Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Jack at 12 Months or Who Needs Toys?

Who needs toys when you have fingers?

Or stairs?
Or cupboards?He was after the Miracle Gro. Seriously. It's been an issue! Do you see that smug little look? His chubby fingers were just about to grab that wondrous green bottle.

Or cupcakes? This was Jack's birthday cake. I totally ripped the idea from a cake book. I was grinning a huge goofy smile the whole time I was decorating them. They were a lot of fun to make.

Jack is jabbering. He says a lot of sounds, and sometimes it sounds like words or phrases. It's fun to carry on a conversation with him. Yesterday I got him to repeat DADA a whole bunch.

He has developed a fake cough, and loves to play a game with it, where I answer, "Bless you!"

He gives high fives and knuckle knocks.

He gives me kisses on command. Sloppy, drooly, mouth-wide-open kisses that are so sweet to my heart!

He is showing more interest in walking, and willingly takes supported steps.

He is now, finally, completely weaned but still won't drink much out of a sippy cup. (And we have tried. I've got at least 4 or 5 different kinds!) He just eats a ton.

He is working on the next 4-5 teeth. The count is at 11 or 12-ish right now.

He loves attention and loves to be tickled.

He goes to bed at 8 and wakes up LOUDLY around 6 each morning.

His own personal siren songs are cluttery objects like DVDs and CDs and the classic, toilet paper.

His crawl reminds me of a wind-up toy baby. His whole back end waggles back and forth as he moves.

And he is awake from his nap right now.......


Anonymous said...

So cute! And I am glad you are back online! Sorry about your sad vacation time...Give everyone drooly kisses from me...Joanne

sherri said...

Joyce, the cupcakes are just as you described...LOVE them! What a joy to see this little man in action ourselves. He is a sweetpea!

Janice said...

aaaww. . .what a cute little guy!!

heather said...

What was sad about your vacation time?

LOVE the cupcakes Joyce..they are so cute!!! Jack is adorable. It was fun to ready what he does and what his favorites are at this age.

Grandma Ruby said...

Jack, oh Jack! May this time in your life always be remembered! Life isn't easy for Mom right now, but she is up to the challenge. Jesus keep you safe in your exploring! We love you.

shaunjoy said...

He looks busy, busy, busy!