Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

A Very Belated Father's Day Post

I apologized to my wonderful husband recently for not writing a Happy Father's Day post.  Well, here you go babe!  

You are an amazing father.  I love watching you with Jack, without a care in the world or shyness about doing anything goofy.  It makes me so happy watching you two crack each other up.  You are a generous husband, always complimenting me and making me feel good.  Thank you for working hard for our family and always being happy to come home.  Happy (belated) Father's Day!

I finally got some photos of just 'Dad with his boys.'

The Father's Day cake was pretty good too.  We always celebrate any and all occasions with chocolate cake!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Brothers and More

Evan is now 2 months old already.  He weighs 11lbs 6.5oz and is 22 1/4" long.  Jack was nearly 4 months old at that weight!  Yikes!

I know it looks like he is trying to eat his foot.  But, here is Jack showing him some brotherly kisses.

And the first photos of both boys.  I had five seconds to take these shots before Jack bolted, as you can see.

The only way I can get Evan to smile is to take a side shot.  He likes the exaggerated baby talk and yes, for those that are wondering, he is still colicy.

And I have to share this photo.  Jack can now finally hold his own straw cup without handles.  What a big boy!  Of course, he doesn't yet show restraint.  He likes to drink the whole cup in a matter of minutes.  And then of course proceed to wet through his whole outfit.  Luvs diapers stink!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Saturday Fulfillment of Photos

Our Thinker

Relaxed Sleeping

"Squinty" Face
 (notice the cool 'Big Bro' t-shirt)

Big Me and Mini Me

Friday, June 18, 2010

Quick Comparison

This is Jack LAST year at the GiGi's walk

And this is Jack THIS year at the GiGi's walk.

I think we've got ourselves a theme here.  I guess the leisurely stroll wears him out.  Time sure goes by fast and Jack is growling so quickly.  Next year, we hope to get some action shots of Jack in the bouncer, walking in the Dash for Down syndrome and maybe one of him sleeping of course too.

Oh, and on an 'Evan' note.  He slept for almost 5 hours straight last night.  Of course the next time he was awake was two hours after that.  But maybe we are moving into a new trend here.  Or maybe I just jinxed myself for typing this.

Happy Friday everyone!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

GiGi's Playhouse Fundraiser

Today was the second time we participated in the GiGi's Playhouse 1 mile walk.  Surprisingly, it didn't rain and we had a nice time.  Thank you to Grandpa Gerry, Grandpa Sue, Grandpa Steve and Grandma Lesley for coming out to walk with Team Jack!  We reached our $1000 goal, so a HUGE thank you to all of you who donated.  We could not have done it without you.

Here is a 'taste' of the pictures I will be posting later this week.  They had this super fun free photo booth.

Thanks again, SO much!!!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Jack the Music Man

Thank you SO much Grandpa Gerry and Grandma Sue for the piano!  It will fill our house with the magical sound of music.  I think Jack likes having a piano already.  There are bound to be recitals in our future.  Thank you, thank you!

And just so we don't leave Evan out, here are some shots of him.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Evan's Play Mat

I'm not sure that THIS is how Evan's baby play mat is supposed to be used.

Note: baby was NOT harmed in the process.

Friday, June 4, 2010

All About Evan

Evan is deserving of his own blog post.  After all, he is 6 weeks old today.  Here is my second born who may be turning a corner.

This is him yesterday (and the day before, and the day before that).

And this is him today!

I actually got a smile out of him today.  Yay!  Happy Friday everyone!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Little Milestones

Jack has made so much progress since Christmas it feels like.  This is just some of what he has been up to.

He can push a car appropriately

He can bear crawl

He can use a toy walker
(although PT doesn't approve of toy)

He can clap for a split second while standing

He can cruise along high objects

He can peek in on little brother

If I had to guess, I'd guess Jack would be walking by the time he is two.  But no pressure Jack.  When you are ready, we know you will do it.  

Two and a half years old is about the average for kids with Down syndrome to walk.  Although, Jack's girlfriend Maggie walked at 18 months old.  She's setting records!  But really folks, it doesn't matter when your beautiful child walks, because it's not like it goes on their resume.  =)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Memorial Weekend Fun

We went to the lake this past weekend and boy did Jack have a good time.  He had SUCH a good time, he took THREE hour naps, which is unheard of in the world of Jack.

Hold on tight!

He loved the swing rides

Daddy pushes high!

Kisses for Daddy

A little dock diving for doggy

Fun times in the inflatable pool

I just realized we didn't take one single photo of Evan the whole weekend.  Woops!  He was busy being passed around and held all day long.  The crying was mimimal, except for nights of course.

We had a great Memorial Weekend.  Hope you all did too.