These days Johnathan is doing so much, and he has so many cute little antics. I know that each funny little thing that he does won't last long, and when he moves on to his newest and cutest thing ever, I don't want to forget what just was...so here are some of his latest "cute things" that I want to remember:
-When he throws a ball and misses or otherwise "messes up", he'll say "aw, man!" I am guessing that he got that from me since I have noticed myself saying it now that he does! He also could have gotten this from Dora the Explorer from Swiper the fox...either way, he says it a lot!
-Sometimes when he is having a hard time falling asleep, he'll call for me and want to snuggle! How sweet is that?! He'll point to the bed and say "nool, nool" and it just warms my heart each time. He is a very affectionate little boy, and loves his mommy time! I love it when he runs up to me and offers a kiss or a hug all by himself. It is precious to experience the love of my little boy!
-He loves his baby, and likes to listen to little brother using the doppler. Every time he sees my tummy he says "baby, baby!"
-He has a weird fascination with keeping his hands clean now, and asks to have them wiped several times throughout his meals if they get anything on them! And, when I clean them off if there is even just a little speck of a crumb on them he'll bring my attention to it until it's gone too! Weird! ;)
-He has learned all his major body parts, and can say them and point to them on himself and others...he likes to do this right before bed, especially...we'll be going along, singing right before he goes down for the night and he'll start saying "eye, ear, nose"...etc, and touching them on Aaron's or my face. He likes practicing what he has learned right up until he hits the hay!
-He has become quite adept at working puzzles, and the shape puzzles are a bit too easy for him now. I just ordered some jigsaw puzzles, and they'll be in sometime this week. I can't wait to see how he does with those! He loves his "puv-puh!"
-When he drops something by accident, he'll say "woof!"...his version of whoops! It is totally cute!
-He has this little battery operated gorilla toy that spins and flips all over the floor...all while being extremely obnoxious with its loud hollering...anyways, Johnathan will grab his nearest baseball bat when that thing starts spinning around and hits it over and over with all his might! He used to be afraid of it until he figured out that it wasn't going to get him, and that he could smack it into submission with his bat!
-Johnathan asks for "knuckles" and "noggin'" all on his own now, wanting to bump knuckles with us or head-bump. It's pretty cute too!
-One of his favorite meals right now is PB&J...and if I ask him if he wants that for lunch his whole face lights up and he laughs like I just offered him the world! He can eat a whole sandwich too, both slices of bread smothered with peanut butter and jelly! He has an appetite, that's for sure!
-He really enjoys helping, and especially likes throwing things in the trash...which is also another new word that he has learned. "Tash, tash" is frequently heard in our home now...even the smallest specks of paper aren't missed by his sharp little eyes.
-Probably one of his newer words that he uses the most is "play"...as soon as he wakes up he wants to be let out of bed to play. And from then until naptime (if he takes one), it is non-stop action!
Those are just a few of the things that I can remember right now. I just love experiencing each stage of Johnathan's life, and I adore being his mommy...especially when he's asking to "nool." Sweet, precious boy!
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