Thursday, September 30, 2010

5 month update

this sweet little boy is now 5 months old. it seems like it was just yesterday that we were blessed to have him join our family. here is a little update on what he likes and is able to do.
  • he loves his brother and lights up when jack will talk to him
  • he likes to stand up and play in his exersaucer
  • he can now sit with his hands down for support for about a minute now
  • he rolled from his back to his tummy. he showed us this skill while i was making jack's dinner and he was in his swing. he decided he was done being in his swing and rolled over and almost fell out. little trouble maker scared his momma to death
  • he loves to explore your face. he thinks it is so funny when you "eat" his hand
  • he finally discoverd his feet and he wants to put them in his mouth but can't get them past his big tummy
  • he can grab and hit things hanging above him

we all love this little baby boy and can't imagine life without him. can't wait until next month when we get to see all your new skills.

Friday, September 24, 2010

finally some brotherly love

the other day at dinner jack and sam had a really cute brothers moment and we were lucky enough to get it on video. i think one day these two might actually become good friends. keep your fingers crossed.
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Monday, September 13, 2010

this is the post that never ends

Beach Day



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the first day we got to california we went straight to the beach and met up with our family. jack and dad had a blast playing in the waves and making sand castles. sam and i had fun playing in the sand, enjoying the cool breeze and visiting with nanna.

Disneyland Day
we decided that this year we wanted to celebrate christmas a little early so we got our present to disneyland. we had so much fun. this time jack was tall enough to go on every ride except for indiana jones. he was such a trooper and even loved going on the roller coasters. he went on thunder mountain twice, splash mountain, gadgets go coaster and many more. thanks nanna and papa for coming and for our early christmas present.

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this is jack's first run on big thunder mountain. please ignore john and me yelling at each other and look at the joy and excitement on jack's face.


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we were having so much fun at disneyland that we didn't stop to eat dinner. on the way home i told jack that he couldn't go to sleep until he ate dinner. he was sooo tired from all the fun that he was eating and falling asleep at the same time. it was so funny, i don't know if you can really see it in the video very well.

Observatory Day
I had so many memories of going to the Griffith park observatory that i decided i wanted to take my kids there too (it also helps that it is free.) i really didn't think jack would like it all that much but i thought he would like wandering around outside, but he actually loved the whole thing. it made and john and me realize that we really need to start exposing our boys to more educational and cultural things.

jack had fun exploring and going on an "adventure" to find the huge telescope. he loved pushing all the buttons and he most favorite thing was going on all the different scales to find out how much he would weigh on all the different planets. he also spent some quality time with einstein.






My girls


these are my girls, becky and tracy. we have known each other for who knows how long. i'm so glad that every time i go to california i get to catch up with them. it is so nice to have friends that no matter how much time passes you can get together and things go back to how they were when we were young. i love them!!

Cowboy up day

jack had the awesome idea that he wanted to be a cowboy and ride horses. i was more then happy to oblige this request because i love to ride horse, i have ever since i was a little girl. well lets just say that jack had fun the first time around the track and the second time was a different story. see below...


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"oh geez, oh geez, oh geez get me off of here."

we had so much fun in california. can't wait for the next trip.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

4 months and growing

this little guy isn't so little...
  • he now weighs 15 pounds 9 ounces
  • he is 24 and 3/4 inches
  • he rotates around on his tummy
  • he laughs full out not just a giggle anymore
  • loves to swing at the park
  • loves being outside
  • as stated earlier he now rolls from tummy to back
  • he is very handsy (sp?) he grabs my hair, my shirt, his pacifier, pretty much anything and doesn't want to let go.
  • he has become more brave with being tossed in the air
  • loves to play paddy cake and laughs when you clap his hands together
  • he is just a happy, sweet, adorable baby

i wish the time wouldn't go by so fast, i love having a baby in the house. stay little a while longer sam.

someone turned 5


yesterday was jack's birthday and we had such a busy and fun day that i was too tired to do a post yesterday. i just want to say a big happy birthday to my bug. we are so lucky to have you in our family. we love you very much and can't wait to celebrate many, many more birthdays with you.