Thursday, February 28, 2008

Eight feet

I am proud to announce that I was able to complete EVERYTHING on my to-do list today.

1. I went to lunch with a dear friend of mine. We don't get together often enough so it was fun to catch up with her.

2. I bought milk. And chocolate.

I had to laugh at the comment left by Jo, who said that I should add "eat chocolate" to my list.
Dear, sweet Jo,
Reminding myself to eat chocolate would be like reminding myself to breathe.
It's something I do automatically, and I couldn't live without it.

I also say Thank You to the ladies who offered to go to lunch with me.
I'm flattered.
Name the time and place, and I'm there.
You have my e mail.
You know who you are.

I love this picture, I put it on Max's birth announcement which read;

Our family has grown by two feet!

I really love these little feet. They aren't so little anymore.

What I love most is what Max calls his feet.


And when you take his socks off, they become...........

Behw feep.

I honestly think "feep" is the cutest word I have ever heard.

Today, Max stuck his foot in the air and said "Look Mom, My shoe ate my feep"

And in case you're wondering, the plural form of feep is;


And what do we do when we have bewh feepers?

We put "yockies" on them! And shoesies!

We have so much fun with Max's feep. He has his own version of "This little piggy" it goes;
This little piggy went to Costco,
This little piggy stayed home.
This little piggy had roast beef,
And this little piggy had a Costco hot dog,
And this little piggy went wee, wee, wee, wee, wee ,wee, wee, wee, wee, wee, wee, wee,
all the way home.

Yesterday, I bought Max a new pair of Crocs.
(O.K., not the REAL Crocks, but the imitation kind from Payless. We took advantage of the BOGO sale and got a pair for Brielle also.)

They are the brown camoflage print.
We haven't been able to see his feep all day!
(Ha ha, that joke never gets old!)

Max came up to me several times today and very lovingly said "I wuff my new cwogs"
He showed them to anyone who cared (and many who didn't)
"Wook at my new cwogs! My owd ones awe bwoken!"

Unless you didn't notice, Max sometimes replaces the letters R and L with W's.
However, sometimes, he throws us a loop by sometimes replacing an L with a D, as in
"I reedy reedy wike that!"
(translated, I really really like that)
My favorite is when he replaces the L with an R, and then claps his hands and says;
"Look Mom, I'm crapping"

That one always cracks me up.

Look at the first photo again.
Look at the pair of feet on the left. They belong to CJ.
If you think they look big in the picture, you should see them now.
CJ is currently wearing a mens size 10 1/2 .
Today, he told me his shoes are getting too small.
CJ is twelve years old.
The kid is growing 1/2" every three weeks.
He is currently 5'7".
I am 5'8".

Within two months, my baby will be taller than me.


You know how you'll see this cute little puppy, and then you'll notice how big its paws are, and you know that this sweet little puppy will someday be a huge dog..........

Looking at the size of CJ's feet, and the rate with which he is currently growing, I'm afraid that when the growth spurt finally stops, his height may end up being................

Eight feet!


Kalynne Pudner said...

What a cute post...I love Max's "feep."

Anime-Girl (Kid Number Five) has recently joined her siblings in surpassing my height, which puts me in the shorter half of the family. It's not as traumatic as I expected, being dwarfed by people to whom I have given birth. In fact, it's rather convenient: more people to change the light bulbs that are constantly burning out because no one ever bothers to turn them off.

elizasmom said...

Feep! That's awesome. Even better is feepers. Dontcha love when they make up their own grammar rules?
(Eliza swaps t's and th's with P's too. Thus the creature is Ice Age is a SLOP. And you put your clothes in a SOUPCASE.)

utmomof5 said...

We have a similar picture with all our "feep" too! I love kid words. I wish I had written down more of the cute words my kids made up.
I have a 12 year old that will pass me up her in the very near future. he is already taller than one of his Grandmas. I am really tired of buying pants evey few weeks.


Jen said...

I heartily approve of the chocolate addition to the list. Maybe I'll go add it to mine. Very cute picture.

Jo said...

Oh my goodness, I am just dying at the feepers! Love it! I wish they could stay little forever.
I stand corrected on the chocolate. Now I know, chocolate is automatic, so I don't need to remind you. I can take that off my list of things that need to get done. Check. Jill is eating her chocolate.

Jo said...

P.S. You have been spending too much time at Costco.

Jill said...

At Costco, I can buy chocolate in bulk!

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

I love toddler talk - never tire of hearing it.

Lola...again said...

The best part of those "crocs" is how thay start to smell in about 2 weeks.......uhhhhh!

Jenera said...

I love the picture of the feet!

I was cracking up with all of the post.

It's Just me! said...

I too am 5'8 and I about died when my son passed me up! The funny part is that my husband isn't all that tall for a man and he wears size 7 shoes. My kids all take after me and are amazons!! WE have big feep!

Melissa said...

Those comments from your son are TOO CUTE!! And I love the picture you used for your birth announcement... so clever!
I have two younger brothers. They are both taller than my parents by quite a bit. One is 6'1" the other is 6'2". One wears a size 11 1/2 shoe the other wears a 12. Good luck :)

Laura said...

This post is just perfect. What a story and memory to hold. Thanks for sharing!

Marilyn said...

Love those feep! My baby used to say she wanted to wear a meckolace (necklace) and wear nakeup (makeup) and go to see a novie (movie) always mixing up the ms and ns.

Kimber said...

I love the toddler chatter! It's too bad that we grow out of the fascination for simple things like "feep".

I thought my 11 year old was growing too fast (especially his feet) but ~ WOW ~ that really is a growth spurt!

Rachel said...

feep, that is halarious!! I especially like the "look mommy, i am crapping!"

Jessica G. said...

I love the "grown by two feet." I am going to use that for the next baby!

Love feepers! Have you recorded him saying these things yet? And gotta get his version of "clapping" in there...that's some great blackmail.

Jules said...

Loved the post. It brought back so many sweet memories. And I'm glad you added chocolate to the list. In my book, it's a main food group!

Damama T said...

I read this just before going out to dinner. When we left the diner, on the ground in front of the car parked next to ours, was a tiny camo "cwog." I started giggling when I saw it. Hubby said, "What? Oh, never mind. It's a blogger thing, right?" LOL! I said, "Yep!" and proceeded to tell him all about Max's feep. Poor guy! Now he has to endure me gushing over other people's kids in cyber space as well as all the ones I regularly stop to ogle when we're out!

Thanks for the giggle and for giving me one more thing to pester Hubby with! ;o)

Sue said...

I'm sorry but I could not continue reading after the baby feet picture because I was PARALYZED by the cuteness. SO CUTE. EEEEEk. My uterus just grumbled.

Motherwise said...

Very clever and cute birth announcement text. You should capture some of Max's "feats" on tape so you can enjoy them later on. Those are too cute to go unpreserved!

mommeeof9 said...

My 14 yr old has men's size 12 EEEE feet. They have been the same size for 3 years.

He's almost my height 5ft 9in tall. My brothers are between 6 ft 1 and 6 ft 2. My brother in law is 6 ft 5. Hubby's nephew is 6 ft 3.

I think my 3 yr old maybe be the only average height child I have. She was 50% height and weight at birth and still is.

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