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Posted Apr 15 2013 8:00am
jonah swing

This swing was given to us for Joshua’s first birthday. It has served us well. 8 years and counting!

Jonah had a great week last week. We finally had two really warm days where we could play outside (and then it got cold and rainy for two days, of course) and being able to play outdoors made him light up like a candle. Now he goes to the front door each morning and says “outside” and it’s adorable! He’s a persistent little booger, too. On the cold and rainy days he asked me one millllion times (approximately). Fortunately, the facility where he goes for his toddler development class has a fabulous gym that we can use anytime we want during the weekdays!! So Friday we headed over there so he could get some energy out, and we had the whole place to ourselves. We had a great time!

jonah gym

The really wonderful, amazing thing that happened last week is that Jonah finally started repeating words after us. On command. He doesn’t do it every time, but before he pretty much would NEVER say what we asked him to say, and now he will. As a result, his vocabulary has grown by leaps and bounds and so have his two-word phrases, because some of the things we have asked him to say, he is now saying on his own.  He is finally saying the word “want” and phrases I’ve been trying to get him to say forever like “want grapes”, “want down” – stuff like that. YAY! It’s been very good progress and we’re excited about it.  Also, it’s kind of fun to get him to say stuff like “Mommy’s awesome” and “I tooted”.

Mostly, I’m excited that he seems to want to communicate a little better (not that he always wants to cooperate, but more than before for sure) and he really loves it when we clap for him and praise him. I’m hoping this means he is one step closer to being bribed to work with me at home on the iPad. He loves to play his apps and books but he also loves to be in control and not so much go along with what I’m trying to get him to achieve. I’m hoping a good M&M or Skittles bribe will help with that now that he seems more open to learning (don’t be jealous of my parenting skills! He rarely ever gets candy, I swear.)

I can’t wait to see what this next week brings! What do you have planned this week?

 

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