Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas to all

This year for Christmas we got to go down to St. George and spend the holiday with my family. It was a small one this year but it was awesome. We went up to Cedar City on Christmas Eve day and went sledding. There was a pretty big jump and my backside is hurting because of it. I also got a nice snow facial while sledding down hill with John. His feet were dragging and kicking up the snow in my face. It was a ton of fun. The very best part of all for me was watching all the kids biff on the jump and run people over. Sorry I don't have any pictures of this event but here are some from Christmas morning.

Santa brought Jack some books and barn which he loves very much.

Happy Jack and Daddy after going through their stockings.

Thanks Grandma for the cute Christmas PJ's. Jack had an accident in his PJ's that is why he doesn't have his on.

This year we had a first we actually went for breakfast on Christmas morning. We went to IHOP in our pajamas except of course for Mom and Heather who changed into normal clothes.

You won't believe it but Jack actually ate normal food. He had several bites of pancake and enjoyed himself. Of course it was a big ordeal to get him to take the first bite.

Please don't be jealous... Jack isn't

Since there are so many of our friends that live so far from snow I thought I would share some more of Jack's adventure in the snow. As you can see from the video playing in the snow can hurt.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Last chance for snow play

Jack was going a little stir crazy today so I decided to get him dressed in his snow gear and go have some fun in the snow, this might be one of the last chances we have for a while.

Doesn't my little Jack Jack look so adorable in his snow bibbs? It was a struggle to get them on, he doesn't really care for overalls (don't mind the crazy eye.)

Jack took a few steps in the snow and then of course biffed right away. Once down he decided it would be fun to throw snow on himself.

After about a minute or so of doing this he realized that his hands were hurting because it was so cold. His poor little fingers were red. Inspite of that we stayed and played and had a blast being outside. I can't say that we will really miss the snow too much once we get to Arizona but is fun for now.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

It's Official...

In case you haven't heard, WE ARE MOVING TO ARIZONA!!!

We aren't sure where yet or all the details, but I should get an official job offer in the next few days with more details. To those in Utah, Peace out. To thos in AZ, see you in a few.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Hooray for the Christmas Season

So the day after Thanksgiving we met up with my brother Todd and his family and went to Temple Square it was really pretty, but also very very cold. Jack's favorite part was the reflection pond that had a bunch of floating lights in it. We sat there for about 15 minutes and jack loved it.

Friday, November 02, 2007

For memory sake

I just wanted to document some of the funny things Jack says so I don't forget them. One of Jack's favorite shows is Yo Gabba Gabba and on that show they sing a song about trying new food because you might like it. We try and sing that song to Jack to try and get him to actually eat something, needless to say it never works. But last Sunday during Sacrament meeting Jack was eating some crackers and then he wanted to me to eat one that he had already licked and stuff. I was trying to refuse the cracker and Jack says, "Try it, you're going to like!!" Just like the song from the show. I thought it was so funny it was hard to not laugh out loud. I'm sure glad we are doing this little blog so we can keep up with all the fun things Jack says and does and it actually makes it kind of fun.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Trick or Treat, or is it CHEESE!

Happy Halloween all! We took Jack trick or treating tonight. We tried to train him on the whole trick or treat thing, but he wouldn't do it.
"Jack, say trick or treat."
"Say trick or treat."
I think we spoiled it by making him take pictures before we went. But those turned out alright. With no further delay, we give you Halloween 2007.

Dad the 70's style tennis player (hey, anytime you can get away with wearing shorts to work...) and Jack the lion

Jack's first door. It was kind of funny. The lady gave Jack candy and instead of putting it in his bag, he puts it back in her candy bowl.

Jack and his best gal Riley, she is strawberry shortcake.

Cornbelly's Corn Maze

Thanksgiving point is slowly becoming one of our favorite places to visit, at least until it gets too cold to be outside. This time they had a corn maze and some of other activities, but as you can tell by the pictures, the corn maze was not much to look at. As a matter of fact, it just looked like gigantic, dried weeds. Anyhow, here are a few pictures from there.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Scarecrow festival

So last week for Family Home Evening we went to Thanksgiving Point's "Scarecrow Frestival." There really wasn't a lot of Scarecrows but it was still neat. We went on a wagon ride, got to look at all the different animals, Jack was thrown in Jail and we played games. It was fun but a little pricey. Anyway here are some photos of the night's adventures...

