my son just told the neighbor girl, (crying over a bouncy ball) ‘we share balls…& toys. just like that okay. don’t fuss!’ #parenting #wahm
Haha! Wish my fingers would have been fast enough to capture this on vine! He had his hands on his hips and everything! Now, if only he would take his own advice. Just had to share this tweet from today. If you don’t already, follow me on twitter…@_lauracoggins and @littlemanjax too!
Jax is another month older, 39 months…so independent, curious and adventurous. Each time I write an update about him, I try to just soak in everything that happened the past month, what he said to me, the things he did. We have good days and we have days full of nothing but fits.
It has been a crazy month. With the tragedy in Boston and in Texas…I’m holding my babies close. Praying for all the families that are suffering and that have lost a loved one. He experienced his first storm, the power went out and we had to head to the basement with a candle. A tornado actually hit a few miles from our house. Power outages everywhere, so we stayed in a hotel for a little bit. It was his first time (that he could remember) As he walked in he said, ‘It’s like a home, I wuv this chair too!’
Hoping this month will be better and brighter! Summer is almost here. Daddy is building his first swing set that MawMaw and PopPop gave him for his birthday. It’s the littlest I’ve ever seen. He will love it. He loves to be outside. Riding his bike. Stealing daddy’s tools. Pretending to be a ‘worker guy’. He’s got a new little neighbor pal, Annie. He played his first game of tag. It was so cute to watch. Lots of giggles.
Yesterday we took Jax on a late night trip to Smoothie King…first timer!
Jax. Jax. Jax. Yet another month older, that makes 38 months to be exact. This past month (week rather) he has blown my mind. So damn smart. All those tricks I had up my sleeve when he was younger are not working so much anymore.
We are dying to get outside, it seems to be either really rainy or randomly snowing here. Jax’s favorite thing to do inside is jump in Case’s crib with him. The other day I said, ‘Enough jumping for today’ and told him to ‘get out immediately!’ He knew I meant business. So he left the room for a minute, came back in and held out his hand, ‘Mom, will you give me?’ I didn’t understand what he wanted so I asked, ‘What do you mean?’ he quickly replied…’It makes people happy.’ My mouth dropped. My son was asking me to forgive him because he was jumping without my permission. Really?! Talk about blown away that my three year old knows the concept of forgiveness! The sweetest thing ever! Well and THIS bedtime chat too.
So happy that he is eating better! He ate pork chops, butternut squash + quinoa the other night for dinner. These are helping out a little. And maybe Case is rubbing off on him a little. Operation Milk is still in full force. (Thank you everyone for the tips!)
Side note, I’m really not into all these action figures or toys guns. Ready for spring, I mean summer! Swimming and bikes and activities that wear him out. Ha!
- My husband and I were laying on each side of Jax, tucking him in for bed.
- Something we've never done together, that I can recall.
- Jax: I wuv you dad.
- Daddy: Love you too bud.
- Jax: (big tight squeeze) I'll never woose you dad.
- Daddy: You'll never lose me? I'll never lose you.
- I die. I immediately covered my face and teared up.
- I will never forget this bedtime chat.
Help! My kid is obsessed with milk. He wakes up several times in the middle of the night requesting more milk. Again when he wakes up. Again and again all day every day. No milk in the middle of the night results in screaming and crying for milk. ‘Milk is my favorite!’ ‘I need milk now!’ ‘Mom open da fridge!’ AGHH!
So for the past two nights I have refused to give in. The reason why, is because ever since Jax has been potty trained he hasn’t had any accidents in his bed during the night. Two nights ago was his first. He freaked and of course wanted milk. Grr. Any advice would be super helpful.
Cheers to sleepless nights during Operation Milk!
Everything is BIG in Jaxon’s world. Even him…he has already been three for a month! You always hear about the terrible twos, but I think that three is going to be um, lets just say
worse, a challenge, hard, interesting. Let’s be positive, right?!
We went to the doc for his checkup yesterday. He was all over the place. He’s a wild man! The only way he can be still for a minute is if he was looking in the mirror or hanging up side down. He was good though, no super huge screaming fits. (Hate those with a passion). He is 3 feet 1 inch tall and weights 33 pounds. Threes across the board.
He just discovered his shadow. Likes to run around naked and go to the gym. Let’s pretend those things happened at once, oh wait they did. eek! Needless to say we are teaching him about his private parts and being in public. He love to sing and make up songs when his is helping clean or riding in the car. Into transformers and puppets. He is starting to like food. Still obsessed with milk. Not whittle bitty tiny…BIG milk.
This kid. He brightens my day and pushes all my buttons.
You will always be my baby even though you are growing so big, into the smartest, craziest boy I know. We’ve made it through so many things together, most recently almost a whole year of potty training. Our toilet lid is filled with stickers and I am so happy to say you are now accident free! I couldn’t be more thrilled. I know this year will be full of new adventures. Hoping we can get you to eat like your brother. Maybe start crossfit for kids. But your biggest adventure will be preschool. Whoa. I mean, I know you are ready. You will do great. You rock at your numbers and we all know you love the second half of the alphabet…starting with Q, and you already know your left foot from your right. But before school starts we are going to take you to the beach!
I love you, my little three year old.