Here piggy, piggy!
We went to Indiana and Ohio last weekend for a funeral (Jim's grandmother passed away) and it was definately an interesting trip. I think JJ grows in spurts during these kinds of trips and long weekends. During the trip he started talking more and using more words. He even strung together two word sentences. I hadn't really heard him do that before. I asked him if he wanted his paci and he refused. That was short-lived, but a step in the right direction. We won't push getting rid of that quite yet. He went potty on the toilet and has stopped fighting us about sitting on it. JJ's turned into quite the fan of horses and now also likes motorcycles in addition to cars and semis. He loved the I-80 truck stop in Iowa where they have a few semis indoors and on display (as well as a couple of old trucks- including a 1938 Model A). He now wants to drive everywhere and it's a fun bout of wrestling to get him into his carseat!
In addition to this fun, it appears our son's sense of humor is blossoming. He is quite delighted his boyhood! Tonight, he came out of the bathtub and walked to the living room with a towel wrapped around him. He looked kinda like Yoda so Jim grabbed the camera. JJ started saying, "cheese!" and talking to the camera. He was talking about the baby (himself) and accidentally started to drop his towel. (Of course this is all still in front of the camera...) He realizes that his towel is dropping and stops mid- "baby" and looks down at himself while clutching the towel up around himself. Then he looks up at the camera and gives a little flash. He closed the towel really quick with a surprised little "o" shaped mouth. Then he flashed open the towel again a little longer and quickly wrapped up again. Then he just dropped the towel and moved into a "superstar!" pose (think Saturday Night Live). Jim got almost all of this on a video, but stopped taping just before he got into his little pose. It was definately on purpose and it was hilarious! I was watching the video on the computer trying to determine if I could email it to grandparents, etc when JJ crawled into my lap to watch. He started laughing hysterically at himself flashing! Then he wanted to watch it over and over again! He was mad when I turned it off!! Apparently, he also thinks he is quite funny. We also took video of that since it was so funny. I would post the videos, but neither one are really appropriate to put on the web. We'll have to share them some other time, but I wanted to at least share the story. Jim says he's not sure where JJ gets his sense of humor... uh-huh.