Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

 imageimage Still no teeth! image

36 weeks, 1 day

Love, Jack

Picnic at the Pumpkin Patch

Thursday, October 29, 2009

We had so much fun at the Pumpkin Patch the first time we went, we just had to go again! imageJack and I met Emory, Watson, Amy, Callie and Erin for a picnic lunch and a fun time playing with the pumpkins! Jack crawled around trying to put everything in his mouth, Callie showed us her new walking skills, and Emory had a great time running around, counting and sitting on the pumpkins! Watson was snuggled up with mommy in true baby fashion, and I’m sure he had a great time too! It was a beautiful day, and we’re so glad we have such a great place to play with such fun friends! We sure are enjoying Jack’s first Fall!

imageimageimage This is Emory telling Jack not to eat the pumpkin! Thanks, Em!imageimage Emory just made a mask at school, and she had us all ‘scared’!!imageimage Emory-2, Callie-1, Jack-8 months, Watson-6 weeksimageimage imageimage

Thanks for such a fun play date, girls!

Two reasons I smile each day-

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

God saw it fit to give me a wonderful husband who loves being a daddy and a beautiful baby who is our pride and joy. I just love watching them play, and I don't know if it can get much better than this! image imageimageimage

Bathing Baby!


Happy Birthday Grandma Thomas!

Monday, October 26, 2009

We hope you have a great day!!IMG_6469

Mark, Michelle, and Jack


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Jack continues to be a great eater so we continue to try new things.  He loves mashed bananas, so today instead of mashing it all, I cut some little pieces and put them on his tray to see what he thought.  He did a great job, and before I knew it, I was cutting up more pieces!


Boo at the Zoo

Friday, October 23, 2009

Another fun Fall event!  We went to Boo at the Zoo with the Estes’ and the Goddards and had such a great time!  This is definitely something Jack will enjoy when he’s older, but I think he had fun this year as well!image image image imageSince Jack very rarely takes a bottle at home, this was a new trick for us to see-big boy!  We stopped to feed him his dinner and then handed him his bottle as we continued to stroll.imageimage We had a great night with great friends!  image

Our Little Pirate

At his daddy’s request, Jack will be a Pirate for his first Halloween!  I think he’s the cutest little Pirate I’ve ever seen!image imageimage

35 weeks

The Pumpkin Patch

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

We went to the Pumpkin Patch today to pick out Jack’s very first pumpkin!! Fall begins my favorite time of the year, and I am SO excited to be able to share it with Jack! Mark and I have been visiting this church’s patch for years, and my heart was so happy to now be taking our little boy-I think it’s safe to say that I was looking forward to this more than Jack!

He took his search for the perfect pumpkin very seriously,imageand with daddy’s help, he found the perfect one! image “This one mama! No, this one daddy!”image”Well, this one looks to be just my size!”image Great choices, buddy!imageimageYou sure are our little pumpkin, Jack a Roo, and we’re excited to add the Pumpkin Patch to our list of little family Fall traditions!image

Eight Months Old

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My sweet baby boy-happy eight month birthday!  Daddy sang you your Smash Cake song this morning-you loved it!-and to think it’s only four months until you dig in is crazy!  Where have these past eight months gone?!  I can tell you one thing for sure-they have been eight wonderful, joyful, and fulfilling months!imageThis past month you mastered crawling, and you can get anywhere you want to go FAST!  You can get yourself to sitting from any position, and you are pulling up on anything that’s your height!  One of my favorites is when I’m doing something in the kitchen and you grab my legs to pull up!  Seeing that sweet face looking up at me-I love it!image At one point a couple weeks ago when you learned to pull up, you didn’t yet know how to sit back down.  Well, you learned that pretty quickly and can stand up and sit down very easily now.  In fact, that’s one of your favorite things to do!  Daddy and I are so proud of the determination and perseverance you’re showing, little guy! image You’re still a really good eater which makes your mama so happy!  I’m doing my best to make sure you don’t end up a picky eater like me-so far, so good!  We’ve given you a big variety of fruits and vegetables, mixed and by themselves, and so far the only thing you’re not happy with is avocado.  We’ve given you a few cheerios to snack on while I prepare your food, and you’re not too sure about them yet.  You do a good job picking them up and putting them in your mouth, but most of the time you push them right back out with your tongue.  It’s as if you’re going to keep trying to see if the next one will taste any different!  You nurse every four hours-some of the sweetest times of the day for your mama!imageYou are a great little sleeper, sweet boy!  You wake up around 7:30 and go down about 7:30 with two to three naps in between.  You’re starting to shorten your early morning nap and then sleep from 12:30 to 2:30 and 4 or 4:30 to 6ish.  You’re usually awake when we put you down, so we have fun watching you on the monitor-you stand up and sit down over and over, you pull your froggy and blanket down to cuddle with, and sometimes you reach for the toys on your mobile.  But after a bit, you curl up and fall asleep.  You’re a Baby Wise baby!imageSo, sweet thing, that’s what you were up to in your seventh month!  I don’t want to forget anything about your babyhood-you’ve been nothing but a most wonderful gift from God!  I will kiss you and cuddle you and take in your sweet babyness every chance I have.  I don’t take you for granted and I pray over you each night-for your health, your heart, and even for your wife!  You’re the perfect little fit for your daddy and me, and we love you more than words can say!

Daddy and Mommy

Dear Jack,

Saturday, October 17, 2009

It just keeps getting better! Each day you do something new-make a new face, learn something new, try something new-and being your mama just keeps getting better, and more fun!imageWhen we put you to sleep each night, I can’t imagine loving you more when I see you again in the morning, but when I see those little eyes light up at the sight of your daddy and me, I do!image Your mama loves you more than I’ll ever be able to tell you, sweet boy, but I hope and pray that I’ll always do my best to show you!imageAnd even though you’re growing up before our eyes, the book is so true-“I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, and as long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be!”