My sweet little Jo Jo. She is still the smallest of the three and probably always will be. I use to call her my mighty might and still should since she is so tough and spunky. Her little features are so adorable! But she is as strong as an ox. I plan on putting her in gymnastics this summer because she can flip and flop with out a flinch. She has slowly aquired some hair over the past two years not much though but what she does have she wears with pride. We recently started doing pony tails and that is some exciting stuff. Josie will demand to have two ponies any day and will find the rubber bands and bring them to you to do it to. I often ask can we do one pony today? NO TWO PONIES. The funny thing is she barely makes it out of the house with both of them in. She will check for both of her ponies during the day and have a little meltdown if the two said ponies are missing. Mom has figured out to carry extra rubber bands just in case.
Josie LOVES her dogs… like they are her best friends. If they are in there crates she will go sit and talk with them for 10 mins. They don’t seem to mind. Now we have had these dogs since October and sometimes she still gets confused on which one is Ty Ty ( Tyson) or Coop ( Co0per). She cracks me up beaucse she treats them like babies and they are about twice her size. If she is outside with them while they are eating she will steal all of there food and hand feed it to them. The dogs don’t mind at all. She also makes them beds or puts blankets on them while they are sleeping.
Josie has not met a stranger. She talks to everyone! She loves to play and run as fast as she can. She rarely walks anywhere. She loves to read books with her daddy at night. Josie can get a little worked up and be loud running around the house. If she is about to get into trouble she will say No trouble No trouble. Getting into trouble is a big deal to her. She is the easiest to get in the van with out incident. Jo Jo is obsessed with Christmas and Santa. Like she still wants to wear Christmas pjs and still carries around a Santa blanket. She gets so excited when we celebrate birthdays and loves to cook with her momma everyday. She will only eat really good when she is cooking.
Josie does have a temper though when she gets mad you know about it. It might not last long but she lets you have it. It usually involves her yelling and pointing her index fingers at you saying No Momma or No Eddie ( elinor ) she does not like to share her food, to be touched when mad or hurt, blankets on her feet at night, and to have a wet diaper in the morning. She also tells you exactly what character she would like to have on her diaper at that exact moment. You must be fast because it could change. Speaking of diapers. She just prefers the characters so wearing panties is a challenge now of days. She likes to get M& Ms when she goes to the potty so depending on the day she could get 10 or 2.
I feel like she is becoming a picky eater or just more selective. She loves red meat any type of meat and cheese. Bread is also a go to for her along with fruit. Her favorite snack are the chocolate chip granola bars. She could literally eat them all day long. I often have to remind her to eat during meals her new thing is to show me the food in her mouth to prove that she is eating. Her best breakfast is a smoothie. She still drinks her milk like she is in a jugging contest every night. She can drink 6 oz with out stopping. I have tried to drink from a sippy cup out of desperation for water and can barely get anything out that is amazing she can drink a full cup without stopping.
Josie is probably the worst sleeper in the Sykes family! That girl has the energy to outlast any of us. She is always the last to sleep and usually the last up. She has single handedly caused the NO NAP CRISIS at this house. Most days she will stare deep into Lincoln and Elinors eyes and chant NO NAP NO NAP. She reminds me of a Union Worker picketing at the front gates. Its crazy!
Here are a few of Josephine’s favorite things:
Book: Dear Zoo and Llama Llama Red Pajama
Song: Happy Birthday To You, I love you ( barney song)
Activity: feeding her dogs, playing in the dirt, swinging, giving papa hugs. and making bubbles
Place to go: church, nana’s house, school
Best time of day: after lunch and dinner
Show to watch: Gruffalo, Pooh Bear, Elmo