Jack is really in to Dr. Seuss right now. Every morning he'd wake up, look out the window and start reciting the first few pages of The Cat in the Hat.
The sun did not shine
It was too wet to play
So we sat in the house
All that cold, cold wet day
I sat there with Sally
We sat there we two
And I said, "How I wish
we had something to do."
To wet to go out
And too cold to play ball
So we sat in the house
We did nothing at all
So all we could do
Was to sit, sit, sit, sit
And we did not like it
Not one little bit
Usually he starts breaking off right about the "bump" part, but hey, not bad memorization for an almost-3-year-old.
|This is how Jack plays hide and seek. And even if he wasn't easy to spot, he can't stop giggling enough to make the game worthwhile anyway.|
|Jude was having way too much fun with the mirror, so Jack had to step in and take things over.|
Especially since I was hoping that seeing his mom and brother having fun out in the rain would convince Jack to finish off the last three bites of his dinner. And it did.
|Can you tell they're brothers?|
And Jack taught himself how to open an umbrella. Over and over again. And each time he "poosed a butt-en" anyone standing within a 5 foot radius got sprayed with rainwater. Too fun.
|Guess who got tasked with closing the umbrella every 20 seconds?|
|Dumping the water out of his boots.|
What I meant to say was "Sharing and being kind to others."
Okay, okay, just kidding about that too. Currently, Jack is only in to toys that Jude is playing with at any given moment. He'll be all about riding the tricycle ... until he sees Jude having fun on the Handy Manny quad. Or he'll be perfectly content in the sand box, unless Jude starts laughing too much on the slide.
And currently Jude is really into the slide. He's worked up enough courage to go down by himself. As in, Mommy wasn't paying attention and he just slid right on down and off the end and landed on his rear in the dirt ... all by himself.
But it takes him a bit of a pep talk to get there.
He'll sit at the top and think over his next move very, very carefully.
And just when you think he's about to go, he changes his mind.
Meanwhile a line of anxious, small children has piled up behind him (okay, maybe just Jack, but it might as well be an entire line).
Until inevitably his hand slips, he loses his footing and ends up "falling" down the slide.
He's pretty proud of his newest accomplishment.
So yes, we're thankful for the sunny skies. And slides. And bugs. And ample opportunities to learn to share and take turns. And most of all, we're thankful for two little boys who are learning more and more about what it means to be a brother.
These two are awesome!