Sunday, April 17, 2011

Almost Three

Two months from today I will have a three year old. How did that happen??? Let me pause, while I grab the Kleenex and try to remember my little boy as this infant.

Okay, done. Since this time is racing by, there's a few things this mama wanted to write down before my almost three year old is an almost thirteen year old. Something I happened to catch on someone else's blog the other day was the idea of having a journal to document a child's milestones but since I forgot to get one and I know grandparents like to share in the memories, I'll keep to posting here for now.

I thought something was wrong with my card door locks when every time I went to get Gavin out of the car, his door was locked. I finally figured out that he was locking it with his foot.

Not only does he help with the car door, but he's becoming quite the backseat driver. The other day, he told me we were at a stop sign and then I needed to go. Not long after he told me to "go faster." Little does he know that Mommy has a lead foot and probably doesn't need to go faster.

D to Gavin: How old are you?
Gavin: Three
Me and D: Not yet!

Counting is a huge thing for him right now and when he counts, he holds his fingers tightly together.

Me: Who made Gavin?
Gavin: God
Me: Who made Mommy?
Gavin: God
Me: Who made Daddy?
Gavin: God
Me: Who made everything?
Gavin: Poppy

We've been praying with Gavin for quite some time now. Usually D prays, then I do and then we ask Gavin what he wants to pray for. He'll repeat after us, but lately when its my turn, Gavin starts repeating me so I just go with it. The other day, he got upset when I thought he said he wanted to pray for Nannie and Pawpaw, but instead it was for Nannie's bobo. And at times it sounds like we are praying for Old McDonald's Farm when he wants to pray for a neigh here and a neigh there.....

The pretend play has picked up tremendously. We spent much of our doctor's office wait time pretending to eat brown cookies and milk that by the way, came from his tiger named Brown.

I also love it that when he pretends to go somewhere, he has to give me two hugs and a kiss. When I tell him to be careful on his trip, I usually get the sweetest reply of, "ok."

Gavin's vocabulary has really picked up so I'm sure in the next few months there will be more stories to tell, but for now, here's a few phrases/words unique to him.

Giant Easter Egg Yard Decorations: Jelly Beans
Winnie the Pooh: Tiggerpooh
Tigger: Tiggerpooh
Thank You: Nan Nu, but it's starting to sound more like "thank you."
Tigers: Are called lions

We're hearing lots of "me do it" and "me help" which I hear is typical for this age of an almost three year old.

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