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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Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

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

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

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