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The below video in the other posting is just a small showing of Jackson's endless energy and enthusiasm about all things! I sure do love this child. Sorry you have to cock your head to watch it. My old camera would automatically adjust when you'd turn it and I keep forgetting this one doesn't.
I wanted to share some of my favorite things about Jackson before I start forgetting those things. I love that he's such a snuggle bug. He loves to curl up on the couch with me and he'll put his little arm around my shoulder as far as it will reach. He'll often rub my cheek with his hand and say sweet things like "You a good girl, Mommy." He knows that he's funny and he is constantly trying to make people laugh and succeeding. He wakes up in the morning and says "Time to wake up! What'd you dream?" and then he'll proceed to tell me about his dreams which are usually always the same and involving a dinosaur and a giraffe or sometimes Clifford the big red dog. He asks me after preschool "How's your day, Mommy?" before I can ask him about his day. He loves to read books. He'll read to me, read to himself, and ask all day long for me to read to him (which I usually oblige!). He loves learning. He likes counting to 20 (usually skipping 16- he doesn't believe in it. When I try to correct him he just says "no, 16"). He sings songs all the time! His favorites are his ABC's, 'Jesus Loves Me', and any of the songs that Daddy makes up at bedtime. He will usually give me a recount of his day on our way home from wherever we went and he'll conclude with "I had fun day with you, Mommy." He and his Dad are the best of friends. They wrestle, play soccer, baseball, basketball, go on long walks together, and read lots of books, too. As snuggly as he is with me, he is equally as rough with Alan. The house is often filled with the sounds of the two of them laughing hysterically when Alan gets home from work. His favorite tv shows are Sesame Street and Thomas the Train. His favorite move is the Cars movie (Disney). His favorite books are usually the ones that Gigi and Gpa bring him (Ferdinand at the moment). He excels at preschool, is very social, and was miserable the week he was sick and we had to stay inside. He said all week "where we GOING, Mommy!?" and would get so mad when I'd have to tell him nowhere. He's a social butterfly. =) He is such a joy to Alan and I and we have both said that sometimes we just want to pause time because we enjoy him so much. But we both also look forward to all the new things he will do and to seeing what he's like as a big brother to Baby Chase!