You Don’t Know Jack

And that’s because I have failed big time in my blogging responsibilities lately when it comes to Jack.  So here is a brief update.  He is the smartest kid ever.  He knows every word.  Seriously.  I can say anything and he will repeat it.  He is getting pretty good with his alphabet and recognizes C, O, S, R, B, and T sometimes.  His favorite is C and he points them out everywhere.  He loves flags.  We are grateful that the word flag is now sounding like flag instead of the F-bomb like it used to.  He loves to read his stories and is getting good at doing it on his own.  He has several pages of his favorite books memorized.  He loves to dance and attempt to snap his fingers.   It is pretty funny and cute.  His favorite song to jam to is “I Gotta Feeling” by the Black Eyed Peas.  He says Mommy, FINALLY.  I mean really it isn’t fair that it takes so long for them to learn it.  He has graduated to one nap during the day and has taken to it nicely.  He sleeps for about 1.5-2 hours every day.  Praise!  He loves going in the car and begs during the day to leave the house.  He knows when I grab my purse that we are heading out and immediately heads up the stairs and says “car.”  He has 7 teeth currently–top 4, bottom 2 and one molar on top.  I can feel a couple more molars coming in.  I wonder where the other bottom teeth are?  He is a good boy and we love him.


A little Cafe Rio love.  He loves the rice and beans so much.


Jack emptied the towel drawer in the kitchen and then climbed inside.  He was pretty proud of himself.  But was letting out a few worried whimpers because he wasn’t sure how to get out.


Story time any way that he can get it.


Now helping with the dishes sometimes involves getting really up close and personal with the dishwasher.  He is entering the climbing phase of life.

And because our Jack is getting so big we decided to really test his “big boy” skills by giving him this opportunity…


…Big brother Jack is pretty excited for a baby to join us on or around September 14, 2010.

11 Replies to “You Don’t Know Jack”

  1. Congrats! I am so happy for you two. That is great! Two birthdays in September those are going to be some great birthday parties.

  2. I love that picture of him in the drawer with his head tilted to the side. I haven’t done Tommy justice in blogging or journaling either and I feel like he’s changed SO much. We’ll blame it on pregnancy, right? By the way, I heard how you told my mom and dad. Classic Dan Grossen right there! I love it!!!

  3. Congrats, Grossens! (and thank you for using the Equate prego test…my favorite part!)

    Jack is sure cute!

  4. I was just talking about Jack today at lunch and telling some of the other teachers the funny things he says. What a smart kid!

  5. Very classic announcement Ame! I love all the pictures of course but the one of Jack in the drawer with his hands up like, “Yeah, see what I did ta-duh!” is priceless. I feel like he should take a bow. I can’t wait until dad gets home so I can show him. He’ll get a good laugh from that shot. We’re excited for Jack to be a big brother!

  6. Amy I am very excited for you. Jack is such a cutie and it will be lots of fun having a new one. We will have to see you sometime.

  7. oh YAY Ame! Kelley, Seoul, and I are super excited for the news! Looks like Jack is such a fun boy! Jack and Seoul would be such good friends if we lived close… she loves her letters and books also.

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