Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Uuuugh. I'm over it.

My last post on here was over a year ago because I decided with our new mac I would blog on a .mac site.
Well, after spending ALL night updating that site (as far back as January), it decided not to work. I'm sure it's not user error :)
So, I'm back. And here's a picture to prove it.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Snowflakes that fall on your nose and eyelashes

What I wouldn't do for some snow right now. Every day on the news the weatherman talks about the number of consecutive days over 90 we have had. After thirty something (which was sometime last month) I started tuning him out.
Anyway, here's Jack's nose and eyelashes.


Friday, June 20, 2008


Head on over to our new blog-


Once you're there, you can read about our day (click on "our day" at the top). Or, if you want to see this months photos, click on the "about us" tab to pull up this month's album.
Oh, and I set it up so that you can add comments- to the blog OR to the photos. So, go on folks, show me some love.

This little monkey

Jack likes buttons. Belly buttons, shirt buttons, buttons on the TV, the remote, anything. If it's something he can press- watch out.
So, bad news. Jack figured out that my camera has buttons. Well, that's not allllll bad news, but it means that by the time I plop him on one side of the room and then zip to the other to get that great shot, he's already right behind me. Rather, he's right in front of me- on my lap, trying to get to the buttons.
So, here's the best I've got, folks. And, for what it's worth, I still think he's the cutest thing ever- even in extreme close up.


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Fingerpainting for Daddy


paint 2

And as a bonus: Three new things about Jack (that you may or may not want to know)

  1. He loves trash cans. Loves them. If we come to your house, hide it. When we went to his 1 year appt., I had my back turned to fill out some forms. I heard him behind me and when I turned around to see what he was up to, I found that he had pushed a stool up again the trash can and climbed up so that he could reach in.

  2. Speaking of pushing stools around...Jack will use anything he can as a step stool. Yesterday, I was checking my email with Jack in the same room. I heard him banging on something. I looked over and he was standing up on the coffee table. Standing.on.the.coffee.table. Apparently, he had pushed the (full) laundry basket over to the table and used it to climb up there.

  3. He has two new games. The first is throwing things down the stairs. If it’ll fit through the baby gate rails, you can put money on it flying down the stairs. My favorite was this morning when he threw a box of screws. It was fun to pick up. The other game is affectionately called “Stick my hand in the toilet before Mommy can flush it.” I won’t go into detail about that one, but I will say that he is allowing it to morph into a game called, “What can I throw into the toilet before Mommy has flushed?

Monday, June 16, 2008


In a couple of weeks, we'll be ending this blog (boooooo). No wait, this is good news. We're moving to a new site.
It's a work in progress and in the meantime I'll be trying to maintain both. But, if you have us bookmarked (all three of you...) you should change it now. Everything that is on this site (as of today) will be on the new site, so you're not missing a thing if you never come here again.


Leaf. It's what's for dinner.

Still cute. Still thinking that leaves are delish.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day!!

father's day
To all the fathers...we hope you had a wonderful day!
Jack and his Daddy

Saturday, June 14, 2008

More walkin' (it never gets old)

Jack took the bull by the horns today. He was walking all over the place! He's still a bit shaky but he has gotten to the point where he can start, stop and start again (rather than start, crash, start, crash).
We took him outside while dinner was cooking to record his walking for posterity.

Here he is getting ready. Walking takes determination and focus. Focus.


He's ready to go, as always, just waiting for the cue (he really doesn't turn on the charm until he knows the camera is on him).


Annndddd.....he's off (with grass in hand)!


Walking and Stair climbing

Confession: If I were more tech-savvy, we would have more tape of Jack walking. Instead (because I started recording when I thought I had stopped recording), we have about 5 minutes of my foot with me, Jon and Jack all laughing in the background. And, while that, I'm sure is entertaining for some, it ended up on the cutting room floor.
Without further delay...here's Jack walking. No need to cover your eyes or gasp...he is unharmed in this clip.

