Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Mom's favorite age

Back in my college days when I worked at a preschool, my favorite age was the "Step-Up" class, the ones too big for the infant nursery but too small for the 2-year-old class, which is now the age that Abe is in. I love the wide-eyed wonder kids this age have at the simplest things like the first taste of a fizzy drink (no sodas in our house though--no worries) or the fun of saying a new word like "Buh-buh" (bubble).

Yesterday afternoon Abe and I were outside on the deck playing while I was on the phone with my mom. I had sat down on the stairs, and Abe apparently wanted my attention because he crawled up to me, pulled himself up to standing, rested his hand on my shoulder, leaned his face in to my face, and started yelling "MOM!" straight into my mouth, as if I hear from this hole in my face as well as speak from it. Of course, it cracked both me and my mom up.

Even though I forgot the photo transfer cable, we still have photobooth on our mac. I wanted a photo of Abe trying out a new hat:


And when I saw how still he was sitting for our photo session, this happened:

I am so happy that Abe likes to make funny faces. What a joy this age is.

This song is making its way through the internet, so you may have already heard it, but listen to it anyway if you dare. It's pretty catchy and is being sung quite a lot in the Rooney house. Abe is mesmerized by it.

The latest Charity: Water update is that we're only $184 away from our goal of half a well. Amazing.

18 comments:

Amy B. said...

I love, love, love these pictures. What a little cut up. He cracks me up! The "mom yelling" story is priceless :)

amy

Jocelyn said...

WHAT...you don't hear through your mouth:-) I love it...and those pictures are hilarious...Abe has such personality (oh and you are ok I guess:-)!!!

Melissa said...

Hilarity! Goofy mom + Silly boy = a fine combination.

Autumn and Dan's family said...

Ummm...I won't tell anyone about the root beer incident. Sorry about that one. Or Opa and the beer...yikes (don't worry Abe didn't actually ingest any beer). I hope you are having a good trip. See you when you get back.

Rebecca said...

The pictures are awesome :)

Oh, and my favorite line is "He taught me how to praise my God and still play rock n roll" Great song.

coffeemom said...

What a great post to wake up to! You guys are PERFECT for each other. What fun!! It makes me smile to just see your beautiful family!FuN!

The Albertsons said...

Yes, Abe landed in the right family :))))))
I'm now cursing you for posting that song... Pete is fully obsessed with it...

Staci said...

I love that Abe is so wonderfully silly. As are his parents:)

A Memory Each Day said...

i love the pucker in the last photo.

Blog Shmog said...

I love this age too! Between 1 and 2 years old is the best. It goes too fast and is such a special and fun time. Nora is almost 2...sniff sniff.

Love the pictures. Seriously. You guys are so cute.

Also, your youtube video reminds me that I saw this czech youtube video a while ago and I keep forgetting to tell you about it. The girls LOVE it. I hear Nora singing it in her bed sometimes. I think you would like it too. Just type in Jozin z Bazin and it should be the first one to come up.

Nicole said...

Yes! The step-up age is a blast! (all the stages are awesome of course)

And I love Abe's hat.(it's kind of unfair that us adults have to deal with boring hats) And I love the photos. Silly faced photos are the best.

Los Cazadores said...

Those pictures are too sweet and funny - and that Jesus song is hilarious!

Cindy

Caroline said...

Those pictures are too cute. Between 1 and 2 is such a FUNNY age - the silly faces and the baby talking are priceless! Oh, and the not quite understanding which body part actually does the hearing...

The Elliott Family said...

I am cracking up with that video/song...it was awesome!
Abe is getting so big and too cute!

Renee said...

I love the pictures! Abe is getting so big!

Stacie said...

I love these pictures! And, this is my favorite age too - when they really start to notice the world around them - it is so amazing.

~Laura~ said...

That kid cracks me up. He makes the best faces EVER.

Sam said...

very cute. love the faces.....