Friday, April 13, 2007

From the mouths

- Noah has offered his own wisdom to the baby naming debate. Since we've been trying to decide between Ray, Konrad and Cyrus he's suggested Rayus and Konray. Oh, and Ice Cream.
- On Thursday it seemed impossible to get Noah out of the house for playgroup. He kept playing with everything in the vicinity as if it were his favorite toy ever and they should never be parted. I said "I'm going to go see our friends at playgroup. I would really like it if you would come with me." To which he replied "I want to stay trapped in the house."
- The other night I ran out for an errand just before bedtime. When I came back Mark and Noah were playing upstairs. I started asking questions to discover if our bedtime ritual had begun. "Daddy, did you get Noah's water?" "No." "Did you get Noah's pajamas?" "Not yet." "Okay, I'll go get both." At which point Noah turned to Mark with a very serious look on his face and said "We didn't do anything."
- I don't make Noah sandwiches. He prefers to make his own. I cut up pieces of bread, cheese and meat and he assembles them. Today while he was constructing ham and cheese sandwiches he asked if I was eating ham. I told him "No. I'm having tuna fish. Would you like some?" Noah paused and said "No thank you. I'm not a big fan of tuna fish sandwiches."
- Whether it's nature or nurture I can't say, but it sure is odd to see your kid adopt some of your quirks. As Mark said this evening "He's my kid when he's shy and won't talk to anyone but then wants to put on shows. He's your kid when he eats cheese, won't let you zip anything all the way up to the neck and doesn't like his food touching."


Jen said...

That is so cute. I love that he takes on your little mannerisms and ways of speaking.

I know you didn't ask, but for the record my vote for the baby name would be for Ray. I think Ray is very cute.

OldMotherHubbardSharesAll said...

My vote on the baby name is ICE CREAM - everybody I know loves Ice Cream so he would be very popular!

I second Jen - I like the name Ray (not necessarily Raymond and Ray as a nickname - but just RAY!)

lonna said...

I am starting to adore the little phrases that these kids are picking up. Noah's are even more advanced than Dermot's.

As for the name thing, I didn't comment on your earlier post because naming is so personal, but I like your top three Ray, Konrad, and Cyrus. I lean more toward Ray and Konrad because they seem to mean more to you. Cyrus has tons of baggage for me (Cy was the mascot at Iowa State and Cyrus was the big, African American guy on Real World Boston:) but as someone else said if you named your newest little guy Cyrus all the old baggage would be gone. I would only think of Eggerts cutie #2.

Kat said...

I vote for Ice Cream too! I love that he seems to have so much attitude with the being "trapped in the house" comment.