Oh Happy Day

Today is Jack’s 18 month birthday.  Which means we sorta cheated and put him in nursery one day early yesterday.  We opened the nursery door, he walked in, and never even looked back.  Seriously, I even watched him through the little window for like a minute.  He never turned around to see where his parents were.  Not that I’m surprised that he was completely fine.  He loved it and was very good.  And I actually opened my scriptures in Sunday School for the first time in 9+ months.  Wahoo!


All of the fun and games of nursery must have caught up to him cause today he did this for the second time ever in his life…


…fell asleep while eating lunch…literally.


A very funny boy.


Spring is here…well sometimes

We have had a few beautiful days lately mixed with some not so lovely, snowy days.  But those lovely days have been wonderful, and we have enjoyed the sunshine.  We venture to the park most days to try to make Jack into a braver boy.  He is for some reason terrified of the slide.  But after a few days, I think he is starting to warm up to it.


These pics make me want to weep.  He is SO big.  He had the best time running and running and trying to escape from me trying to take his picture.


And just a few more pictures…Jack getting into one of his favorite pickles with the chair….helping Daddy work from home…and the one day he decided to dump the whole bag of goldfish on the couch.



Here are just a few photos from the week.  Life is good.  Dan is back to work and I am attempting to find my old routine.


I couldn’t quite capture it, but Jack was holding up the computer mouse right to his eye so he could stare at the red light.  This kid and light is very funny.


Jack has really been into lining/stacking things up lately.  Here are just a few pictures as evidence.  He lines up all his bath toys and feels so proud of himself afterwards.


You Don’t Know Jack

And that’s because I have failed big time in my blogging responsibilities lately when it comes to Jack.  So here is a brief update.  He is the smartest kid ever.  He knows every word.  Seriously.  I can say anything and he will repeat it.  He is getting pretty good with his alphabet and recognizes C, O, S, R, B, and T sometimes.  His favorite is C and he points them out everywhere.  He loves flags.  We are grateful that the word flag is now sounding like flag instead of the F-bomb like it used to.  He loves to read his stories and is getting good at doing it on his own.  He has several pages of his favorite books memorized.  He loves to dance and attempt to snap his fingers.   It is pretty funny and cute.  His favorite song to jam to is “I Gotta Feeling” by the Black Eyed Peas.  He says Mommy, FINALLY.  I mean really it isn’t fair that it takes so long for them to learn it.  He has graduated to one nap during the day and has taken to it nicely.  He sleeps for about 1.5-2 hours every day.  Praise!  He loves going in the car and begs during the day to leave the house.  He knows when I grab my purse that we are heading out and immediately heads up the stairs and says “car.”  He has 7 teeth currently–top 4, bottom 2 and one molar on top.  I can feel a couple more molars coming in.  I wonder where the other bottom teeth are?  He is a good boy and we love him.


A little Cafe Rio love.  He loves the rice and beans so much.


Jack emptied the towel drawer in the kitchen and then climbed inside.  He was pretty proud of himself.  But was letting out a few worried whimpers because he wasn’t sure how to get out.


Story time any way that he can get it.


Now helping with the dishes sometimes involves getting really up close and personal with the dishwasher.  He is entering the climbing phase of life.

And because our Jack is getting so big we decided to really test his “big boy” skills by giving him this opportunity…


…Big brother Jack is pretty excited for a baby to join us on or around September 14, 2010.