After seeing this reindeer plate at Cha! Cha! Gigi, I knew Jack and I had to make reindeer. We made an army for Mama, Oma and "Grampers". Jack loved making them, the painting, the gluing on of button eyes, and the glittering of noses.
Jack is changing a lot right now, and changing every day. After having to cook seperate meals for him every day for nearly 2 years, he is suddenly trying, and in most cases, eating the same things we are eating. Chow Mein, Pizza, even soy nut butter sandwiches. Yesterday he actually ate everything on his plate at lunch time, no food on the floor either. What a relief.
He has developed some rather interesting vocabularly, including "What the hell?" "What the shit?" and "Are you crazy?" He has also developed some sweet vocabularly, including "bless you, sneeze", "Kiss the woman", "be patient please" and "love you."
He is drawing, and even making very good circles! He is running and climbing (he has finally mastered the ladder at the playground). He takes great pride in "fixing things". He is starting to count (up to 3 so far!). He is obssessed with the advent calendar, which he calls "number 2." He is doing a lot more imaginary play, like changing diapers on the babies in his doll house, and fixing them "hot, make dinner." Today at the playground, he was piling up the mulch, sweeping it away and declaring "magic!"
In the photo above (I like how it is blurry, Jack moves a million miles a minute right now), I was taking pictures of the reindeer and he starts squealing "cheese mama! cheese mama!" with his eyes covered. Silly boy.