Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Jack is 15 Months Old

A lot of fun things have happened in the last two months. I've grown up a lot, and I think when I last updated you I was just learning to walk, but now it's easy peasy and I can almost break out into a run.

We had our St. Patrick's Day Parade at daycare and I got to participate since I am all grown up now. I wore a special St. Patrick's Day t-shirt and I got wheeled around in a giant laundry basket with my friends. I am the kid looking at the camera in this picture:

 I went to visit Grammy Anderson in Emporia and got to watch their St. Patrick's Day parade downtown.

I spent the night with Gran-nan and Grandpa Long while Mommy and Daddy went to a Radiohead concert. It was a lot of fun, but I woke up in the middle of the night and started crying because I forgot where I was and missed Mommy and Daddy. But Gran-nan did an awesome job of cuddling with me throughout the night making me feel better.

I've been talking up a storm lately. I've learned a bunch of words besides Mama and Dada- some that everyone can understand and some that probably only Mama and Dada can understand. My favorite words are car, ball, dog, bye-bye, uh-oh, cat, bear, beer (bet you can't guess who taught me that one!), cookie and fruit. In this picture, not only am I wearing a jacket that Uncle Matt got me in Morocco, but I am telling Mama that I have a car in my hand:

I love being outside! The weather has been so nice so we've been spending a lot of time taking walks and going to the park. I still don't really like to touch the grass, but I'll get over it if it means I get to play outside! Penguin Park is a really cool playground near my house that we've been to a few times- going down the slide is my favorite.

Mama got a new car- a Subaru Impreza Sport Limited. It's really cool and gets good gas mileage for an all-wheel-drive car. It looks even cooler than this picture shows because they got the windows tinted, which I love because the sun doesn't get in my eyes anymore!

I don't think Mama and Dada have done a lot of projects. I did help them put in new mulch around the landscaping and I watched Dada put new speakers in Mama's car. And when I woke up from a nap one day the deck was stained- Mama said she'd been needing to do that since before I was born! I guess I am more fun than doing housework!

I've also caught a few nasty bugs this last month. I got pinkeye, another ear infection (now that I have tubes I just have to get drops put in my ears) and then hand, foot and mouth disease. When I thought I was all better I got a fever and ended up going to Children's Mercy Urgent Care and got diagnosed with early pneumonia (I guess it was just beginning to show up in my lungs). I had to take some antibiotics and do a couple of breathing treatments, but now I feel much better. Let's hope it stays that way for a while!

The Easter bunny came to my house on Easter Sunday. He brought me a basket filled with Elmo goodies-books, crayons, pjs, and a DVD. He also hid a few eggs for me, but they were pretty easy to find- next year he will have to do much better! Gran-nan and Grandpa Long and GG (Great Grandma Long) came over for the afternoon and brought me some more Easter treats too. I think my favorite present was the rake.

Last weekend I was supposed to spend the night at Grammy Anderson's, but because they were predicting crazy tornadic weather, she decided to come to our house. Mama and Dada still got to go out to dinner, and I still got to have a blast with Grammy. I can't wait until I get to spend the night at her house.

I also had to go to the doctor, again. This time it was just for a well visit and I only had to get one shot, so that was good. Here are my stats:

Length-31.25 inches (54%)
Weight- 24.8 pounds (54%)
Head Circumference- 19 inches (80%)

This upcoming weekend we are going camping at Watkin's Mill. It should be fun. We went camping a few times last year, but I was just a little baby that couldn't do much more that sit in a bumbo. This time I will be able to run around like a wild man. I will keep you updated!


  1. Jack - You've been going like a "crazy" young man with all you've done. You sure are getting bigger - can't wait till you come over and help Grandpa with his garden. You'd have great fun getting the lettuce and maybe finding some radishes to eat as well. Love you !!! Gran Nan

  2. Jack, you are a special "little man." I swear you are getting cuter by the day. I'm really looking forward to our time together at my house. I can't get enough of your hugs and kisses. I'm looking forward to spoiling you rotten when you come for your visit with Grammy. I won't forget the M&Ms. Love you sweet boy!

  3. I love that second picture of Jack! So cute! Looks like you guys are having fun! :)