The other day, I took the boys to the store to pick up some groceries and make a few returns and what's it. For whatever reason I decided that that would be the day that I would bring some of Zeke's birthday money and let him pick out something from the toy aisle(s). Initially he had picked out a Lightning McQueen, but very quickly changed his mind when he turned around and saw the Buzz Lightyear action figures.
Oh man, talk about excited. My sweet boy carried his Buzz around the store for the next half hour or so that it took me to get the food shopping done. When I was making my returns he told the lady at customer service all about buying Buzz Lightyear and bringing him home. Zeke even did his best Buzz impersonation for her, lowering (as in deeper, not quieter) his voice saying, "To infinity and beyond!" I had to open Buzz as soon as we got to the car. During the ride home I heard Zeke giving Buzz hugs and high fives. Zeke practically exploded showing Buzz to Josh when we got home. After his bath that night, as I was helping him into his jammies, he had a full conversation with Buzz that started like this:
Zeke (normal voice): Hi Buzz.
Buzz (Zeke's "deep" voice): Hi Zeke. What are you doing here?
Zeke: I put on socks.
Buzz (in a slightly higher, somewhat incredulous voice): What did you say?
Zeke: I put on socks.
Buzz (back in his deep voice): Oh.
And it went on from there. I think you could say he's a big fan of Buzz Lightyear. So, to all of my family who sent Zeke money for his birthday, I thank you. I also thank you for the money you sent me since I spent my birthday money on a Buzz Lightyear action figure for Deacon (it was worth it to save the HUGE amount of drama that might have otherwise been caused).
Here are some pictures of my boys with their Buzz Lightyear action figures, and their Buzz Lightyear jammies that we got them for Christmas:
During our "photo op" Deacon got very insistent that I also take a picture of his dump truck. Very insistent. It's a good thing he's so cute. Of course, by this point Deacon was tired of taking pictures so it's not exactly the greatest picture of the prized dump truck. But with a face like that, I'm sure you'll forgive me:
Finally, to round out the "photo op" (and the post) here's a picture of Zeke just being ridiculously good looking:
Oh, and for those of you who have no idea where the title of this post comes from, here is a clip from the scene in Toy Story that it comes from. It's one of my favorite parts of the movie: