And after (no, that is not a razor in his mouth, but a tooth flosser - he loves to suck the mint off the edges)
I hope I always remember:
-The way he loves any animal and gets so excited when he sees one. Today he ran all around a pet store from animal to animal saying and signing what each one was.
-The way he loves to cuddle a stuffed bear while he goes to sleep.
-How he wants to hold my hand going up and down the stairs like a big boy.
-That his favorite word to say and sign is octopus.
-That right now his favorite color to say is yellow.
-How excited he gets when he gets to watch fish videos on the computer - one of his favorite things! He'll stand at the computer and say fish over and over until we pull them up.
-The way he loves cheese, raisins, and fruit.
-How excited he gets when he comes to see me at school. He came to have lunch with me on Tuesday and as soon as he saw me standing in the hall, he gave a yell and ran full blast towards me.
-The way he devours books.
-His laugh and his impish smile.
-His cute lil toddler run, as well as his cute lil toddler belly.
-How he loves to splash in water and help "wash" his body in bath time at night.
-How opinionated he can be!
-His favorite meals of mac n cheese or peanut butter and jelly.
-The cute way he signs Mom and Dad and how, when the other is at work, he'll wander around the house signing and calling their name.
-His pretend conversations with Elmo on his toy phone. He loves to pretend talk.
-His first sentence of "paydo peas" (playdough please).
-How much he loves to cuddle with his parents and his dog. He loves to put his head against ours and hug.
-The way he waves his hand and says "uv you" (love you).
-The way he imitates Mom and Dad on almost anything. Yesterday he was hopping in the kitchen like a kangaroo and waddling like a penguin because I was showing him how.
-How much he loves to hear the ABC's sung or do "Patty Cake."
-His shyness and flirtiness with new people.
-The way he folds his arms and says "amen" at the end of a prayer.
-How much he loves pounding on the piano.
-The way he takes me by the hand and leads me around the house to play a game or see something new.
He's growing up so fast. I want to hang on and remember every little moment. I love this little guy so much!