Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Jack Update

It's been awhile since I've done a "what is Jack up to" post. This time in his life is just so precious that I don't want to forget it. I know all of you parents feel the same way.

  • He has started calling my mother Jim instead of Nana and we have no idea why.
  • Loves being outside more than anything in the world.
  • Obsessed with corn dogs right now. I totally understand the obsession. He eats them plain while I like a little mustard and ketchup.
  • Has slept through the night for the past two weeks. Mama is in heaven!
  • Speaking of sleep, he sleeps in the bed with me and that toddler bed has become a catch all. Oops!
  • Still not close to being potty trained. He will come running up to me to say "mama, I poo poo". Good times my friends.
  • I will say that is better than him taking the pull up off and trying to clean it up himself. He has done this twice and one time he used my comforter. So yeah, I'll take him telling me.
  • Besides corn dogs, he requests smarties all day long. I've even offered him chocolate and it is a no. The child is crazy.
  • He is throwing everything away. Finishes a bowl of cereal and well it all goes. Hasn't quite mastered the difference between paper and glass. I had 5 K-cups end up missing. I guarantee you he threw them in the trash. We also can not find the house phone that sits in the back room. I'm sure it is in a landfill somewhere. 
  • He does not care at all about doing puzzles or coloring. This hurts mama's feelings.
  • He loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and The Polar Express.
  • Very rough and tough little boy. He wants to get on my back when I'm laying on my stomach and then jump far. He also jumps off furniture and especially my bed. 
  • He makes the cutest praying hands when you say "time for praying hands". I love that he goes to a church based daycare.
  • He moved up to the preschool room last week. I'm going to miss him being with Ms. Allison but Mrs. Ember and Mrs. Lori are already so great with him.
  • Words are coming more and more easier with Jack. He still jabbers a lot but he is getting there. His favorite right now is "Mama, what's that?".
  • My dad calls him possum because little possums crawl all over their mamas. 
  • He can name every single Thomas the Train character. 
  • We live very close to train tracks and he gets so excited when he hears the train coming. It is a whole minute of him being still.
  • He loves his cousin Bennett so much. Seeing their little relationship just makes me so happy. Jack will most likely be an only child so I'm so happy to see them create a wonderful bond.
  • Every time he goes outside he gets so amazed at the sky. He loves to point it out, as well as the sun, stars, clouds, and moon.


  1. Haha Jim = Nana! Where do they come up with these things?? Smarties are delicious in toddler land and I'm hoping we're over the throwing everything away stage. It's exhausting to constantly keep an eye on the trash can. Loved the update and glad he's doing so well. Here's to hoping we both have luck with potty training in 2016!

  2. So much cuteness in this post!! I love the Jim/Nana bit, kids come up with the goofiest things! This reminded me so much of my little brother when he was a baby (he LOVED Thomas the train!) and also of my daughter. She is constantly climbing all over me and jumping off of things too! She is also still in the bed with us, but if it gets mama through the night I call it a win :-)

    Thank you for sharing with us at #MommyMeetupMondays!

  3. This is so cute. My son just started pointing out the Thomas characters on his pajamas. I had no idea he knew their names and got all teary about it. Jack is such an adorable kid. Thank you for sharing this at #mommymeetupmondays.


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