JAcob These Days

I typed his name like so in the title – JAcob – because he likes writing it this way now. He loves the capital ‘A’ in his name. I thought I’d write up this post to give those of you with a serious interest in what he’s up to (ie his grandparents and auntie!) some idea of what he’s doing these days.

Tommy Gun ala Lincoln Logs

Lately, he’s been really into drawing and imaginary play with his lincoln logs, crafting them into robots, people, characters from Star Wars and even a tommy gun, pictured to the right.

He got inspiration for the gun from his new found favorite film, ‘Home Alone’. We watched in on New Year’s Day and he’s a bit hooked on it. His favorite part is when Kevin, the kid, slaps on his dad’s aftershave like this:

‘Aahhhhhhhhhhh’

He got some fantastic story books for Christmas, Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Anderson, and he loves two stories in particular – Dan the Dunce and The Wolf and the Seven Kids. Bi or I read these with him nearly every day. His kindergarten class recently used fairy tales as their theme for the week too, and last Friday he had to dress as his favorite fairy tale character. He loves the movie ‘Tangled’, so he went as one of the bad guys – he’s into bad guys more than good guys. Thinks they’re more fun.

Below is the character from the film and Jacob dressed as him replete with fake sideburns and a sword we made:

Jacob went as the one on the left

JAcob the Bad Guy – Fighting all with aluminum!

His interest in reading has picked up, and he likes to play with his reading cards that Auntie Karen gave him and is getting much better at sight reading with short words. At school, he gets a new book from the library with his class every Tuesday. He usually chooses a Clifford the Dog book.

 

Tin Tin too is something he’s really got into lately. We have the complete set of stories in English and Jacob is reading with Bi and me ‘Tin Tin in America’ – one of the best. He also has a Tin Tin t-shirt (with Snowy the dog) which he received for Christmas. Below a shot of him sporting his t-shirt and John Lennon-like sunglasses at a park near our home:

Handsome as ever

He’s likes drawing and doodling. Some of his more identifiable drawings include a Mickey Mouse and a flower he drew for Bi. He usually draws tanks, soldiers, aliens and spaceships, so to see Mickey Mouse and a flower appear next to battle scenes was a shock.

Here they are:

‘Mickey Mouse’, graphite on paper, c. 2012

 

 

 

‘A flower’, graphite on paper, c. 2012

 

 

 

 

 

So, that’s about it for now. As always, we’ll keep you updated.

– Dave

About debrotnguyen

A smitten couple and loving parents in our mid 30s. We have lived in 3 different countries together. We dream of living in a fourth country together after our children grow up. We love long walks in the woods, climbing mountains, fishing, traveling, reading, and being together. David has an MBA and is a financial advisor with Edward Jones. He works hard to better people's lives by helping them with financial knowledge and planning. Lam is primarily a Mom and a wife, but is currently a graduate school student.
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