

How thankful and blessed we are to have Isaac. He is really a delight to have in our family and we can't imagine our lives without him.

1 comment:

Katie said...

What a sweet boy you have. He is such a bright boy, with a big heart and a heart-stopping smile to boot. It must be an Isaac thing. ;)