Friday, February 27, 2009


Lately Jack has been learning and perfecting all kinds of new tricks. We taught him how to blow bubbles and he's really good at it! He will entertain any crowd any day just spitting/blowing bubbles and coughing and laughing ofcourse. When you ask him to do "sweet eyes" he smiles really big and closes his eyes. He also has learned how to say bye bye...he opens and closes his hand while looking at it and says "bye bye." Sometimes he gets it confused with "da da." He says "da da" and "ma ma". He doesn't associate it with us though. He's started kind of pulling up on his toy basket or the back of the couch. He loves when you hold him up at a coffee table.

We went home for Mardi Gras, although we didn't get to do many Mardi Gras events :( We did get to go to the Dog Parade, but it quickly got rained out. Jack was sick with croup the week before we left...the cough got better, but then the cold part got worse. We ended up seeing a doctor in LC and found out he had a sinus infection and an ear infection in one ear and the start of one in the other ear...yuck. I also was feeling pretty yucky off and on, so we pretty much just hung out with family. Jessica came in town, and John Scott was home for Mardi Gras break. I also went to visit family in Kinder, and Jack got to hang out with his cousin Marianna who is only 6 months younger than him. He was very curious about her...and oh so very gentle. It was great to see everyone and just relax.

We leave March 9th for Disney for a week, and then we are going to see Mary & fam. for a week in Indiana. I have lots of packing to do---for two completely opposite types of weather---Sun & Snow! Wish me luck :)
Playing w/Uncle John Scott
Sweet eyes

Jack and Marianna

Jack with Granna at the Dog Parade

Jack and Marianna at the Dog Parade

Wearing Aunt Jess'(MiMi) sunglasses

Pulling up on toy basket

Monday, February 16, 2009

We bought Jack a swing the other day for the back porch, and he absolutely loves it! He's all smiles and laughs when he's in it!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Love Day

We just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy V Day. Jack is looking a little rough in these pics but I decided to share anyway...he has been sick for the past few days with Croup...yuck. It hasn't been fun, but we are getting better thank goodness! And all the battle wounds you see...well lets just say our household is full of freak accidents.

Friday, February 13, 2009

I look around and smile....

Jack turned 7 months old Monday! Here's what lifes like....

He just recently started using his pointer finger to touch EVERYTHING! He's gotten quite accurate, and he's very persistant about it! He sits up like a champ, and he's started leaning on his arms to reach things. He can push himself up really high when he's on his stomach, and he really really wants to crawl but can't seem to get his knees under him yet. I have toy baskets in basically every room in the house because I have to have some way to "clean" up. Clutter makes me a little crazy. Anyways, when he's playing with his toys he'll look into the basket and pull out new ones. It's really cute. He stills rolls wherever he needs to go! He's very nosey too. If he hears something he'll lean forward as far as he can or look around corners to check it out. He has all the toys in the world, but his favorite things are Sadies toys, remotes, and cellphones!

We also started giving him Puffs as a snack...but more for entertainment while we cook, eat, prepare his supper, or clean :) He just sits in his highchair amazed with these tiny puffs...pointing at them...touching them...and occasionally getting one into his mouth. Its tons of fun! He eats three meals a day now, and we are still nursing. I can't seem to quit. I'm attached, but very ready to be unattached if that makes sense. Anyways, he gets cereal in the morning, cereal and a fruit for lunch, and cereal, fruit & a veggie for dinner. We've tried juice in a sippy cup and bottle, and he's not interested AT ALL.

He still wakes up once or twice a night...I just think of it as our special time together :) Think positive....its my motto.

We spend our days playing, improving and adventuring. By adventuring I mean...browsing bookstores, Lowes, Marshalls, Target, the mall...Walmart. By improving I mean....painting different rooms in the the house...trying to tastefully decorate...working out...planting flowers...organizing the garage, etc. By playing I mean...rolling on the floor, talking to the toys, taking walks, sitting outside, swinging, bouncing, reading. I can't wait for it to warm up because then we'll be able to go swimming in the neighborhood pool. Jack LOVES his I'm assuming he'll really love swimming. Our pool if perfect for little ones b/c it has a huge kiddie area which slops like a beach would and has all kinds of water it should be really fun. I'm also itching to get a bike with a baby seat on the back so we can take bike rides! As soon as he turns one and we can find a helmet to fit him that will definitely become a favorite past time. Anyways having Jack and being able to stay home with him has been the biggest blessing in my life.

By the way...visitors are ALWAYS welcome...hint, hint ;)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Some Pics

Jack was watching me camera happened to be sitting right there so I grabbed it and snapped a picture! He was very interested...and not scared at all!
Please excuse all the lovely drool...we were in the middle of the teething process!

One morning I had Brad dress Jack for me. I walked in and this is what he was wearing...just to go run errands! Brad dressed him up in his dressy clothes...he was so proud!

Just hanging around playing with some toys!