Whew. We have had a very busy holiday week here at the Parrish home. First and foremost, JR has mastered the phrase "uh-oh" and uses it all the time...when he falls down, when toys make a loud noise, and when things drop on the floor (or before he drops something on the ground)! He is also known to repeat it over and over again...just because he can. He is on the verge of lots of other words and seems genuinely interested in trying to say new sounds and phrases. So far, "dada" and "didi"are under his belt, as is "ba-ba" for bottle. He is getting the hang of "bu-bu" for bye-bye, says "heeeey" for hello, waves and claps.
JR has also discovered his love for, albeit not conservation-minded at all, unrolling toilet paper. He had a field day with it, causing quite the ruckus in his bathroom. He delighted in spinning the paper at first, and then realized the magical tp comes off in vast amounts and can be pulled and eaten and draped and dragged. Lucky for us the camera was close by and caught most of his devilish toilet paper caper.
And on to Christmas. What a special first Christmas it was! We discovered that not only does JR love all of the presents from family and friends, but he also LOVES the bows and ribbons that adorned the packages! He had so much fun! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!