Thursday, June 22, 2006

Summer Fun

We started taking Jack to Water Babies class at the community pool. He likes the water but is a little leary at first to get in and let go of Non.

John came with last night for our 2nd class to take pictures.
James from his ECFE small wonders class was there too..he is so cute and it is amazing how big both of the boys have gotten.

Jack is continuing to try to speak short sentences and communicate with us. It is frustrating for him and us when he tries to say something and we cannot understand what he is trying to say!

Last Friday the 16th we had a bad storm with lots of thunder before his bedtime. Jack was pretty spooked and clung to me pretty much all through it. It was REALLY great for me to feel so needed by him and he snuggled up to my shoulder like he has not for a long time. It was funny when the loud cracks would come he would stare into my eyes and then try to kiss me. Grammie Joan says he must have been trying to get as close as possible to me.

He lOVES TO read a new little golden book I bought us...I Love approproproate huh? It is amazing how he will be all wild before bed running around the room but when I whip out that book he crawls up into the chair and settles down. He also enjoys reading the fire engine book, the best little word book ever (by Richard Scarry) and the good morning farm..he can now MOOO and say BAA for the sheep and a very weak Neigh for the horse.

He loves to point out pants, shirt, shoes, socks and eyes on book pictures.

He is Very interested in the bathroom and the toilet. I am thinking I need to get a potty chair. Oh the questions never end do they? what to to help him? Hoping we can make it a smooth transiition.

love you Jack

Monday, May 22, 2006

Where has the time gone

It is May 06 and I am already trying to plan Jack's 2nd birthday party. I am thinking at the Como Zoo would be different.
My sister had Tina's at the MN zoo when she turned 2 and it was fun.

He is growing up SO quickly. I am having one of those days where I get bleary eyed thinking about him and missing him while at work..

I read a great blog about another mom whose kids were older and how she missed the moments.

Wished she had recorded more of the details of what they did, ate, said etc. and already I feel like I am not doing this with Jack.

He is able to say a few more words now: cheese, house, daddy, momma, non, off, kitty cat, lights, up, Black, grandpa and he calls Grandma Joan "momma" too.
He knows the letters D, M, J , G and O
He knows many more words if we ask him to identify an item.

He loves to play outside and tends to just wander and/or stand and stare into space.
He loves to ride in the golf cart and run around the course by our home.
He loves to climb up and down the steps.

He loves to watch our tape of the Sesame Street 25th anniversary which I love too.. it has many of the old skits I loved as a child like "doing the pigeon', rubber duckie, do the rubber duck, The alligator king and his 7 sons, C is for cookie.

He also loves Blues Clues, Barney, Miffy, Maisy, Max and ruby, Bear in the big blue house and the Wigles.
He loves to play with my mom's tape measure that retracts and my dad's flashlights.

His favorite foods are: milk, water, juice, pancakes, peaches, graham crackers, cheese-its, goldfish crackers, turkey, chicken, bologna, ice cream (not given often!), cheese, peas (he puts them in his ears and nose), beans, brocolli and toast!

He is a pretty good eater when he is not teething. He has been getting in his last 2 eye teeth the past 2 months and has been drooling up a storm.

he is my little doodle bopper, pumpkin pie, momma's little boy, jacker crackers and I love him more than words can say

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

18 months old

Today Jack is officially 18 months old

Ladies and Gentleman-start your engines!!