Monday, June 9, 2008

We're ready!

Jack got an email from his Papa yesterday, letting Jack know how excited he was to see him in a month for our annual mountain trip!
Well, we're ready (or close to it). Here's Jack in his costume- of course blurred b/c we don't want to ruin the surprise. PLEASE, if you know what it is, DO NOT post it in the comments.
Austin nesties- 100% credit goes to MrsRosie.

blocked superhero

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Johnny Walker, Texas Ranger

Jack's loves walking around the kitchen these days.


Saturday, June 7, 2008

Our German son was not raised on a farm...

Updates: We think Jack speaks German. We don't know how it happened. The kid can't say "mama" to save his life, but "Ich trinke mein Bier, indem ich lederhosen halte," (I drink my beer while wearing lederhosen) just rolls off his tongue. At least, that what we think he's saying. He also loves to shut doors. Whenever he enters a room, the first thing he does is shut the door behind him. He could play with doors for days! When he crawls up the stairs, he zips around the corner so that he can shut the gate before daddy gets through- what a trickster. When I'm in the bathroom, he'll wait just outside the door (the tapping isn't distracting AT ALL) so that he can shut the door when I'm finished.
Finally, Jack's taking steps! He made it to the double digits yesterday- twelve (consecutive) steps. Mind you, they were about 2 cm each, but it still counts! We're trying to get it on tape, but Jack loooves the video camera and if he's trying to get somewhere fast, he's all about the crawl. So, I have about 30 minutes of crawling video now.
I haven't taken any pictures of Jack, but I found this one while cleaning out computer space and it made me giggle. Look at that chub.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

There's no title.

I made the mistake of taking a nap today. I never really woke up, so I can't think of anything for this title. So, there ya go.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

It'll keep the Dr. away

Friday, May 30, 2008

Photo with the photo wall

Lyndsay was encouraging me to take pictures with Jack from further back, to incorporate him into the setting. That way, when we're looking back at these in 20 years, we can say, "Hey, I remember that- couch/ table/ blanket, etc."

She gave me the specific suggestion of getting a picture of him in front of the photowall- so, here he is! I thought about printing out a picture for the frame that doesn't have one- but I think this picture will go there, so it'll be cool that it's missing. KWIM (Tom& Mary, that means "know what I mean?")

Oh- I should add- this was a practice version of what will be the real thing. I know that one of the frames is crooked and there's a glare on the upper left side. Any other suggestions are welcome!


Can I just tell you...

....how much I love this belly? I also love how shocked he is to see a bus with a face.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Happy Birthday, Jack!

First of all....what?!? No comments about Jack's boo boo? Don't worry- I won't tell him. But, for those of you who were concerned, he's doing fine. He has a bit of a bruise, but he's working hard on adding some more to make the one on his head look smaller.

So, the family headed up to the DC area to celebrate Jack's big 0-1. Here's the photo of the day- Jack first taste of cake. He's such a gentleman with his little bites.

Here ya go, Polly. This one's for you! He didn't really get messy. We gave him a cupcake (rather than a whole cake) and he was really more about the cake part vs. the frosting (clearly, he didn't get that from me- I was eating the stuff out of the piping bags).

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Check it out...

Last night, as I was getting dinner ready, I saw this out the kitchen window. Jon said it was a sign that he should go play golf. Whatev.


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Jack's first big boy boo-boo

I know, I know- you were expecting to see some birthday photos. They're coming- don't you worry. But, we hit a new milestone today. Carnage. Big time. In fact, the faint hearted may want to close this website and come back another day.
Jack smacked his head on the door frame tonight. It was loud- so was he. Poor fellow. It actually feels a lot worse than it looks. This is him, pre-Ibuprofen.

hurt head 1
Did you see it? It's that cut on his forehead that I'm talking about. We're expecting a goose egg in the morning. Stay tuned. Poor sweetie.