Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Speaking Jackson's Language

Jackson's vocab is growing each day, both in spoken and in sign language. Here are some of his words/sounds:

dog= dog
dat= duck
dat= if not looking at a duck, anything else- haha
baff= bath
dad= dad
mama= mama

puts both hands in the air, above his head= "all done", in sign language
makes the shape of a circle with his hands= "ball", in sign language
hits tips of fingers together (sort of looks like he's clapping)= "more", in sign language

This all just started happing over the past few weeks and it's been so fun. I can't wait to see what he comes up with next. He also makes some serious eye contact when he blabs, so I know he's trying to talk to us.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Jackson gets his groove back

Can you believe it? Another post! I'm on fire.

Apparently Jackson has found his rhythm. He has this toy piano that plays different beats (Thanks, Granny Lin and Papa Bear), and no matter where he is, the second he gets one of the beats going, he finds something to stand up against and starts dancing.

He also did it this morning with our Sirius radio. We were listening to the very age appropriate Howard Stern and Jackson changed the channel to one playing music, pulled himself up on the dresser and started bouncing.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Pictures from SD visit. . .at the beginning of May (oops)

I completely forgot to post the pictures from my visit to South Dakota over Mother's Day weekend. Here they are.

In addition to walking, Jackson has really started to become more independent in the past week or so. I don't know if it's just coincidence, or if the fact that he has so much more room (read: is no longer corralled by boxes in our small living room) to move around is helping him stay out of trouble. Just the other day, he sat in his room and played with Legos for about 20 minutes. Of course, instead of taking advantage and doing some unpacking, I just watched him. I couldn't help myself.

Jackson Walking

Here is a short video of Jackson taking a few steps. It's not the greatest, but you get the idea. I got excited at the end because he moved faster and better than I thought he would and he almost got the camera!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Big Day

Well. . . Jackson took his first steps today. I would imagine it will only be a few days before he's walking all over the place, or at least trying to. Cas and I will try to catch it on video tonight!

We are also all moved into our new place, for the most part. We were able to get quite a few things put away today so I am feeling much more relaxed than I was two days ago.

Pictures to come!