Wednesday, April 2, 2014

What Jack did in March

 Well, Jack is not walking, but he IS taking a few steps! It is so cute.
 Jack officially passed his swimming lesson course, and had a great time! I really don't know why these two weren't smiling, because they had lots of fun.

 Jack's hair is getting exceptionally curly. I have been getting not so subtle hints that it's probably time to cut it. How can I cut off those curls?
 Jack has had fun playing with other babies this month. Hadley, his second cousin, came to play one day. My friend Elise is in town and Jack likes to poke her baby. And my friend Lacey has a baby near his age that he enjoys interacting with.
 Lots of signing this month. Especially this one: cracker. He pats his elbow all the time and then waits for me to give him a cracker, which I always do because it's so cute! He is starting to make up his own signs, but I don't know what they mean. He will just start patting some part of his arm or face and wait for me to understand. Sorry buddy!
Loves his grandpa
 This handsome fellow says a few words: Ahjeez (Alex), dog, "roro" (Rolo), bubba (bubbles), and of course Dada. He can answer what a sheep says, what a cow says, and what a dog says. I don't know how Alex made the list of words he knows, when he won't say "mama" on demand. Another development is he can crawl on the couch now! Not so fun for me, because now he crawls on the couch and pulls my hair. I have no escape from the hair pulling. He also falls off the couch. I have to lock him into his high chair, because a couple times I have looked over at him and he's sitting on his tray! He is having more tantrums these days, and I think it's just because he's bored. Soon it will be warm enough to go outside, sweet man!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Garrett Turned 28

 Garrett got a nice surprise for his birthday--his parents came to town for the weekend! Garrett was SO excited for his parents to be here, and we got lots of quality time with them. They took us out to Dave and Cranky's and a movie (Divergent) on his birthday.

The next morning we all met at Golden Corral. Garrett, Zach, and their parents stayed there for 6 hours talking! Jack and I had to leave for naptime.

 We met up later at the park.

Sunday we had my family and Garrett's family over to our apartment for a BBQ and presents, and of course no bake cookies. Garrett got a very nice tennis racquet from my parents, a bunch of Quidditch gear from my siblings, and another wireless charger from his parents. Thanks everybody for making it a great birthday!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Jack's Activities

Jack has many interests these days. He loves reading books. These were birthday books from Mimi!
 He likes posing for the camera.
 Snuggling in his extra big, extra warm sleep sack.
 Swimming lessons! He loves them!

 Baby signing time. He can sign more, baby, eat, all done, sleep, milk, brush teeth. He also claps and blows kisses.

 He loves playing with his toys. He really loves his barn that makes animal noises and Chuck the Truck.
 Curly hair!!
 He enjoys showing off his Baby Legs.
 Playing with other babies!
 Free pancake day at IHOP
Hiding with his treats under the TV.
 Hanging out with Aunts and Uncles!

 Other activities include: taking everything out of every cabinet, splashing his hands in the toilet, going up and down stairs, asking for treats, eating, singing, dancing, napping, crawling but not walking, and hanging out with Grandma. He says dada a lot, and he can sort of say Alex. He says "baba" for "what does a sheep say?" and "mmmmmm" for "what does a cow say?"
His number one activity is just being so cute!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Will You Be My Valentine?

 This is his glare that he has been doing a lot lately. Basically you just need to smile at him and he'll stop glaring at you though :)

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Valentine's Day 2014

Dad carried on the Valentine's Day tradition of writing us poems:


Garrett’s a businessman—it couldn’t be plainer

Bringing home the bacon on an 18-wheel freightliner

He gets the rigs rolling from Washington to Caroliner

Wondering why he picked trucks instead of jetliners

And drivers who poop in front of a co-driver

In the cab of the truck—give that guy a restrainer!

But this year has been good for our football sideliner

FSU football—there is no team that’s finer


Nicole is a mom wiping bottoms and noses

And finding her life isn’t all chocolate and roses

She works all day long—she goes and she goes-es

Fitting in work while little Jack doses

But when he’s awake it’s playtime and dining

Whether he’s happy or grumpy or laughing or whining

She’s a great wife and mom and always she’s pining

For the good things in life and a little refining

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Jackson's 1st Birthday Party!

Jack's first birthday party had everything:


Friends (my family, Zach and Andrea's family, and Paul and Karalyn)

Pizza and popcorn