We’re back…

This will not be the full post about our cruise.  I fear that might take me a few days to compose.  But I knew after 2 weeks of no new pictures our followers must be going crazy!  So enjoy.  We had a great time!



Hey Mommy and Daddy…

…Look at me!  Here is Jack’s newest trick.  I knew it wouldn’t take him long.  He started with the books, then the stairs (he even climbed up to the second stair, but quickly slipped back down) and today…the couch.  My baby is big and not a baby anymore!  Just kidding but seriously, he is only 7 1/2 months old.


And we have to include a photo of him in his new Spiderman shirt (even though you can’t entirely see it).  His daddy is so, so proud!



Days go by…

I have recently been indulging myself in the newest Keith Urban album which, of course, I love…so the newest blog title is a little Keith Urban inspired although from a much earlier album.  I thought it fit perfectly with this newest batch of photos since really we are just livin’ our life and the days really do just go by and quickly I might add.

Our biggest news is that Jack is in the process of overcoming his first ear infection.  We went to the doctor last Thursday because he had had a fever for 2 days and wasn’t eating his solid foods good at all.  I thought for sure he had caught Dan’s strep throat, but turns out it was an ear infection.  Poor baby.  I would have never guessed it since he was still breastfeeding fine.  But I suppose maybe he wasn’t cause, let’s be honest, he is not a very good breastfeeder on a normal day.  But, he seems to be slowly gaining back his appetite.  Although, I think he might be outgrowing baby food already.  He used to eat it so much more willingly.  Or perhaps he just wants to feed himself.  I, however, am not ready for that.  He did, however, weigh 19 lbs at the doctor which means a 2 pound weight gain in a month.  He is fast on his way to outgrowing the carseat.


Here is my blue-eyed boy.  I think he might just keep these blue eyes.  Forgive the disgustingness of his shirt.  We thought we had the spit up business under control until this ear infection.  It seemed to come back with ten million fold.  I thought perhaps he had a little flu bug too, but I read online that ear infections can cause spitting up.  It was bad news.


This was Jack’s first time in the grass.  He just sat there and felt it for like 10 minutes in his fingers.  So, he likes it ok I think.  Much more than his mommy who thinks the worse torture in the world would be to lay in grass.  I am itchy just thinking about it!


Some new loves!  The thingymajingers for the blinds and the nunchuck thing that plus into the wii remote.


Jack in his safari outfit.  He is trying to prepare for his fun in the sun that is coming in 8 days in the form of a Disney Caribbean Cruise.  We can’t wait!


Jack On the Move

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Here’s the infamous video.  We shot another one this morning which is the second clip on the video.  So you can see how much better he is at moving in just a weeks time.  He is pretty much real-life crawling these days.  And he is getting so fast!


Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

I finally just decided to give up my search for the rechargable batteries and put some regulars in the camera.  So we have new photos again!  I didn’t know what to title this post since these pics are completely random…so it is the 5th of May and I suppose people are celebrating somewhere.  It is however just a normal day in the Grossen household.  Jack just went down for his nap, Dan’s at work, the laundry in going, the dishes are done, so I have a few minutos to spare for a post!


This was Jack’s first time seeing the camera in about 2 weeks and he could not stop smiling.  It was killing me.


These bathtime photos are a few weeks old.  He was pulling himself up on the side of his tub.  Of course, he didn’t do it when the camera was there.  But he still looks super cute.  We have since graduated to the big tub.  He finds it frustrating more than anything because it is so slippery so he can’t crawl around like he wants.  And when I try to just sit him up, he automatically turns and tries to pull himself up to the side of the tub.  So bathtime has become a wee bit shorter than it used to be.  At least he learned not to put his face in the water to get his toys in his mouth.  It only took one bath and a few times inhaling to figure out.



These are Jack’s new found toys.  With his new mobility, the world is opening up!  He loves his stacking cups.  Anytime he sees them, he goes and pulls them out one by one.  He loves it.  He also loves the stairs.  He is attempting to crawl up them, but hasn’t solved it yet.  We will be getting a gate soon!  The wheel on his high chair spins around when it is folded up and for whatever reason, he can’t get enough of it.  I seriously found him over there 50 times yesterday.  And last but not least…the doorstops.  I think he knows where they are in every room and they make him so happy.

I promise the crawling video is coming.  I still have not completely learned how to put them on this blog.  Dan taught me one time, but it takes at least 1000 steps that I haven’t mastered yet.  So stay tuned…