Friday, December 10, 2010

finally another post........what Jacob (and the rest of us) has been up to these past few months.

The things he is learning.....
Jacob has become such a "big boy" lately it seems like he wakes up everyday knowing something new. Over the past few months Jacob has become very interested in the alphabet and has managed to learn all of the letters and wants to identify which letter is which on EVERYTHING! This is most of the time a great thing but can slow us down alot when he is constantly stopping to tell me what letters are on a box, sign, poster, etc. He is still interested in his numbers and shapes but his big interest has moved on to the letters. He loves to sing the alphabet song while playing with his toys.
We are also in the process of teaching him his name and our names. After working many years in retail and asking many lost little children what their names were or their parent's were and getting no answer I made the decision a long time ago that if I had children they would learn their names early. There were many times I would ask a child what their parents names were and would get the answer "mommy and daddy". Jacob knows his first and last name as well as both mine and Wayne's first and last names. He still gets stumped at times when asked but will eventually give you the right answer. On a funny note he spent several weeks telling us his name was "gobble gobble" when we asked him. He knew he was being funny and would just give us a huge smile when he said it.
I also think he has probably grown at least an inch if not more over the past few months. I don't know if we will be able to keep him in pants that are not too short if he keeps growing like he has been. I plan on measuring him at some point in the next few days so I can know exactly how tall he is now. I know in October he was exactly 36 inches.

The things we have been doing....

In November we traveled to Arkansas for my niece's wedding. Jacob was the ringbearer and did a great job. He looked so handsome all dressed up in his suit and red tie.

We were able to spend a little time visiting with my family during the week we were there but then the Saturday after the wedding we had to head back to SC so Wayne could attend a conference for work in Charleston.  Jacob and I tagged along with him on this trip and were able to spend the week in Charleston just enjoying some down time.   While there we took Jacob to see the lights at James Island State park one of the evenings.  He loved walking around looking at the Christmas lights. 

After the week in Charleston we came back home for a few days and headed to Savannah, GA to spend Thanksgiving with Wayne's Grandmother.  We all went out to eat at the Pirate's House and had a enjoyable dinner.  (we are now so very thankful for being able to spend Thanksgiving with his grandmother).
The weekend after Thanksgiving we headed up to Bristol, TN with Jacob's MaMa and PaPa to see the lights at the Bristol Motor speedway.    We were able to drive around the speedway and look at  a ton of lights and then got to drive on the track to the center field where Jacob was able to enjoy riding some rides and a visit with Santa.  

Jacob says this picture is MaMa and PaPa

Next we headed back home and were finally able to decorate our Christmas tree.  Jacob LOVED decorating and is really loving all of the decorations he sees for Christmas.   

We also had to say goodbye to Wayne's grandmother this week.  We were so glad that we got to spend some time with her on Thanksgiving.  She was her normal self that day making jokes and giving people a hard time.   We had no idea that day that it would be the last holiday anyone would get to spend with her.   Anice Evans you will be missed and I thank you for your part in helping to mold your grandson into the man I married and love with all my heart.   Jacob did wonderful with our 2 trips (in 3 days) to Georgia.  He was such a trooper and did a great job sitting at the hospital, a catholic mass, visitation, and the funeral.

  He really is a great boy and we are amazed that we were chosen by God to be his parents.  
On a lighter note we also have a new addition to our family.   We brought back a kitten from Arkansas named Sally.  Jacob tells us that Sally is his cat and she has proven to be a blessing with providing a companion to our other cat, Pepper.