Ok. Seriously I just love this little boy. He has such a tender little heart and he is just so dang smart. I just had to do a post just about him. I love Claire too. But Kael is my special boy, and if all my kids were just like him I would have a million of them. Don't get me wrong Claire is beautiful and just as special. With Claire being the baby, sometimes I forget about Kael and making sure he gets special attention. Claire has gotten extra attention because she was a newborn and then a fussy and BUSY baby and now an even BUSIER toddler. So Kael gets left in her dust a lot of the time.
Recently though, Kael has quit taking naps. Not everyday is napless, but most of them are. Somedays he just needs that nap, or maybe just I do. I can't believe I have been able to keep him taking naps and he is 3 1/2!! Anyways, while Claire is napping, me and him have some time together. Some days we color quietly and others he plays in his room and I read a book. I have really been enjoying our 'quiet' time together recently because he will tell me stories. He will bring me toys and tell me stories about them or we will just talk and then he starts making up some fun stuff. Lately his stories have been about church. He loves primary. He will tell me tell me about what he learns in primary and then adds his own little flare in the parts he can't remember. I love listening to him.
One of his more recent stories was about Jesus and how he is a hero.
He told me that Jesus is a hero because he keeps the booger man away and keeps us safe. And we pray to Him to talk to Him.
He has also been extremely obsessed with the iPad and wanting to buy new games. I told him we could buy the games because we didn't have money to pay for it. This is usually the answer he gets when we are in the store and wants a toy. He tells me, well we need to get money. I told him that it has to be earned, you have to work for it, that's why daddy goes to work. This is usually where the conversation ends. But this time he went and found a quarter in our room, gives it too me and says, "Look, here is some money, I found it, now we can buy the game." I just laughed. He was pretty upset with me that I wouldn't use his money to buy him the game.
He loves animals. I wish we could get him a dog or a kitty. Or even some chickens. I would love me some chickens and their delicious eggs. Anywho. He actually asked if he could have a puppy the other day. Shhh don't tell Chase. Unfortunately, animals are not in the cards for a while. At least until we figure out what the plan is with medical school. Before Claire was born Kael would play with my mom's dog and would tell us Rocky is his buddy. We went fishing and the fish were his friends. And BUGS are his friends too. There was a fly buzzing around the house the other day while we were eating lunch. It landed on Kael and he said, "look mom he wants to be my friend" Of course I said gross and shoo'd it away. Then it tried to land on his food and I did the same. Kael told me, 'but mom he wants to share my food with me.' I told him flys are dirty we don't share food with them. And as serious as he could be he said, 'Well then we need to give him a bath so he's not dirty.'
See, isn't he just the funniest, most wonderful, little boy. He seriously cracks me up on a daily basis. He also can drive me bonkers with his non-stop-talking. But I just love him to pieces. He is my most favorite little boy, and I feel so blessed that he is in my life and choose me to be his mother.