Saturday, June 23, 2012

Week in Review 6/23/12


 There's my big boy, going down the slide by himself. His grandpa and grandma bought him this little outdoor play thing that is a ladder with steps leading up to a landing and then a slide down. He has mastered climbing up the steep stairs and going down the slide himself. He sits and get both feet out in front of him and away he goes. His favorite thing is to carry leaves up the stairs and then make them go down the slide before him. Hysterical. In other news, he is SLOWLY starting to catch up to his playmates when it comes to motor skills and imitating things. And I mean slow like molasses. I'm not that concerned but man, is he on his own schedule. He will now occasionally hold his own sippy cup without making me do it. And the other day we were reading his animal book and got to the snake page and he started making a hissing snake sound. Very exciting! He's biggest accomplishment is probably doing all the motions to his favorite song, "The Wheels on the Bus". I've been doing them for a while and then, all of sudden, one day without me asking him to do it, he just started doing the hand motions.  The windows on the bus go UP and down!


His smelling skills aren't quite perfected yet. He insists on opening his mouth really wide to "smell" the flowers. At least he's not trying to eat them.


 Besides the outdoors, his favorite thing is reading books. If he's not pounding on the door begging me to go outside, he's bringing me book after book and pounding on the cover until I start reading them. And boy, do we read. Book after book after book. And he patiently sits in my lap and listens to it all.  Amazing. 


 He still has quite a penchant for hurting himself. This past week it was running and stumbling and doing a face plant into the corner of our stucco exterior. Made a nice line down his face and there's still a giant bruise. You can sort of see it here.


I think I neglected to do a post on father's day because my computer was busted. But we had a lovely day down in San Diego with my dad and my brother and his family (happy first birthday Hank!). Jack loved being with his daddy as usual. I am so lucky that John is such a wonderful father who is enthusiastic about spending every free minute with his son.


 And now more pics from the week!


bouncing and jumping in bed

enjoying his cousins' sand box

sleeping of the middle of a children's band performance at the library with 100 excited kids.  if he could sleep through the night this wouldn't happen...

playing in mommy's closet

getting started on his alphabet.  he doesn't know anything yet but maybe this will help.

showing off his new kicks

1 comment:

  1. Oh I just adore Jack so much!! He is so cute and his pictures are always so sweet. He is growing up and you'll be amazed at all the thing's he is yet to learn...such a fun and exciting stage!