Pahk a cah???


“Pahk a cah” (Park the car) is a phrase we hear endlessly with Simon these days. This boy LOVES cars. And vans. And trucks. And tractors. And whatever else there is with wheels. He loves talking about how we’re going to park the car in the “gouge” (garage), whose car we’re in (“Mommy new cah” or “Daddy van” or “Nana van”), and any other word he can come up with to talk about cars. Dave says that every morning, he spends a good 30 minutes playing “park the car” with his toy cars. Give the boy a car, and he’s set!

Hopefully he retains his love for cars next weekend. We’re about to spend 18+ hours in our car for a round trip to see our very good friends in Columbia, MO over Easter weekend.

His ability to learn English never fails to astonish me. Dave and I love that, like lots of kids, he says, “Hode you pee” (Hold you, please) when he wants to be held. Today he started saying, “Hode you me pee” (Hold you me, please)  🙂

Today he really struggled to go down for nap time. I kept going in to reassure him and let him know it was time for sleeping. The last time I went in there, he had finally calmed down and said, “Banky cover, pee?” (Blanky covers, please). So I covered him with his blanky from Great Aunt MaryLee, and pointed out to him that his pictures of Ha-mae-ah (his foster mom) were going to watch over him while he slept. We have it placed right where he can see it from his bed. He nodded his head, and fell asleep quickly after that. I am so grateful that we have those pictures. Today we were looking at pictures of his foster mom and her grandson, and he was giving the pictures “bo poes” (kisses). I love that.

As we have muddled and done our best through these first few months of life with Simon, I’m trying to remember to tell Ezekiel what an incredible big brother he is, as often as I can remember to do that. When Simon is really grieving and screaming and having tough days, Ezekiel’s patience with him is remarkable. Of course, there are other times that Ezekiel antagonizes, teases, infuriates his little brother, but what else is a big brother supposed to do?! But when Simon is really having a hard time, Ezekiel seems to understand that, and love on him. He also is a great interpreter for us when none of us know exactly what Simon is telling us.

Last night, my parents watched the boys so Dave and I could go on a date. My mom laughed when she told us that Ezekiel said, “I’m almost the most quiet person in our family. Frack is the quietest. He sleeps during the day and is awake at night”. Simon had spent a good portion of yesterday crying. So for a few minutes, Ezekiel was indeed almost the quietest person in our family.

Dave, Neighbor Andrew and Eze with their giant snowman, "Frosty".

Dave, Neighbor Andrew and Eze with their giant snowman, “Frosty”.

Family pizza party with a movie!

Family pizza party with a movie!

Part of the reason the blog has been neglected - water in the basement :(

Part of the reason the blog has been neglected – water in the basement 😦

Out for hibachi!

Out for hibachi!

Eze created an office the other day. Then read a story to his brother. Adore.

Eze created an office the other day. Then read a story to his brother. Adore.

Tiny boy. Tiny robe. Oh so cute.

Tiny boy. Tiny robe. Oh so cute.

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