Jonah - 1st Birthday
Jonah - Preschool
It's time for Jonah's 11th birthday party. He wants to invite girls this year. It will be a back yard camping party. Girls will be there but not overnight. I'm sure it will be great but meanwhile I am remembering the past. My first grandchild and only grandson. Happy Birthday!
Once when he was about two years old, Jonah met me at the door with a very sad face. I asked him what was wrong and he said, "I trouble."
One time when Jonah was picking "atapidders" (catepillars) off the neighbor's bush, I saw a big red ant bite on his face. I said, "Jonah, how did you get an ant bite on your face?" He said, "Grandma, ants have sticky feet!"
He was just learning to talk when I tucked him into bed one night. He said, "Bugs bite toes!" I laughed and kissed him and went into the living room and told everyone what a great imagination he had. The next day my daughter said, "Mom, you are going to feel so bad!" It seems there were some ants in his bed and he used almost every word in his vocabulary to try to tell me about it.
He was teaching himself to fish in the nearby pond. I went out to see how he was doing and noticed that he had a bobber hooked up right at the top of his fishing pole. I said, "Jonah, it won't work that way. You won't be able to catch any fish that way." He looked at me and said, "Grandma, these fish are stupid!" And I guess they were stupid because he caught one a few minutes later.