Saturday, October 30, 2010

Busy Fall!

I am starting to understand why people who have toddlers don't email or call you back sometimes for quite awhile, they are too busy chasing around their crazy kid and when they do have some down time, they're probably unconscious. Jonah has really become such a little person and so much fun! I know I said he was fun before, but it just keeps getting better and better and busier!

We've had quite a busy fall. Below are some of the things we've been up to.

Visiting Museums! : We went to Port Discovery Museum with some friends and their son Connor who is 3 weeks older than Jonah. It is a childrens museum with a TON of stuff to do, a good part of it is better for kids older than Jonah, but there was plenty to see and do, especially in the water room.

Watching Auburn Games!! : Since I am a northern girl, I've had to ask friends to get me some Auburn gear for Jonah. My co-worker grabbed me an outfit while she was down visiting friends and we have a hat from Ms. Colleen (aka Swales!) in the mail as we we have been in our team colors rooting for our team!

Becoming obsessed with trackers! (as we call them). It started with Jon taking Jonah and the dogs over to the college we live next to, to see the construction of a new building. The love of machinery had begun, then he took him for a ride on the riding lawn mower. After that it was all over. Now every single time we go outside, he points at the shed and screms 'Tak ta! Tak ta!', since we call it a tractor. I've gotten around it somewhat by telling him mom doesn't know how to drive the 'tak ta'. Hopefully he'll buy that for awhile longer.

Visiting farms : We met some friends at a pick-your-own farm to pick some apples and enjoy the day. We had a great time, we got lots of apples to make apple pie and homemade applesauce and got to see some huge pumpkins. He, of course, saw a tracker and insisted we go check it out (big surprise).

Playing outside : Playing in the leaves and eating sticks, yum!

Loves the water!

Games! : Starting his own games, such as hiding under his learning tower. Another one that I can't ever get a photo of, is him hiding himself around the corner of the cupboards and then walking around the corner and saying 'boo!'. He loves for me to jump around and scare him. It just totally blows me away that hes started to initiate these games on his own. Its so cute!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Fall time

Jonah is really getting around now and starting to talk a little more. He definitely knows the word 'up', which is what he says when he wants me to pick him up which is all the time! He also says 'hat', 'hot', 'nana' for 'banana' and then his own versions of lion and blueberries among a few others that you have to kind of figure out.

His personality is definitely coming out, including some mini-tantrums, which I was hoping wouldn't start till closer to 2yrs old, but I guess not :) Hes still a really happy and easy going baby for the most part, he'll just definitely let you know when he doesn't get something he wants.

Here are a few pics we've taken lately. We just recently got his 4th haircut! and its SO short, but I actually like it a lot. The kid has so much hair!

The next few pictures are when we went to a 'pick your own' farm and picked apples and pumpkins. We had a GREAT time and will be going back again in a week or so to get some big pumpkins. We got a bunch of apples this time around for apple pie and homemade apple sauce.