I guess I'm feeling nostalgic with baby #3 not too far away. So I've done Brooklyn's nostalgic post, now here is Troy's.
Behind his rough and tumble exterior, there is a sweet, sensitive, loving little boy. My absolute FAVORITE thing he does right now is out of the blue he'll say, "Mommy? I wuv you." Melt me heart!!! He really knows how to work us that's for sure! The other night he said, "Mommy, I just wuv you everyday." lol He also gives us the cheesiest/cutest little grin while he's playing. It's like he's saying, "I'm not doing anything wrong. Aren't I the best child?!" Troy is very into cars and trains, and plays with them for hours on end. He loves to line up all his cars or trains in a single row. I find trails of them everywhere! He is a very smart kid too, and knows how to count to 20 with little or no help. He also knows many of the letters of the alphabet, thanks to Brooklyn and "Super Why." :) He loves to wear his Superman cape with his blue rain boots and "fly" all around the house. A couple weeks ago he even suckered us into wearing it to church. Some things just aren't worth the fight right? So there he was, waltzing in wearing his cape and cool sunglasses. He definitely got a few snickers from the Bishopbric that day. Troy still loves to snuggle, and I give in to his ploys because he'll only be young once right? I figure he won't be letting me snuggle him soon, so I take adantage when I can. I really enjoy our time together after naps when it's just him and me (Brooklyn is usually still sleeping), and we can just snuggle on the couch, usually while watching "Cailou," which, I'm sorry to say, is still his all-time favorite cartoon. We also have a really fun time together while Brooklyn is at preschool. I can tell he loves getting one-on-one attention. He isn't potty trained yet, but loves to sit and go on the potty. He loves to shower (all by himself!) and also still loves baths as well. Although, the other day I let him shower for a while (literally, he was in there for like 20 minutes. I thought it was a little insight to what we can look forward to in teenage years lol) I found a huge puddle on the floor. Guess he doesn't quite keep the shower head pointing down like I thought. :)
Troy can not wait to be a big brother! He loves to talk to the baby, and loves to pull my shirt up to "see" the baby. He gives her kisses and tells her he loves her and asks when she's going to come out. He also shares his blanket and special doggie and bunny with her. She will be well loved for sure!
Marcie forgot....(written by Daddy)
Troy always says "Soda my favorite." In addition to soda, this kid would literally live on a liquid only diet if we let him.
He always wants to fight, but as Marcie mentioned, he loves to cuddle and when he does get hurt (which is quite often trying to lug that huge head around) he immediately cries for his blankie and dogdog.
The other day he also took a moment to let his friend Jenna know how he feels by saying "Jenna, you my friend. I just love you, everday." To which Jenna got creeped out (jk).
Troy's also very much my little buddy, and being such, is brainwashed to play football at Boise State. Although a lefty like Kellen Moore, he will most likely be a long snapper. He even prayed for the BSU football team to have a great spring the other night, out of the BLUE.
My absolute favorite is how spirited he is towards things. I probably shouldn't encourage him, but I just love when he furrows his brow and scolds someone or something. As an example, when we got home the other day, we got out of the jeep and Troy immediately went to the edge of our driveway and yelled at a black crow in the middle of the street "Go away bird!" It's also quite funny when he scolds Marcie for playing with my computer and remote control to the tv and says, "that's daddy's mom!"
This little guy has us wrapped completely around his pinkie.
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