Thursday, October 11, 2012

Let's Celebrate JD!

So I know that this post is waaaaay over due, but I just have been so lazy about downloading our photos, so I just haven't made the time to write the post about our sweet little boy JD, who turned one a month and a half ago.

Having JD in our family has brought new challenges and joy into our lives (mostly the joy part).  JD has always been a little ball of energy from the day we brought him home.  Now I saw 'little because he is a little guy, since he was born he has stayed in the lower percentiles for both weight and height, were as Olivia started out average and quickly shot up to the 80th percentile.  JD hasn't started walking yet, but he is just so close that we know we will be chasing him around on foot soon.  So for the time being we will continue to chase him around while he crawls, and boy does he crawl fast.  He is also quite the dare devil as well, the day after he started to crawl we found him half way up the stairs.  From that day on, he is always looking to achieve new heights.  I've caught him standing on the most precarious things such as his bumbo chair, stools and other objects that just aren't made for a little boy to stand on.  His crowning achievement was conquering the TV stand.


Olivia and JD just love to play with each other, I can only hope that their love of playing together will continue for a long time.  Olivia is such a gentle and sweet sister with her brother and just loves to make him laugh.  JD loves to play with balls, chase the cats and play peek-a-boo.  He has even learned how to say peek-a-boo.  JD is such a hands on learner which has made it interesting to observe him learning things.  Olivia learns by observing things so she would just start doing things out of the blue.  JD, on the other hand, learns by doing things so we get to see his learning in action.  Olivia did most of her learning by watching which is why she gets so frustrated when she is trying something new.

There is so much more to tell about JD but it is hard to remember all of it.

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