Brady says some really awesome things that either warms my heart or cracks me up - or BOTH! I think I will never forget them, but the reality is as he grows and the list of things he says grows with him - and Evan and Maddox follow with their funny and cute ways - I am sure I will not remember every single thing. Here are some of late that I want to always remember!
Last Friday night we went to the annual Lighting of the Summit parade which concludes with Santa and Mrs. Claus on a fire truck, the whole shopping center being lit up for Christmas and an awesome fire work show. We always are able to secure a good spot on the sidewalk to watch that also strategically puts us in line to see Santa in a really cool sleigh right outside of Belk where we can take pics and we receive a free pic from a photographer. We knew Evan was going to have a hard time since he is in the separation anxiety stage so we put Brady on Santa's lap to tell him what he would like first before we added Evan to his lap for the pic. While "chatting" with Santa and telling him all he wants, he had his finger on his cheek in the "thinking pose" and after going on and on and on.....Santa says "I think you have your self a pretty good list there, Brady". It cracked Chris and I up that Santa felt the need to cut Brady off!
This past Monday I took Evan and Brady to Portrait Innovations for Evan's 18 month portraits and I was going to get one Christmas shot of Brady and Evan in front of the Christmas tree to use for our Christmas card. I had Brady dressed nice in something "Christmas-y" and he knew he would be having his pic. taking as well. While he was in the bathroom going potty before we left our house I heard a drawer in the bathroom open. Making sure he wasn't getting into something he shouldn't I called into there: "Brady what are you doing in the drawer, bud?". He yelled back: "I am putting some deodorant inside my elbows so I can taste good for my pictures." I LOVE it!!! He will "use" (with the lid on) Chris' deodorant from time to time, copying his Daddy.
In the car yesterday, quietly (rare) riding along, Brady says from the back: "Mommy I am thankful to GOD for all the cheeses from around the world and for bread." I said: "That is GREAT, buddy." Apparently he was sitting there thinking about what he is thankful for this Thanksgiving season. Then about 5 minutes later - again, after silence, he says: "Mommy I am glad that Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sins." I thought I would CRY....I said: "Brady, that is a great thing to be thankful for....the GREATEST thing.".
Oh, I sure do love what this guy says (well, most of the time!).