"Jack-Jack" is Jackson's nickname.
My father started it.
I told everyone that if they called Jackson "Jack" they would end up on my blacklist.
But Jack-Jack was okay.
Because I'm the mom. Mom's are allowed to have weird quirks about their children's names.
Besides, if you've seen "The Incredibles", you can't help but think of the movie. The "Jack-Jack Attack" clip is just awesome.
And totally explains why my house is in ruins after we have a babysitter.
It's just in ruins on a normal, day-day basis.
Especially when the little man is hungry.
He's working on the self-serve policy.
Can't you just see his thoughts?
"Oh hey mom!"
"So, I got kind of hungry and found these little babies."
"They tasted pretty good at first, but then I discovered something."
"They are way more fun to just rip apart and throw on the floor. Here, let me show you!"
Yes, he's a regular comedian.
So it was heart-wrenching when this little guy was crawling around outside one sunny afternoon while I was unloading groceries, and he decided to follow me into the house.
He climbed up to do battle with the metal threshold of our front door...
the threshold won.
I was so upset that he was so hurt and upset that Savannah kept trying to make me feel better!
It was so cute.
She tried to make me smile by asking about "grafatee-tee".
The day before she had been telling the boys all about "grafatee-tee" which she had learned about in a book she read.
Hubby and I had busted out into full-belly laughing.
She meant graffiti.
Anyway, Jack-Jack's hand is healing wonderfully and it doesn't bother him anymore so he's back to crawling around like a maniac.
We just keep it bandaged to stay clean while it heals.
On top of all that, Jackson has decided he likes the idea of walking.
So here are Jackson's first steps!
He's 10 months old. Not my earliest walker, but close.
(On a side note, Savannah and I were messing around with the video clips and this was the result. Don't blame me! Savannah is a very touchy-feely person and wanted it to be "cute". I was trying to get "500 Miles" as the background music.)
(Sorry to those who tried to watch before. Video is fixed!)