Sunday, January 11, 2009


So, this week "Jack" became one of Carters new favorite words. It all started Tuesday morning when Carter awoke from a dream, of which he was giggling in, saying "Jack, Jack"! First, let me tell you who Jack is exactly. He is our nephew. He is an 8, almost 9, year old little boy who loves soccer, pirates, Star Wars, and business deals. He is often funny, always sweet, and is now one of Carters favorite people to talk about. And here is how we know!

So, after repeatedly saying, "Jack", all morning he then started saying "Jack, bus". Which also requires me to tell you a little more about Jack and Carters fun together. Jack has a Lego set that comes in a bus on wheels, which just happens to be Carters size. So usually the Legos end up on the floor, Carter ends up in the bus, and Jack is seen whizzing through the house pushing Carter around and around until Carter is laughing so hard he is almost crying. Carter has a blast and I think Jack enjoys just a bit too! And then there was the time that Carter stayed at Aunt Traci and Uncle Tim's house and he got to wait for the real school bus with Jack. So, either he was talking about the bus ride or the school bus but either way it involved Jack and he loved it. So for an entire two days we listened to him repeatedly talking about Jack and the bus.

So, on Wednesday night the three of us were playing and Carter picked up the phone, started dialing numbers, put the phone to his ear and said, "Hi Jack"! We thought it was hilarious so we decided to actually call him. Carter thought that he was so cool talking on the real phone to his obviously new favorite person. It was so funny because Carter was using his one word, broken dialogue to carry on a complete conversation with Jack who probably had no clue what Carter was even talking about. Carter was getting ready to put his Pj's on so he kept telling Jack "truck, truck" because that was what was on the front of the Pj's. Carter thought it was cool and thought that Jack would like it too. Isn't that sweet?!

So anyways, then on Friday, Carter was in my bedroom while I was getting ready. He walked over to the bench that we kneel at to pray every night and he kneeled down, on his own, and said "Sammy, Nutz, and Jack. Amen" (our dog, his bear, and Jack ) and turned to look at me with this HUGE grin. He was so proud that he had just prayed all by himself. And of course, like any mom, with tears in my eyes, I was so completely proud as well!!

Then Saturday we received a little toy magazine in the mail. Now, Carter loves to lay on the floor and flip from page to page inspecting every singe toy but then he came to a page and was saying of course, you guessed it, "Jack, Jack". We looked at each other, and then took a look at the page and it was a Darth Vader mask, which Jack usually sports at least once during a visit to their house. Isn't is funny how soon a child can recall, remember and make connections. I just love watching Carter develop!

Well, anyways, sorry this has been such a long post for really only a four letter word J-A-C-K. But I thought it was funny and perhaps maybe you did too.

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