This post is all about Jack, and is mostly for far away family who want to know all about his latest and greatest accomplishments.
Accomplishment #1: Opening Doors. Now, this may not seem like a big accomplishment, but it has changed our lives. I don’t think he had the desire to open doors, nor was he quite tall enough, until we moved to Utah. He has found great joy in exploring our new home. Specifically the pantry where he can find his favorite snacks: crackers and raisins.
And also the refrigerator where he can find his very favorite snack: cheese.
Accomplishment #2: Making Monumental Messes. He’s sneaky, he’s fast, and he always leaves Mommy wondering just how he managed to make that mess in .025 seconds. See below.
That is what an entire bag of Goldfish crackers looks like. This is a result of learning how to open the pantry door.
Accomplishment #3: Hiding. Usually after I find a monumental mess, I can’t find Jack. I think he feels guilty, so he hides. He used to hide in the same place all the time, but now he’s becoming more adventurous. I frantically search the house looking for him several times a day, praying that he hasn’t figured out how to unlock a door to get outside. Recently, I found him here:
Accomplishment #4: Drawing. Jack loves to draw, and is starting to take his scribbling pretty seriously. Side note: I don’t know how he can be comfortable sitting like this.
Accomplishment #5: Multi-tasking. He can do pretty much anything while sucking his thumb. Here he is skyping with family while doing it. He’s also very talented with the one-handed suck your thumb/pick your nose combination.
Accomplishment #6: Enjoying the world around him. Jack is quite the observer, even though he spends a lot of time running around in circles. He loves anything that has to do with balls, and will actually sit down with Daddy and watch a ball game on TV. He’s also great at watching how Daddy throws or hits the ball, and then does it himself.
We had big trucks and machinery outside our house for a few weeks while they did some road work, and Jack was totally mesmerized by all of it. He would just stare at it, like he was trying to figure out what they were doing.
His new favorite thing to do is go on rides in his new wagon he received for his birthday from Papa and Grandma Parsons. He willingly sits still and loves to look at the scenery around him. By the way, isn’t the Spring scenery just lovely in Utah?