Monday, July 30, 2012

first haircut!

Jack got his first big-boy haircut today. Just in time for his birthday party. He did SO good. He sat there like a little angel and let her cut away. He moved around, of course- but no fit throwing or anything. I was a proud momma!  He even got a treat at the end.

After- If you could see the back, you would see change!
His First Treat! a Dum-Dum Sucker. :)

Now here's some change! Luke got his haircut as well. This is the before and after side-by-side. I swear he went in a little boy and came out a KID!! Crazy!

and of course- he had to have it mo-hawked! love that kid!

Monday, July 23, 2012

our weekend

it was so nice this weekend to actually GET A WEEKEND. No work, no parties- just hanging out (with a few errands sprinkled in there). Friday night Luke stayed the night again with Auntie Mar and the Girls (and my brother too). So after I picked him up on Saturday, that afternoon we went for a bike ride (for him) and a stroller ride for Jack. We went up to one of the few parks by our house and enjoyed the swings. We then hung out at home and did some artwork, BBQ-ed for dinner and all went to bed early!

Sunday morning was cold and wet! But the night before Dad had finally had time to build their new "Jeep" so they were all about taking it out for a spin. Let's just say I am scared for my future. eesh!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

a few new things...

As Jack's First Birthday approaches- he seems to be doing new things every day! And since I haven't been good about his baby book (meaning I don't think I've entered anything in it!) I figured I better get on here and write this down!

A few new things:
  • if we ask you what a monkey says you will now make a monkey noise
  • if we ask you what a lion says- you have the cutest ROAR! 
  • you love to grab your Mah-Mah's hair with both hands and pull her face in for a kiss- mouth open wide! 
  • and yesterday when I got home- you pulled yourself up on a dining room chair- let go and took 3 steps to get to me!! Seriously the best feeling in the WHOLE WORLD. then you wrapped your arms around me and snuggled in. 
Jack snuggling up last night:

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

11 months

Jack James is 11 months old today. wow. Great new things that he's started doing (most of which I've already posted on here).

- You're talking so much now! Your words include: momma, da-da, mah-mah, and uh-oh!
 I'm pretty sure you have your own word for Luke and when you see a dog- but nothing definitive just yet. If we ask you where Luke is- you do point to him. AND you baby chatter all the time!

- You're showing some attitude. If you're not getting your way- you let us know!

- Signing. You sign for "all done" and "more"

- Hugs. You hug. You snuggle. You touch foreheads with whoever you love that's holding you and go in for a kiss. It's precious.

- Walking. You're almost there. In fact- I'm pretty sure just this morning you took two steps on your own from me to the couch where your brother was. You also love to walk using the back this little riding toy (see video).

I seriously don't remember life without you. Love you so much my Monkey-Man!

Monday, July 2, 2012


Last night at dinner at Chevy's we gave jack limes! Here's the step by step pic of him eating it... below is a video. so funny...

Sunday, July 1, 2012


Here's the adorable uh-oh video of Jack James:

seriously- it's totally adorbs! he also says da-da a lot as you can see! so cute!

and also i'm aware that i sound like a total dork. sigh.