This little guy. He is rocking my world these days. I say it with each passing stage, that this one is my favorite. I loved the sleepy newborn, with all of the grunts and stretching. I was enamored with the curious infant, giggling and grasping, which led to the love of an equally curious toddler. Right now, here is what I am loving:
Tiny valentine’s. J has his first valentine’s day party ever at school tomorrow, and he was instructed to bring valentine’s for his class. Melissa posted these tiny, adorable valentine’s from Minted on her blog last week, and I knew we had to get them for the party.
Independent Play. Jackson has always been amazing at keeping himself occupied, but at this age, it just seems so much more fun to listen to his imagination grow. He will make up stories as he goes along, create train noises, and talk about what he is “cooting” (cooking).
A kid who makes funny faces. He also looks at the camera and says “CHEEEEESE!!!!” which results in some of the most precious and adorable photos.
Puppy love. No explanation necessary.
Bath time. While baths have seemed like such a chore, we are in a really great place with bath time right now. Jackson loves to pretend like he’s “fwimmin’” (thank you, swim lessons, for all of the heart attacks and near-drownings). The funniest bath time experience these days, though, is his obsession with not turning the faucet off. He stands up, turns it on, but isn’t that strong so it’s freezing cold. He doesn’t mind one bit - he likes to stick his little hand underneath, and shiver uncontrollably and scream “COOOOOLLLDDD!!!”
Did I mention that he also likes to shove his feet under the faucet?
The fun can only last for a few minutes before I have to pull a shivering boy reluctantly from the water, because, you know, I don’t want him getting hypothermia and all.
We are closing in on 22 months here in a few days, and I can’t even fathom that this boy has been here for the better part of two years. At the same time, I can’t imagine that I ever existed without him.