Friday, August 21, 2009

ABCs and then some

I just have to post to say how wonderful my little James is. He really is the best thing ever. Today he was especially delightful, and super obedient to boot. I had some "secretarial" stuff (aka: Derek's school stuff) to take care of this morning, and James was really patient and helpful to let me get it all done. He played in the other room while I typed up some paperwork, and when I was on the phone to professors, etc, he was quiet and not climbing all over me (this is a new, fun phone exercise at our house). Anyway, these things might seem lame, but they're big deals for a little guy. He was happy all day, got out of fits quickly and on his own (when they even happened, which was rarely) and was really just such a doll. I don't know what I'd do without him. I'm so glad he's mine.

Tonight (well since naptime, really) he was all giggles and squirms. He was really fun but all over the place. Maybe it was the dual popsicle action he got post-nap. Hm... could be. We had already exhausted all of my activity ideas, so I thought maybe we'd make a "movie." James has been really great at singing lately... ABC song, Twinkle-Twinkle, I Hope They Call Me on a Mission, I am a Child of God (sung with vigor!) and more... and I wanted to capture it. I should have taken into account the over-activeness, though, 'cause it took me like five movies to get one this good. :) He's so funny. As soon as we got a decent one, I put it on the computer and had him watch it with me (we watched all of them). And the boy laughed his head off watching himself. Apparently he thinks he's funny, too. lol. What a sweetheart.

I'm grateful for a day that was so dang blissful. I felt great (finally) and even made a nutritious (and appealing- cue miracle music) dinner and (keep that music playing) cleaned the kitchen 'til it sparkled. Seriously, what a day. PS- Derek just called to say that he passed his FAA written exam (he just now finished). Yay! Happiness all around.

Here's the "movie." If you wonder why he's looking to the side, it's because I had the screen out for him to see himself. It was the only way he'd sit still through an entire song. What a cutie. Enjoy!

10 comments:

Heidi & Derek said...

James is just too dang cute! I love having him in nursery! :)

Li said...

Hee hee... SO cute!! You've inspired me to take some video of my kids. It's been too long. :)

Brittney said...

So Cute!!!!! I love that he can sing songs, he is so smart. Tai watched it with me and kept saying hi James! Really Bec you have one smart kiddo.

Congrats and Wahoo for Derek! I know how stressed he was, good luck for the next school year.

The Stones said...

What a lovely day, Bec! I am so happy that you are feeling good and you are so productive!

I am dying over James. First of all he is so dang handsome. Second of all his lisp is sooooooo very cute. Third of all I love how he says "winkle, winkle widdle star!!!! You have so much to be proud of in him! Congrats to your husband, too!

Missy W. said...

I'm glad you had a great day. I'm sure there will be many more in the future :)

bart said...

1) Congratulations, Derek! I'm proud of you. Do you still have a flight test to take, or did you finish that too?

2) No fair letting James grow up while we aren't around.

Amber said...

Awesome on taking the test and passing Derek. That is great. Also, I started playing the video and Teddy was across the room, crawled as fast as he could to me and wanted me to pick him up. We watched it twice and Teddy just laughed and laughed. Too cute. I am coming over to Logan on Wednesday. We should get together. Let me know. Glad to see that you guys are doing well.

Anderson said...

Amber, we totally should. I should be home. I work at 6pm, but during the day I don't think we have plans. Call in advance (ie- 30 min to an hr) and I just might be showered, too! ;)

Richelle said...

Congratulations Derek! Good job!

My kids thought it was hilarious when you asked James to sing the missionary song or I am a Child of God and he would sing the ABC or Twinkle Star instead. He is a cutie! I think you should keep him.

BiggsFamily said...

That was the cutest little video! Ryan (3) was watching it with me and he was like hey theres my friend singing those songs I sing in Nursery! Totally wish we lived closer!