Jake has been so busy learning new things, I haven't been able to keep up with posting them so I figured I'd put them all in one big summary. It seems like every time I turn around, he's doing something new, it's amazing how fast he's picking up on things.
*He waves (and says) "bye-bye" when someone leaves...sometimes he'll even do it if he sees you putting your coat on.
*When you're putting on his shoes or socks, he'll lift his foot up so that you can put it on
* He says "ball" (though it sounds more like "bah") and if you ask him where the ball is, he'll go find it & bring it to you (and he will roll it, throw it and kick it)
*He will sit down when you ask him to.
*He is a dancing machine.
*He loves for you to sing and do the motions with him for "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" and "The Itsy Bitsy Spider".
*He signs "more" when he wants more food and "all done" when he's finished eating...here he is demonstrating "more":
*He plays peek a boo with a blanket
*If you put him on your lap & ask if he wants to ride the horsey, he'll grab your hands & start bouncing up & down (GG taught him that one!)
*He is a book-a-holic, which is just adorable. He will bring you book, after book, after book...hand you the book, then turn himself around to sit down in your lap :) His favorite books are the touch & feel, ones with flaps and ones with the sound buttons on the side.
*He can stack his nesting cups, up to 3 on top of each other
*He will try to climb on top of or into just about anything...like this laundry basket:
*He has a BFF at school. His name is Dominic & according to the teachers, he & Jake are inseparable...they eat all of their meals together, nap around the same time and play together the rest of the day. Dominic is almost 6 months older, but they say that Jake keeps up very well! Brian & I have made up a whole scenerio about them including the fact that they have formed a baby clique and refer to each other as "Dom the Bomb" and "Jake the Snake".
*He has a favorite teacher at school...whenever Miss Denise leaves the room, Jake gets upset and tries to follow her out of the room. Miss Denise was on vacation for a few days and when she came back last week, Jake was playing with a toy when she first walked into the room...he proceeded to throw the toy behind him, stand up & run across the room to her and give her a big hug. It makes us feel good to know that he likes school so much!!
*You may remember my post from a few months ago where Jake was eyeing up the food all of the other babies...my prediction of him turning into a food thief came true. Last week, he stole half of a banana right off of his BFF's tray and shoved it in his mouth! Fortunately, Dominic forgave him.
*He's showing a bit more interest in the shape sorter....obviously, he still doesn't know which shapes are which yet, but if you point to the slot it's supposed to go in to, he can manipulate the shape to be able to fit in and drop it into the bucket.
I think that's about it for now :)