Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Watching your child grow and develop is just amazing. Jase is really starting to say more words now. Today he has even said words on his own without being asked to say them. For instance, we were in his closet getting an outfit to wear and he pointed to his shoes and said "shoes" and then he came over to me with his arms up and said "up". What a proud moment. Words that he can say clearly are shoes, trash, coke, jack, jase, block, up and of course dada. The signs he can do are dog, dada, bath, brush teeth, sleep, more, eat, light, fan, banana, bird, plane, ball, bye-bye and he blows kisses too. (not sure the last one counts as a sign but I will) Has anyone noticed that he doesn't say mama or sign mama! He eats pretty much anything and sometimes depending on the situation he will eat something he normally doesn't. Like last Friday he and I went to Waffle House and ate breakfast together, he normally doesn't eat eggs but he ate them up there. Along with the smothered, covered hashbrowns, sausage, toast and waffle. It's funny that now I go to Waffle House with my 15 month old son early in the morning when just a few years ago the only time you would see me in Waffle House would be at 3am after a night at the bars. HA! Jase has become a little fiery and now yells and hits when he gets mad, usually when we take something away from him. He knows that it is something he isn't supposed to do and as soon as he does it he will wrap his arm around my neck and lay his head on my shoulder. Come on! How can you get mad at that? It's hard to teach him not to do something when he apologizes immediately afterwards. One of his favorite things to do is rip out all the little flaps in his books. So I have to put up any books that I want to save for later. (Don't worry Erin, I put yours up before he could rip them out) Another favorite is climbing on the couch and sitting for a few minutes and also getting up on the coffee table. This made my dad nervous as heck when they came to visit. He doesn't do it as much as he did at first and I think it's because I don't make a big deal out of it. He usually likes to do things if I don't want him too. These first few photos were taken two weekends ago when my parents were here then the rest were taken this past weekend.
What on earth is he playing with ??!!What a sweet moment with Abuelito

He was not happy with Abuelita for putting hair barrettes on him. Hence the tears in his eyes.
Last Friday we went to a cookout with some friends.
Having fun with one of Jason's best friends.

Watch out for trouble!!
Jax, Nate and Jase hanging out
We had to lock up the boys in the back of the truck so we could contain them.
Yummy hamburger
Hey, who gave this kid a can? Oh yeah, that was me to keep him happy. Safe I know!


Anonymous said...

OH MY!!! THose curls----Those eyes!!!!Delicious!!! I miss you all SO much. He is definitly growing up fast. Love, Grammy

Meaghan said...

oh my gosh! what great pictures! i can't believe you let her put bows in his hair! well...actually...i'm sure i'd do the same thing! (hee hee) so cute. fun pics with nate and jax too!

Anonymous said...

Best dress kid in the world! Wearing a sweater vest to a picnic, gotta love it. Love his hair, too. Great pictures. Abuelito

orange and black stipes said...

He can also sign Milk. I gave him a sippy cup of milk and after taking three sips he stops drinking and signs 'milk' to me, so clever. He does do "abuelita" also, not in a long time, however. That thing he is walking around with and kissing off and on is a plastic turkey decoy Jason was taking out of his truck before the first day of turkey season. I think we might have a hunter here.

OK, I'm doing my "I get to see Jase this week-end happy dance!" while sitting at my computer at work. It's a good thing no one can see me.

Love that video, he kept telling you, "Hey, Ma, you left the camera on, what's it doing?" I think you can probably get him to talk more when he isn't busy stuffing food in his mouth. Great video...yup, great kid!!

Hugs, Abuelita

carmen said...

i knew i was forgetting an important sign. MILK is right. thank you mother

Anonymous said...

Goodness I had to do a double take...AJe with bows looks like Elekrta! The pictures are just so great. Carmen, you remind me on the way you dress Jase..