Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Jackson at 20 months

It's true, our little guy is now 20 months old! Here's what he's up to these days:

He continues to have a great sense of humor! He's always walking into the room doing something funny, just to make us laugh. This is just one instance!He loves to climb and play, and has really been enjoying his Christmas present the past few weeks!
Such a sweet face!
Pointing to his nose (or something...).
Laughing, as usual!
Pointing to an airplane!
This might be a mean picture, but our neighbor started up his rumbly truck, and Jackson got scared and was bolting for me. I think his scared face is cute, so I snapped a picture before snatching him up to reassure him that all was well.
Still a little freaked out.
He can often be seen pushing/pulling his wagon down the sidewalk as we go exploring.
He also climbs and gets into things. This day he thought the radiator was a good place to sit and take a break...
Again, making us laugh by trying on one of daddy's baseball helmets.

Jackson has been working hard on talking, and although he still has far to go, his latest vocabulary includes: ball, KK (he says "ay-ay"), shoo (as in a stinky diaper). A few new-ish signs he does are book and water (although it's not the correct sign for water...it's a totally made up sign that he created himself!). He's probably got a few more words and signs, but I can't seem to remember them right now! He's finally cutting two more bottom teeth, after walking around for months with just his middle two on the bottom! Other than that, he's got his 4 top teeth, and all 4 molars. I've noticed him starting to sing more lately, which really is just humming. His main mode of communication is still grunting and pointing, all the time. He can be quite emphatic with his points and grunts! When we read books, he will point to the objects and then wait for me to tell him what they all are. He will attempt to make noises for the animals, but most of them sound alike. He can do a really good elephant noise, though! Although he is quite active and into lots, he also enjoys a good quiet time in his crib. We do this most mornings. He will sit in his crib with a few books, and look at them while I shower, clean, etc. I think the real reason he likes that time so much is that he gets to have his paci and blanket then. He is still quite addicted to them, and is also known to steal them out of his crib when he's able! His favorite movies these days are Cinderella and Wee Sing in Sillyville. Brings back memories from my siblings and nanny-ing days! I can pretty much quote those movies from beginning to end! Anyway, there's a bit about our little man at 20 months old. And just because it's interesting, to compare to Kathryn at 20 months old, click here.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Not Me Monday

Mckmama- Not Me Monday

I am definitely NOT posting things that I think are funny from the past few weeks. All of these most certainly happened just this week, because I am a rule follower and wouldn't post things that occurred outside of this past week. Nope, not me!

I did NOT dig through the trashcan at the self-checkout at Kroger because I spotted coupons in there that I wanted. I would of course have more dignity than that!

I am NOT sitting here writing this while my kids are sitting next to me watching Cinderella. I am most certainly on the floor playing with them at all waking hours...

I did NOT let Jackson stay in his pj's on Saturday until after naptime because I just didn't feel like changing him. And, if I did do that, it was most certainly only because we stayed home and inside. Of course I wouldn't take him on a walk, playing outside, to the market, and on errands dressed in his jammies and tennis shoes!

I did not start this post last week, and just get around to posting it this week. Seriously, it doesn't take me a week to write a post!

Friday, May 21, 2010


Kathryn: I got a boogie on my finger, but I just brushed it off, because it was a clean boogie and not a dirty one.


Kathryn: When I was a bunny, I use to eat the clover too.


Kathryn, to the kids at the Chick-Fil-A play ground: That's my brother, and his name is Buddy.
All the other kids: Buddy, go on down the slide to your mommy now! (Yes, he was stuck up in the play area...)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Child's Play

Enjoy some random pictures I've snapped over the past few weeks of things I saw when I walked into the room where the kids had been playing.

One day I told Kathryn to pack a bag of some toys to take somewhere. This is what she packed (and the bag she chose to pack in as well).

Yup, those are little candies in there. Clever girl!
Sometimes water bottles go well with basketball goals...

And sometimes remotes go well with basketball goals.
Why not wear a Christmas headband, just for fun?
Of course, reading the paper is important during playtime as well.

Sometimes playtime is fast!
Sometimes it's rough.
Sometimes it glows in the dark.
Sometimes you just gotta take a bite outta playtime.
Sometimes you gotta get in the middle of things.
But don't forget to take time to answer your calls.