Thursday, October 1, 2009

Ma-mows, Hoes, and Nains!

Jacob is obsessed lately with ma-mows, hoes, and nains! If you didn't catch that, please let me translate:
  • ma-mow=lawn mower
  • hoe=back hoe
  • nain=train
Ma-mows are especially fascinating and he shows us Daddy's ma-mow every time we enter the garage. He can hear them running and will say ma-mow, ma-mow, ma-mow repeatedly until you at least somewhat acknowledge that he can hear something that might be a lawn mower waaayyy off in the distance. He can spot them lightening fast on trailers and his new favorite thing is to go shopping with Daddy at Lowes or Home Depot so he can sit on the ma-mows.

Hoes are a new fascination, but are rapidly catching up with the ma-mows. Jacob has gotten to watch construction trucks with Grandma Burris twice in the last couple of weeks and he discovered the exciting world of backhoes. How enthralling! We have a truck book that he loves to look at (he thinks the farm tractor is a ma-mow) and he will find the backhoe and point at it, exclaiming, "Hoe! Hoe! Hoe! Hoe!" You must acknowledge him then too, or he'll just keep screaming out hoe incessantly.

And lastly, nains. Nains are not a new discovery, but it is a pleasure that has been growing and becoming more and more refined over the months. Nains are pretty cool, especially when you have someone to play nain with you. Little does he know, he is going to get his very own nain for Christmas from Grandma Ruth this year! How fun!

So, I hope the next time you are out and about and you spot a ma-mow, hoe, or nain, you can experience some degree of the delight Jacob finds in each one!

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