Bouncing Baby Boy

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Jack has started to like his Johnny Jump Up more and more-here he is this morning. Watch his sweet smile-I love that he smiles so big that he closes his eyes!

What a Christmas!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Just as fast as it came, Christmas Day is over, but boy what a wonderful day it was! We know Jack won’t remember his first Christmas, but we will never forget it! Even though he doesn’t understand the reason we celebrate, the giving and receiving of gifts, and all the beautiful decorations, he made everything new to me and so, so sweet! It was great seeing the magic of the season through his eyes!

First, a warning-there are a ton of pictures in this post!

We woke up at our usual 7am, and when Jack finished eating ,we headed downstairs to see what Santa left!imageHe did a great job unwrapping-and playing with the paper and bows-and at one point he was standing on his gifts! image imageAfter breakfast, he enjoyed a ride on his new toy from daddy! image The Thomas’ arrived around noon and brought with them a bright red Radio Flyer wagon! Jack LOVED it!!imageimageAs a matter of fact, he didn’t want to get out and opened the rest of his gifts sitting in the wagon! Look at the middle picture..he’s started putting the phone-or the remote for that matter-to his ear, and it really sounded like he said hello twice!imageGrandpa took him on a wagon ride, and Jack thought it was great!image He did eventually get out, but he kept his eye on it!imageimageThank you, Grandma and Grandpa, for such a yummy lunch and for all the wonderful gifts! Have fun on your after Christmas trip to the Rose Bowl!! We love you!imageWhen he woke up from his nap, he even wanted his milk in the wagon! (Note: We think the sippy cup was a bit of a novelty-he’ll still take a bottle!)image Ooh, I love this boy!imageimage We headed to Charleston on Saturday to spend the day celebrating with my family, and we had a great time!! Next Christmas we’ll have another baby to celebrate with, so we have a lot to look forward to! imagePlaying with Aunt Linds and Uncle Adam is always fun!!imageimage Of course we loved on Kendall!image Merry Christmas, Kendall! We’re looking forward to meeting you and putting you in this little Moses Basket!imageimageIt looks like when you’re at Grandma’s house, you can eat in the living room. without a bib. not in your highchair. I guess that’s why Grandma’s house is so fun! :)image Extra special Christmas kisses from G&G!image imageThank you all for the many fun gifts, the fun game of Catchphrase, and the extra special day! We are so thankful for you and we love you so much!imageWe got home with a little time to play before bedtime, so he made his way to his favorite new toys! image

imageJack, your first Christmas was just wonderful! We look forward to watching you enjoy many more Christmases and learning what this Season is all about. Happy Birthday, baby Jesus! Next year, we’ll make a birthday cake!imageThank you to our families for making Jack’s first Christmas so special! We’re extra thankful we have the wonderful families that we do! Merry, Merry Christmas!

Joy to the world! The Lord is come!!

Friday, December 25, 2009

We hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!  We had a great first Christmas with Jack, celebrated with the Thomas’, and look forward to celebrating with my family tomorrow!  More to come!IMG_1781 Love,
Mark, Michelle, and Jack

Merry Christmas Eve!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Jack’s first Christmas Eve was so fun and so laid back!  We had a lot of play time, listened to Christmas carols, wrapped some final presents, made his first ornament, and went to the Nativity Pageant at church.  The Pageant was so nice, and I can’t wait to see Jack walk down that aisle as a shepard!

I love watching him look at the tree-I think about the fact that this is his first time seeing all the beauty of Christmastime!imageimageJack got to open one present today, and he did such a great job!  I can’t wait to see his excitement tomorrow!imageWe tried to get a good picture by the tree at church, but Jack found an ornament, so he just wanted to play with that.imageWe look forward to celebrating Christmas with our families over the next couple days!

Another attempt

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

We were changing out of his jammies and having play time in his room, so I thought I would attempt to take a picture of his tooth-almost teeth!-again. I didn’t get the tooth, but we did have fun!imageimageimageimageHe found his favorite box and had a good time!imageimage Little drummer boy! image

Happy Winter!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Jack was so busy playing with Frank that we forgot to wish everyone a happy first day of winter yesterday!imageimage imageJack is celebrating by cutting his second tooth!

The Averys

Leah and I have been talking about taking pictures of Dax-her BEAUTIFUL two year old-for some time now, and we finally made it happen on Saturday.  Her plan was to use some of them as gifts, so I was so nervous!  A little background-Leah’s an artist.  We have a Leah hanging in our bedroom and I have one in my office.  She has true talent!!  I know she has a great eye for all things creative and artsy, and I didn’t want to disappoint her!  As soon as Dax got out of the car, he started laughing and dancing around, so he put me at ease!  And please look at him-there’s no way he could take a bad picture!  Here are some of our favorites-imageimageimagePicture1imageimage imageLOVE this one!imageOnce I got over my nerves, I had so much fun!  Thanks for letting me take pictures of you guys, Leah, Alex, and Dax!