Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Coach Patrick



This is Patrick's favorite Christmas present...yes, a $2 coloring book.  (Which just goes to show me....why do I always buy more than necessary at Christmas?  And why is it always the littlest simplest after-thought type thing that gets the most love and attention?)  He doesn't color in it, he just looks at the pictures.  I've actually covered it all up with contact paper because he was very disturbed that it was starting to fall apart.  His favorite picture is the one of the coach, with the basketball on the page next to it.  He was thrilled (some of us were not) when I scrounged up an old whistle.  He puts the whistle on, and sometimes I catch him making referee like gestures with his hands and arms, and yelling to himself, "Shoot it!  Shoot it!"  He gets embarrassed when he catches me looking at him while he's in imagination coaching/referee/basketball world, which is of course, even cuter.  I think he might have found his calling.  Only time will tell.

24 comments :

  1. So cute!! Zack colored and colored and COLORED the life out of a Curious George coloring book and would pour over the pages as if it were the first time. He called it his magazine. LOL Daring picture of your little man. Love your blog!

    Made your creamy chicken & mushroom pasta over egg noodles tonight- yum!

    Tanya

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  2. Doesn't get any cuter than that!!

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  3. sweet! he dreams to follow in Dad's footsteps :-)

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  4. He is such a little doll Sarah! So is Andrew. I LOVED that picture of Andrew in your February header...which is now promptly replaced by your beautiful March header because you are more on the ball than most of us could even dream of being!

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  5. I love catching them in those innocent moments of imaginative play.
    Aubrey loves to pick up the big girls books and pretend read them. She even makes the sound effects and points to the words.
    I love it!
    Have a happy day

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  6. I love when you catch them doing something so magnificent and cute. Which, at this age, is often, often, often. I enjoy each and every one of your posts!

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  7. I love this. My 3 year old does the same thing, only she's usually a teacher to her stuffed animals... or a princess having tea with them. She gets so absorbed in her world, reading to them and talking to them, that I hate to disturb her, because it's like I've broken into something that was hers alone.

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  8. Sounds like he's been watching his daddy!

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  9. Do you think the coloring book makers realize they are actually "magazines for kids who can't read"? Wait, "interactive magazines'!

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  10. :) my 3 year old does the same embarrassed duck his head when i catch him playing his air guitar in front of the stereo. it melts my heart in about 2.1 seconds. :)patrick is getting just too big... :)

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  11. Oh that Patrick of yours!!! SUCH a cutie!!! He's going to make a great coach someday, I just know it!!!

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  12. Too cute. He sounds a lot like my youngest who suddenly becomes shy if caught dancing.

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  13. Oh Sarah, how totally adorable! What a cutie!

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  14. Super cute! I love it when they get embarrassed at this age.

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  15. Quickie question - are you using the Minima template? I love the clean, white look!

    Smiles,
    Melanie
    skipthehousework@hotmail.com
    http://reasonstoskipthehousework.blogspot.com

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  16. Wow, he is SO cute! I can just imagine. Darling!

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  17. oh how precious!

    threesisterz.blogspot.com

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  18. Aaah! I love that kids can have SO much personality at such a young age.

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  19. So glad your blogging about this time in his life so you can remember... :) he is too cute that Patrick.

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  20. my youngest would spend hours looking at the little Thomas the Train inserts, talking about all the different accessories and adventures, nanimg the trains and telling us which he had, which he wanted. Then, he got into the little Lego direction booklets from his older brother's sets. Now, he loves the little DS and Wii Mario booklets - he takes them to bed and looks through them and the next day he is re-enacting some silly mario antics while I wish we were still in the Thomas the Train obsession days!

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  21. so cute sarah!
    my kids never did that.....they never noticed the coach. so maybe he will!!!
    that is so cool.

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  22. It is the simple things in life that truly do matter, and sometimes kids need to remind us of this:)

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  23. We've put coloring books in page protectors--covers too to help *preserve* those precious pages!

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  24. Unbelievably precious! I love catching our Itty Bit in the act of being creative... even if he gets embarrassed like your guy! :)

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