Tuesday, 26 May 2009


We love that summer is now here. We enjoyed a great four day weekend with Nick. He was able to work from home on Friday and then only had to put in a couple hours the next 3 days. It would have all been ideal if our air conditioner had not went out on us.

We attended KC Jiggle Jam, an outdoor family concert event. Jack did pretty well. He even had a few moves that I would have love to shown you, but I forgot the camera. He keeps me so busy now that I rarely to think to grab the camera. I wish that I had something that I could just attach to my glasses and I could grab all those "too cute" moments to film. Nick was talking about how those are the moments that Valerie always seems to grab of the kiddos.

Since I last blogged, Jack and I have taken a trip to Western Nebraska. He had a great time seeing everyone. He had a constant playmate which is pure heaven to him. His Gram has a great clock that plays music every hour. Luckily for him, there is a button that you can push to activate it sooner. He was able to scam out a few plays from his Gram and Tio. I think that his Tio really just loved to hear him say clock, which comes out more like cock at this point. He did have a bad experience when he was out at a party. We were looking at a macaw that they warned me would squawk at us. I didn't realize it would be so loud and in our face. It scared the bejeezers out of him. Now he is apparently afraid of birds. We were eating dinner at Mi Ranchito and then he spied a wooden macaw hanging on a perch in the center of the restaurant. It was over after that. Hopefully we will get this kicked before he deals with it while he has long last memories!

He also received a cute swing set from his Grandma Denise. She worked very hard checking ebay and all the area Craigslist until she found him just the one I wanted. He loves it so much. We are going to rock up our backyard so that he has a more even, poo free place to play. I am not sure when we will get around to it, but hopefully this summer. Nick thinks we need like 8 tons of rock to fill in the space! Wowzers!

We have such a bleached blond boy on our hands now. He is growing so much. We play outside for at least 2 hours a day. He really gets a kick of just about anything out there. He is also working on his throwing arm. He can get a ball to go about a good 10 feet. Now, it is just to make sure he remembers which toys are balls and which are not!

He likes to sing along to music with me in the car now. Unfortunately, instead of making sounds sounds he just makes an eeeeeeee noise instead. Cute, but it gets annoying after a while. I am looking forward to the day when he can see along using some wrong lyrics.

Hope all is well in your world. Keep in touch!

Thursday, 7 May 2009

The Irresitable Power of Raspberries

I wanted to share my observation of the simple power of raspberries. From the time Jack's belly was big enough to get one, I've loved giving him raspberries and watching his face light up with a grin. Now on our snuggle mornings, he loves to return the favor. His huge body movements as he prepares to blow are hysterical. He is also learning that the more slobber he has, the better the result will be. It is just amazing to me that something so simple can bring us so much joy!

Not much in other news here. We're are just staying busy with our standard schedules. Nick and the neighbor guys built our shed. I must say that I am very thankful he recruited their help. It took the three of them almost 3 1/2 hours of constant work to get it together. That is on top of the time we spent building the frame pieces and the time they spent unloading/hauling rock to level the base! Now once he has the time, he'll be able to hang the doors and we can load it up. It will be nice to have the garage cleaner and more organized!

Saturday, 2 May 2009

A Perfect Saturday

Sometimes I wish I had a blackberry so I could write a blog about all the cute things Jack does in a day. Then the day gets crazy and I can't remember all that I was going to tell you about. Isn't that they way it goes?

Today was wonderful. Jack and I left the house bright and early to go to garage sales (which were a total bust), so that Nick could sleep in. When we were on our way home, Nick texted to say that he was finally up and moving. He was watching some southern lady cooking steaks with her kid. This apparently inspired him to want to make steaks with his kid.

Since it was in the 60's with little wind, it made for a beautiful day to be outside. The boys went to the store to get the goodies without me. I was able to stay home and lay in the quiet and then enjoy a nice shower by myself. I even had time to make sure that my legs were shaved good and not the hap hazard attempt they usually get as Jack is playing peek-a-boo with the shower curtain!

After our delicious meal, we headed down to the water for some fishing. We didn't catch anything or even get a bite, but Jack did get to work on his rock tossing. His Gram taught him this during our trip in March and he's been a big fan ever since. He's really gotten a bit more of an arm. We also went swinging on the swingset provided by the park. He smiled so big with each high push.

Unfortunatley all this fun made him miss his nap, so he was a bit cranky. I brought him home and Nick went to take back our movie. He actually felt well rested enough to tackle our home improvement project of fixing our deck stairs. While he was at the supply store, our happy little man woke up a grouchy one! All he wanted to was snuggle and be near Mom. Nothing else was cutting it. It was a bit trying of a couple hours, but he finally calmed down and we are able to play farm for a bit before he settled into bed.

Nick got the back stairs done and they even ended up being considerably cheaper than he had estimated for. So now, he is out returning the extra supplies and picking up more supplies for projects tomorrow. Jack is sleeping sweetly upstairs and I am having a chance to blog. Hope all is well in your world.