18 month check up:
Weight: 23-6 pounds (7%)
Height: 34 1/2 inches (90%)
Yep, tall and skinny just like his dad! He has gained almost 2 pounds so I am happy about that.
Jack's little personality is developing and it is so much fun. While we were in Indonesia his grandma told us that they were playing at his water table in our backyard and Jack said "more water." So Sheila went in the house to get him more water and she came back and sat in her seat in which she discovered there was a puddle of water. She did a little scream of shock and surprise (which she honestly was) and Jack laughed hysterically. Sheila thought maybe he did this by accident and did not think too much of it. Jack again said "more water" and Sheila went to the bathroom to get more and sure enough Jack had put more water unto Sheila's seat and was anxiously waiting for her to sit down. He thought he was so funny! That kind of sums up Jack's little personality. He is a little naughty but seems to get away with it because he is too dang cute. He is quick to say sorry and give you a big hug if he knows he did something naughty but he still can't help himself from doing. He is still very proud of himself if he gets sent to timeout. He loves to say "excuse me" if you are in his way or if he or someone else makes any type of bodily noise while giggling. He loves nursery.
Jack loves to make people laugh and is extremely social. Anywhere we go and especially at the airport (which we have been in a lot lately) he says "hi" and "bye" to everyone. He walks up and down the aisle on the airplane saying "hi" to everyone. Some people love it and others I am sure are annoyed.
Jack is still a momma's boy and loves to imitate everything I do. He calls me "momma" and the rest of the world "Marti." It is weird because if you ask him "who is daddy, who is Rachel, etc" he will point to the right person but he still calls everyone "Marti." He still loves creating food in the kitchen and having me "eat" it and then asking me if I want "more" while pretending to get me some more. He loves pretend play. He is just getting into the whole playing with cars but he is obsessed with trucks and balls. We are impressed with his throwing and catching skills. He winds up and throws pretty far and hard and then holds out his hands to catch (he usually catches it too). He loves moving his little body wether it is running, dancing or jumping. However, he thinks he is jumping but he still can't quite get both feet off the ground at the same time. He is starting to have an opinion about what he wears, which makes life interesting and he mostly just wants to be naked (can't blame him).
Jack is in this awful phase of taking off his diaper and clothes. I will often go get him from nap to find a completely naked kid. Any suggestions on this would be great! Today he took off his shorts and diaper 4 times and then peed 3 times on my floor. I think he wants to be potty trained but I am not ready. He loves going pee in the potty and flushing his pooh down the toilet.
Jack is the highlight of our lives and is constantly making us laugh. He is quite the little character!
Oh, Jack's best friend is Zachary our neighbor. They play at least twice a day and both cry when they have to part ways. Zachary is 10 months older than Jack but they seriously love each other. We are so happy to have him as a neighbor!
Fourth of July. It rained (go figure....) but Jack had a blast playing with everyone and getting all wet.
My good friend Emi, who just moved back to Japan, sent this little outfit for Jack. I am not sure if I put it on correctly but it is so cute and cool for the summer!
For Story time at the library they had a fire truck come. Jack loved it. Before we went Jack found a sticker and put it on himself. I had no idea what it said until we got to the library too funny!
Here is Jack again at the airport with his "special airplane bag" greeting everyone. We had a late night flight so he was in his pj's
Zach and Jack are obsessed with the garbage truck. On Tuesday we followed them around the entire neighborhood. I now know all about the garbage men lives. They were very nice to let us follow them.