Here has what he's been up to since December 22nd:
~We had Jackson's 2-year well check a few days after we returned from Mexico and all was well! Jax is still a little squirt (10% for height; 3% for weight) but pleasantly surprised the doctor when he grabbed a pen and began meticulously drawing on a piece of paper... she said his fine motor skills are excellent, but was concerned as to why he still isn't saying much. We have an appointment to get his speech evaluated later this month and as soon as I made the appointment, he began repeating everything we say. Little stinker! He reminds me SO much of his cousin, Benny (Brandon's sister's son) in terms of development -- Benny was also a late walker/talker and is now a brilliant little 6-year-old. We're still going to go to his appointment though, so stand by for an update later this month.
~As I mentioned, Jax is now repeating everything we say and knows his entire alphabet (he doesn't say it very clearly, but can point to random letters and numbers on command)! It's amazing just how much he's grown and changed over the last month :( See below for videos of him doing his alphabet and animal sounds.
~Jackson's sense of humor absolutely kills me! He's gotten to the age where he tries to make people laugh by making funny faces, tickling, etc. He is also quite the little mimicker and will pretend to cough, laugh, and sneeze if he hears someone doing it within a two-mile vicinity.
~Cutest video ever (that fits Jackson's personality to a t)!
~As I mentioned in our recent "big boy" room reveal, Jax is FINALLY into reading and I couldn't be more excited! His favorites right now are Good Night Colorado (which we read 4-5 times a day -- here he is doing the motions), Annie Bananie, and Tom & Jerry's Merry Christmas.