So I've realized that Marshall is only going to get older! This is so exciting and so sad at the same time! I just want him to stay his age right now! He is so funny and cute! He does the funniest things everyday and surprises us with new things all the time. He loves to sing. If anyone knew me as a kid this is how I was too, apparently. But he is so adorable! He loves singing Elmo's world, ABC's, Twinkle Twinkle, Diego, anything really.. even hymns.
He has a favorite song on the radio though. It is the song that says "Cause your amazing, just the way you are!" The other day that song was on and Marshall totally got the "are" right on. He kept it up the whole song! It was hilarious! Now every time we hear that song we turn it up and he totally sings and smiles. It's so cute! It kind of reminded me of that Mr. Bean episode when he doesn't know the hymn.. but in a lot cuter way. He even sings the rest of the song like him, just mumbling something. Here is the link to you tube if you don't know what I am talking about:
Next time you see him you can ask him to sing you something.
He can also count to 10! He doesn't really know his colors yet but can count to 10 haha! It usually helps if he is going up or down stairs though. That is how he learned.
I'm just going to copy the last 2 entry's in his journal instead of paraphrasing:
"7.10.11 - Well we just got back from CA and although we had a great time, Marshall picked up some bad habits from his cousins. This morning while we were getting ready for church, we went in to check on him and he was totally NAKED standing next to a puddle on the ground. His cousins run around naked all the time so I think that's why he though he could. The good thing was the puddle was just water (another habit he picked up earlier) and he was good enough to throw his diaper in the trash haha!! It was really hard not to just laugh! We didn't even punish him."
I know most of you mom's are thinking.. "woopee he was naked".. but we just don't do that in our house especially with a kid that just peed on me yesterday while I was changing his diaper. Yeah he is going to be 2 in a week and still can't control himself. He won't be potty trained for a while!
"7.12.11 - I was just walking our of my room while Marshall was taking a nap and heard a door slam quietly. I freaked out a little but realized the air conditioning had just come on and that must have shut a door. Then as I walked into the kitchen making sure the front door was locked (it was), I heard it again. I thought this could only mean one thing... and as I turned to look @ Marshall's door a little hand came out. He'd finally done it.. climbed out of his crib. DANG'T! A week and half til he's 2.. I guess it's about time! I just wish it didn't have to scare me like that."
Anyway.. we are just so excited he's around and can't get enough of him! He can be the biggest rascal but he makes us so happy. He reminds me of Dennis the Menace! Even when I tell him not to touch something he twiddles his fingers just like in the movie.
Here are a few more pictures:
Jared has been in Provo this summer and we have LOVED it! So has Marshall. Last night he came over and Brady said look who it is and Marshall screamed with excitement and ran out to him! He stayed with us for a bit til he found an apartment. This is just a video of what a fun uncle is like!