Yesterday was Jackson's 2 month birthday. Yes, the time has gone by incredibly fast, yes he's growing and outgrowing his clothes quickly. He's also getting to be much more fun. We're at a point where he's becoming interactive. Last month, I could give him toys and he would look like he was playing with them. This month, we can really play. Here are some of our favorite games:
Alligator kisses. I picked up a little fuzzy stuffed alligator from Old Navy. I slowly wiggle it up his body drawing the word "Alligator" out. When I get to his head, I kiss his face all over with the alligator and say "kisses". Jackson laughs and laughs.
Peak-a-boo. No need to describe this game. Jackson loves it. We've been playing mostly by covering Jackson's face, and he finds it hilarious. Today, I tried covering my face, and was rewarded with giggles. Yesterday, Jackson was lying there with the burp cloth over his face. He pulled it down and I said "Peak-a-boo". After laughing, he covered his face back up and did it again. First time--lucky accident. Second time--intentional?
Jackson still enjoys swatting at the bears on his pack and play. He can also be convinced to sit in his crib for the duration of the swirling musical mobile--Why doesn't this play music for more than 2 minutes at a time? This week, we pulled out the gymini for another try. He likes it. The pentapuss (I guess the toy company couldn't spring for the other 3 legs) is a particular hit.
Clap hands and shout "Yeah". Follow up by moving his legs and say "Run, Run, Run".
Good times are pretty easy to come by with the young.
ps. Here are today's stats: 14 lbs 10 oz, 25 3/4 inches long, 16 inch head.
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