Wednesday, May 20, 2009

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I am having problems getting certain pictures to upload, so I thought this was a good excuse to blog about how Brady is doing  in general....something I probably don't do enough!

Brady's talking never ceases to amaze me (well us, really) and lately it seems as though almost every day he is saying something new or making some connection between things.  I think he talks very well for a two year and others seem to agree with me, but I don't really have anyone to compare him to. I have to say that one of the things I am most proud of at this point is his manners! He's very good about saying "please" and "thank you" and people have actually commented on this. 

The other day Brady and I were in the car coming home from somewhere and he saw the mail truck so he asked, "this mommy?" and I said, "oh, that's the mail truck" and then he says "post man"!!!! Needless to say I was quite shocked at the connection he made. 

We've been working on being safe in parking lots for the last month or so. We tell Brady that he has to hold our hand in the parking lot because it's dangerous etc. Well, it just so happened that Yo Gabba Gabba (his favorite tv show) had an episode talking about this very same thing!!!!  Now if Brady doesn't want to hold my hand I say, "what does Gabba say" and Brady will say, "lots cars, hurt, mommy hand", which translates to "there are lots of cars and I can get hurt so I have to hold mommy's hand".

A few weeks ago we were sitting at the dinner table and without any conversation prompting this, Brady says to me, "thanks cooking mommy"!!!! It was the sweetest thing!!! Lately he's also been thanking me for changing his diaper, getting him dressed, putting shoes on, you name it. 

Earlier this month Brady and I went to buy Mother's Day cards for my mom and Alan's mom and to also buy birthday cards for several people. While we were in the store I was telling Brady who all we were buying cards for and he would repeat every one's name. So then we're in the car on the way home and he says, "cards, Gramma, Po Po, Daddy, Kristi, else?" He knew we bought more cards than that but couldn't remember the other names so he was asking who ELSE we bought cards for!!! 

One final story, that I find funny. Brady now knows what a McDonalds looks like and is sure to point out everyone of them while driving!! "Mommy, donalds, eieio"!!!! Yeah, he's confusing his 2 "Donalds", but I think it's cute. I'm trying to figure out the easiest way to explain to him that Ronald MacDonald and Old MacDonald are NOT the same person!!!LOL

7 comments:

Joe and Jane said...

What a sweet little gentleman! Good job mommy!

Tina said...

Clearly, Brady is a genius, wrapped up in a great personality and adorable good looks!!!

Joyce said...

I'm glad to know Tessa will have a smart boyfriend some day... if he could catch her.... He is just sooooo adorable. Where does the time go. Can't wait to get together someday...

Shana Giroux said...

Way to go Brady with all your talking and making connections! BTW, I think his verbal skills are WAY advanced for his age. Haley was not nearly this verbal at his age and now she won't "shut it". Good luck to you guys in about a year:)

We went through the same thing with McDonald's and Old MacDonald with the girls. They finally figured it out:)

Stefanie said...

I love to read all the cute things Brady says, but him thanking you for cooking might be the cutest thing I have ever heard!!! How polite :-) What a sweetie!

He sure does sound like he is talking up a storm and putting ideas together all over the place! We will have to watch Yo Gabba Gabba sometime if Brady recommends it ;-)

Katie said...

aw, smarty-pants!!!

Karin and Rob said...

Awwwwwww, he's smart, sweet, polite, and cute -- what more could anyone wish for?! :-)