I can't believe I haven't blogged about this yet. Jaden has a fascination with garage doors. Well actually... he loves doors in general -- but specifically garage ones. It all started months ago when Cody started letting him push the garage door buttons. That transitioned into wanting to touch the door as it was going up after pushing the button. Now he just likes to touch them in general. Every time we go outside for anything, he says "touch doors! touch doors!" over and over again. We'll be driving and if he sees a building with lots of doors, he talks about it. Like the fire station in Cedar Falls... it has six garage doors for the trucks. Whenever we drive by that he says, "sick (six) doors!" Which he's actually right... it does have six doors, but I think he just says six doors because six is his favorite number ;) When a garage door is up he says, "high doors!" because the door is high ;)
He also likes to be the one to shut the doors in the house - he likes to close the front door, the bathroom door and the basement door. He never touches the bedroom doors for some reason. Just this weekend he has actually started saying, "close the doors!"
Other than doors, he still loves loves loves balls. He's getting more interested in reading a book in bed before going to sleep. I enjoy telling him to pick out a book and seeing which one he picks. His favorite book right now is "Little Blue Truck." I have to make lots of funny noises and animal sounds when I read it, and he laughs at that quite a bit. He's recently started calling us Cody and Nicole. He says our names almost perfectly. He says "Ni-cole!" with a big smile on his face when he wants my attention really badly!
I am so proud of how he is with Brandon. He kisses him good night and always comes up to him when he's lying on the floor and says hi to him. He says "nice baby!" all the time. He can't say Brandon real well yet so he calls him "Brother Baby." He even tries to share his balls with him... he hasn't realized that Brandon's a little young to be playing with balls ;)