J(oash): I will smile nicely for the picture, Mom, now that I know to say "cheese." I still really like cheese. Can I have some cheese to eat?
J: Well, I am getting some more teeth, so that is throwing off my appetite and my sleeping a little bit. I really don't want to eat supper any more, though I will sometime lick something if it looks good. That is what dogs do with their tongues when they eat. I also like to copy you and dad quite a bit. Like when dad stretches, I like to stretch too. And I like to repeat that last words you and Dad say.
M: I know that Joash. That means we need to make sure we are teaching you good stuff. What do you like to play with lately?
M: I know and I certainly like reading them to you. What other things are you starting to do?
J: Oh, I like to sing. My favorite songs to sing are "ABC's," "Ba Ba Black Sheep," and "Twinkle, Twinkle." (But, they all sound a lot a like, mom). And I like to dance and jump!
J: Well, I wake up between 6:30 and 7 and play with my bunny and combine that I sleep with until you come and get me at 7. Then I eat breakfast and often look at the tractors in Dad's Farm Show. Then I get dressed and ready for the day and we usually read some books and then go outside. When we are outside, I like to play in
M: What a day. You certainly do many different things.
J: I am glad that you will do them with me, Mom.
(Watching the garbage truck, a favorite Friday event)