Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Our resident "Chip Maggot"

That's our Elijah Grayson JianYi!

Such a cutie-patootie!

No matter where we go, Elijah draws females to him like a light draws a moth. He looks at them, does his little wave and says,"Hey", and kaboom! The pretty young girl is chatting with Elijah. John and I just watch and think, "There he goes again.." The other day John, Sr. told him, "You are just a chick magnet, aren't you?" He grinned through the thumb that resides semi-permanently in his mouth, and while shaking his head up and down said, "I chip maggot!" After picking ourselves off the floor from laughing, we said, "Elijah, what are you?"  To which he replies, "I chip maggot!"

We go to our pool and he has a harem of young beauties that follow him around!

The little fellow has also become quite a comedian. He loves to make funny faces and make us laugh.

Notice the car in his hand. He loves cars just about as much as he loves females. Our little auto expert will constantly pick out a car on the road and say, "I like that car." He even takes a car to bed with him at night. He will lie in the floor and play with his cars, lining them up just so. He really has an eye for detail. Of course, even cars can be subject to his explosive temper. If one of his cars doesn't line up just the right way, an irate Elijah has been known to scream and throw the offending car across the room. Cars aren't the only things that fascinate him, he's enthralled with anything that has a motor. He loves to see motorcycles and even handicap scooters. When we were eating at a hotel recently, a gentleman rode up in his scooter. During our whole breakfast, we heard "Look at that car. I like that car. I want that car." So, his taste in cars is, well, let's just say varied.

His speech has come leaps and bounds. There are still some times when I can't understand him, but overall he does well. The other day during a tantrum, I put him in the bathroom. I told him,  "Tell me when you're done and you can come out." He screamed, "I done!" I said, "Tell me you're done nicely." To which he quickly replied, "I done nicely!" With that new found articulation comes new found ways of expressing his pleasure, with "I uv you!", as well as displeasure. For example, today he said to Daniel,  "Daniel, weeve me awone, I just 'bout had it!"

Ahh, Mr. Elijah you are one of the reasons my life is so blessedly full!

And you will have to look long and hard to find a "chip" that loves you more than this one does!!!



  1. You're going to have to lock him up early if this chip maggotting continues! Usually it's the other way around (as you well know with the girls you've raised) but it seems like you will have to keep this young man under lock and key some day! :)

  2. Hey little maggot ~ guess I'm one of your chips. Love you sweet little Elijah!