Friday, September 24, 2010

The Specialist

This kid

has perfected this face:

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Matching Jammies

My favorite clothing item to buy the boys is definitely jammies. I'm not sure why. It could be because we don't leave the house much. Maybe it's because we wear them pretty much anytime we are at home. Or it could be because they have a calming effect on me. For example; clean kids + clean jammies = bedtime/nap time.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Jack's 1!

Jack turned the big one on the 13th. Since we had already had his party we just did a FHE focused on Jack with some whoopie pies for for our treat. I think it went over well. We all enjoyed looking at Jack's baby book and the pictures of him over the past year.

Jack is a sweet, cuddly, stinker baby but with a major temper. He likes doing gross things like playing in the potty, trying to get into the trash can, and he has pooed in the bath tub during his bath more times than I can remember. He loves his Daddy and big brother, and L-O-V-E-S his green blanket. He has chewed a few holes in it. He doesn't say much but can sign the words ball, more, milk, shoes, thank you, and eat. He loves reading books "Moo, Baa, La La La" is his favorite. His favorite song is "If You're Happy and You Know It." He loves playing with the neighbors dog, Dixie. And he has become friends with a cute little boy from church named Ryan who is just a couple months younger than him. They like to walk the halls together and play with each others toys and communicate with each other by growling. It's pretty cute!

We love, love, love having him as a part of our family. Will loves Jack and misses him when he's not around. He is generally happy and undeniably adorable! We love you Jack!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Jack's Party

Enjoying the main course

We had Jack's Party at Rocky River on Labor Day (kind of symbolic, don't cha think?). Nonna and Pa, Gran Gran and Papi, Uncle Bryce's family, Uncle James' family, Uncle Blake, Uncle Brett and Cassie, all helped us celebrate. We ate Prater's BBQ, hot dogs, Keeley's baked beans, oven-fried potatoes, grape salad, monkey munch,  and drank monkey juice. For desert we had Grandma Miller's fabulous chocolate cake and frosting all made by yours truly, Mommy Dearest.

Diggin' in

Puppy Love
We had a really fun time visiting with family and love that they love Jack, and came to celebrate this cute kids birthday with us.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Most Important Meal of the Day

Notice the maturity difference between an almost 1 year old and an almost 3 year old...remarkable!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Compassionate Service

What does a 2 1/2 year old do with his finger paints when his Mom turns away for 2 minutes to talk on the phone with a lady from church who is asking the Mom to bake a meal for a family that has a child at Vanderbilt??
Ohh, the injustice of it all...