Thursday, June 26, 2008

Where Did It Go?

I haven't posted in a while. We have just been so busy lately. Mark is traveling so much lately, that it is hard to keep up at home. New Orleans this week, St. Louis next.
Anyway, we had a potato bug in the house the other day. Jonathan was chasing it around the living room. It flew under some toys in the corner. He looks for it for a second and then turns to me. He puts his hands up, shrugs his shoulders, and asks, "Where did it go?" It was one of the funniest, cutest, sweetest things he has done. I say that phrase a lot about different things, but he just used it so appropriately and meaningfully. Every day is more and more phrases.

Mark's Dad came to visit last week. I thought Jonathan was going to take me out trying to get to his Paw Paw when he got here. It was so sweet. They played and played. Each night, Paw Paw went to bed about the same time Jonathan did. They just wore each other out. They read books, went on walks, played with toys, etc. He went home Monday morning. When we got home from work Monday, Jonathan walked around the house looking for his Paw Paw. The he asked, "Where's Paw Paw?" Poor baby just doesn't understand why people have to leave.

Saturday was Jonathan's Half-Birthday. Yes, we feel for the baby that his birthday is so close to Christmas, so he got a mini-party for his Half-Birthday. I made cupcakes, and he and Mark decorated them with sprinkles. They did a really nice job (and made a really nice mess). His Paw Paw got him a remote control car. It has two buttons, forward and turn/reverse. He loves it. We got him a couple of toys, so he is in hog heaven with new stuff to play with. My parents sent him a Thomas the Train DVD and some new books that he has to read every day. Our little baby is 18 months old. My how fast time flies. I wish so much that I could make time slow, if just for a moment.

Jonathan absolutely loves books. He wants to read them over and over. Then he gets tired of us reading them to him, so he goes and reads them by himself. Right now his favorites are his two Thomas the train books, Elmo animal book, The Big Red Barn, two Christmas books, and about four picture/word identification books. And yes, we read them all, all the time. Which is fine with us. Mark and I can about read some of them with our eyes closed!

They had a petting zoo at preschool last week. They brought in cages and animals and let the kids run around. I didn't get to see all of it, but what I did see was fun. Jonathan was running around to all the animals. They would get a few out at a time to let them pet the animals. Jonathan was a big fan of the bunny. He has a bunny book that he likes to read in the car. And they had goats, which he was a big fan of at the zoo in New Orleans.

Jonathan's still working on potty training at home and at preschool. Today he stayed dry during nap. When he woke up, he ran to Ms. Lauren and started signing potty. So she got him to the potty real fast and he went! Woo hoo! Progress! We went to Sonic after work for a special treat for staying dry. Jonathan is quite a big fan of tater tots and milk jugs. God is good.

Tonight we went to J.C. Penney's. You would have thought we were at Disney World. Jonathan loves to go there. He laughed and giggled and ran around the store like a wild, little heathen child. We had a hard time shopping, but we did have a good time chasing him around the store. We went to Cracker Barrel for dinner after. We used to give him about half a serving of veggies and a biscuit and he would be full. Not anymore! He ate two full servings of veggies (green beans and okra) and about half a biscuit. He is a growing boy, that's for sure. I have visions/nightmares of what my grocery bill will be when he is older. Oh my.... :)

Well there you have it. Our lives for the past week or so. And my ramblings on all the wonderful, funny, loving things that Jonathan has been up to. He is just a wonderful little boy. We love him so very much and are so very proud to call him our son. He just lights up my day and I cannot wait til the next one to see what it will bring. Thank you Lord for giving us this most precious of blessings and such a wonderful opportunity to raise Jonathan in Your word.

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