October 24, 2008

We're Friends

This is my nephew Dylan.

I watch Dylan during the day. He is as firey as his red hair implies and he is a lot like his mom! One thing that I like about Dylan is that he appreciates food more than any kid I know. He doesn't eat anything and everything, but if he likes something, you will hear about it.

One time when Dylan was younger, I was feeding him a "awful" (that's waffle to you) and he literally closed his eyes and said "mmmm dat's good" after each bite. He LOVES awfuls, and it's kind of silly to see a kid get so excited over something he calls "awful."

These are some of the words he uses to describe his food:

Mmmm. I wike it!
Dat's Gooood
Yommy (that's extra emphasis on the long "o")

For the past couple of days I have been planning to make pumpkin chocolate chip cookies with Dylan, but we have to do it when Taylor takes a nap. Today we finally got to make them. I got the ingredients out on the counter and told Dylan to grab his chair and come over to help me make cookies. He says "we making cookies now? I wike cookies, Angie! With chochwhat chips! Mmmmm goooood!" I laughed inside and got his chair. Just before he hops up to help, he throws his arms around my leg and says "we friends, huh Angie?" Ahhhhhh - doesn't that just bring a tear to your eye? I gave him a big hug and almost cried and said "yep, we're friends."

The rest of the cookie making was eventful too, with a big scoop of flour being flipped all over us, and some eggs getting dumped on the floor. But when I cracked the eggs he told me "good job, Angie!" so I guess that makes up for it.

He also called me "Ang" today for the first time, so I think that pretty much makes us best friends by now. However, as I type this he is sticking a funnel under Taylor's door and trying to look through it to see if he's awake yet, so he's back to his usual tricks.

What a fun fall day! I love you Dylan - your silly words, telling me "good job" whenever you approve of something I've done, and even your all-out spit fire 2 year old tantrums! You did a good job making cookies today buddy! We're definitely friends :)


Mandy said...

That's my boy!

Angie said...

What a cute nephew. I love watching little kids eat and actually enjoy what they are eating, a future iron chef. Oh, and I know exactly what you mean with Ang! I love being called Ang.

Julia said...

You are lucky to be so close to your cute nephew! I wish my kids loved food that much. They can be super picky.

Heather said...

What a cutie. Can he come over so I can cook for him? I could use the boost. I don't think I've ever had anyone say that about my cooking. Shocking, I know!

Hollie and Colby said...

Angie, I think you need to post the recipe for the pumpkin cookies... It can't be a guarded secret like the salsa steps, can it?

Sounds like you and your nephew have a fun relationship... it will be fun to watch him grow up and still adore you for the time that you spent together. This is how I feel about my Aunt Sandra.

Luckiest Girl... said...

I just found your blog. You and Corey have such a beautiful family. I was thinking back growing up and I thought of Young Womens camp. Remember you and Mandy fighting at camp and Mandy flying out of the tent because you kicked her! LOL...good times. I hope that all is well, it's great to see you guys! Tell Mandy Hi for me!
Trina Newsome Fonua

Chad said...

I love food too. Kids are smart.

Mandy said...

Actually, it was Angie who went flying out of the tent, she was on top of me and I kicked her off and she went flying into the dirt. Girls camp....good times.

Luckiest Girl... said...

Hahaha, your right Mandy it was Angie. Very funny! I hope you guys are doing good.