This is a really cute video. It's fairly long (about 2 minutes) but it's worth watching the whole thing, particularly at marker 1:53. Jacob is obsessed with the hot dog song that ends each episode of the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. He will stop whatever he's doing, wherever he is in the house, and run to the TV when he hears the music start.
Jacob helps "clean up"
Jacob loves cleaning up; we trained him well. In this video, taken over the summer in a Texarkana, Texas, hotel room on our way to Galveston, Jacob discovered the tissue dispenser. He started to remove them one by one and hand them to Erin. I don't know if this was just a game or if he thought he was cleaning up the room. A toddler's naivety is our entertainment.
Jacob learns to feed himself
This video is from August -- at the height of Jacob's new found independence -- when he decided he wanted to feed himself. Needless to say that was the last time we spoon fed him anything (in his high chair). Now he's getting the hang of sticking his food with a fork. Don't think we'll let him use a knife anytime soon, though.
Jacob sucks through a straw
Erin was really excited he finally learned to suck through a straw.