Sunday, March 28, 2010

Mr. Chatterbox

Luke has become quite the chatterbox lately.

Most of the time he talks in complete sentences
and loves to ask questions.

Although he's a fairly accomplished conversationalist,
he still mispronounces several words
and all his "L's" sounds like "W's".

I've been taking notes of some of my favorite things
that he says:

"Mommy, watch Cars on the pooder(computer)"

He says the word "pooder" at least 10 times a day and I love it every time...this might also be an indication that I am on the computer a little too often during the day.

When Aubrey is crying, sometimes he will go over to her, crouch down to her level and softly say,
"what's wrong, Aubrey, what's wrong?".
He's such a sweet big brother...most of the time.

Luke is NOT a fan of eating, mainly just at mealtimes
when he has to eat something nutritional.

Lately when I tell him dinner's ready, time to come eat, he responds, "No, mommy, not time for dinner...
maybe way-ter(later)".

On the rare occasion that Luke is actually excited about eating, I've heard him exclaim, "It's tasty! I wike(like) it!"

We've started teaching him his full name (well sort of, technically his full name is Christopher Luke Sparks, but that's a bit much for a 2 year old to remember).

Last week at dinner Ryan was asking him to say "Luke Sparks" and Luke repeats it, then looks around the table pointing at each of us and saying,
"Aubrey Sparks, Daddy Sparks, Mommy Sparks".

Anytime we are getting ready to go somewhere, I tell him where we're going and try to make it sound as exciting as possible, even if we're just going to the post office, and he almost always responds with, "Oh BOY, that'd be FUN!".
(We're still working on our contractions)

We've been very serious about teaching him to stay out of the street, so anytime we're outside near a street, he says,
"Don't go street, that's dane-drous(dangerous)!".

Luke LOVES all things cars, trucks, machinery,
basically anything with wheels.

A couple of months ago when we were at the library Luke checked out a book about tractors and was mesmerized by it.

He wanted to read it at least 20 times a day, and he would sit very still as I read about any and every kind of tractor you could imagine, many of which I had never heard of, like combine harvesters, cotton & rice strippers,
crawlers, and seed drillers.

About a week after we'd been reading the tractor book we were in the car and out of no where he shouts, "combine harbester!" (sometimes his "v" sounds like "b").

Now he can point to each kind of tractor
and tell you what they are.

One day last week when Ryan was getting ready to leave for work Luke asked him where he was going and Ryan responds that he's going to work, so he can bring home the bacon.

This morning as we were sitting at the table eating our breakfast, Luke sees Ryan leaving in his car and proudly announces, "Daddy's goin' get bacon!".

My most favorite thing Luke says is at bedtime.

After we read our Bible story and say our prayers he says,
"I wuv you Mommy!"
and my heart melts every time!


Rachel said...

Those are all great! I love it when they learn random facts like the Combine Harvester - makes life so entertaining!! Isn't this stage fun? Talking is just...the best!

Cassie said...

These are SO sweet! Especially when he tells you he loves you!

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Kathleen said...

love it love it love it. what a sweet sweet boy!

Anna said...

and when i call and he doesnt want to talk to me so he just says "wuv you, bye bye" JERK! haha

Lindsay said...

Cute! I can't wait until Eli starts talking like that. So adorable!