I just can't believe eight years have really passed since I became a mom!
Jacob is definitely growing up in a lot of ways. He is still a perfectionist who hates to let someone down. He is very tenderhearted with people for whom he cares deeply. He is, however, still ALL BOY. By that I mean Jacob prefers to build forts and play all day, rather than do any sort of school. He antagonizes his sister at every opportunity that avails itself. He makes a gun or sword out of everything that touches his fingers, and proceeds to shoot anything in the general direction. Jacob loves to build and create things, Hot Wheels tracks and Legos being the latest favorites. He loves to read, but much more so if the book is non-fiction or involves fighting of any sort. And he is spunky enough to actually run up to his daddy and pick a fight.
Here is a recent track he drew and used for a couple of weeks. It's 8 feet long!
Here are some pictures of his birthday (spent with family) and party (we had with friends two weeks later).