Friday, August 29, 2008
Jack was thrilled when we set up his bed and even though it was only 10:30 in the morning he kept laying on the bed and saying, "I bed. Nigh' nigh'." We ran a few errands, got lunch and Jack fell asleep in the car on the way home. He woke up a little when we brought him in from the car and then settled right into his big bed where he's been sound asleep for an hour and a half.
A picture so you can get some perspective on how low the bed is. We put the mattress directly on the bedrails.
We need to finish setting up the room (and the guard rail!), but we'll post pictures of his big boy room when it's completed.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Jack woke from his nap today to find a package from his Sasa. I said, "Jack there's a present for you." His reply before he opened it? "Cars!" Clearly he gets a lot of Cars-related gifts. He wasn't disappointed. He opened the package to find a Cars book with stickers and a Berenstain Bears book about welcoming a baby.
Reading his new books.
Walking to the jet.
Kevin had a surprise for Jack in the travel pod!Looking up at his dada.Now, if the weather cooperates we'll get to hang out with Kevin in town for a few weeks and enjoy a fun visit from Memere and Papa Lou this weekend. Go away, Gustav!
Monday, August 25, 2008
I made this version second and it turned out better than the first. (You can imagine how bad that one looks up close.)
I made matching bloomers, too!
Sunday, August 24, 2008
On Saturday the weather wasn't great and we really couldn't do anything outside, but it was nothing like I anticipated. It drizzled (I seriously wouldn't even call it rain) on and off throughout the morning and early afternoon. It was slightly windy in the morning, but I'm pretty sure Jack blows harder when he's trying to cool his food.
Anyway, I was afraid the storm was going to hit at any moment, so we got to work on our inside projects. Jack colored in his new Winnie the Pooh and Friends coloring book. He thought it was fun to color with more than one crayon at a time.
A friend recently directed me to this awesome blog full of activities to do with toddlers. I got together supplies to make a stoplight and help Jack learn his colors. Here he is working hard.
Finished project (now displayed proudly on the fridge).
Jack worked on learning shapes with his new shape sorter. You can tell he's concentrating because he's sticking his tongue out slightly. So cute.
Sunday, the day the forecasts said we would get the most rain, turned out to be a beautiful day. Sunny, some big pretty clouds in the sky and about 10 degrees cooler than it had been lately. We went for a walk (at the outlet mall, but that's not really the point, now is it?).
Friday, August 22, 2008
Playing "Row, row" with Sterling. He was a good sport and got in the little boat every time Jack asked him to."Riding" the shark.
It's always nice to catch up with friends so I am really happy we got to spend a little time with Heather and Sterling today.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
When I told Jack we were going to school, he got his "pakpak" (backpack) and ran to the door so I think he's ready for the school year to begin. Here's Jack walking to the school building.There are three teachers in the classroom and 12 kids. The "soft play" time is the best - it's in a room where the floor is covered in gym mats and there is a ball pool and other things to develop "large motor" skills. I'm sure Jack will show off his front rolls on the gym mats!
We're both looking forward to the first day of school next week!
In a crazy turn of events, the very next day Cheyenne's brother, Travis, and his wife Pam had their very own baby boy. We're sure Riley and cousin baby boy Winslow will be great friends.
Kevin, John and Travis were all in F-16 training together in Ohio. It's crazy to go from meeting and knowing them when we were dating and hanging out to married couples having children. I think we're definitely going to plan a Springfield reunion so we can meet all these cute new babies!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Jack got a fabulous new camera the other day and it has (temporarily, I'm sure) replaced his single-minded obsession with Cars. Although, if I'm being honest, this morning he used his camera to take pictures of his toy cars. The photographer at work. Nevermind that he's "taking pictures" of his eye.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Riding is serious business. I kid you not, when I got out the camera to take this picture, Jack stopped, said "cheese" and gave me a big ol' grin.Getting started in the driveway.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
The dress is reversible and this is the other fabric. There is a set of bloomers in each fabric.