THE bicycle-and the faucet

Monday, February 28, 2011

Well here it is!  After all the build up and one way too small go at it, Jack got his bicycle-bell on the handlebars and all!  Right now he pretty much just sits on it and plays, but I’m sure he’ll be pedaling up and down the driveway before too long!imageimageAnd the faucet.  It caught his eye when we were playing outside, and he thought we should turn it on so he could take a bath! :) image image

Just us

Mark and I dropped the boys off with my parents, and Aunt Linds and Kendall!!, Saturday afternoon and headed to Wild Dunes for the night.  We missed our sweet boys like crazy, but it was really good to have some us time.  I sure love spending time with my man!  imageMom, Dad, Linds, and Kendall-Thanks for taking such great care of our boys!  I know they had a great time, too!

Still a golfer

Sunday, February 27, 2011

After leaving the boys for a bit on Saturday, we were ready for a fun day when we got home. Jack napped and then we went to play putt-putt and buy him a proper bicycle!  The boy still loves to be a golfer!image image image imageimage imagePictures of the bicycle to come!

Happy Birthday, deed!

Happy Birthday to a man I’ll always look up to.  I love you so much!image

Jack’s Airplane Party-the details

Jack will stop what he’s doing and look up in the sky if he hears an airplane, so when I was thinking about his second birthday, I thought an airplane party would be perfect and I went with it.  Here’s a look at how it turned out.  Jack had a great time, so as far as I’m concerned, mission accomplished!imageimageimageimageimageimageimageWe hung our family birthday banner the week of his birthday.  He recognizes it now, and that makes me so happy!imageimageimageimageimage imageimageEach guest stopped by Baggage Claim before going home and picked up a personalized luggage tag and a little wooden airplane.  We were so happy to have them all to celebrate with us!imageNext up, all those sweet faces that boarded Jack’s birthday flight!

Our Family

Saturday, February 26, 2011

We had such a great time at Jack’s second birthday party, and I can’t wait to post some fun pictures!  But while I’m going through them all, I wanted to share my new favorite.  My little family.  Three of the people I’m most thankful for!image

I love our smiley boy!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I imageloveimage ourimage smiley boy!image And the fact that those cheeks over take his eyes when he smiles big!  I could kiss him all day long!

Two Year and Two Month Well Checks

First up, Jack.

It’s funny.  The handout from Dr. Trey about the two year visit called it a Health Maintenance visit.  And that’s pretty much what it was-not much new.  He’s meeting or exceeding his milestones and is overall healthy and growing.  He was wheezing when Dr. Trey listened to his chest, so we’re doing a breathing treatment until Friday.image

Weight: 27 pounds, 2 ounces, 40th percentile
Height: 35 and 3/4 inches, 75th percentile

And now Sam.

He did great, too!  He’s definitely eating well and is healthy and growing, too!  We are so thankful for two healthy babies!  He received an oral vaccine and a shot in each leg and did a great job!  He did one of those silent cries, let out a big scream, and then he was done.  Good job, sweet boy!

imageWeight: 15 pounds 6 ounces, 90th percentile
Height: 26 and 1/4 inches, off the charts!
Head circumference: 17 inches, 60th percentile

Jack’s second year-one month at a time

A few moments from our first born’s second year. Oh how I loved each one!imageimageimageimageI was looking through the pictures from his birthday after he went to bed, and this is the one that made me cry. imageMostly tears of joy. I’m so thankful he’s ours, I’m so thankful he’s healthy, and I’m so thankful he kisses me and calls me mommy. This is the perfect picture of who he is right now-all boy-and I love every bit of him. Here’s to another wonderful year, buddy!

We have a two-year-old!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Happy, happy birthday to my most favorite two-year-old!  I can’t believe you’re two years old today, my t-tiny!  How did that happen!?  You woke up to a cinnamon roll breakfast complete with birthday candles, and after church, you got your bicycle!!imageimageEven though you seem very excited to have it, I have to admit that I must be trying my best to keep you tiny-it’s obviously too small for you!  Don’t worry, we’ll find one more fitting this weekend! image imageAfter nap time and opening some gifts, we played outside some more.  I love that you’re doing your best to make the tiny bicycle work!imageimageWe’re celebrating your birthday at school tomorrow, so we headed inside to make cupcakes, and your family birthday cake, together.  Mommy loved this!!  I hope you’ll always have fun in the kitchen with me! imageimage Sam was there, too!image And I let you have a lick of the batter-that’s my boy!image Back outside to ride the bicycle,imageand after dinner, birthday cake!!  You loved hearing ‘Happy Birthday’ sung to you-every time!  Seeing the smile on your face made me want to sing it non stop!image imageimage imageimageThis was not intended to be a smash cake, but you were enjoying it so much that we didn’t stop you.  It’s only your birthday once a year, right!?  And you were clearly only out for the icing!imageimageSweet boy, you’re growing up so fast, and I know I can’t do anything about it, so I’m going to soak up every moment.  You’re so sweet, funny, and loving but also a new two year old.  You’ve decided to try the whine-and-fuss-until-you-get-your-way game.  Hopefully you’ll soon learn that that doesn’t get you anywhere.  Most of the time you have a smile on your face and are running around playing, checking on Sam, and just being the most fun little boy!  I pray that you remain healthy and growing (slowly!) and have a year full of fun with our family and your sweet little friends!  Daddy and I are so proud of you, two year old!!, and we love you more than you know!  Happy, happy birthday little one!!