Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Locks for Love

At a recent visit to the Marcantonios we came to a solution for both Pop Pop Marcantonio and Meghan. She had too much hair and needed a cut and he, well, could always use some more. The below is our proposed solution.

Some teenage boy out there is probably jealous that his hair isn't that long!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Little Man

He's starting to look more and more like a little man every day. Here are some recent pics.

This is one of his new things he likes to do, tuck his bottom lip under his top. Maybe he get's it from my mom (that's just for her to understand).

Such a happy boy!

Check out them shoulder muscles!

If this isn't an "I didn't just pee without my diaper on" face I don't know what is?!

This is my sister, Rachel, with preppy Jack at a high school soccer game.

Up close and personal! Yes, it looks like his eyes will be brown.

Me and my tired boy.

Dada is reading the Bible to his boy. You can never start too early! :) (Apparently Jack likes Isaiah.)

The attack of the killer lady bugs.
I let it sit there for a little while so he would learn to be braver than me when it comes to bugs. That's just one of the things boys gotta be, bug warriors. I don't think he even noticed it!

Jack, holdin' down the fort and sportin' his new outfit from Aunt Meghan. (The horizontal stripes make him look fatter than he really is...he wanted me to tell you that.)

Don't worry, Meg, this is purely a platonic relationship (this is Sylvia, our next door neighbor). If you've ever been to my house you probably know Sylvia. Jack looks a little worried doesn't he.

This is Sylvia taking a picture of us. (She's a bit of an artist.)

This shot was captured by a 5 year old in the neighborhood. Incidentally her name is Jessica too!

And for those who were wondering, my birthday was wonderful. It's turned into a bit of a birthday week. Kris took me out for ice cream and a Mint Condition (my favorite) from Caribou Coffee last night, and also brought home a dozen beautiful roses. Here they are adorning our kitchen table. (Don't worry mom, I eventually added more colorful foods to the plates.)

This Friday night he's taking me out for our first date without Jack (thanks Cara!) to finish the birthday week. I'm trying to get the surprise of where we're going out of him, but I'm not usually successful. He's not as leaky as me when it comes to those sorts of things. Until then, I wait with baited breath (I don't really know what that means, I've just heard it said before. In fact, I don't even know if I spelled it correctly!)

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Jack rolled over today!

I couldn't believe it. One minute he was playing on his back and the next minute he was grunting as he made the final push over his shoulder to land on his tummy. I was so wrapped up in not wanting to miss the moment that I didn't think to grab the camera. But in loo (sp?) here are some pictures of what he looked like after he made it to his tummy (these were actually taken yesterday, but you'll get the idea...besides, they're cute pictures!)

Phew! What a morning! Being a fat baby is hard work! :)

Monday, August 13, 2007

New York

The Marcantonios ventured to New York City this weekend. Below is a slideshow of some of the pictures I took while we were there.

And here are some pictures of Jack meeting family in New York. The first series of pictures are of Jack, Kris, Nonna Marcantonio, and Grandpa McDermott.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Nearing 4 months!

Jack is so cute now. He's starting to laugh and it's the cutest sound I've ever heard! He smiles all the time and has started to drool all the time as well. Last we weighed him he was 18 pounds, but he goes in for an appointment on August 10th, so we'll see what his measurements are at 4 months. He's also getting noticeably stronger. We haven't had to support his neck for a while and he's standing now (with a lot of help of course), but he's supporting his own weight. His fun trick of the month is sucking on his toes. Quite a talent he has. :) He's also discovered his vocal chords...thankfully he uses them to squeal with delight rather than anger (most of the time). So there's the Jack update. Sorry I haven't updated the blog recently, but I haven't had any pictures! My camera is sick, but we're working on making it feel better so that you'll actually want to read my posts! In the meantime, here are some pics from a recent visit to Nonna and Pop-Pop's house.