Alright friends, here is the deal. I haven't written on the blog forever because the only good ideas I have for things here come to me when I am falling asleep at night and I can never remember them in the morning. Then there is that whole problem of having two kids that don't give me much time or access to the computer. (I am not complaining, I LOVE being with my boys). So I have been sending these little snippets of Anders to my parents and parents-in-law to keep them in the loop with the every-day doings of my very bright and silly kid. My mom suggested that I blog these stories. I thought, "But I am already sending them to the people they are meant for." But then I realized that I do have friends who might appreciate these little stories too. So here you go. I have not forgotten you.
May 17 - We took the bus and metro to visit David up at school so he could introduce his fellow graduate students to Bram. We were waiting at the bus stop when a bus pulled up at a different stop across the street. Anders LOVES buses in general, but also LOVES riding them. When he saw the bus across the street he started screaming "BUS! BUS! BUS! BUS!" at the top of his lungs. I told him that it wasn't our bus, we were waiting for a different one. He looked thoughtful for a second, not taking his eyes off the bus across the street, and then started yelling, "Hurry! Run!" (while motioning wildly with his arms). He was adamant that we ride THAT bus!
May 29 - We rode the bus to David at the Metro station. The weather was very hot and muggy when we left, not a cloud in sight. Then a HUGE thunderstorm rolled in on our way home. Luckily, David had his windbreaker and he covered him and Bram and ran home ahead of us in the pouring rain. The bus stop is about 5 minutes from our house. Anders stepped off the bus and started giggling immediately as he began to get soaked by the downpour. We didn't stop laughing the entire way home as we ran through rivers of water. I have NEVER seen him so completely and gleefully happy. When we finally made it home after ten minutes of getting soaked through and through, Anders exclaimed, "AGAIN!"
June 5 - When we finished eating dinner last night, Anders put his fork and plate on top of mine. I got up and put them in the sink. When I turned around Anders was holding out the salt shaker to me and pointing to where I needed to put it away. So I did. I turned around again and he hands me the next item to go in the cupboard. As I put it in the cupboard it hit me that Anders totally got me without me realizing it! David is usually the first one done at dinner and so he is always clearing off the table. He tried to take over once we started to giggle after realizing how smooth Anders had been in getting me to do it instead. Anders insisted that I needed to finish the job by handing me the last item on the table, even though David was closer to where it needed to go. Then he looked at David and explained that David needed to thank me for clearing off the table. I wonder who the boss is at our house...
June 5 - Anders has been repeating prayers for a couple of weeks now. Yesterday he started to end his prayers on his own without needing to be prompted for every word. The only hiccup with this is when he hears the word "the" when he is repeating his prayer or his scripture verse he jumps to "name of Jesus Christ, amen!" with a pleased smile on his face. So we went to cuddle and read "The Giving Tree" (our nightly routine before bed) and I asked him to help me read it. I prompted by saying "The..." and he interjects, "name of Jesus Christ, AMEN!" Of course he would!