I continue to spend Friday afternoons with Jack and, while our routine has changed as he has grown, it’s still one of my favorite parts of my week.
His schedule is such that I generally pick him up after his afternoon nap, take him to the grocery store with me, and then bring him to my house until dinner time. Can I just say? This little guy loves the grocery store! He gets a piece of cheese from the deli, he smiles and charms all of the other shoppers, and last week he even chose a package of goldfish crackers off the shelf – convincing this nana to open it for him so he could snack on them while we shopped.
He doesn’t have a lot of words yet (mama, dada, nana, brother, more, no) but he’s learning some sign language and can now sign the word “more” which he generally does when he wants more goldfish crackers! He crawls super fast, following us around the house, peeking around corners, and giving us heart attacks when he races towards the wood stove or the stairs. His personality is marvelous, he’s cheerful and happy, charming and adorable, and as the shirt he wore on Sunday for a family gathering said, “everyone is thankful for me.”
Oh yes. We are.