We've had a slow recovery from the holidays. Actually I feel busier now than I did during the holidays. There was a 2-week stretch when we had something every night of the week. UGH! As a homebody by nature (not 'cause I hate ya--This sounds like a spin-off hip-hop group to me. Hits include "You down with NBC?" and "Hip Hop Duvet"). Anyways, as someone who prefers to stay in, that is really taxing on me. So of course I developed a cold for a while. Still recovering, even though I'm pretty functional.
Enough whining from me. JJ has been so much fun lately that I really shouldn't complain about anything. He's learning so fast these days, and it's so cool to watch him retain information from one day/week to the next. For posterity, I just want to record a few of the cute things he's doing lately.
Words He Uses Correctly with Regularity:
Cuck (which describes all trucks and cars--pretty genius, right?)
Sam (a boy in his book)
Bibby (his bib)
Most numbers 1-10
All letters! (still a little shaky on R, but he knows it most of the time)
Boo boos (chest) JJ will gladly demonstrate what boo boos are if you just ask.
moo, baa, bow wow, meow, various animal noises
Funny JJ stuff:
He plays the spin game on his spin rug, which is we count "1 spin, 2 spin, etc." and he spins until he falls down. It's awesome. The highest I've seen him go is 13 spin, which I am pretty sure is a world record.
Anytime JJ sees a paw print out in the world, he freaks out and starts yelling "A CLUE! A CLUE!" a la Blues Clues. It's his favorite show right now. Once I said, "Look what mommy found!" while I was cleaning under the sofa, and JJ popped up and said, "A clue?" in the sweetest little questioning voice.
JJ loves to draw with pens and pencils. He is pretty luke warm on crayons and markers.
He loves to have tea parties with anyone who will participate. My Hello Kitty tea set from when I was little is one of his favorite things right now. He is quite an etiquette buff.
He still loves to play basketball more than anything. Now that he has mastered basic shooting from varying distances, he has started to do trick shots. Standing on one foot, pre-loading the basket with several balls before knocking them all out, eyes closed, etc. Basketball is called Coo-ball.
He loves taking off his diaper and running around naked. He thinks it's the funniest thing ever, and basically collapses with laughter every time. He runs around the house while I "chase" him with a diaper. Unfortunately this is the only "sign" that JJ is ready for potty training. We might be a while on this front (which is fine really. I'm not in any rush.)
JJ still loves to read, either by himself or with a beloved adult. He's very interactive with the pages. "Oh, what's that" "Wow!" Every book is now an I Spy book since he's so good at finding anything you ask about.
He loves naming people in pictures, fictional or real life. "Daddy" is probably his favorite one to spot.
Anytime a car starts up, JJ starts waving goodbye. We definitely get a lot of smiles in the Target parking deck when people see such a cutie bidding adieu!
JJ loved climbing on all of the Startup Weekend supplies!