For a while Jack kept saying he was 2 months old. He realized he was incorrect but thought it was funny anyway....
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Last night before going up to bed, Jack wanted to drink some agua. He's all about being a big boy these days and often resists drinking from the sippy cup -- "Top off! Top off! Open!" So, I took the top off, and he totally wowed me with his drinking skills. He's even figured out the dismount, which was causing him problems for a while. He'd pull the cup away from his mouth without tipping it down, so water poured down his chest.
I'd planned to take a video showing his great skill and progress. But once I was filming him, he got a mischievous smile on his face and started blowing bubbles to show off for the camera. You can't really hear it on this video, but each time the cup comes to his mouth, he's making bubbles in the cup. What's more fun than that?
Thursday, January 13, 2011
I am over in London for work for the last week and to keep me from leaping off a ledge, Jeff has been sending video updates of the boy. This is the latest vid that Jeff sent and involves Jack's preparation for his morning bath.
Enjoy.......I certainly did!
Monday, January 3, 2011
In a moment of weakness one night, I used YouTube videos of funny tiger cubs to subdue our own little raging beast. Ever sense, Jack has routinely asked ot see funny TI-jer vi-does. Uncle Mike was kind enough to show us some while we were in Birmingham. Jack and Mike share a love for funny animal videos....
One night in Birmingham, Jack spilled some water on his pants. While we were drying his pants, I pulled an old trick of my mom's (and countless other parents, I'm sure) and tucked Jack into one of my Dad's t-shirts. We used a tie to hitch up the t-shirt so he wouldn't trip.
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Grandma Ruth was a hit with this plastic cup that was just right for a little boy's hands. Jack has taken to calling it his "coffee cup."
Currently, Jack will take a sip, then pull the cup away from his mouth with the cup still fixed at the maximal drinking tilt resulting in dribbling liquid down his chin. He follows with a big "Aaaahhhh." And then he dumps the rest of the liquid out on the floor.
We had our family Christmas on Christmas Eve. We thought we were being pragmatic and sensible about not overwhelming him with gifts. Thank the Lord, Jeff's mom doesn't believe in pragmatism when it comes to her grandchildren! The tree was inundated with beautiful gifts in amazing wrappings - a Ruth specialty.
To ease into the process, we brought Jack into the Christmas Tree (his pronunciation is something akin to "Xshixshimus Tree"). We decided to start with a wonderful gift from Tom and Ernesto, which was in a large bag (at least 2/3ds the height of Jack).
Note the strong concentration.
Deciding that the vertical route was too difficult, he improvised and turned the bag on its side. He is still not sure about what's in there, but he's going in.
I was especially happy to see the Tongue of Concentration, which he carries by affinity from both the Dygerts and the Seiferts.
Merry Christmas all.