Friday, August 31, 2012

Newport Beach Trip 2012

Sorry for the delay in this post- the last few weeks have been super busy!

We recently went to the beach with my Mom's side of the family {huge thank you to my aunt lisa and uncle steve for renting condo's for us all- so generous and sweet of you!}. When I was younger and then again when my cousins were younger and I was in high school, we used to go to the beach every summer. It seems that now, hopefully, this is a tradition I will be passing on to my boys.

We had a great time down there! The biggest highlight was seen my Aunt Corriney and introducing her to Jack. Her and my uncle were here last summer and left just days before I had Jack. It was so fun to see them together!

I think Luke had the most fun out of all of us. He got lots of attention, special outings with Auntie Leesh and Jordon, and probably slept the best {jack had a hard time- we had a rough first 2 nights}.

Here's some pictures of our trip!

Monday, August 13, 2012

copy cat

somewhere I have a picture of luke at this same age doing the same thing (although i think he was naked!). HA!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Jacks First Year in Pictures

Every year for the kidlets (up to age 5) I put together a dvd in pictures of their past year. Watching Jacks still makes me cry and i've watched it a dozen times.

Here it is: CLICK HERE

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

1 year checkup!

Yesterday Luke and I took Jack to his 1 year well-baby checkup. Interestingly enough it ended up that my poor baby wasn't so "well". He has a double ear infection and pneumonia!! Poor little monkey! So he's on antibiotics now and doing breathing treatments on the nebulizer (which he does great at!).

But here's the stats from yesterday:
weight: 22 lbs 8 oz. {i swear he feels heavier than this!}
height: 30 and 1/4 inches tall
head: i think it was @ 18.5 inches

He's jumped into the 90th percentile on height and stayed at the 50 percentile on weight. She said that he's pretty smart for his age b/c he says words other than momma and dadda (he says uh-oh, points and says that!, roars when he sees animals and can make the monkey sound). So that was a nice to hear!

Here's hoping he gets over his sickness quickly!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Jack's First Birthday

taken on friday august 3, 2012

I am so late on posting this! I have been super sick with a sinus infection, so I'm behind on everything these days. SORRY!

But my littlest monkey is officially one. I can't hardly stand it. He's such a big kid now. He's still not really walking independently- but he will take steps now and then. He's just super fast at crawling, so that's his favorite mode of transportation (or snuggled in my arms).

We had my company picnic to go to on saturday, so we didn't have his party until sunday. We also chose to do it in the community room at my work, since it's one large room for everyone to hang out in.

I am so bummed that I didn't get any pictures of all the cute decor. I was so sick, and so busy that I just totally forgot. Breaks my heart! We had a super cute dessert bar with a variety of treats from this great place called Le Cookie Monkey. I also made this super yummy punch which you can find the recipe here (make sure you read all the instructions, as i didn't and had the "ugly foam". i blame it on my head cold). It was all decorated in monkeys- and i did create a things for the event, and those I can show you!

the invites!
the banner hanging up in the room!
our dessert menu
another cute sign I made and had framed

and here's a few pictures i have of the event! Jack with his cupcake (which he was so NOT interested in. He wanted watermelon instead), and we played pin-the-tail-on-the-monkey too. The older kids seemed to love that. I also made them monkey goodie bags thanks to amazon where i got these cute boxes (thank you dollar store for all the goodies i put inside!) and inflatable monkeys

Singing him happy birthday!
luke playing pin the tail on the monkey

So things I learned for next year: TAKE BETTER PICTURES!! sigh... and of course, try not to be sick!

Onto the next adventure...

Thursday, August 2, 2012