However, a few things need to saved for posterity and this seems to be a good place to keep them.
Jack is starting to understand the concept of money. One year for Christmas he got some chocolate coins in his stocking. For a long time he assumed that every piece of change he saw had chocolate inside. He has since come to realize that this is NOT true but he calls change "circle money."
This year he wants to be Batman for Halloween.
He loves crab and lobster. This past weekend he ate an entire crabmeat roll at the Common Ground Fair. He doesn't really like hot dogs. Apparently I am raising a foodie. However, he puts ketchup on everything, including cucumber slices. I know my mom is laughing at this because I did the same thing.
Whenever he gets mad at me or his Dad he says "I want Grampa."
Other foods he likes are pizza (duh), homemade quesadillas (with chicken, corn, black beans, cheese, and cilantro.) He also loves ice cream but prefers the fruit flavors to traditional chocolate or vanilla.
He is nearly 40" tall and weighs 35 lbs.
He thinks I know everything about everything including who is in every car on the road and where they are going and most importantly....WHY?
Yesterday he told me he wanted a new car seat. When I asked him why he told me one of his classmates had a new one. I really didn't think this sort of thing would be an issue so soon. He offered to buy one with his "circle money."
He is potty trained and we have been diaper and accident free for about 6 months. I am still working on reminding him that it isn't always ok to pee outside. We have at least reached a truce where he only pees behind the shed and not in the middle of the front yard anymore.
His favorite activities are playing "Bad Guys" and "racing" dad around the house (inside). He also loves TV and would watch it all the time if we let him. His favorite shows right now are "Fishtronaut," "Chuck," "The Cat in the Hat," and "Caillou." I don't let him watch anything with superheros after he got scared watching Spiderman and screamed so loud I heard him outside.
Every night at bedtime he "hides" under the covers while I pretend to look for him and then in frustration, sit on the bed (and him). He squeals in delight at having outwitted me. Classic.
By now he is used to his Dad and I running and "exercising" in the mornings. Now when he wakes up and sees us in workout clothes he says "did you go for a run?" When I say yes he asks, "are you all sweaty because I don't want a sweaty hug."