Wyatt is growing so big!  Even just editing the pictures for this post I realized how much he has changed from even a couple months ago.  And he does so many cute things right now - I love this age!  I must document.

Also please note that these pictures are not all current, just random ones from the last few months.  Plus Mr. Wyatt is getting really tricky to photograph, because he barely holds still for me anymore.  Also, I realized that I have been a horrible picture slacker this month!  I need to take more of my kiddos!

Okay.  On to the cute Wyatt-isms.  Like my word I made up?  It means, "all the cute things Wyatt does".  There you go.

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The other week I came to pick Wyatt up from his classroom after church.  I told him we needed to go and to put the truck away.  He did, and then he turned around, waved to all the other kids in the class, and said "Bye!"  A few of them waved back, and then he turned to his little buddy and said "Bye, Jaden!"  It was the cutest thing ever, and I love seeing his social skills develop.


Sometimes he'll come up to me and ask me for a cracker (or whatever).  I'll usually say something along the lines of "You want a cracker?", then Wyatt says "Hmm, cracker?  Okay."  Like it was my idea and not his!

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Whenever we get ready for bed we read a story, and then we pray.  Lately he's been repeating different lines after me while I"m praying, which I love.  Then we sing a song, and Wyatt is constantly surprising me with how many words he knows!  He sang practically all of "Jesus Loves Me" by himself, and then most of the words to "Trust and Obey".  And of course he knows all his Donut Man songs.  He is a very musically inclined kiddo.

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He also went through a phase were he would ask for fill-in-the-blank song.  He's asked for the car song, deer song, key song, flower song, etc.  I think he was just stalling or trying to fool me, but it was cute!  Derek and I actually came up with a couple songs that mentioned said items. The deer song ("As The Deer") was his favorite for about a month, and he knows all the words now.  I still can't think of a key song though!


Whenever I lay him down in his bed at night, he says "I'm gonna scoot up here", and then he scoots to the top of the bed. He knows exactly where he likes to sleep.

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We went to a baby shower a few weeks ago, and they gave Wyatt one of the balloons to take home.  Wyatt loves balloons and whenever he has one he carts it all over the house with him all day long.  I have to pry it out of his fingers for bedtime, and the only way he's okay with it is if I tell him the balloon has to "sleep" in my room. So every nap time and night we put the balloon "to bed", and Wyatt shouts, "Night, Night, Balloon!  Goodnight!" from his room.  

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My mom came over the day after the shower and Wyatt was carrying the balloon and his blankie with him.  She was holding Wyatt and as they passed through a doorway the balloon caught on the wood and popped.  After the initial shock of losing his balloon, Wyatt stroked his blankie and said "It's alright, Blankie.  You're okay.  I'm sorry it hurt you Blankie.  It's okay." It was so sweet to see him comforting his blanket!  

Blankie goes with him everywhere, and Wyatt always feeds him, or puts him to bed, or does for his blankie whatever I normally do for him.  Tonight he gave his big blanket to his blankie so it could sleep with it.  He tucked Blankie in, and then he grabbed a different blanket for himself.  

I even caught him one day talking to his blanket saying "I la loo.  I la loo, Blankie" (translated: I love you, I love you Blankie).  It's so cute I can't even stand it!  I love it.

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As I write this I hear Wyatt and Gwen giggling.  I looked over and Wyatt is holding the front of Gwen's shirt and rocking her back and forth.  She's laughing hysterically and swaying to get him to do it again, and he keeps laughing and saying "Is that funny Gwen?"  Oh my.


Earlier this summer we went to the zoo with my friend Danae.  It's the first time we've been since Wyatt has been walking, and he loved it, especially the bird exhibits!  There was one exhibit where the bird was sitting really close to the barrier, and Wyatt ran over to the stroller, grabbed one of his animal crackers, and ran back to the bird.  He held out the cracker and said "Here ya go, Bird.  You want a cracker?  Here ya go."  It was so sweet.

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I took a trip to Ikea with the kids a couple weeks ago.  If you've ever been in Ikea, you know it's like a maze in there.  And of course right in the middle of the huge "maze", Wyatt decided to throw a fit.  No, my child is not immune.  

I usually take him to the bathroom for discipline when this happens in the middle of a store, but it was Ikea - I had no idea where the bathrooms were, except for the ones at the very end of the store!  So I just dealt with it the best I could and made my way out as quickly as possible, and once we got to the car I corrected him.  Then I told him he couldn't have any pretzels because he wasn't good in the store.  

As we were driving away, Wyatt probably asked 3 or 4 times if he could have a pretzel, and I kept reminding him that he couldn't because he didn't behave in Ikea.  Finally he got a really thoughtful look on his face and said "Mama, I'm sorry.  I'm sorry, Mama."  It was the first time he has ever apologized without my prompting him, and it melted my heart!  He still didn't get any pretzels, but it made me feel good that he understood.  He's getting it.

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We went to Derek's mom's house for dinner last week.  After dinner Wyatt walked up to me and nuzzled his nose against my arm.  Then a second later he rubbed his nose against my sleeve again.  I asked him what he was doing and he said "I'm wiping my nose."  Gee, thanks Pal!  It made me laugh!

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Every time he hears Gwen fussing after her she wakes up from her naps, he comes over to me and tells me "Gwen's cryin'".  I'm usually finishing up whatever I'm doing or making her a bottle, but if I don't get her quick enough for him he says, "I'm gonna get Gwen," and rushes off to her room.  As soon as she sees him she usually cries harder, but I think it's sweet that he's so concerned for his sister.

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He has figured out how to open pretty much every door in the house now.  He's usually up before I am in the mornings (especially since Gwen's sleep has been so rough lately), so he'll usually run into my room and say "Morning, Mama!"  My favorite alarm clock, for sure!

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I love my boy, and I can't believe that he's on the downhill slope to 3 years old.  Time, slow down.
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The Clem Family said...

Loved reading your Wyatt-isms because so many happen at my house too. Ryder has started asking for random songs too. Dinosaur song, cat song, Hulk song etc. thankfully my husband is good at making up random songs if I can't think of one that goes with the request. Another option I use when Justin is out of town is to ask Ryder to sing the song bc I don't know it. Pretty funny stuff! I am with you and can't believe they are nearing three! Four months away for Ryder :(

Taara said...

Yes. You must document! I'm realizing this more and more as my kids do so many crazy and cute things. I love the fill-in-the-blank song - my kids used to do that too, and I would usually make up a song about whatever it was they asked for. But I'd better remember it because the next time they'd ask for it, it had to be the same!

Stephanie said...

Ahh so adorable! Gave me a smile and a laugh :) Good work recording some of these things, I was just thinking the other day I need to write more down...you think you'll never forget but you do!

Emily Powell said...

He sounds like such a sweet boy :)

Sarah said...

I love him comforting his blankie! How adorable! And I'm glad I'm not the only one waking up to a toddler alarm.

Erica Layne | Let Why Lead said...

My boys LOVE when Quinn wakes from her naps. It's so sweet that Wyatt does too and is eager to help her. :) And "I la loo, blankie" ? That is just to much! What a cutie!

Natalie said...

wow, THREE years old... doesn't seem possible!! I love the ikea story! isn't it so awesome when those things finally click and we see progress in those areas? Those have been some of the most rewarding mom moments for me!

Melanie said...

He's so cute and he definately has grown alot in the past couple months! He's looking more like a 'little man' now! Such sweet things he does too..loved the part about him putting his blanket asleep with the other 'big' blanket..lol!

Anonymous said...

What a sweetie!

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