Words!

July 31, 2008

Now that he’s walking, seems Jonah has been focusing on adding to his vocabulary. It’s been fun to hear new words pop out of his mouth.

So far, he says “Mama,” “Dada,” “Nigh Nigh” (Night, Night), “Nana” (Banana), “Boom” (As in, ‘Boom, I fell down’) “Ball” and “Doggie” on a regular basis.

But, as I’ve heard from several moms with babies around 12 months, he’ll usually spout out a word for a few hours, days or weeks and then completely drop it. Then we won’t hear it again for a little while.

We’ve heard: “Bubbles” or “BubBub,” “Hi,” “Up,” “Yes,” “That,” “Moo” (as in moo, cow) and “Boo!” And when Jonah and I went shopping for furniture last Saturday with my Mom, he said “Grama.”

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Fingerpainting!

July 31, 2008

These photos are a bit old, but I thought I’d post them anyway. For Father’s Day, Jonah gave Matt framed portions of his first fingerpainting.

Here’s the before:

 

During:

 

And after:

Jonah started really walking this weekend. And by really walking, I mean that he’s now choosing it as his mode of transportation. Previously he’d walk only if it required, say, five or fewer steps. Now he’ll just take off — walking into the kitchen, bathroom, etc.

It’s a little scary because it means our “Jonah watch” has to intensify a bit — at least for a while. When I was at a baby shower Saturday and he repeatedly made a teetering break for a door leading outside, through which he could see the family’s pool. He was walking on a tile floor, heading toward a door with several concrete steps downward. I could literally SEE images of his little nose being bloodied on the tile floor.

The best part? When he walks, it’s typically with both hands in the air (for balance, I’m assuming) and it sort-of resembles Matt after he’s had too much to drink (a few steps in THIS direction, then a few steps in THAT direction…).

Working on getting a video soon!

Forgot to post these…

July 12, 2008

Aren’t they hilarious?! I start laughing any time I look at the last one. Jonah climbed in the laundry basket while I was putting clothes in the dryer. He rolled around in there for quite some time…

 

Matt shot these photos of Baby J while they were playing together. Sorry I’m posting so many. I just love ’em. Gotta get back to work…hopefully I’ll have a few more photos to post in the next few days.

 

 

 

Jonah at the Arch

July 7, 2008

Hey everyone…we’ve got several fun St. Louis photos to share. We’ll start with some from Matt and Jonah’s visit to the St. Louis Arch.  They had a lot of fun together. Apparently, Jonah would periodically wave and say, “Hi” to passersby. He also, as you’ll see, thinks he’s too much of a big kid for his stroller.

 

 

 

 

 

The quality isn’t so great…but it’s a fun video anyway!