Saturday, October 17, 2009


So, another 6 months have gone by in the blink of an eye. We were just at a neighbor's first birthday party this afternoon that was held at the same park James had his first birthday party. It really does seem just like yesterday we were there singing happy birthday to James and here we are almost 7 months later.

Wow. So much has changed. He is walking and running and talking more and more. He is developing the funniest personality. He loves to tackle mommy and daddy. He has a few obsessions including, but not limited to: the moon, lights, sunglasses (although he won't wear them longer than 5 seconds), his bedtime bear book, trains, airplanes, helicopters, cars, trucks, balls...and the list goes on. He is doing a lot of imitating and making funny faces to see if we'll make them, too. If he wants to go do something and you ask him, "Do you want to go (fill in the blank)?" He'll go, "Oh yeah!" with the funniest voice. He constantly wants to be outside and unfortunately prefers the front yard to the back. It's a good thing we live on a culdesac because he's recently discovered the reaction he gets out of mom and dad when he runs into the street...and he thinks it's hilarious. We're trying to work on that.

We just had his 18 month appointment last Friday and he is still topping the charts. He's in the 95th percentile in height at 34-3/4 inches and 75th percentile in weight at 28lbs 6oz. His noggin is still off the charts...must be that big-brained Murphy in him. He's doing great at daycare and starting to learn more and more animal sounds and even some colors. Yellow and Blue are the front runners so far. He's very good at brushing his teeth and has his first dentist appointment in just a couple weeks.

He's making lots of friends with the neighborhood kids and he's made a best friend out of one little girl at daycare named Morgan. Morgan's parents were in a few of our childbirth classes and we saw them at the hospital when we had James. Morgan was born just a couple days after James. We didn't see them for a year and then they randomly showed up at our daycare. So...we figured they were destined to be together.

Anyway, we couldn't be more proud or in love with our little guy. Hope this finds everyone happy and healthy!

Lots of love,
The Jansen's

1 comment:

kate! said...

cute haircut james! can't wait to see you and your 'rents at christmas!