Ok, Jack is 21 lbs and in the 10th % for head circumference. He is super, super, super active. If we are in a small room with just one table and a few chairs (as we were last night while moving Alex into Utah State), he will run around and around the table, climb on the chairs, and end up on the table somehow. He loves making slam dunks in his basketball hoop and doing "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes" (he only touches his head and toes).
He also loves reading books, like Red Hat, Blue Hat, Yellow Hat, OOPS! He cracks up at that one.
He would watch Baby Signing Time all day if I let him, but I don't let him watch it very much. If he has a few hours alone with his dad, he will watch a few hours worth of Baby Signing Time though. Which means he signs lots of cute things, like flower, leaf, and mystery signs. He loves pointing to things and naming them, especially pictures of his family. He doesn't say Bye Bye; instead, he blows a kiss and says MUAH! This is sort of awkward when you don't even know the person, like all the cashiers at Walmart. Once my mom was at the door with a salesman she was trying to get to leave and she was like "Ok, thanks, we are not interested, bye..." and Jack shows up behind her at the door and goes "MUAH!" to the salesman. I think he got mixed messages.
Jack recently spent 2 nights at Grandma's house while Garrett and I stayed in Park City for our anniversary. I guess the first night he was ready for bed, and he started opening all the doors and saying "Mama? Mama?" Ah! Breaks my heart!
He is pretty naughty--he threw my new phone in the toilet, he shattered a pepper shaker when he got on the kitchen table and threw it, he torments Rolo, he pulls everyone's hair, and he's so picky about what he eats! He no longer gets Cracker Attacks--he usually begs for "apple" or just "this." Oh, and his new favorite word is "no" (but he says it in such a high-pitched voice that I can't really get mad at him).
But really, Jack is just the best. He gives the best little kisses, the best morning snuggles, and sometimes he will give your arm or back a little rub. He points to pictures at church and says "Dedus" (Jesus). He folds his arms for prayers and says Amen at the end. He will now pose for pictures--when I point my phone at him, he gives me a big awful cheesy smile.
He will laugh at all your jokes and says "yeah!" when he gives high fives or fist bumps. He doesn't want to leave anyone out--when I ask him to say "Grandma" he just says "and papa" and then we name everyone else we know, every time. He is so excited about everything! He says "WOAH" at any little thing.
He is very quick to forgive. He is very sweet with his little doll that I gave him to teach him about being a good big brother.
Plus he still takes 2 naps every day.
And I just love him so much.