Wednesday, April 8, 2009

My big boy

As of 4/6, Jacob is officially 3 1/2. There isn't a day that goes by that he doesn't amaze me with the things he says, the things he can recall from his memory and his sweet, innocent disposition. He really is seeming like such a big boy, more and more now. He is so much fun and I thought this would be a fun time to share a few funny stories...

-As you may recall from a previous post, Jacob decided to give up popsicles for Lent. I certainly wasn't going to hold him to it, seeing how he is only 3. Surprisingly, he has done great and hasn't had one single popsicle. So, the other day he and I went for a walk around the block and I thought that would be a good time to talk to him about the meaning of Easter and what it means to us etc. So I said "Do you know what Easter means?" And he said "Yes, it means I get to have popsicles." I thought it was too funny!

-When we take walks around the block, Jacob likes to stop and pick up leaves, flowers etc and give them to me. He started doing this last summer and still does it. So, as you know he goes to his little preschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays. And every day that I have picked him up, he runs over and gets his backpack and says with bright eyes "Mommy, I have a surprise for you!" He digs all around in his backpack and pulls out a leaf that he found on the playground. It's so cute. I try to imagine him on the playground, taking the time to find just the right leaf and bringing it inside to put in his backpack for me. So sweet! Needless to say, we have quite the collection of leaves accumulating in the garage.

Here are some other funny quotes that he has recently said...
-"When you get to be a little girl, you can come to the playground at my school- you will love it."
-"When I was a little boy I used to..." (he says this as if he is so old now)
-When he is trying to say something is messy or messed up he says "it's all crazied up"

Here are some fun facts...
-He loves playing games. We play during the day (only when Luke is sleeping b/c Luke likes to "play" too). Part of the night time routine is that he has to play games with Daddy after his bath before bed. Some of his favorite games are: Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, Bingo, The Ladybug Game, Go Fish and the Memory game.
-He loves playing outside and we are taking advantage while we have this nice, spring weather. He loves riding his bike around the block, riding his scooter, playing on our play set in the backyard, playing frisbee, playing soccer, playing t-ball, playing with bubbles and just about any other outdoor activity you can think of.
These are just a few of my favorites. He is such a joy and we are enjoying every moment as time really does fly by!!


  1. What a big boy! I can't believe the years have gone by so fast and he's 3 1/2 already! I love his meaning of Easter -- too cute! Connor can't wait to play with Jacob again next month!

  2. What a good boy and such a sweet tender heart! I have loved watching him grow up!

  3. oh goodness - my sweet punkin bear! I think the part about you growing to be a little girl so you can play on the playground with him is my favorite! :)

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