Friday, August 23, 2013

Jack's 2 year old update!

I haven't done an update on Jack lately and boy is he changing every single day.  He says and understand almost everything now.  He is a smart little cookie, too smart sometimes.

Lets start with the statistics....

Weight: 28 pounds

Clothes: 2T and some 3T shirts

Shoe size: 8

Favorite Foods: He will eat almost anything, but his new favorites are donuts, popcorn, ramen noodles, mashed potatoes, cereal with milk, oatmeal, apples, ice cream, and so many other things.  He likes his "nacks"

Speech:  His speaking abilities are blowing me away.  Not that he's a genius or anything, but after Austin struggling so much and barely speaking 10 words at this age, Jack seems like a genius to us.

Jack never says yes, he always says OK.  For example...

Me: Do you want a cookies?  
Jack: OK

Me: Do you want to go outside?
Jack: OK

Me: Did you go poo poo?
Jack: OK

Me: Do you like ice cream?
Jack: OK

It's pretty funny!

Jack almost never says just NO.  He likes to say "No, I don't want to!!"  For example...

Me: Do you want to take a bath?
Jack: No, I don't want to!

Me: Jack eat your food!
Jack: No, I don't want to!

Me: Jack it's time to go night-night!
Jack: No, I don't want to!

It's not always so funny!

Basically Jack is like a parrot right now.  He mimics everything that everyone says.  It's like we have a constant echo in our house.  Even when a bad word might slip out of my mouth, whoops!!

copy cat

He is starting to talk in sentences more and can understand almost anything you tell him.  

Personality: His personality is shining through more and more everyday.  He reminds me more of Abigail than Austin.  All of our kids are very hard headed and stubborn.  Aren't we lucky?  I just wanted at least one laid back, easy going kid, but I guess that's not in the cards for me.  On the bright side, it makes for some entertaining family time.

scared to death to take a picture

Jack is basically at that age where he wants what he wants and even though his speech is great and he understands most things, there is still no reasoning with him.  He's not quite at the age where he understands why he can't walk in the grocery store, or run in the parking lot without holding our hands.  He just thinks we aren't letting him have his way.  I'm hoping in the next six months he will start getting a little easier to reason with and understand more of the reasons behind why he can't do or have certain things.  

He is definitely getting easier, but I would not say he is easy!  He is like a little shadow that follows me around all day.  He hardly ever plays by himself, wherever I am, he's there too.  It can get old, but I know it won't last too much longer.  I have to go looking for my other kids to make them talk to me.  They are 5 and 7 and will basically play and do there own thing all day, if I don't go and bug them to spend time with me.  

Jack is a big time Mama and Nana's boy!  When we are both around he usually prefers Nana over me, which is fine with me, gives me a little break from my shadow!

Favorite things:  

Jack loves playing outside.  I think he would play outside all day if he could.  Unfortunately we live in the most miserable place when it comes to weather.  It's usually way too hot to play outside unless it's first thing in the morning or really late evening.  

Jack's favorite TV shows are Sid the Science Kid, Aquabats, Lego Movies, Yo Gabba Gabba.  

Jack enjoys playing on my phone.  He does pretty well with the ABC games that are on his level, but of course he tries to play other games that are way too hard for him and he just gets frustrated.  That's basically his life with two older siblings he thinks he can do anything they can do and when he can't it's pure angry frustration.  

Jack loves cars, trucks, trains, and tractors.  If he's playing with toys it's usually one of those four things.

Jack likes to sing the songs Itsy Bitsy Spider, Head and Shoulders, Jesus Loves Me, and ABC song.

Napping: Unfortunatly napping has been a struggle lately.  If he sleeps any later than 7:00 am then he will not take a nap.  I always lay him down for at least an hour so that I can have a break, but he doesn't always sleep during it.

Health: Jack has had an ear infection every month for the past 6 months except for the month of July.  Plus it usually takes two rounds of antibiotics or shots to get it to clear up.  We have an appointment with the ear, nose, throat doctor at the end of the month and I'm thinking that tubes will be in our future.  Other than ear infections, which make him super cranky, he's been very healthy.  knock on wood

Learning: He's learned so much in the past few months.  He can sing parts of his ABC's and he can sort of count to ten.  It goes something like this, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 4, 9, 10.  I'm not sure what the deal is with the 4, but he tries and insert it in random places when counting.  Just today while at the grocery store he pointed up to the sign above the cereal isle and said four, and sure enough I looked up and it was a four.  Such a proud Mamma!!

He knows most of his body parts and some shapes.  We are working on colors.

Potty training does not seem to be in our near future.  I'm thinking maybe next summer we will start tackling that!

Oh and last but not least he is in love with sunglasses right now.  I love it!!

Even in the midst of the terrible twos, I still love my little guy to the moon and back!!!!

1 comment:

  1. I feel like he is a boy version of Josie. I've said that before but he just reminds me of her and not just because they are the same age.

    Also, thank you for reminding me that they won't want to be around is as much when they are a little older... I forget this and find myself frustrated when I trip over my "shadow"... But this stage is short and will disappear before I know it!


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