Jacob's favorite things right now are puzzles, buckles, music, animals, and cars/trucks. He likes books, especially picture books and lift-the-flap books. He tries really hard to jump but just can't get both feet off the ground. He looks so cute trying and he loves doing it. He climbs on everything. He is good at riding his "bike" both forwards and backwards. He runs more than he walks.
He is getting good at his colors. He can pick out the colors red, blue, green, yellow, orange, and black if asked for them. He can usually say the names of the colors red, blue, and green and sometimes can do black, gray, and yellow. He can pick out the letters D and O, randomly! He says lots of words, most of which is not understandable to anyone other than family. Lots of his words sound the same. Most of his words sound something like "bud-gee" or "gee-gee" Lol.
Jacob loves being a big brother. He is constantly giving Jordan kisses and petting him. He is constantly saying "baby" He likes to "help out" with changing Jordan's diapers and bringing me things I need for him (burp cloths, boppy pillow, etc.) I'm sure the novelty of having a little brother will wear off soon but for now it's nice.
He loves playing with his grandparents and aunt/uncles, playing golf, throwing balls, and all things Halloween. He gets excited really easily. He has a very cheesy smile. He loves to pretend there are monsters in our bedroom, though I think he's starting to get a little bit afraid of monsters. He loves animals, especially dogs, cats, and ducks. He still tells the story about feeding the ducks on the golf cart. He's a troublemaker and wears out his time out chair. He's getting better about staying in time out until his buzzer rings. He's mastered using kitchen utensils to eat and can drink out of a regular cup without spilling usually. He still mostly drinks out of sippy cups though.
He has a fascination with turning lights on and off. He figured out the childproof light guards the day after we put them up. He has learned how to open doors. He did this for the first time on Halloween. He hasn't learned how to open them with the door guards on -- yet! He is in love with his hat that a friend of mine made for him and he has learned how to put it on himself.
He still takes one afternoon nap a day and sleeps for 10-12 hours each night.
This past month Jacob got to visit Klackle's orchard again. It was disappointing this year but he did enjoy seeing all the animals and running around peeking in the apple barrels. His grandma came with us which was fun. He also got to visit with his great grandma (mom's grandma) and his Auntie Sarah. He had a great time with them and loved all the attention he got. He was also spoiled rotten! This month we celebrated Jacob's second Halloween. He dressed up as a monkey. He went trick-or-treating for the first time, which he loved. We also got to play in the leaves out back for the first time. He didn't love this as much, since he was lost in the big pile of leaves.
Well that's it for this month. Expect a big update next month!