Today was just a normal Monday, but I took out the camera for the first time since we've been home from DC and snapped a few pictures of you. It got me thinking about just how much you have changed in the past 8 months. Not only do you look completely different with your grey/blue eyes (just like Mama's!) and your honey hair, but you are learning so much each and every day!
I love the way you curl your little monkey toes. When you play with your toys, you aren't just playing with your hands, but ALWAYS with your feet as well. This makes me laugh and I call you my little monkey boy.
You're an easy going guy, who doesn't ask for much more than some room to army crawl and to be allowed to yell loud "bah bah bah"s wherever you go. You also like to say "Ah Da!", "Mamamamama", and a WIDE variety of other noises and syllables you manage to string together at any given time. Your little voice is so sweet and I love hearing you talk. We have whole conversations where all I have to say is, "Oh really?" and "what else?" or "How interesting!". You've also started responding to you're name. When I say, "Jack!" or even, "Bubba!" you stop what you are doing to turn around and look at me, usually with a mischievous grin :)
You amaze me with your curiosity and determination. In the past couple of weeks you have figured out how to pull yourself up on the stairs, then the coffee table, what next?! Lord help me, your mama is not ready for all of this mobility and independence! Today you discovered the doors on our entertainment center, and provide entertainment, it did! You were opening and shutting those doors for an hour.
You'll be walking and talking before we know it, and I cannot wait to watch you grow more and more. You're daddy and I feel so blessed to be your parents. The other night we broke down and broke the rules, getting you out of your crib and placing you between us in our bed. We snuggled you and kissed your sweet cheeks while you slept and your daddy whispered, "we don't deserve him". It's as simple as this my sweet sweet Bubba - we love you every second of every minute of every day, no matter what!
Love, your mama!