Jake had his 3 year check up last night & everything is right on track. As I suspected (based on the fact that he's outgrown pants that fit in October!) he's growing like a little weed (at least height-wise):
30 lbs (35th percentile)
37.5 inches (40th percentile)
For comparison, he was the same weight at his 2.5 year check up, but was 36 inches, so he's grown an inch & a half in 6 months. At his 2 year check up, he was 27 lbs and 33 inches, so in a year, he's gained 3 pounds and grown by 4.5 inches!!
He was like a little comedy act for the nurse; she went to take his blood pressure & told him that it was going to give his arm a big hug and he said "No. That's a blood pressure. My mommy does that". It was said in a "don't lie to me lady, I know what I'm talking about!" She had him look at some pictures from across the room to test his vision & the first one was a house; when she asked him what it was, he said very matter-of-factly, "That's a barnyard dance". (if you have kids who are fans of Sandra Boynton books, you'll know what he was referring to!)
Here's a shot of him from this morning before school....this is his new "cookie face" as he calls it. He asked me for something one day & I told him no, so he did this face to try and sway my answer. I told him that his cutesy face won't work on me; I said cutesy, he heard cookie. Yep, that's my kid! So he now refers to it as his cookie face & totally tries to use it to his advantage.