Monday, November 21, 2011

1st Haircut


Today Jacob got his first haircut. It started out a little rocky. He didn't want to sit in the chair by himself and he wouldn't put the cape on. Once he got on Andrew's lap and saw the lollipop come out he changed his tune. He sat pretty still while he ate a lollipop, smartees, and M & M's. He even sat while the stylist got the clipper out and buzzed around the sides and back. Our little baby's curls are all gone and he has turned into a little boy. (We have about a 40 second video b/c the batteries weren't charged..sorry)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

18 Months

Jacob had his 18 month appointment on Friday

Height: 34.5 inches (95%)
Weight: 34 lbs. 3 oz. (99%)
Head Cir: 50.5 cm. (97%)

He was very good for the doctor and showed her all his tricks. He was even pretty good when he got his flu shot.

At 18 months Jacob has added about 30 words to his vocabulary since a month ago. He is taking one nap a day during the week but twoa day on the weekends. He sleeps on a cot at school. He is really starting to get into music. Tonight he even signed more please and pointed at the radio for me to turn on the music. He loves to start songs and have you sing the rest. Right now his favorites are Ba Ba Black Sheep, Row Row Row Your Boat, and Elmo's Theme Song. I think I'm going to sign him up for a music class in the spring.

At our appointment on Friday our pediatrician said to get a potty chair and start casually putting Jacob on it at bath time and other times throughout the day. So, today I ordered one online. We are not to push him, since boys take longer but she said to just start introducing it to him. I have to say I am not looking forward to emptying potty chairs. (Yuck) I don't think I'm looking forward to trying to teach a little boy how to aim either. :)

This weekend was a perfect fall weekend. We raked leaves yesterday, and Andrew and I stained our deck today. We are both very tired and sore. Thank goodness the stain is supposed to last 15 years because we do not want to do that again. :) Andrew said he will sell the house before he has to stain the deck again. I have to say it looks much better than it did when we moved in 3 years ago. It was worth the hard work.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Halloween 2011- Our little lion

Well it took a little convincing and a few skittles but we got our little lion in his Halloween costume on Monday night. He had his Halloween parade at school around 3:45 and he refused to wear his costume, but he still wanted all the candy. Then, after the parade at school and Halloween snacks we headed home for the parade around the neighborhood and neighborhood pizza party. I convinced Jacob, with some skittles, to get in his costume before all the neighborhood events. Once we got down to the events with all the kids Jacob had a WONDERFUL time. He loved running around after all the boys in their costumes. After the neighborhood parade and pizza party Andrew took Jacob around to a few neighbors for some candy. I went home and started passing out candy to about 200 kids. I think Jacob had a good Halloween and so did his mom and dad.