5.) Judah's usage of the word 'busy'. He knows what busy means, but he also thinks it means tired. The other day we were riding bikes and he said, "Mom, my knees are getting so busy."
6.) He's got this thing he does with his eyes when he looks at people sometimes. It's like he's a bee charmer, except he's a human charmer. He gets this shy look on his face (even though he's totally not shy) and bats his foot long eyelashes. It melts people. He likes to use it when we are checking out at the grocery store and the cashier starts talking to him. I think he has a thing for cashiers.
7.) He's so simple and considerate. I wish I could be more like him in this way. On his birthday, I took him shopping at Wal-Mart to get whatever toy he wanted (A gift from grandmother). We were back in the toy section and things were finally starting to get cool. We had made it through the bikes, balls, and pool section (where he had picked out a 3 Spiderman goggle and snorkel sets...one for him and one for each of his brothers), and were finally getting to the action figures and real toys when he started doing the pee-pee dance. I took him to the potty, and when we got done, he was "busy" shopping. He didn't even want to go back to that cool Dancing Hulk toy we had just found. Just wanted to go ride the race car ride once before calling the day a great birthday.
8.) Unexpected affection. With Judah, any affection is usually unexpected, but I love it when it happens. Like yesterday. We were walking out of the gym, which is always a little stressful with so many cars and 3 little guys who could potentially run away at any moment. But yesterday I looked over to see Judah grab Elijah's hand and hold it all the way to the car.
9.) Memories of kid ghost. Like I have said, this kid is very funny and very independent. So much so that if he ever came down from his bed after we had told him not to, he would stand in the shadows and just watch us until we saw him. (We were so not used to that. If Elijah ever came down (even if we told him he would get a spanking if he came down again), he would run straight to one of us and ask for his spanking). Well, Blake is freaked out by kid ghosts (like on movies, he thinks kid ghosts are the worst!), but that's exactly what Judah would look like...expressionless, motionless...it would freak Blake out! Once we had our friends Clay and Jen over for dinner. It was getting late and we had put the boys to bed. We had been telling everyone about kid ghost, but they had never seen it first hand til that night. Judah snuck down and stood by the front door and watched us in the dining room talking. Clay saw him first and flipped out. Kid ghost!!!
10.) But the coolest thing about Judah lately is the way he prays. He doesn't wait and he isn't concerned with too much formality. If someone says 'we need to pray about that' he just starts talking to God outloud right then. I will leave you with a typical Judah prayer before I go answer yet another day's tattle-tale:
God, Thank you for our home and our food and our toys. And please be with Aunt Linda, Arni's sister, because she's sick. And please be with Jesus in heaven. And thank you for dear God. Amen.