This post is more for my memory - thought it would be easier than pulling out the babybook. Here are just a few things Jacob is doing these days that make Kris and I smile from ear to ear:
He is saying bye to anyone and everything. Strangers in the stores are getting a "bye bye" with a wave from Jacob. And most are willing to return the gesture. At dinnertime, he is saying "bye bye" to his food: bye bye banana, bye bye bread. It's so funny.
When he drops or spills something, he'll say "uh oh Jayyyycuuuuub". As if he's done something wrong. Maybe he's heard us say that before? :)
He is grabbing our nose and saying "honk honk". I have no idea where he got this - possibly daycare or maybe Meme. I need to ask her.
He enjoys wearing his Elmo shoes (slippers sounds too girly). He brings them to us and wants us to put them on - even over his sleeper.
And lastly, I know I've mentioned "The Little Golden Book: The Story of Jesus" before, but he still loves this book. He will walk around the house looking for it while saying "Jesus?, Jesus?, Jesus?" over and over until he finds it. And when he does, he says "Jeeeeesssssuuuuuussss" - like a mini reunion between the two.
Our little man (like your kiddos) makes us smile nonstop. We are having the best time watching him grow and learn more and more and develop a little personality. We love you Jayyyycuuuuub!!
Jacob was in his room being awfully quiet. I tip-toed back there, and he had climbed onto his table. My first thought was 'oh great'. But I also wanted a picture, so I tip-toed back to get the camera, and when I returned he was waiting for me - with a big "cheeeeeeese".
As most of us do, we stumble upon someones blog - who we don't even know, and begin to become a follower. I did just that with this lady's blog. She lives here in Bentonville, and I actually remember her from the hallways at Walmart, however, I don't know her personally. She is famous in "blogland". She had her first child, a daughter named Harper, this past Friday. I became a reader of this blog when she was around 6-7mos pregnant, so I've been waiting for her delivery like a lot of people. The baby had problems soon after delivery, and is now in the NICU in Tulsa. She has thousands of thousands of people praying for her, but I thought more prayers could not hurt - especially now after seeing pictures of the sweet baby. If you'd like to get acquainted, click on the picture below. Thanks!
Tonight I put Jacob to bed, and all was good until about 5mins later he started crying - which is not like him. I thought oh he'll stop in a just a few. Well his cry got harder and harder and then I hear "momma". I stopped in my tracks, and heard it again and again. This is definitely a FIRST! A part of me thought it was so sweet that he wanted his momma. Of course it also broke my heart, so I gave in and went to him and he was standing up with his arms held out. Boy he knows right where to get me! I picked him up and we swayed for a few minutes. I put him back down, and he was good. But I'm afraid he'll remember this number for future use.
OK, the laptop is back, and I'm ready to blog. Let's roll:
Of course my main topic is always Jacob, and I have a cute story to share. Tonight we were driving in my car and Jacob (who sits in the middle of the backseat) says "S", and then a few minutes later "E", and then later "N". Kris and I start looking around to figure out what he's referring to, and I see that he is looking straight ahead in the middle of the dashboard where there's a compass along with a temperature gauge. He was reading the direction we were heading! Silly boy.
We are also teaching Jacob on 'Calling the Hogs'. It is hilarious to see his interpretation.
And lastly, Jacob brings either Kris or I The Little Golden Book: The Story of Jesus to read to him multiple times a day. There's a page in there that talks about Jesus as a child entering the House of the Lord God with a picture of God himself. And every time we come to that page, Jacob starts waving and says "Hi Santa!". All he sees is the long white beard. When we were standing in line to get a picture with Santa, we kept waving to Santa and saying hi, hoping that would help Jacob get familiar with him before throwing him onto his lap. I guess it has stuck.
As we begin a new year, I'd like to highlight some special moments of 2008:
February 12 - business trip to NYC - first time on a NY subway, seeing Grand Central Station March 25 - Jacob's 1st birthday! May 1 - Jacob taking his first step unassisted!! (finally!) May 9 - Kris's graduation from NWACC May 14 - 3rd wedding anniversary with Kris June 3 - another business trip to NYC - good visit June 19 - sweet baby Luke's birth June 26 - seeing Stephanie who was in from VA September 25 - seeing Aunt Carolene who was in from PA September 26 - rode with John on his bike to BBBQ October 11 - seeing Paula Deen at a book signing in Rogers October 23 - Kate's 2nd birthday! November 15 - celebrating Caleb's 1st birthday! November 27 - seeing Shelby who was in for Thanksgiving from TN December 11 - Jacob recognizing the ABCs! December 24 - celebrating Christmas with family December 31 - celebrating New Years with good friends - good times!