All two years + ten months of him. Jax is my little superhero. Climbing on the counters to capture his milk cup. Making fists and tumbling over the dog. We just trimmed the tips off a pair of his mittens and he thinks he is on top of the world. ‘I superman!’ He amazes me everyday.
He is into putting things in his pockets. Measuring things. He likes to take the empty paper towel roll and pretend it’s a telescope. Put on his Halloween costume. Obsessed with hats. Likes to dance…he’s got the moves. ‘Do dis mom.’ Ha!
So smart. Some days I just think…wow, where did you learn that. The other day he was talking about a booby trap. He keeps us on our toes for sure. If he could only master potty training. The longest he has been accident free is two days. The minute I think day three will come…he has an explosion. Agh!! Almost there. Almost there.
Two years + nine months…agh! In a few short months (of course, the months that go that fastest because of the holidays) Jaxon will be three! Oh my.
Every time he does something that I haven’t seen or says something new…I get mixed emotions and think to myself, It’s okay. I get to see Case do this. It’s true.
'Mom, I pee orange!' This is what he says nearly every time he goes to the bathroom. He likes to sit backwards…well the right way. He sits on the front edge facing the lid. That's Jax. Still not accident free! Grr. We were for two days, then boom, back to ZERO. The problem is clothes. He was doing so well. If he is running around in his birthday suit or just underwear, he goes. Sometimes even without even telling me. But if I add pants…he has an accident. Potty training is such an emotional wet roller coaster…for me. Some days I don’t think he’s ready. Other days he’s a champ.
In other news…’Whittle Winesteins’ is his favorite show. That, and Jake. He is obsessed with airplanes! I can’t wait to take him on his first trip. No plans yet, but hopefully soon. Still deciding what he will be for Halloween. eek! But super excited to go to the pumpkin patch this weekend!
Jaxon is another month older. He is growing so big, so fast. So proud of our little big boy.
Big trucks. It’s all he wants to play with. He always has one truck in each hand. Daddy took him to see Big Foot the other day. He kept saying ‘It gonna bump me’…I think he was intimidated by it. I mean, it’s big. He bought him a little big foot and has been playing with it nonstop.
Big milk. The first thing he says every morning. He has become a bit bossy ever since his sentences became longer. He could quite possibly drink milk all day without any food if I would let him. But that does not happen! Skinny little dude needs some meat on his bones.
Big boy underwear. Holy potty training, can we please be over now! He has almost, almost got the whole potty training thing down. But I probably never should have showed him that big boy underwear have an extra opening in the front. I’m still trying to figure out how to travel long distances or just go to the grocery store without putting a diaper on him. I’m so not into changing wet clothes every thirty minutes.
Jax. My wild one. He’s yet again, another month older. I thought he was a chatterbox last month, well he is quite the mumbler. Talking multiple sentences so fast, even I sometimes have trouble interpreting. His new favorite word is ‘not’. ‘I not wanna’ ‘Not whittle milk, bid milk mommy’ ‘No not changa my diaper’. Follow him on twitter…it’s a great read when you need a laugh.
He has a little tude sometimes…bossy. Other times he is so funny. He has been learning just about every animal and what sound they make. The newest is a shark, a wolf and a woodpecker. He is so smart…says them and sometimes does little hand motions. When he forgets, he always asks, ‘whats zat says?’ My favorite one is the mouse. No noise, he just sniffs…for cheese. Ha! I taught him that one.
Lately, we have been trying to do more activities, like painting and making things. Pinterest is so helpful for diy ideas. I also like seeing what Made by Joel has up his sleeve. I’ve been wanting to post our fish tank we made…but we still have a few fish to add. Yesterday we made a paper party hat. He’s into hats.
In other news…he is still not potty trained (booo!) and can officially undress himself.
Yep…Jaxon is two and a half! Um, going on sixteen! Always wanting to (pretend to) drive mommy’s car, ride 4-wheelers, pretty much anything that has wheels. ‘I drive! I drive!’ Loves to ride his bike too…he totally smoked this little four year old riding in the neighborhood. Not trying to brag, but he’s fast.
Jaxon Thomas Coggins in his room, age 2½
Holy temper tantrums! They wouldn’t be so bad, but I have the strongest child in America. I’m trying to get back in shape, but geez! We’ve had a few car seat fits and they were awful. Standing next to the car in a parking lot with a screaming child…I’m sure some of you have been there before. But, when he’s not throwing a fit, Jax is so helpful and sweet. He brings me his cup when he’s thirsty, always says ‘pease’ and ‘tank you’. He knows how to feed the dog…oh how he loves his dog, Georgie. Waters the flowers. Throws his trash away. Picks up his toys (occasionally). Such a little helper.
Just some faves…favorite word is ‘Nope’, ‘Milk’, and ‘Roar!’. Favorite food is cheese. Favorite thing to do is ‘sit porch’. Favorite toys are ‘hairplanes’ and ‘inosaurs’.
Jax is wearing the kids arrow tee from eleventyfive.
very month is a new adventure with Jaxon. He seems to be a little more hyper, repeating more than he probably should and keeping us on our toes, especially when he’s chasing birds. He is so fast!
This month Jax went to the circus with MiMi, PaPa and Aunt Jessi and Daddy took him to the zoo! Quite possibly an elephant overload, but they are his new fav. And so that makes Dumbo the movie of choice.
We are enjoying our days (and nights) with just him…soaking up all the hugs and giggles and funny things he says. I try to tweet them so we can look back and laugh…follow @littlemanjax. I just love our conversations. So random and spontaneous.
I am so proud of him. He can spot a ‘hairplane’ from miles away. Everytime you sit him on the potty, he goes. He’s got his shapes down…’kyangle’ especially. Still learning how to play nice with George, he did learn quickly though when you hit, you will get a paw right back. Cries for a split second and we tell him to shake it off. He has his moments. Every once in a while his little stern two year old voice come out and he points! (I have to try so hard not to smile.) Still throws fits when he doesn’t get his way, what kid doesn’t. But he’s a riot and I love him!