Monday, May 3, 2010

It's a Love/Hate Relationship

My baby boy is turning three in a few weeks (gasp!), consequently he is picking up a few more skills some which make me smile, and others well, not so much.

For instance, he can now:
Twist the lid off water bottles
Sing songs, with most of the words (he's got quite a repertoire of Primary and Thomas songs)
Eat yogurt without getting it all over his face, clothes, table, and floor
Play the memory game better than I can
Do a somersault (without hands on the trampoline)
Go up and down stairs without holding onto anything
Put shoes on and take off
Pull pants on and take off
Take his own diaper off - not so pleased about this one - because although he claims he is a big boy and ready to go in the potty, he also at the same time refuses to.
Fetch things for me
Count to ten in English and Spanish
Sing the alphabet song most of the way - QRS really messes with him then he can't get back on track without help.
Knows about 25 different kinds of vehicles - our favorite is the ex-o-miner - which is an excavator for all you lay people.
Take turns in a game
Paddle, paddle, paddle in the pool
Put his face in the water
Lay on his back in the pool
Remember what we did that day and repeat it back

With all these changes, I'm really getting the feeling he is actual growing up. And while that is a great and happy thing....I've decided I have a love/hate relationship with this whole growing up thing.


J and M Lloyd, est. 2004 said...

I'm pretty sure you speak for most mothers. :) Your boy is getting big.

Tyson and Chelsea said...

oh pauly is getting so big. He is the cutest boy I've ever seen

wendy said...

Well, I guess you know what time it is then, new baby time. How cute would a mini Pauly be.hehe

Sharline said...

I know exactly what you mean! They grow sooo fast! Just think of all the fun things you'll be able to do once he does get a little older. I can't wait!

annette said...

You know how, when you don't live by someones kids, you think that they stay the same age that they were when you last saw them. Well that really applies here. I think of him as a baby still, not a three year old talking, counting, little einstien!

Elaine Brown Billings said...

Oh I wish so bad we could be there at his 3rd birthday. Pictures are a must! Jojo wants a Mickey party for her 2nd birthday. What kind of party does Pauley Wog want? I'm so glad he is growing up in such a cute way!

coryshay said...

Can't we just freeze them for awhile? Or at least not have to worry about anything else but them while they grow?

Becca said...

Amanda! This is Becca Lamb...Ricker :) I just stumbled upon your blog and I am so happy I did! I can't believe Paul is so big. The last time I saw him he was a tiny guy! Hope all is well! I look forward to another Lamb/Golding cruise...there must be one of those in the future somewhere! Love, Becca
P.S. My blog is..