Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Namesakes

We visited with some of DH's family over the weekend and MIL mentioned that DH's Aunt L wanted to get a picture of the boys together since they are both named for her late husband, Mike. We tried while we were there, but Michael's cousin was tired and didn't want Grandma to put him down and cried when we tried to set him next to Michael, so we gave up.




(Every.single.time we try to get a picture of the boys together the Cousin cries. A lot of it has to do with the fact that he is a Grandma's boy and if he thinks he'll have to share Grandma he freaks. SIL is pregnant and due in November, I predict some sibling jealously when Grandma comes to visit. I mean the poor kid continued to sniffle dramatically for a half hour after we tried to take the picture.)

So I emailed SIL and to ask her about getting a photo done but she hasn't emailed me back yet, so we will see.

But a day or two later Michael was eating in his chair and started signing tractor*. It took us a while to figure it out, but he had finally noticed the pictures of Uncle Mike on our wine tower**. So I told DH this would be a nice moment to take down the picture and show them to Michael. You'd thought I was trying to make him eat tofu or something. He didn't seem interested in showing his son pictures of the beloved uncle for which he named his son. There is a post for another day here, but if it wasn't obvious, I'm a bit annoyed with my husbands half-assing it sometimes.

But today Michael was shrieking to look at the picture again. He just loves looking at pictures of tractors. If it has wheels he can't get enough of it. He is such a typical boy (and I love it!). So I recorded it cause I think it's sweet. He was being kinda silly. If I can get him to be a little more involved with the picture and catch it again I'm sure Aunt L would love to have a copy of it.



*I had trouble finding the BSL sign for Tractor, but one website said it was just like Car but 'bigger' (cause tractors are bigger than cars, I guess). I love when he does it, it looks like he's doing the 'mashed potato'. You can see he's doing it while laying on his side too.

**Not that we actually ever get to consume any wine anymore.

2 comments:

Michelle said...

I love the look that he is giving his screaming cousin.
Kristopher was all about tractors for a long time. His favorite was john deere. He still likes them, but not to the same extreme.
And I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one with an animal that insists on being in the video and heard as well. :)

~Jess said...

Oh my goodness! That is rather funny....ditto on the look he's giving his cousin.