June 25, 2010
Wow, how things change in a year!! This is Jensen and Joe from Father's Day last year! We've began a tradition of spending the afternoon at the river with Jensen and Bailey. Apparently Joe has also started the tradition of wearing his Braves t-shirt each year too!
He loved the water and watching all the DOGGIES play!
June 17, 2010
He took his FIRST STEPS on June 15th! YEAHHH! He took about 3 steps and then squatted back down to use the more efficient method of crawling. J-pa was in town and got to see it. He's pretty proud of himself and so excited when he does it! Who knows, it could be another month of steps before he actually starts walking?? Or maybe he'll just get up and start walking soon???
His "vocabulary" is continuing to increase...More, ball, doggy, Mama, Daddy, nana (banana) and book. He recognizes a lot more than he can verbalize....such a fun process to watch grow!
Knock on wood, I think we've taken care of the lactose intolerance issue. After 3 full months of digestive issues, on and off dairy, visiting specialists, etc., it seems as though Jensen may finally be able to indulge in pizza, grilled cheese and ice cream:) We've slowly started reintroducing dairy...and so far, so good! Pray this continues!
Here are a few different pics and a video of our little book worm:)
June 16, 2010
Be sure you have the volume turned up for this video! It is HILARIOUS! Jensen had been saying "mama" all night and when he says it, he sounds like Cookie Monster and almost like he might eat me! So I was trying to capture it on video...Instead I got this classic boy moment :)
June 14, 2010
Cara & Elle came to spend the weekend with us while Andy is on a mission trip in Kenya. We had the BEST weekend! We enjoyed MNO (Mom's Night Out) with some other neighborhood moms on Thursday night, did some yard sale shopping, went to the pool, ate delicious food and ran around after Jensen & Elle A LOT!! On Saturday, we had a great morning on our neighbor's boat. It's been so hot here so it felt great to jump in the water and cool off!
Jensen & Elle had their sibling-type squabbles, but by the end of the weekend Jensen was saying Elle's name and Elle was sad to go home! Here's a cute little video of them playing!
June 8, 2010
June 3, 2010
We arrived on Wednesday and had dinner on Long Island with Ben Parker, his wife Margaret and daughter, Chloe. I hadn't seen Ben in about 10 years...It was so much fun to see him and meet his family! They hosted us to a great afternoon of snacks and playtime with the kids and an amazing dinner of grilled fish, steamed clams and a delicious salad! What a treat!
From there we headed out to the North Fork of Long Island to visit Erin, a very good friend from grad school. We had such a great visit with Erin, her husband Jason, daughter, Emma and Erin's parents! We went to a small harbor town called Greenport for lunch, hung out at the beach and had a delicious cookout of grilled fish, shrimp and asparagus! Yummy!
After a wondeful 2 day visit, we left for Weehawken, NJ where we stayed just across the river from NYC...We had the best view! We were there for Sam (Joe's HS friend) & Jacki's wedding so it was great to visit with all of Joe's HS buddies! On Sat night, we had an amazing time on a boat ride through the NY harbor. The wedding was Sunday and it was a blast! The food was out of this world and so much of it! We ate like kings and queens during our entire trip! And having G&G Swanee there to babysit was a lifesaver!
We've tried to get back to reality this week. I'm working in the office 2 days/week and Joe's got football worksouts 3 mornings/week. He's able to hang out with Jensen on one of the days when I'm at work which will be fun for them to have some father-son time this summer! Jensen is as active as can be...He's into everything, communicating much more and using his baby sign for "more", "please", "finished" and "thank you!" We're looking forward to a fun summer with days at the pool, trips to the zoo, visits and playdates with friends and a roadtrip to Denver! Are we brave or what???
Hanging out with gramps at the beach!