05 January 2006

you almost got

a photo shoot of jaxon as a cat.

I asked him if I could take a picture of him as a ghost (because, afterall, that's what he normally is after his bath when the towel drapes atop his head and hangs down around him) but he said no, and crouched down. All bent over. I hear his muffled voice, coming from within the green lump on the floor..."take a picture of a cat. I'm a cat - way down here"

and man...

We just had the BEST bedtime. We read "Dinosaur 123 ABC". It's an old-ish book, resurrected from the shelf tonight. I saw it and immediately thought "hmm...he might actually really enjoy this now". He is full-on (okay, half-way-on) recognizing numbers and letters now. He can recognize numbers up to 39 (his teacher showed me this before Christmas - my jaw almost hit the floor) and the writing is...well...beginning. He still has to ask about lots of the letters, but that's OK. He's so interested - and that makes me smile out loud. I just love his spong-ey-ness right now - it's totally amazing and fun. SO...back to the book. He read it. ALL of it to me. Not entirely exactly word for word...but he recognized each number and then told a story about the dinosaur beside the number. He loooves dinosaurs and knows all these bizarre names that I've never heard before, let alone used in a sentence. A M A Z I N G. Bedtime was so fun tonight.

He's not sleeping yet. But bedtime was fun :)

Off to create. G'night all my lil scraps...

3 comments:

Erin said...

"spongyness"
that's the best way to describe our kids i've ever heard!
so cute gen,
i can't wait to meet you girl!
i'll be the one running at you screaming "MY GIRL"!!!!!
so watch out!!!
lol...

April said...

ill be right behind erin...
its gonna be so fun...
love your little jaxon stories...
kids are too cute at that age!

xoxoxoxoxoxox

erika said...

agreed....spong-ey-ness is the best ;) love jax stories.....
can't wait to see your creations!!! xxxe