Jonah had his half birthday on January 21st! I am just now getting around to blogging about it though. :( It's kind of sad that he not a baby anymore but at the same time I am very excited for what the next months and years hold for him and us. This kid keeps us busy, on our toes and full of joy!
There are so many things I can say about Jonah at this age. Sometimes the days are very hard and sometimes the days are so full of energy and imagination and independence. We never know which Jonah we have on our hands from day to day. He is more independent than ever and we try to cultivate that and allow him to have room to learn how to do things on his own. At the same time we have to tow the line of letting him know who is the boss around here. Many days he tries hard to make himself the boss. The imagination is so neat to see at this age and I know it's just the beginning. Seems like he learns or asks about something new everyday. The conversations around this house are just starting to get very interesting and we know he is soaking up what we say so we have to be extra careful there too. Here is a random and in no way organized list of what Jonah is all about at 3.5!
-Starting into the mischievous boy stuff. Loves to test his limits especially when he thinks we're joking. He is a big jokester too like his Daddy.
-Does great going to the potty and can do most of it by himself. This is an area we are working on. Still needs some help with pulling up underwear and pants.
-Is his Daddy's shadow and I don't see that changing any time soon. Daddy is the first thing he asks for each day and he wants to be into whatever he is doing.
-Has started to battle us on naps, baths and bedtime. He used to love taking a bath. :(
-Knows his ABC's and can count to 10 perfect and needs a little more help counting to 20.
-Recognizes uppercase and lowercase letters when he sees them.
-Can spell his name when asked but cannot write it yet. Working on it.
-Knows his address and his Nana's address
-Loves his baby sister and thinks she's great. He asks where she is anytime he doesn't see her.
-Started to make up his own songs around the house and dances.
-Loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. It's his favorite show and he actually watches and learns from it so I don't mind. Loves to also play all the Mickey games on Disney Junior.com
-Can use a mouse and can type out his name on the computer! This one amazes me!
-Weighs around 32 pounds now but pretty much no fat on the boy!
-Wears 3T clothes and size 8 shoes. I don't think we'll be in 4T stuff for a while.
-Needs a haircut about every 4 weeks. His hair grows so fast and sticks straight up in the back when it gets too long. He has some wild hair most days.
-Jonah is shy in most new situations and places and needs time to "warm-up" to his surroundings. But once he feels comfortable he jumps right in and you would never know he was shy. He is just like me in this aspect.
-Jonah has all but given up his afternoon naps. We shortened it down to around an hour because he was still too geared up even at 9 p.m. to go to bed on days he had long naps. Most days he just rests in the afternoon and then goes down for bed a little after 8 p.m.
-Jonah loves going to church and loves Sunday school. He can usually tell us exactly what he learned in class each time. We have also read through the entire Jesus Storybook Bible and he loved that.
-He also enjoys his Thursday Library Story hour with Nana. He has lots of friends that go there.
-Jonah is our big helper. He legitimately helps us when asked and brings me stuff when I have Haley. He is happy to help and loves to have a task.
-Oh man this child is so particular. If you move his toys he wants them back where they were. If his chair and plate aren't in the right spot he lets you know. He likes things to be the same way each time and likes a routine. He also doesn't like anything on his hands when he eats but will have the dirtiest hands when he play outside. This is one area that we struggle in but try to help him learn to adjust to changes. It's hard.
-Jonah loves getting to spend the night at his grandparents from time to time. He and Papaw are big buddies too.
-He still sleeps, eats and carries his baby puppy dog everywhere. It's like his security blanket. I think I will do a whole post on baby puppy soon so I can always remember him. He is looking rough these days.
-Jonah loves to outside working with Daddy or playing with his ride-on toys. I hate to keep him cooped up with this cold weather so any day that it's close to 50 we get him outside.
-Jonah has learned to pedal his tricycle (finally!) and can ride his scooter too.
We just love our "buddy-man" so much and can't wait to see what all he dives into in the coming months and years. He is joy to us and we love having the responsibility of teaching him in the way he should go.