Friday, July 17, 2009

Oh Snap!!!

I'll give the details of our trip later but I wanted to blog about our night tour of the monuments. It's one of those stories that we want recorded for our own memories so the rest of you will have to bear with us....

Monday night while we were in Atlantic City Cade wanted to learn how to snap. I don't know how many times Jay and I had to snap while Cade watched where we put our fingers and how we moved them to make them snap. He worked and worked and worked at it all night. Somehow he figured it out and woke up Tuesday morning with a newly acquired talent.

He has been snapping non-stop. He puts both hands up to his ears and snaps. It's like it's the sweetest sound in the world to him. It's been cracking us up because he walks around in his own little world snapping his fingers. Anytime we stop to eat or check in to a hotel or try to check out at a store he'll stand right beside us snapping just waiting for the clerk to ask him about it. If they don't he'll volunteer the information..."Hey I learned how to snap yesterday night".

Wednesday night we went on the night monument tour. We visited the Iwo Jima, WWII, and FDR before we got to the Lincoln Memorial. Cade snapped the whole time and told any adult who would listen that he could snap. The bus was so full that the three of us got separated and Cade sat in the back with another adult while Jay and I were stuck in the front. I can only imagine how that conversation went. The poor guy probably heard snapping in his sleep Wednesday night.

As the three of us were walking up to the Lincoln Memorial we could tell Cade was deep in thought snapping his fingers by his ears. Finally he looked at Jay and very slowly and carefully and seriously asked this question..."You know I've been wondering, do you think Abraham Lincoln could snap his fingers?" As seriously as possible Jay told him that since Abraham Lincoln managed to abolish slavery that the chances were good that he could snap his fingers. On the inside Jay and I were laughing so hard. Cade must've felt that this snapping thing was quite an he had found the perfect alternative fuel source or something equally as big.

Last night, since he's mastered snapping, he's moved onto whistling. I'm not sure if I want him to accomplish this challenge quite as quickly. Either way you look at it it will be a long 19 hour drive home with him either whistling or sucking out air trying to whistle.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Glad I won't be in the van on the way home. That's funny Cade has learned to snap and Avey learned to do the famous "Fowler flip" and it actually hurts. So, is Cade's snap as loud as Dad's and Aunt Helen's.