Sweet Baby Jase…
You turned 15 months on August 8th & 16 months on September 8th. WHEW! These have been a FUN couple of months!!
Holy sweetness. You are SO stinkin sweet! You give really big hugs where you wrap your arms around my neck and squeeze. Sometimes you grab my face to give me a kiss. Both MELT.MY.HEART! Any time you are tired, you instantly lay your head on my shoulder, and sometimes you pat me on the back when you’re hugging me because I do that to you. It is precious!
You LOVE to eat! You wake up hungry and eat eggs & oats or eggs & Ezekial toast and a banana almost every morning. You drink about two sippies of organic whole milk during the day. Your favorite foods are BREAD (you are such a carb man!), watermelon, bananas, green beans, peanut butter, chicken, eggs, oatmeal, and sweet potatoes. You eat whatever we eat and ALWAYS want a bite if we have something. You also like to “dip” your food, so mustard is your new jam. You moved from your high chair to a big boy booster seat and finally quit throwing your food on the floor. I guess you just wanted to be a big boy? You also love water, but prefer a straw in a real cup to a sippy cup. You think you grown!
You got FOUR new teeth all at once. You chew on your finger when you’re teething, but other than that handled it pretty well. You have a whole mouth full of teeth now, and you act like it’s pure torture when I try to brush them. So much for the fun we had in the beginning when you loved it! All worth it though to see that PRECIOUS smile though. You also like to make people laugh by being silly. Sometimes you fake laugh till we laugh, and it leads to lots of belly laughs for everyone around you. You light up a room!
Your favorite toys are your tricycle, the alphabet train, your keyboard, trucks, golf clubs, balls, & your ‘laptop.’ You love anything you can ride or push. You LOVE to run around & be chased.
You like to help with chores. You like to sweep, vacuum, throw trash away, wipe up the table or your area or yourself, and turn off the lights.
You LOVE to push buttons!! The more buttons, the better!!
You haven’t ever really watched t.v., but we broke out the Praise Baby DVDs this week and you go into a trance watching it. It’s only 10-15 minutes, but you will stand there the whole time and watch, sing (hum), and dance (bounce). I turn it on when I change your diaper because you do NOT like to sit still since you’ve learned to be on the move.
You still prefer two naps a day. Some kids your age are dropping to one, but you are a sleeper like your mama and you like two! A few times we have been really late on the first one and it was NOT good. You can skip the second one if needed, but most of the time we are home and you want that rest time. This is the first time we have ever seen you even a little bit grumpy, so it’s new to us, but a great reminder to try our best not to miss naps. (Sometimes we just can’t help it. I will forever regret missing Michael’s 40th birthday party for your nap. LESSON LEARNED.) Right now you wake up at 8:30 –9 in the morning, take a nap from 11-2, take about a 30 -45 min nap /rest at 5, and go back down for the night between 8-8:30. When you are sleepy, you walk to the stairs and say “night night.” Our bedtime routine still includes bath, reading, turning on your music, sweet snuggles, & bedtime prayers.
You are a great traveler! You adjusted like a champ on our Orange Beach trip. As long as we have our laptop with your baby hymns and a dark room, you are GOOD to GO.
You love animals & all of our animal books are our favorite. We went to Dahlonega on Sunday for Zack & Emily’s baby shower (can’t wait to meet Laney Rae!) and you kept “moooooo”ing until we took you outside to see the cows. You also make a really funny pig noise & think my donkey noise is hilarious. You call every dog “Mac.”
You like to hold our hand and have us help you (especially around stairs), but are also very independent.
You LOVE to go on walks as like as you have your organic O’s and some water.
You still wave at everyone all the time, especially if they are driving by.
We still haven’t cut your hair yet and don’t plan to quiiiiiite yet. I am just not a fan of a super clean cut high and tight hair cut, so yes, I would rather you rock that awesome long blond hair! I know, I know….we’ll probably have to break down soon. But for now, we LOVE it and your grandparents all love it, so we’ll keep rollin with it!
You would stay outside ALL day if you could!
You talk a LOT but we have no idea what you’re saying. We can decipher a few things, but mostly still LOTS of blabbering!
You started giving fist bumps all on your own. No idea where you learned that.
There was one day where you had to have 3 baths by lunch time. Shew! Double Spark for Mama that day!!
You are a SUPER fast learner. We can show you something one time and you remember how to do it forever. (You definitely did NOT get that from me.) You don’t have a lot of patience with puzzles, etc. if a piece doesn’t fit (yikes- I think you DID get that one from me!) so we are working on it.
We’ve been going to lots of fall festivals and it is RIGHT up your alley! You LOVE people!! And especially love playing with all your big cousins. (You aren’t as interested in the babies.)
You are a size 7 shoe and 24 mos & 2T clothes.
Hey Jase! I write in your journal every couple weeks too, but I am so glad we will have this to look back on. I love capturing these sweet memories through pictures & keeping up with all the cool new things you are doing. Buddy, your personality is the BOMB. I mean it. God made you so special & we thank Him EVERY day for you…for all the joy you bring to the lives of everyone around you (Luke 2:52). Even strangers. You love to make friends and love to make people laugh. Your laugh is HILARIOUS! You have been such a perfect addition to our family and have been abundantly more than all we could ask or imagine in a child (Eph 3:20). It fills our hearts with such joy to watch you grow and learn. I love that you are UNIQUELY you. We see bits and pieces of each of us in your little looks & personality, but it is so cool to us to see how God created you to be your own little person. We are soaking up every minute with you, and the good news, we get a lot. Mom & Dad are so thankful to both be home with you & not miss moments. You are definitely your mama’s sweet angel baby and just as much daddy’s little man. Waking you up every morning is one of our favorite parts of every day and each day with you is such a gift. One thing is for SURE….I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE being your mom! Love you more than words and so thankful God blessed us with the opportunity to be your parents. It’s a responsibility we don’t take lightly, but we sure are ENJOYING it.