Wednesday, November 29, 2006

I spy...

I bought Jack his own little step stool. He enjoyed watching the men in our front yard blowing leaves.

In other news, the past two nights Jack has slept through the night- waking up close to seven both mornings!! These are the first full nights since Easter. He teased us by sleeping through the night for a month & then got sick & it all ended. I guess my threats of Sleep-camp have him scared...(see below for a preview of sleep-camp images. There's some heavy labor involved). Sleep-camp, fun for the whole family.

Souper soup

This is what happens when you give babies soup. You should see the floor!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Our terrible, horrible, no good, very bad trip to the zoo

These pictures give you a good idea of how much fun our trip to the zoo was today. Be glad you can't hear the soundtrack that accompanied them!

I thought, how fun! We'll go to the zoo today! It's not too cold, the sun is shining & Jack will get to see some animals. I really wanted to see the elephants, big cats & bears.

Here is a summary of our trip:
Minutes Jack was happy in his new stroller- 5
Minutes Jack would have been happy in his old stroller- about 5 least we're making some progress
Things Jack enjoyed- sitting in a tunnel eating a granola bar (as pictured below), digging in the dirt along the path, climbing into the zoo keeper's golf carts

Things Jack didn't enjoy- riding in the stroller, walking, being carried, being taken out of the zoo keeper's golf carts
Favorite activity of the afternoon- going in and out of the automatic door approximately 50 times (we need to get one of these in our new house just to keep him entertained!)
Domestic animals viewed- 2 the guinea pigs & bunny rabbits
Real zoo animals viewed- zero
Places Jack cried- in the stroller, in the car seat, in my arms
Places mommy cried- in the car

That being said, we are going to say the culprits of this zoo trip & sour mood are teeth, not my sweet boy. It doesn't help that I think he was a bit tired...

Winter Gear

This is Jack's winter attire. He's the coolest kid on the block. Yes, the sleeves of his parka zip off, just like 1988.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Hard truths...

This week I learned a hard truth. Moms don't get sick days. I've felt bad the past few days, but my boss wouldn't let me off work.

Yesterday started off with Jack & I going to church where he threw a tantrum in the nursery because he thought I was going to leave him (I wasn't) & then he yelled at me while I was trying to put him in his carseat. Followed by lunch where he didn't eat anything, he just squished it all in his hands and then he laid down under the table and threw another tantrum (complete with kicking & pounding on the floor for dramatic effect) while I sat and watched. I guess Jack needed a sick day too.

Needless to say, we were both ready for John to get home!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Vadar baby!

Jack survived us being gone for 4 nights just fine & so did the grandparents. I think it was more traumatic for me than for him. He slept better for our parents than he ever does for us!

Here is a sweet photo of Jack having a bedtime snack tonight. I'm glad to be back with my cuddly little boy. And, I love his new shirt.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Parenting gone crazy...

Jack had his 15 month check-up the other day. They asked if he could identify 2-3 body parts. I said yes, he can identify 3. And then I got very, very worried that the doctor was going to ask which ones. Watch the video & you'll see why. I swear we didn't mean to teach him this...

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Jack's New Trick

Enjoy Jack's new trick. He does this over and over.

We had a great day. He was feeling better today than he has in a few weeks. His teeth must not hurt so much. We played this morning with friends & then met with our realtor in the afternoon to go over our inspection. We close on the house on the 22nd of this month. That's so soon! And we'll own a home!!