Since Little Man has been born, I've been keeping a monthly diary per se of little things he does on a daily basis. Little Moments, not necessarily all milestones, like the day he first said "Mama" and "Dada" to the day that he stood up in his crib by himself to the day he started saying "No" religiously. I thought I would stop after his first year, but two and a half years later I'm still keeping track.
Recently, LMA's vocabulary has been exploding. I blame it on the number of books we read to him. He loves going to the library and finding new books as well as picking up some of his favorites. He's pointed to a large American flag off of the highway before and stated that it was "a huge flag, Momma." He has recited "Green Eggs and Ham" while eating lunch, asking "Would you, could you on a train?" And when he's playing with his trucks in the dirt, he states that it's "stuck in the hole" (recited from "My Truck is Stuck" by Kevin Lewis).
But what he said today totally tops it all.
As we were sitting around playing with his Legos, out of the blue he stated, "Cheer up, Momma." I took a double look at my child. Then he said it again, "Cheer up, Momma. Here comes another train. A blue train."
I could do nothing but laugh when I realized he was reciting, "The Little Blue Engine that Could".
And to think I would be missing these little moments if I wasn't home with him.