Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Jack was such a great sport. He was totally happy, posed like he was asked and smiled nice and big. The pictures turned out really great and they are online for you to check out.
Follow this link to the Olan Mills website and enter the order number (2719-13287-6) and our last name. Hope you like them.
Oh, and if you're wondering, we could only pick one pose for the package and we picked number 6, the picture of Jack sitting on the blue chair. Too cute!
Saturday, July 26, 2008
This weekend we have the pleasure of checking in on our friends' dog Meatball. While Jason and Cortney are out of town we are making sure little Meatball is eating, going to the bathroom and getting some play time. And, much to our delight, the Youngs left their Nintendo Wii out for us to play with while we hang out with Meatball. Even Jack got in on the action!
If you've never played Wii, let us assure you it is awesome. When playing you hold a little wireless wand thing and use it to control your player on the screen. Today we played tennis and did a little bowling while playing Wii Sports. Here are Jack and Kevin playing tennis.
Jack even likes the Wii music between games.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Saturday afternoon while Ammo was at work, the rest of us went on a walk at the Turkey Creek Nature Trail in Niceville. It's a long boardwalk through the marshland and because of all the trees and shade it was actually a comfortable walk (not eighty billion degrees like everywhere else outside these days).Saturday night we had a mini-Spangdahlem reunion when we had dinner with the Friedels and the Garrisons. We got to meet baby Ava and she is a doll. She and Jack read some books together while the adults had dinner and conversation. Here's Amy and Ava, Jen and Joslyn and Kate and Jack.We hope to hang out with the Friedels again soon because they will be at Tyndall until they return to Vegas in a couple months.
After the lesson, we went to the Y to play in the pool. Once again Jack loved using the noodles. He and I even enjoyed the "lazy river" - I walked along as he floated on the noodles.
Check out some of his new teeth!
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Here's Jack hanging on the monkey bars with the help of Coach Melissa.
Taking a break on a big mat.
Climbing the "red mountain" (the vault with a big mat over it).
He's been sticking out his tongue recently when he's working hard or concentrating on something.
You might notice the Cars bandaid on Jack's right arm. Don't worry, he didn't injure himself. It's just part of his Cars obsession.
After gymnastics, we went to the pools at the Destin Y to take advantage of the beautiful weather. I was a doofus and left my camera in the car, but rest assured we had a great time. Jack once again found some noodles to play with and he's really getting good at floating on them. We put him on two of them and he "swims" along paddling and kicking while laying on them. He doesn't like me to touch the noodles at all while he's swimming with them as he prefers to brave it by himself.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Here's what it says about Jack's name:
- Powerful, a conqueror, devours the weak and rules the strong. The name Jack Robert Lord reflects money and power. He is a carnivore, a winner at all cost.
- Has the power and potential to achieve great things. Whatever the enterprise, he strives to be the best and most successful in its field. Extremely competitive and not afraid of challenges or challengers. A visionary, a realist, and a planner. Discipline and perseverance. Dynamic and efficient.
- Rewards the faithful and hardworking employee, but has no tolerance for the incompetent.
- Jack understands the balance between giving and taking, generosity and greed. When he loses that balance, he self-destructs.
- Jack's most positive characteristics: Strength, perseverance, potential for greatness.
- Jack's most negative characteristics: Financial ups and downs. Lacks compassion. Can be self-destructive.
Kind of silly, but fun none the less.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Almost as soon as we moved in the vertical blinds between the living room and the Florida Room broke, giving us a great excuse to take them down and not replace them. We also removed the vertical blinds from the front window in the dining room. The next vertical blinds on our hit list are in the kitchen.
Friday, July 11, 2008
A few people have asked what we plan to name Baby now that we know she's a girl. To be honest, when we settle on a name we've decided not to tell anyone. We want there to be one good surprise for everyone when she arrives so you'll have to wait until then to find out the name. Here are a few names we're considering: Sunday Rose (although Kevin likes the spelling Sundae), Honor, and Maddie Briann. Ha. Just kidding.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Luckily we now have other Cars activities to feed his craving. Jack often colors in his Cars coloring book. Here he is with the book that started it all.
How can I resist playing a bit of the movie for Jack when I see this?
I tried to get another video of Jack talking about Cars, but he saw the camera and said, "Cheese!"
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Jack and I went to the Destin Y yesterday after gymnastics class and it is freaking awesome! There are amazing outdoor pools and we were literally the only people in the spray park and family pool for the first 15 minutes we were there.
The family pool has a beach entry area where the water goes from nothing to 3 feet so it was perfect for us. Jack could play and walk around by himself and I could sit near him the shallow water and relax.
There were noodles ("noonoos" in Jack speak) available for play so Jack used one and he loved it. He got the hang of it right away and wanted to float on it by himself without my help. I honestly had to put down the camera and run to get Jack after taking this photo because he started doggy paddling towards the deeper end.We will definitely be regulars at the pool this summer!