Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Jack Update

For those of you who didn't know, my purse was stolen a couple weeks ago. It's been crazy trying to get everything back that was in there. So, that's my excuse for being absent from the blog world for the past couple of weeks. But anyway, enough about me. I know why you're here. You want to see cute pictures of Jack. In fact, I doubt you're even still reading this. Alas. Well, here are some updates in reverse order.

Today Jack and I went outside to enjoy the last bits of the day's sun. I realized that he hasn't really sat on grass much, let alone played with dead leaves! What could be more fun?!

He was working very hard to pick up the little crab apples in the yard. It was my full time job to make sure they didn't make it into this mouth though.

Sylvie had to come over and rustle some leaves herself!

This one is my favorite. I think the leaves were grossing him out. I think I actually see a little bit of Kris in him. ;)

One of Jack's favorite new games is to play with his new buddy, Puppy Jack (he got the name from "How much is that doggy in the window?"...Nevermind, it doesn't make sense when I try to explain it)

It's a shame this only entertains him for about 5 minutes. I thought I was really on to something. I was about the put the mirrors back in to the bathroom!

The below pictures are from a random day when Jack was wrestling with our sheets. I just had to grab the camera. This is what I saw...

He showed those sheets who is boss.

Another very exciting event (up there with sheet wrestling) was Jack's baby dedication. Our parents were able to join for the Sunday's events.

Jack also got to meet some of my former roommates and friends from the Abbey (former on the roommate side, not friends)...

(I'm sure Christy deserved that.)

Here are some pictures from when my family visited for Jack's baby dedication weekend. You just gotta love chubby, fat baby pictures.

While they were here my dad got to give Jack some of his first solid foods.

Jack also went in for his 6 month check up. He weighed only 20 pounds and 4 oz, but is a whopping 30 inches long. Zoe (his pediatrician) said he's the size of an average one year old. Despite the embarrassment I felt, I asked Zoe if she would pose with Jackers since she is such a household name. Here they are! (Jack does have a diaper on by the way.)

And last but not least, I thought this picture of a little go-tee spit-up boy went well with one of the quotes from a favorite movie of ours, Cars.
"Dude, I'm tellin' ya, the third blink is always longer."

"The sixties weren't very good to you were they?"

Monday, October 29, 2007

Bathroom Renovations

We've been on a bathroom renovating craze recently. Below are pictures from our first renovation, the downstiars bath. For those of you who remember what this used to look like, you'll have a greater appreciation for what it looks like now.

Here's what it looked like after we tore the mirrors and wallpaper off the walls.

And this is what it looks like now...

BIG thanks to Coach for all your help to make this happen. We no longer have to see ourselves go!

Monday, October 15, 2007

A Day with Matthew and Meg

Jack and I had another play date at the Wilcox's this past Thursday. We always look forward to these. This time Jack got to hang with both his best friends, Matthew and Meg. He was pretty fascinated by Matthew.

We think our son might grow up to be a preacher. He's already started practicing on Meg.
Meg is very kind to point out my son's constant drool face.

This one was priceless. He looks so much older now that he's sitting up (and his head doesn't look nearly as gargantuan as the last time he was pictured with Meg).

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Short Head

A mommy can't resist capturing a moment like this.
I think he looks kinda like a chef in the one above.

His face in this one makes me think the shorts are a little too tight around the noggin.

Yes, those are his shorts on his head. Don't you love the way they bring out the color in his eyes? What a looker!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Sitting Up

So when I went to take a picture of him sitting up this time he DIDN'T fall over (like last time). Our little boy is getting stronger! Tomorrow is his 6-month birthday. Happy Birthday Bubba Louie!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Good Morning!

When Nonna Marcantonio was here last Wednesday we decided to capture a few pictures of the Jackers when he wakes up from his nap. I find it so inspiring that he usually wakes up so happy! This is what we usually see when we wake up our boy.

He's so kissable!

And here's just a cute shot of him after we got him up and dressed. He loves chewing on things...anything!

Monday, October 1, 2007

DC and Hiking

Let me start by saying my husband is the greatest in the world. Recently, one of the evidences of how great he is has been in the way he has planned family outings for us on Saturday afternoons. Here are some pictures from two of our most recent adventures.

1) Hiking at Catoctin...
Round trip was about 3 miles (we only did 2 of them), but with a 25 pound baby attached to you hiking takes on a whole new meaning.

Dear in the headlights.

I had to capture a couple pictures of Jack as we loaded him into the car after a full day's work. Can you see the slobber mark on his left shoulder? That's his version of sweat.

If this doesn't say "I'm tired" I don't know what does?!

2) Another one of our trips was a day in DC...

Don't worry, he's a very happy child despite what this picture may communicate.

Again, he is very happy. He hasn't learned to pose for the camera quite yet.

Kris took us to the National Geographic Museum for the Crittercam exhibit. I highly recommend it.

Sportin' the shades.

Time to go home...