Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Jackson Lately

 Now that we have Avery in the mix, she's been the center of attention lately. However, I have been extra careful to give Jackson extra attention so he doesn't feel any ounce of neglect or that we're not paying as much attention to him. So I thought I'd write a post all about Jackson today. :-)  Jackson is getting so big and I don't want to forget all the fun things in his life right now.

Jackson had his last day of pre-school on May 20th. He had a great time at pre-school and we've even signed him up for some summer camps at his pre-school because he loves it so much. He had his first School Picture taken back in April and I just have to share it because it's so darn cute!
(His teachers name's were Miss Nima and Miss Laura)

Jackson has been talking up a storm lately and I love being able to have full conversations with him now. He says some of the funniest things and I wanted to get some of them written down before I forget. :-) Some of the funniest things he says are...
"Cream Cream" for Ice-cream
"Botcher" for Diaper
"Wear Wear" for Underwear
"Ginkie" for Binkie
"Pee-a" for Pizza
"Goosy" for Goofy
"Sone" for Phone
"Sork" for Fork
"Soon" for Spoon
"Yeah Yeah" for Yes
"Free" for Three and "Sore" for Four

When he counts, he says "One, Two, Free, Nine!" Nine seems to be his go-to number for some odd reason.

Anytime we're with my sister, he always wants to ride in "Ashee's Car". (She drives a mini van and for whatever reason, he just loves riding in her van.) He has cried to ride in "Ashee's Car" when he doesn't get to because we're not going to the same place.

We've been recently working on potty training. We tried the method where they wear nothing but a t-shirt all day and that has gone alright. We brought his little potty into the living room and he definitely recognizes when he needs to go and will say, "Pee Potty" but he doesn't want to sit on the potty for some reason. He will just hold it for as long as he can, even dancing around because he needs to go, but doesn't want to sit on the potty. We had several successful times that he went on the potty, he even pooped once, but after a day or two of potty training he just wanted to wear his diaper again. I even got him new "wear wear" that he got to pick out, but he still doesn't want to go on the potty. I've tried promising snacks and toys and it doesn't seem to help. Any suggestions are welcome if you've had this same problem. :-)

He absolutely loves "Mee Mouse" also known as Mickey Mouse. Ha. He's always loved Mickey Mouse, but it's all he wants to watch now. He use to be pretty happy to watch anything on Disney Jr. but now he only ever wants to watch Mickey Mouse!

He's still eating pretty good these days. He loves pizza! That's probably his favorite meal. He also eats fish sticks, hot dogs and chicken nuggets well. He eats corn, peas, carrots, pickles, mashed potatoes, french fries, apples and cheese well too. His favorite snacks are fruit snacks, peanut butter crackers, licorice, cinnamon rolls, white long john donuts and nutty bars!

His favorite things to do are... play with his cars, play outside, go to the park, go to church, dance to the DJ Shuffle song on Disney Jr. and watch Mickey Mouse.

He still takes one 3 hour afternoon nap, which he absolutely needs or he's a terror! He's wearing 4t clothes and size 8-9 shoes. He's doing a great job with his new role as big brother! He loves his baby sister and wants to hold her briefly throughout the day. 
Jackson, you are such a sweet boy! Mommy and Daddy love you to pieces and enjoy every second we are with you. You make our lives so much better and we love watching you grow! You are such a blessing in our lives and we are so proud to be your parents! ♥