21 Months

Well.....we have successfully transitioned to the big bed!!!  Woohoo!  The day of the big switch, we talked about the bed, laid on the bed, talked about how we sit on our bottom on the bed, looked at all the Monks on the bed, got excited when we saw that Monk was holding balloons on the bed, got ready for bed, read Goodnight Moon, and went to bed....and went to sleep....all night.  For real.  It was like no big deal!  The only thing that's gone wrong is that he rolled out of bed at my Dad's house this weekend....but it was onto carpet, and he went back in the bed like a champ the next day!  Y'all, I was so nervous about this.  And it went great!  Yay!!!

 Jack is talking up a storm these days.  The cutest thing is that when Jeff calls home to say hi, he'll actually tell "Dada" what he's been doing!  To the trained ear, you can hear him say that he's been eating cheese, the cat at my mom's house is outside, and he went swimming with Vincent.  So cute.  He also loves to talk to the boy in the mirror.  The funniest thing is when he offers his cup of milk to him and then immediately says, "NO!", hugs it close, and walks away.  Really?

He also loves to give high 5's.  And when one person in the room gives a high 5, EVERY person in the room has to give a high 5.  He's been known to walk around a dinner table multiple times, making sure he's given a high 5 to everyone.  And, obviously, he likes to give Vincent high 5's.  Which is a little difficult, but we make it work.  A few days ago, he started asking people on TV to give him a high 5.  Adorable.

Jack's going through a stage where he wants to....let's just say, get physical.  And by that, I mean, push, hit, and wrestle other children to the ground.  It's not a proud Mama moment, when you're on a playdate, and you see your child walk up to another child who has a toy he likes, act like he's pulling him in for a hug, then wrap his arms around said child for the sole purpose of throwing them to the ground.  That's not fun.  We've started time outs.  And I hate it because at this point, the only time he needs a time out is around other kids.......but, the time outs seem to be somewhat effective, so we'll go with it!  We're also working on saying, "No" if someone is doing something he doesn't want them to do instead of pushing and hitting. Oy.

Ever since we've loved the Beats, Jack's been into music.  But ya'll it's for real.  This kid will sing, play his guitar, drum, and shake his shakers all day long!  It is not uncommon for him to pass out instruments to everyone in the room, so we can all be involved in the music fun!  It's pretty stinkin' cute.  He has gotten Jeff to the point where he puts Jack's drum around his neck and marches around the coffee table while Jack marches behind him, pumping his golf club up and down, chanting, "March, march, march!"  Hilarius, I tell you!

He's started to be a little more interested in art and will sit and color or play with play-dough for quite a while, which is fun!  He's learning his colors and although he isn't all that accurate, he's getting it!

I'm 15 weeks pregnant today, and feeling pretty good!  I can feel the little one now and then, which is pretty darn fun.  We've started telling Jack there's a baby in Mommy's tummy.....and he responds with pointing at Jeff's stomach and insisting there's a baby in there.  So, we have some work to do on that one! :)


Helen said...

Hi I found your blog through Twitter,(I follow your husband, he is one of my family's 2 favorite weathermen) and I must admit it is too adorable!! I love your Christian values, your funny spin on everything, and the fact that you're a fellow Texan. Congrats on the new little one. I look forward to being loyal reader :).

Beth said...

I've seen his musical stylings! He's a great kiddo.

Any definite news about newbie's sex? :)

Molly said...

Thanks, Helen! He's one of m favorites, too! :)

Beth, we go in on your birthday for the big reveal! Yay!!! Let's get together one day next week.