James (Age 2 1/2) and the Guitar

Up until age 2, I did a monthly post about my son.  Now, I’m updating periodically, and saving precious memories that are making up his childhood.  I want to remember that at this age (2 1/2), my son was obsessed with guitars.

Even Friday afternoon, when we went to the bookstore and I told him I wanted to get a magazine before we headed to the kids section to play with Thomas the Train, he ran right to this and said, “You wanna get a guitar magazine Mama?”

Before we bought him a little ukelaili, he turned everything into a guitar.

A flyswatter . . . 

even a kickboard . . . 

He obviously likes to sing.  But he wants you to sing with him, hence his constant requests to “sing it with me” which you can hear at the end of this video.  But then there are times you might be happily singing along to the radio and he says, “mama stop singing.”

We’re at the age where he also requests certain songs when we get into the car.  His favorites are “Everywhere that I Go” which he calls, “Everywhere I Go and I am Yours” because that’s the next line of the song.  He knows all the words and sings it all the time.  He also still requests Michael Jackson.
He’s really good at the ABC’s, except that trickly LMNO part.
And our most recent photos after Day 3 of preschool. (It took me three days to get the settings right on my camera for a good shot).  I got this one by playing “Where’s James?” and he popped out behind the tree. 
He can finally reach the pedals on his tricycle that he got for Christmas 2010 from his aunt and uncle.

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18 Comments

  1. September 10, 2012 / 11:36 am

    Love the "Where's James?" picture!

  2. Anonymous
    September 10, 2012 / 12:31 pm

    James is a doll!! Enjoy this time…they grow so fast. Mine is 13 now and although I am enjoying this time with him as he enters the teen years (mostly), I miss the sweet little boy who wanted to cuddle and hold hands with me!

  3. September 10, 2012 / 1:03 pm

    Peek a boo gets the cutest photos! Also, fake sneezes work well. I am happy to discover your sweet little blog…loving it! I am up North now, but orignally from Texas and had met you a few times (years ago) from mutual friend. Glad to see you happily married and loving life!

  4. September 10, 2012 / 1:31 pm

    What a cutie! Ive really enjoyed reading about James, he reminds me so much of my son Andrew (also 2 1/2). He absolutely loves all musical instruments… His latest obsession… The accordion!

  5. September 10, 2012 / 2:38 pm

    I love the guitar too James! I have a pretty one that sits in our living room, I was hoping I would finally become inspired to learn to play.
    Love the pictures of James and seeing him grow from here.

  6. September 10, 2012 / 4:38 pm

    Did he get a haircut? He looks so grown up! So cute.

    My Chloe still says "ello-onno-pee" on occasion 😉

    • September 11, 2012 / 1:54 am

      I love it!

  7. September 10, 2012 / 7:07 pm

    You reminded me we need to take more video. That last photo of James is just precious. He is getting so so big. Thanks for sharing.

  8. September 10, 2012 / 10:59 pm

    ok now, this is one seriously cute kid!

  9. September 11, 2012 / 12:47 am

    He is a real cutie! So fun to see him grow up.

  10. September 11, 2012 / 1:57 am

    He has grown so much since he first got the tricycle! What a cutie! Their obsessions never seize to amaze me…my daughter wants to wear her yellow bikini all day, everyday!

  11. September 12, 2012 / 2:30 am

    How precious! He will be a rock star one day. I can just tell.

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