Monday, February 23, 2015

Jack: 2 Years and 3 Months

I wanted to document some Jack facts since these moments go by so quickly. I love being able to go back and see how much Jack has learned. It's been awhile since I've done a Jack post so here it goes.


  • he loves M&Ms
  • we are getting in the habit of having Jack eat every meal at the table
  • some days he will eat everything on his plate and more and then there are other days where he just throws all his food on the floor
  • he loves drinking out of a straw
  • loves ketchup
  • his favorite, like most kids, is cookies
  • his alphabet: he repeats the letters and knows most of them on his own
  • he is saying more and more words but still doesn't talk like I wish he would
  • he jabbers a lot
  • will say a random word or sentence (like the other day he said "I want a bath.") but won't say it again
  • it is an ongoing battle between sleeping through the night and sleeping for a few hours before waking up and ready to party
  • some nights he prefers no tv to go to sleep and other nights he enjoys falling to sleep to Thomas the Train
  • he loves his nap and goes down easily 
  • even when he is sleeping he tosses and turns a lot
  • he is still sleeping in a crib for the time being
  • he loves going to what we refer to as school
  • in the mornings he says "go to school" and runs to the door
  • his favorite is Ember
  • the other day they had a tornado drill and he freaked out
  • they tell me he eats a lot at school
  • the only way they can get him to eat at school is to put him in a high chair, hide his drink, and then someone has to sit by him to keep him from pouring his food off the plate-he's a mess
  • all of his teachers love him and they love making jokes about how wild he is
  • the first time he said "love you" was to one of his teachers-now he says it to me too 
  • it feels good knowing that he loves going to school and that they people who are taking care of him during the day love him and he loves them back
  • his favorite toys are his little cars and trucks
  • he is starting to enjoy his inside trampoline more and more
  • he loves playing in the bath tub 
  • as soon as it warms up we will have more time to play outside
  • Jack loves to wrestle
  • he doesn't play with most his toys except for little vehicles
  • he enjoys testing the limits-example: he will take one of his trucks and hit the window with it as he looks at you and smiles
  • he is starting to get out the alphabet flash cards and sit and say his alphabet
  • pretending he is asleep
  • fist bumping
  • painting himself with bath paint
  • blowing kisses
  • saying the letters M and W-he says these letters in the cutest way
  • watching Super Why and Frosty the Snowman
  • saying thank you
This is a great time with Jack right now. Each day he is changing, growing, and learning. He is always a lot of fun. As much fun as he is, he is that much work. He keeps us on our toes for sure. He's rough and tough and laughs with his whole body. He tests the limits, has no fears, has unlimited energy, and gives the best love. Two is shaping up to more fun than I could have ever imagined. No terrible twos here. He has had the same temperment since birth. I hope he keeps that push for going after what he wants.

If you have a kid, I would love to hear your best parenting advice or parenting hack.

1 comment:

  1. What a fun list!! I love that he really enjoys school, his toys, definitely has preferences and isn't it funny how one day they love something and the next day they hate it? M&Ms are huge at our house, too. I loved the line, "he enjoys testing his limits"... haha toddlers are crazy :) Way to go on those letters!! Sounds like he's doing GREAT!


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