Saturday, November 29, 2008

Day at the Beach

Looking at the water right outside Philthy Phils Ms. Susan wrote Jack's name in the sand... so cutePlaying with Uncle Blaine after dinner
Snuggling with Mommie & Grandaddy
He just LOVES the camera
what a HAM

Jack and i spent the day with my good friend Ms. Susan, from Baton Rouge! We had so much fun driving around town scoping out new homes (she wants to move here - YEAH!), eating at Philthy Phils, and playing at the beach! I just love, love, love her and can't wait for her to hurry up and move here so we can play together more often!
Then we went to dinner at Mommie & Grandaddy's where we got to hang out with my Uncle Blaine, Aunt Cathy, & Cousin Jason for the night! Jack was in LOVE with all of Mommie's "singing" Christmas decorations... and even tried to take the flying angel bear home with him! Tried being the operative word here, the boy does NOT need anymore singing stuffed animals!! What a fun day.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Turkey Day

Playing with Grandma Honey
Snuggling with Uncle Jonathan
Wearing Uncle Jonathan's hat... and NOT happy about it
Katherine & Miss Madison
The beautiful Miss EmmaMe & Jack, Amelie & Emma, and Katherine & MadisonWearing his favorite "Turkey Hat" with Grand What a cute lil' TURKEY!

Today we went to mom & dad's house for Thanksgiving... along with ALL of my family. We also had our new Italian friends join us (Amelie, Jacopo, & Miss Emma) along with our Australian friends (Katherine, Griffin, & Miss Madison)! What a fun day! It's so much fun to eat yummy food and spend the day with the greatest family & friends ever! I have sooooo much to be thankful for!! And i couldn't resist dressing Jack up in this cute Thanksgiving hat.

Happy Turkey Day Everyone!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Crib Sleeping... again

He loves to stand in his crib... NOT sleepMr. Turtle... Jack's new best friend
See, he looks happy here... until i walk away
Mr. Pouty Face... " NO Mom, i will NOT go to sleep!" Ok, so we are attempting the crib once again now that we are all well. He did fine last night, if you count only throwing up once from crying so hard and waking up 4 times in the middle of the night. Our only saving grace has been this night light turtle that shines stars on the ceiling in blue, green and yellow. He loves it and it totally calms him down! The whole process is just sooooo much work! wish us luck... this is our trial week and i WILL NOT give up!!

Oh, and we took him to the doctor today for his 10 month check up and he is 30.5 inches tall (amazing growth since his birth at 20.5 inches) and has lost weight from crawling and is 28 lbs. He is still off the charts in his percentiles, but is growing just fine according to our pediatrician.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Mr. BIG Boy...

Weekend with Uncle BrenGood morning DAD
He looks so grown up in this "sweater vest"
Dinner with Amelie, Jacapo, & Miss EmmaLook mom... i can stand AND drink from my sippy cup
Crawling monkey

He loves to clap to the music

He just discovered "Cruising"

This week we went to dinner with our FAVORITE Italian friends, spent the weekend with Uncle Bren (while mom & dad went to Mississippi for a wedding), hosted a MOMS Club playgroup at our house, and even drove out to Hyde Park for a little early Christmas shopping at Pottery Barn Kids. Here are a few cute videos of jack crawling, cruising, and clapping!! His latest achievement is shaking his head "NO"... it's so adorable!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

My Favorite Things Party

20 women x 3 gifts each = 60 Goodie Bags full of FUN
Drawing NamesEveryone getting ready to exchange gifts
Good wine & good friends...
So last night I had a "My Favorite Things" Party & it was a huge success! 20 of my good friends showed up to exchange gifts, enjoys drinks, & munch on some yummy appetizers! I had such a great time chatting with everyone & seeing what item makes them SMILE! There were all kinds of gifts ranging from wine to face masks to Christmas ornaments! Thank you girls for coming... let's keep this a tradition and do it again soon!

For those of you who don't know how this party works... here is the recipe for a FUN time:
1. Each guest brings 3 of the EXACT same item,wrapped. (ex. 3 lip glosses, or 3 books, or 3 picture frames, or 3 socks...etc)
2. Then each guest gives 3 of thier gifts to 3 different people (we draw names) and then by the end of the night each guest ends up with 3 gifts... different from what they brought.
3. I did door prizes too... everyone always enjoys getting MORE gifts!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Feeling Better

Yay, the stomach flu is over! we are feeling much better, but now daddy is sick with a cold! i feel like ever since we all got the flu vaccine we have been nothing but SICK! i learned my lesson:)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Jack Voted!!

Jack came with me to vote yesterday... and we are so very sad that McCain did NOT win!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Apples, Cheese, & Carrots

Yummy food!
crawling around the kitchen
He looks so grown up... like a little man!

This week Jack tried string cheese for the first time and LOVED it! He's been munching on carrots for about two weeks now, so i thought he might also like apple slices. And he isn't quite chewing any of these yet, but more or less just gumming them... and seems to be happy!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Dinner at Mom & Dad's

Bren with his two crazy dogs: Lucky & BuddyDon't you just love bren's face in this family photo

i think this should be the next family Christmas card
Jack's NEW Sour face

We went over to mom and dad's for dinner tonight, it was great spending time with everyone and watching jack crawl around everywhere. Fun times! I have the BEST family in the world!!

Sleepless in Westchase...

OK, so last night we tried putting jack in his crib (AGAIN) instead of our bed. After one full month of sleeping in our bed, thanks to my mom and dad, enough was enough!The night was somewhat successful, if you call sitting beside him all night long holding his hand through the railing! he would fall asleep for about 30 minutes then wake up crying... who knew this would be such a major project! However, he did technically stay in his crib all night. So i got zero sleep and tonight it's jamey's turn. Wish us luck!

Jack is officially 9 months old, 29.5 pounds, 30 inches, has (6) teeth, wears 3T clothing, loves to clapp & wave, says "dadda" constantly, and is a crawling monster! He is growing up so fast!


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