Monday, August 22, 2005

I love it when...

I love it when Parker says, "Bye-bye" then hides from me in his closet only to push the doors open to scare me.
I love it when Parker says, "I want.." and he really does want it.
I love it when Parker acts like a monkey, taking big steps and making great big sounds.
I love it when Parker pats his nose with one finger.
I love it when Parker scares people on command.
I love it when Parker uses his sign language to ask for help or milk, to sign please, more, or thank you.
I love it when Parker tries to jump (let's not tell him that he really isn't leaving the ground).
I love it when Parker brushes his teeth. He thinks he is so big.
I love it when Parker tells me he is "SHUUUWEEEEE!!!!"
I love it when Parker accomplishes new things, like climbing on top of Mommy's bed.
I love it when daddy comes home and Parker screams and laughs for him.
I love it when Parker plays with the dog-dogs.
I love it when Parker sees his friends and gets so excited they run in circles.
I love it when Parker says, "CHEESE".
I love it when Parker goes crazy for the water hose, water bowl, or puddle.
I love it when Parker cuts his eyes at me as if he becomes invisible when he does it.
I love it when Parker shows me his light, so that I can sing 'This little light of mine.'
I love it when Parker calls my name for no reason at all~ momma, momma, Momma, MOmma, MOMma, MOMMA!!!!
I love it when Parker wears my shoes.
I love it when Parker sees Ms. Jenny and gets so excited he can't contain himself, even running across the aisle at church to see her DURING CHURCH.
I love it when Parker goes to the front of church during Coins for Christ and drops his coins in 1 by 1.
I love it when Parker kisses me.
I love it when Parker can find something I ask him to find. It is just amazing how much he understands.
I love it when Parker pouts and cries at 10:30 when Barney's over. He is so attached to the purple dinosaur.
I love it when Parker copies me...killing crickets, wiping counters, sweeping, washing my face.
I love it when Parker says, "Church."
I love it when Parker hugs his 'dadda.'
I love it when Parker sees a highly ranking family member (grandmothers, great-grandmothers, grandfathers) and smiles from ear to ear because he feels the warmth of their love.
I love it when Parker says, "night night," which he said to me an hour ago and I already want to wake him up so we can play puzzles some more.
I could go on and on, but must stop because it is making me too sad. Kelli's blog made me want to cry about little ones growing and before you know it they are 4! Which inspired me to write this piece to remember this stage at 18 months.

5 comments:

jenny biz said...

Parker is so special to the Biz.'s. Between Matthew and Ethan and Parker, God has given Malaya some very special "Pretend Brothers".
It warmed my heart so much when he ran to me yesterday. Thanks for letting him share his love.

Jenni said...

Paige - so glad to have you in the blog-world! Thanks for the email!

STP, an IronMan said...

This is why you stay at home with P-Man and why it is sooo important! This is also why God always takes care of us when we need it and how we need it, even when we don't know we need it. I love you soooooo much! I can't wait to get home so P-Man can come running around the corner to me!

nana said...

The love of Parker helps me make it through the days and the challenges I face! Oh, when he says Nana and does his belly life!!. I just dread the days he can say ask me for something. It is as good as his.
The only joy that is greater is when his mother did those same things. It is like re-experiencing them because he looks so much like she did.

nana said...

I meant belly laugh not belly life but he is so full of life!