The kids are in a fun stage that usually leaves me laughing during the day and exhausted by the time they go to bed. I’m quite certain I’m biased as can be, but they sure seem like clever, adorable, sweet and sassy little people that I’m so glad belong to us.
- started saying “peas” while signing “please” in the last 2 weeks.
- will say “bah-bye” and kind of wave/open/close her hand when people leave.
- cuddles her baby doll in her little rocking chair and says “bay-bee, bay-bee”.
- discovered a love for climbing. On the furniture short enough for her, up and down the steps, over toys, etc. (wonk-wonk. :-/)
- all of the sudden loves books and has stopped pulling forbidden books off the shelf in favor of her own board books.
- is very much enamored with the very small ride-on, motorized Jeep toy. She figured out how to push the button to make it go and wants to be on it all the time if we’re playing outside.
- bawls her eyes out if she sees her daddy leave without her.
- finally has more hair coming in! And I think, praise be, that Kyle’s genes are coming through for me! Her hair definitely has a reddish cast to it and some curls are appearing. I’ve always wanted curly, red haired kids. And since Kyle had red curls from infancy to his late teens, when it started getting darker (and started disappearing altogether), I figured marrying him was a good bet for that. 🙂
- “what you got-for?” = What did you forget? Anytime he means to say forgot or forget, he says “got for”. I love it.
- At a stoplight, we observed a man next to us who had a very long (like ZZ Top long) beard. Jack’s sincere comment? “That’s a vewy nice beard.”
- After a bath, he was cleaning his ears out with a q-tip and declared, “I’m getting the boogers out.”
- “Mom, I’m finding for my toy gun.” Finding for = looking for. 🙂 We’re working on that one.
- He really likes the soccer gold (goal) Uncle Nate and Aunt Kar-yah (Karla) gave him for his birthday this summer.
- Kyle got a cut on his hand and Jack asked if he was “blooding”.
- When he sneezes he announces, “OH! I gah-bwess-you’d.” Is that similar to turning Google into a verb? I think so. 🙂
- “Last night” is his measure of time for anything we did in the past. A few weeks ago we took a harbor cruise of Lake Superior in Duluth. About a week later Jackson said, “Mom! We went on that boat yast night…and we went around the barber. Yet’s do that again!”
- loves “Blues Clues”, “Dinosaur Train” and “Mr. Rogers” these days.
We’ve reached a stage where Jackson is more aware of things and pays pretty close attention to things that are said/overheard and simple explanations are not enough anymore for this big boy. The other day on the NPR were talking about the girl in Pakistan who was shot in the head, Malala. I hear his little voice pipe up, “MOM! THEY SHOT A GIRL?!!” I’m thinking: “Great. Now I get to explain the Taliban and their oppression of women to a 3 year old.” Needless to say, we’ve been a little more vigilant about what he hears/sees now.
Or another example – last week we had an appointment with an adoption agency to talk about their programs and interview their director. Enter “explain adoption to Jackson”. 🙂 He got it pretty well I think. Later that day I was looking at adoption programs for various countries online and Jack saw the pictures of kids and said, “So, which kid we gonna adopt?” I hope we can help him understand this crazy process for his little brain. He seems cool with the idea of having a chocolate colored brother, so that’s a bonus!
And of course, a recent picture. 🙂 That’s all the news that’s fit to print!