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2 Peter 3:18

Friday, October 13, 2006

What a busy Month

It's been a while since my last post- we've been quite busy around here and we're not even half way through the month. We haven't even had the birthday party for YOU KNOW WHO (check the ticker at the top of the page if you're not sure who I'm talking about!!)

We began the month with a trip to Memphis. Daddy was in a wedding and Mama and Wilson got to catch up with Aunt Suzanne. We all had a blast. The highlight would have to be that unknowingly my aunt had left a toy VW Bug in our room. It was something that she had put in there for the foreign exchange student they had last year who's favorite car was the new bug. As soon as Wilson laid eyes on it- "BIG CAR!!" It did not leave his sight (not even in his sleep) the whole weekend. He was so attached that my uncle actually thought we had brought it and when I tried to return it before we left, he said, no, I really don't think that's ours anymore! The next highlight would have to be that Wilson got to see what peanuts look like before the get put into a jar. For several weeks now he's been eating them morning, noon, & night as his only sorce of protein. My aunt had a large bowl of roasted peanuts on her coffee table. As soon as I cracked one open and showed Wilson what was inside, he set up camp (with big car) at the coffee table. I think my family was quite surprised at how car obsessed he is. Several times they asked does he do anything else? To which I had to admit- no. He got to meet their bunny that roams freely in their backyard. The next time you see Wilson, ask him what a rabbit says. You'll never belive what the answer is, and it is absolutely true! He also got to help us chase a chipmunk out of my aunt & uncle's room that the cat had drug in. She prefers to bring her catches in live, unlike most felines. After that, we left for the fabulous Memphis zoo and see the "panna bears" & the "pola bears". That night as I was saying our prayers I thanked God for all the animals He had created and for the zoo where we got to see pandas, and polar bears, and elephants. I began to move on to a new topic of thanksgiving when Wilson raised his head and said "monkeys?" so I said, "thank you, God, for the monkeys." I finshed the prayer and as I was leaving his room he said, "rhinos?" so I had to add a ps to the prayer- "thank you, God, for the rhinos". Here are some photos of the trip.
I think the pose says it all- we are going to be the future owners of a muscle car.

He referred to my cousin's firebird as "racecar"

Mama & Wilson in front of the girl panda

Daddy & Wilson looking at the monkeys

The Polar Bear Exhibit

Wilson, my aunt Suzanne, & Daisy

Wilson introducing Big Car & Daisy- no one else can get this close to the rabbit!

Wilson shows off his talent of delicately balancing a ball on his index finger.
Truly amazing!

Time has been filled since then with several other discoveries. He has learned that if he can't get my attention by calling for "mama" he can resort to screaming "Maggie, Maggie, Maggie" from his room. He's figured out that there are other genres of music besides the "wiggle song" which he used to ask for everytime the car cranked. Now he asks for "A-lan Jack-son". We watch "Piggy" (Babe) now instead of Big Car (any of the 4 Herby movies). He says "Go Raiders" in honor of his uncle whenever he sees a football player or football game (high school, college or NFL). With all the Halloween festivities around in his world, he's picked up on all kinds of new phrases. "Spooky man" and "I not scared" or "I not scared a you spooky man" "trick or treat". I have more acorns inside my house than the two trees in the front yard can possibly produce. He's making some real progress with potty training. I actually left the house for a brief errand the other day with him in big boy pants. It was the scariest trip to ACE Hardware I've ever been on. He loves the hardware store because they have cats. So after we found what I needed, we went on a search for the cats to pet them. When he was done with that he promptly asked where the fish were. I had to explain that it was a hardware store- not a pet store. He's also making lots of progress in swimming, actually moving through the water a little.

Today, my mom and I took him to the Fair. Here are some pics from that adventure:

Petting a baby cow

Feeding a goat at the petting zoo

Riding the "Big Truck" ride with Granna

The Dump Truck Ride- what fun!


Tyler's Mommy said...

Sounds like a blast, never a dull moment:) I hope you have a great time with Adam and Ashley this week..Love, Colin

Ashley said...

i can't believe how big he is getting. that first picture is precious - look at all those pearly whites. and the pose in front of the "racecar" is priceless. that boy has a need for speed!

I'll be coming to jxn on friday the 20th and i'll be there most of the week. i can't wait to see you all and let wilson meet tyler and seth. yay!

have a great weekend!

adam's mommy said...

Oh Maggie,

I can't wait to see you guys next week. Thanks for the update, always a great read! See you soon! Love, Ash

Beth said...

This was the most fun I've ever had at ANY fair!!