Saturday, April 19, 2014

Jack's First Haircut

 Jack has fabulous hair
  It is definitely the thing he gets the most comments on. "Oh my, what red hair! It's so curly!"
 "She is such a cute girl"
 After getting told by two different people at the mall that "she is so pretty" I decided it was time to make Jack into a man.
 So one day while he was in the bath, I cut off his curly locks.

 I left some curls on top. I'm not heartless!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sheep Experience with Jack

It was the Lamb and Wool festival at Thanksgiving Point, so I decided to introduce Jack into the world of Sheep. He wasn't afraid at all. 
 He kept saying "Ba Ba Ba" to all the sheep.

 He did NOT like the pony ride though. That's ok, sheep are way better anyway. Andrea and her kids were also at Thanksgiving Point and of course, Jace LOVED the pony ride. :)

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 :)