I swear this was yesterday…
Yet, here we are.
How did that happen? That top picture was July 2011, the bottom picture was July 2013. Man, a lot changes in 2 years! And, no, I didn’t tell Maxwell to sit like that in the chair to mimic the baby picture. I was taking pictures of both boys together last week and he sat in the chair first before Robert brought Spencer out. He smiled, I snapped. And now my heart melts with sadness over how much he’s grown yet doubles in size with how much I love him. Oh, this sweet boy.
Just a few things I want to remember about him right now…
He’s such a smart, inquisitive boy. His favorite question these days is definitely “why?”. Why? Why? Why? about everything.
He loves his ya-ya more than anyone and is so caring and always thinking of him. Well, except when ya-ya is trying to get his toys! Seriously, Maxwell always wants to make sure Spencer is ok and being taken care of. Just the other night, I was single Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to Maxwell while putting him to bed. He then asked, “Does ya-ya like Tinkle?” (Maxwell says tinkle, not twinkle. adorable). I said, “I’m not sure. I don’t think I’ve ever sung it to him.” Maxwell then told me to go into Spencer’s room and sing Tinkle to his brother and he would just go on to sleep by himself. Sweetness.
Maxwell is good at following instructions during his library and school classes. I definitely think he’s a people-pleaser! When he does something that he knows he shouldn’t have and we get on to him, he immediately buries his face in whatever he can find. I guess he thinks if we can’t see his face, we can’t get mad at him! Or maybe he’s just hiding that embarrassment over doing something wrong.
I’ve let Maxwell’s hair get long and somewhat shaggy this summer and I love it. Not sure how I’m going to cut it ever again.
Maxwell is still napping every day for 2 to 3 hours. But, there are starting to be days when he’s just not tired. I know nap time is probably coming to an end in the next few months so we’ll see what happens. He’s also still sleeping in his crib. We’ll get him in a big boy bed at some point…I’m not rushing it.
Maxwell loves books. Books of all kinds. It’s a fight every night over how many books we read before bed. Right now, the deal is 5…but he’ll always push or “one nother book!” Aside from books, his favorite thing is to dress up. Fire man, construction worker, whatever works! His costumes are full out and always involve some sort of hat and gloves! He does love his accessories!
Bedtime is such a routine…an exhausting routine. Robert reads books, gets pjs on and brushes teeth. Then I usually have to come in to “talk” about our day, rock and then pat-pat. There is lots of “Tinkle” singing that’s for sure! But, he’s a great sleeper and I’m grateful for that.
Maxwell is a chatter box. Even though he’s got a huge vocabulary, there are still a few words that he says wrong and I love it…
I felled = “I fell”
crynin = crying
bollom = bottom
li-lon = lion
pi-po = pillow
dee-ore = door
peach smovie = peach smoothie
He also loves to tell me and Robert to “chill out”! ha!
One of my favorite things is to hear his little 2 (almost 3) year old voice sing. He knows all the words to lots of songs including Zip-a-dee-doo-da, Twinkle, Jingle Bells, Rock a bye baby, Bingo, etc. Here’a little video of Wheels on the Bus in action…
and, my favorite, You Are My Sunshine…
There’s so much more that I could say about this little boy but it would never be enough. He’s just special, that’s all. He’s my first born little boy and I think he’s just about the best there is.
We love Maxwell!