So here goes! Some notable things as of late off the top of my head.
One and a half years but convinced he's a school aged kid when he's hanging at the playground after school with his big sisters! Jordan loves to climb and tease mommy leaning out over every opening and hanging on the bar above the slide. Sometimes it's to give me smooches though which is the best thing ever!
He loves when Halle pushes him on the tire swing and mom's pushing simply doesn't measure up to sister spins. He happily prances around outside excitedly in his new boots. Not always a fan of mittens and comes to me to blow hot air on his cold fingers.
He's always been mommy's boy but loves to ask his sister's for help, too. Often for snacks or things he shouldn't have... Already pulling fast ones on mama...
He has become much more of a dad's boy since turning one! I love having a boy and noticing the differences as they grow. Jordan also seems to like being around other boys, too, which is understandable in a house full of girls half the time!
He is very friendly and says hi to new faces. His big brown eyes and sweet grin win people over all the time!
He absolutely loves babies and gives his younger baby buddy perhaps the biggest smiles of all!
He has been chill since the day he was born and easy going as long as he's not tired or hungry. Hanger runs in the family ;)
Jordan is becoming more of a picky eater as he gets older. He's a breakfast lover like the rest of our family and has a sweet tooth too. And is known to get messy.... Annnnd loves to throw anything he doesn't want across the room or on top of a looming husky.
As you can probably see, picky or not, eating is not an issue because this boy is big! He's 90th percentile for height, 30ish pounds, wearing mostly 2T and size 7 shoes and is often mistaken for older
Jordan learns tons from his sisters which has it's pros and cons. He's a little sponge lately copying actions and words! The worst of which is climbing or getting in to left open cupboards or off limit rooms. We have had our fair share of adventures of food messes, toilet troubles and not for baby items gone wrong. Not to mention climbing in bathtubs and flipping furniture... the list goes on but this post would become much too long ;)
His "adventures" make him no stranger to a bump or bruise, a spill or outfit change... In the month of October, he had two trips to emergency! One to have his eyebrow glued after splitting it open on a coffee table. One for an xray and a broken toe!
In lighter news of growing up too fast, he is talking much more, becoming a sweet helper and so fun to play with!
He has quite a few words these days. From basic communication like hi and bye, up, down, more, etc. to body parts and animal sounds. He also loves to sing and Happy Birthday is his favourite song! And some of the cutest communicating he does is without words... it's the little hand gestures to "come on," pointing to things or blowing kisses!
Jordan loves helping me around the house. He likes doing dishes and laundry and might even be the best listener of doing what he's asked some days ;)
We have a lot of fun together because of his easy going nature. He loves to be on the move dancing and running but can slow down to play too. I love when we snuggle up to read a book. It's the pefect mix of rough and tumble play and quiet contentment.
Jordan is naturally athletic and we hope he plays all the sports! He loves hockey, has a great arm, and is quite the little soccer player. "Ball" was one of his first words and he loves them no matter the shape or size. He can also jump up and down already and has amazing coordination for his age!
Then there's the days when all he wants to do is dump things...
Legos on the floor. LOL dolls (and millions of little pieces) on the floor. Puzzle pieces on the floor. Full spice jars on the floor. Just a dumper of ALL the things!
Jordan also loves playing in the tub and is obsessed with the bath! He has been known to join daddy or Halle in the shower too.
As you can probably gather we are all pretty in love with our youngest family member! It is certainly not all sunshine and rainbows but isn't it funny that none of that stuff seems important when I sit to write this post. As soon as I hit publish, there will probably be a hundred other things that come to mind for me to add...
Like the fact he still doesn't sleep through the night. Often falls to the floor if he doesn't get what he wants. Is obsessed with his nummy (pacifier.) Puts up a fight to get in the carseat sometimes... Just to give you some perspective...
But let's flip this back again to end on a good note, shall we?
Not sleeping means more cuddles in our bed and holding on to that babyness a little longer.
Flailing on the floor, is simply expressing his emotions. and hey, he's still cute ;)
Pacifier? I'm not really worried what everyone thinks about that and sometimes it just keeps the peace.
Car seat fight? Can't blame a guy who has to do school drop offs/pick ups 3 times a day!
If you ask me, this little munchkin does so well going with the flow in our family and fits in just perfect!
I hope you enjoyed this update and insight into his sweet personality. Thanks for reading XO
Who wants to hear about the big sissies?!