Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy 3rd Birthday Jack!

On this Father's day, we're also celebrating the very person who made my husband a father.  Jack turns 3 today!

June 17, 2009

With Mommy & Daddy at his 1st birthday party!
Jack's first day of school!  (September 15, 2011)

Dear Jack,

My sweet baby boy, I can not believe how big you have gotten this past year!  I don't mean big in the physical sense but you have become such a big boy in your personality this year.  This year you became a big brother and oh, you are the BEST big brother I could ask for your little brother.  You were so sweet to your baby brother from the moment he was born.  I love to see how good you are to him, encouraging him to do new things (like crawl) by cheering "you can do it Chrisfer!"

You finished up your first year of school going to Seton Preschool at Grandma's church this past year.  You cried on your first day and it broke my heart, but ever since that first day you LOVED going to school to see Miss Anna and Miss Kathy.  You made some adorable new friends and learned so much in class.  It makes me so proud to think of how much you have accomplished this year!  A year ago you were in diapers 24/7, now you use the "big potty".  You now love to sing the ABC's over and over again instead of Mommy or Daddy singing songs to you.  We had to get you a new bike helmet this year because your head grew so much!

You [still] love to be outside all.the.time.  Now you're riding your bike by yourself, playing lacrosse in the back yard with Daddy and catching bugs.  You really are all boy!  We want to have a backyard campout this summer because I think you will love sleeping outside!

You are so very full of personality as evident in your 3 year old pictures!  You're funny and crazy, but stubborn just like your mommy.  I love continuing to watch you grow up in to such an amazing big boy!

Love you little man!


You were cracking up so hard at something silly Daddy said that you covered your face!  So dramatic!

Looking like such a big boy!

Opening a present at your birthday party yesterday (June 16, 2012)

Friday, June 15, 2012

My Almost 3 Year Old

Jack: I don't want to be 3 on my birthday!

Me: What do you want to be? Jack?

Jack: I want to be 4!

Oh baby boy, don't try to grow up too fast!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Family Circus!

I've been pretty terrible about doing family updates lately, so here's one to try cover the month of May!
Matt and Jack on the see-saw at our parish elementary school (where we hope to one day send Jack).

Jack eating ice cream at Dairy Queen with Bapie and DzaDza (Matt's parents)!

We got to go to the circus on my birthday and it was awesome!  I hadn't been to the circus in years, but when the opportunity came up through my work to get discounted tickets I knew Jack would love it!  Matt had to work that day, but luckily got a couple of hours off to come with us.  Our seats were probably about 15-20 rows back from the floor of the arena and our section was configured strange so that we ended up with only 3 seats on our side of the aisle and we got them all.  Could not have been a more perfect excursion!

Matt and Jack checking everything out!

Trying to take pictures with my phone

Daddy snuggles!  Jack was definitely getting tired by the end!

Me and baby boy, who did enjoy it, but had to take a nap in the middle!

The elephants were my favorite and I'm pretty sure Jack loved them the most too!
This next week I'm going to a conference and I'm bringing the whole family so they can enjoy the town where the conference!  Hopefully I'll be able to have a bit of fun with them!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Baby Boy is 7 Months!

We had Christopher's "6 month" check-up the Friday before he turned 7 months.  He was 18 pounds 8.5 ounces, 27 inches long and had a 43 centimeters head circumference.  That puts him in the 50th percentile for height and weight and between the 25th-50th percentile for head size.

He's easily sitting up unassisted and trying to climb and even starting to get on all fours to try crawling.  He goes from sitting to try and get on his hands and knees but usually gets a foot stuck and can't quite get there.  It won't be long I'm sure!

Here is my adorable little man!
His favorite band is O.A.R. and he loves to listen to it on Mommy's iPhone.  (Seriously, it calms him right down when he's fussy... must be that concert he went to when I was pregnant with him.)

On his chair... getting so big!

Thinking about lunging for Mommy's camera.

Playing with his bear!