Friday, January 22, 2010

A List of Cuteness

1. Like Father, Like Son This is my cute little boy wearing my glasses. For those of you who have seen pictures of Tyler in his youth, he used to wear the thickest, biggest glasses I've ever seen on a child, and this picture kind of reminded me of that. Hopefully Jackson ends up with my eye sight. I only use the glasses if I'm spending hours proofreading on the computer, which I've been doing a lot of lately. 2. So You Think You Can Dance? Lately, Jackson and I have been having dance time. Our current favorite is the Glee Soundtracks. We just blast music and dance around. You should see this kid move. He's hilarious! He has all of these really grown-up moves, probably from watching The Ellen Show with me. I wish I had video to post, but he DOES NOT perform for the camera, and apparently I'm not that sneaky. 3. Finding the Nemo Distraction How often is it okay to let your kids watch TV? I really try to limit it, but Jackson loves Finding Nemo. He asks for it by name (Neem) several times a day, which I try not to allow too often. But is it really that bad? It guarantees me 100 minutes of uninterrupted accomplishments. Also, if I try to be sneaky and put in a different movie, he protestes "Neem... Neem... Neem!" until I change it. And he makes really concerned faces when bad things happen in the movie, and claps when happy things happen. Just look at how entranced he is. So a Disney movie every few days really isn't that bad, right? I went through a phase of watching Little Mermaid at least 3 times a day every day, and I turned out just fine, right? 4. Kiss it Better Jackson has learned that owies are magically fixed by a mommy kiss. He bonks his head A LOT, and everytime he runs to me, says owie, and points to it. Then I hold his face and kiss it better. The other day, he fell over and hit his head again. He ran over to me in the usual way, saying owie and pointing, but when I got down to kiss it better, he beat me to it. Instead he grabbed my face, kissed my forehead, and then smiled and walked away happy. All better I guess! 5. Opening Presents Jackson has been missing Christmas. He really enjoyed all the presents. In fact, after we got home from Idaho he ran to the Christmas tree to look for more presents, and was pretty disappointed that there were none. (Mental note for next year... save one present for when we come back to Seattle). So the other day I let him unwrap all of my nursery singing time props. I wrapped up dominos and put the names of songs on them to help the kids choose songs to sing in December. This kept him busy for quite a while, until he realized that every present was the same boring thing. 6. Join Me Please Jackson is learning words and getting very good at communicating his wishes. Today while he was eating lunch, I was sitting at the desk typing away. He started saying "Mommy" and when I looked, he pointed to the chair right next to his high chair, while shrugging his shoulders and doing a cheesy little come-join-me smile. I responded so quickly that he's done it several times since. He'll be playing with toys and he'll pat the ground next to him, indicating that I'm supposed to sit and play with him, which I always do. I can't resist this kid! 7. Not a Jackson Thing... Sorry And finally, my cute Tyler. The other night he stopped at the grocery store because I needed cream cheese. Then he showed up on our porch, knocked until I answered, and presented me with these. I'm always slightly annoyed when people post silly things like pictures of flowers and brag about how cute their husbands are, but when it's me it suddenly seems sweet. At least I can admit that I'm a hypocrite.

3 comments:

Lara said...

Cute countdown. And such pretty flowers from Tyler. Embrace the cheesiness of blogs!

Lara said...

Cute countdown. And such pretty flowers from Tyler. Embrace the cheesiness of blogs!

Traci said...

You're hilarious. I also get slightly annoyed about the cutsie stuff - but I have to say the flowers are gorgeous! And I think it's okay for Jackson to watch Finding Nemo - Lainy watches at least one movie a day lately so I can get something done!