Taking a Poll

So I want to know
what the "people"
think. Who does
Jack look like
or John?

Sunday, October 07, 2007

A little conversation with Jack

This was right after we went horse back riding. He is getting to be quite the conversationalist.

Friday, September 28, 2007

So these are the pictures that we took for Jack's second birthday. I have to say that they turned out pretty cute. Target did a great job. Also just for an update, Jack is walking all over the place now. He still walks like he is drunk but he will take 20 to 30 steps, stop and start walking again and he even started to bend down to pick things up and then stand up again. He is making tons of progress. We are still working on getting him to stand up in the middle of the room by himself. He will get there. HOORAY FOR JACK!!!

Jack Florez "Top Male Model"

Monday, September 24, 2007

Opera in the cards????

OK, so I think something happened to Jack. As you all may have heard, Luciano Pavarotti passed away recently. Well, I think his voice may have inherited Jack's body or something. Check out the video, you will see what I mean.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Wake up birthday boy

I know this is a little late to post for Jack's birthday but I think it is so cute, I'm going to post it anyway. We took Jack's 2nd year glamour shots today and they turned out pretty cute. Tune in at a later date to check those out (hopefully.)

Monday, September 03, 2007

Birthday Celebration

So we decided this year we would give Jack an ice cream cone instead of a cake because he tends to throw up cake. We put candles and everything in the ice cream and we were going to sing to him but Jack didn't want to participate because for his birthday he got a shopping cart that he loves so much that we couldn't get him away from it. After about an hour we finally got him away from the shopping cart and he had some licks of John's ice cream cone and we sang to him then. He had a pretty good day, my parents, brother Ted and family and Steph and Tyler all came up and we went to the zoo. While there we saw elephants, monkeys and bears. To end the trip we went on a train ride and played in the park at the zoo. I like to think that Jack enjoyed himself but it is hard to tell through all the temper tantrums.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Then and Now

Two years ago today Jack came into our lives and we are so grateful that he did. He has brought a lot of joy, crazyness and love into our home. Happy Birthday sweet Jack Jack, we love you very much.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Giddy Up!!!

Every friday with Kids on the Move Jack gets to ride horses and groom them. He loves it. He would tell his horse "Go, Go, Go!" to get him to move. He was also very good about holding onto the reins and he actually kept his helmet on, that was a miracle in itself. I'm really glad he is enjoying it because I've always loved horses and hope he doesn't become of afraid of them like his dad.

Old man Jack in his Long John's

Grandma and Grandpa Everett got Jack these cute long John's when we went to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. I think he looks so cute in them.

Sunday, July 22, 2007


So he still has a long way to go before he is completely trained, but this is at least a start.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The proof is in the pudding

Jack is still only taking a few steps at a time but he is standing a lot longer then he ever has. He also took a couple of steps today without his braces on. I can't believe this is finally happening.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Jack is the man!!

I want it documented that today Jack took 5 completely independent steps today in physical therapy. HOORAY JACK!!!!! I really truly feel like a mom now because those steps made me cry. I guess the leg braces really do work. Hopefully I will be able to catch some of his steps on tape and post it for all to enjoy.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Here they are...

Jack finally got his braces. He does ok with them. The more he wears them, the more he seems to tolerate them. We finally got him to keep them on long enough to get a few pictures.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Ultimate bed head

This is how we found Jack one day after waking up from a nap...

Chilling in the Virgin River

The water had to have been about 80 something degrees with lots of moss and stuff but Jack still loved it.

Dad's 70th surprise party

My mom decided to through a surprise party for my dad's 70th birthday and all the kids, most kids in laws and grand kids were able to make it. It was a little ruckus at times but it was awesome to finally be able to surprise my dad.

Watching the fish pass by

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Living it up...

Jack has been getting a lot better with eating a varity of foods, still skinny, but eating more of a variety. No better way to try that out than at a buffet. Thank goodness he still eats for free there.

Yummy Pizza

Another great shot of the ice cream face