Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Santa, Haircut

Vince went to go see Santa! He knew exactly what he was going to ask for, and loved his beard!
Jack all bundled up.                       Checking out the tree.

Vince's preschool class had a Christmas program on Monday. I was so excited to see his first school performance! Unfortunately, he was not so excited......
Vince with all of his classmates before the program.....Vince's class singing Jingle Bells.....
Vince singing Jingle Bells on my lap. Oh well, there's always next year.

Jack got his very first haircut today! He did so well....sat in the booster all by himself! Such a big boy!
Before......                   What is this lady doing?                    After!
Jack discovered magnets today!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Happy Birthday Jack!

Jack is ONE year old! This past year has gone by soooo fast. Jack has learned a lot of new tricks lately. He can say mama and dada, and was close to saying kitty the other day. He can wave, hold his own bottle and eats lots of new foods.

Playing Batman and Superman

Me, Andy and Makenzie at her baptism                 Sleeping on the way home
We celebrated Thanksgiving and Jack's bday with my side of the family a little early this year.
Jack liked the icing                                                     Wearing one of his presents from G. and G. W
Vince helping Jack open his presents

G. V. helped Vince make a gingerbread turned out really cute!

We went over to G. and G. V's tonight for Jack's bday.....

Andy and Vince helping Jack open his presents.                 Jack's cake
Vince helped Jack blow out the candle.

Saturday, November 7, 2009


It's been a long three weeks......All four of us have gotten sick the past three weeks. Jack got sick on the 13th, and STILL has a pretty bad cough. He seems to feel okay though, so hopefully it will clear up soon. Andy and I were sick soon after Jack, and Vince was sick last week. I think Vince had it the worst though, he had 104 temp for a  few days, could barely talk, didn't have any appetite, and had a sore throat. 

He missed his Harvest Party at school, and couldn't go trick-or-treating, poor guy! But we had our own little Halloween on Tuesday night and put his costume on and went out to G. and G. W's, G. and G. V's, and some of our friends' houses. He got quite a haul! Jack and I had to stay home because of his cough, and Andy was in charge of taking pictures.....SO, there are no pictures of him collecting his candy. Lesson learned! Next time I go and Andy stays home. Anyway, Jack is getting pretty good at walking, he rarely crawls anymore. He's also sleeping very well (about 12 hours) at night, and loves to babble. 

Friday I got to go spend some time with my niece, Makenzie. She was so easy to watch. I felt like I was on a little vacation! She is getting so big, and loves to watch tv! 
Jack is very patriotic!                 He's been getting into this position
Helping daddy rake leaves.                            Wearing Andy's 'Indiana Jones' hat
Vince the pirate!                                Makenzie in her puppy costume!

Thursday, October 8, 2009


(I started writing this on the 8th, but am finishing it tonight, the 12th)

Jack is 10 months! We're thinking he might need to go in for a trim soon....he's got quite a tail! And for the BIG news tonight.......Jack started walking! He took a good five or six steps during one of his tries. He was VERY proud of himself! I don't know if I'm ready for this yet, but I guess I don't have a choice! 

Jack's tail!

Vince and Jack waiting for Grandma!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

School is going just great! Vince loves to go, and is learning so much already. He was so excited on Friday-if the class is good, a gumball goes into a jar, and when they get five, each student gets to go to the "treasure chest". Well, they finally got five, and Vince picked out a snake. He was so proud, and we were as well. He comes home with projects every day, and I'm saving them all. His teacher is just great-so patient and fun. We really like her. Andy and I agree that she has a really tough job, but she really enjoys it.

Now to Mr. Jack. He can do so much-stand on his own, loves to clap, play ball, say mama, climb stairs, starting to cruise and wave, loves bath time, looking at books, grocery shopping, and thinks Maddie is pretty funny! He is also quite the mama's boy. I left to run some errands Thursday night, and he was not a happy boy while I was gone. But as soon as I got home he was all smiles! Poor Andy!
Vince and I carved a couple of pumpkins last week.
Vince and Jack playing with the Ball Popper!

Monday, September 28, 2009

9 Month Check-Up

Jack had his nine month check-up today. He weighs 17.8 lbs and is 28.5 inches! It was just a fun visit-no shots. He's getting his two bottom front teeth, we can see just the very tips poking out from his gums.
Naked Jack. He loves to look out the front window.
Jack wearing Vince's green hat.                                   He claps when he's excited.
Vince caught a cold last week.

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Vince has already finished his second week of school! It is still so weird to me, but it's going great. Such a big boy!
Waiting to leave....  I want to go in already!

Jack tried chocolate for the first time...he seemed to really like it.

Jack with his buddy Dillon. 

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Nine Months!

Jack is NINE months old today! 

He loves his toys!

Yesterday we went to Itasca State Park. The road there was a little too much for Vince-he got car sick about half way there! Luckily I decided to grab an extra outfit at the last minute, just in case. We took a long walk in the woods, ate lunch, and visited the start of the Mississippi River! We had a lot of fun-and the boys were so worn out they both napped most of the way home. 

Going for a walk.                                                             Stopping for a snack.
Family picture.                                                  Crossing the Mississippi.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

What We've Been Up To....

Since the weather has been so nice lately, we've been spending a lot of time outside. Vince has been wanting to go and play tennis. Jack likes to watch.

G. True and A. Bev came up for a visit this weekend. 

Jack and I went to see my niece yesterday.