January 2017

With our move to Portland coming up very quickly, we’ve had little time to update the site of late. So, rather than neglect to provide an update, I figured I’d do a quick compilation of the best pictures of Jack that we have from the past month.

Going down the slide with Ellie [VIDEO]

This morning, while enjoying some fresh air at the park, Ellie and Jack had another moment of cuteness together. Ellie took Jack down the slide with her and they both came out with big smiles on their faces, cuddling each other. 😍 Continue reading “Going down the slide with Ellie [VIDEO]”

Jack playing with bubbles in the tub [VIDEO]

I was giving Jack a bath the other night and we treated him to some bubbles in the tub.

After realising that he could scoop them up and transport them to other surfaces, my face became his new target. Continue reading “Jack playing with bubbles in the tub [VIDEO]”

Piloting a plane

We recently were told about a cool park adjacent to Albert Whitted Airport, a small municipal airport on the water in downtown St Pete.

The park is airport-themed: the climbing equipment is aeroplane-shaped and the paths in the park are even laid out and striped like an airfield’s taxiways and runways.

Obviously, Ellie loved it, but Jack got a lot out of it too. He spent quite a bit of time piloting one of the planes. Continue reading “Piloting a plane”

A weird hello from Jack [VIDEO]

I love getting messages with videos of my kids while I’m at work.

I got this message a couple of weeks ago and it was a really sweet video of Jack saying hello to me but then he got this really weird scrunchy face right at the end… Continue reading “A weird hello from Jack [VIDEO]”

Breaking down with Jack [VIDEO]

There are many ways in which Jack is different from Ellie. Several of the things he does don’t surprise us much because we’ve already seen them in Ellie, but there are some things which he does vastly differently from Ellie and thus, stand out.

One of these is Jack’s love of music. He loves to play the xylophone, loves to jam and bop along to music and also loves his drumset.

The other day, I put him up on my shoulders and started dancing to a song and he loved it!
Continue reading “Breaking down with Jack [VIDEO]”

Becoming more interactive

Jack seems to be a bit slower than Ellie to pick up on speech, but then given how exceptionally she speaks, that’s perhaps not a wonder.

Nonetheless, Jack is very interactive. He jokes and plays and definitely understands what you’re saying.

This afternoon, just before we read a book, I thought we’d take a little picture together and Jack loved it, seeing himself on the screen and smiling at himself. Continue reading “Becoming more interactive”

Jack giving out hugs and kisses [VIDEO]

Jack is one insanely adorable child. He now understands when you ask for hugs and kisses and the way he comes up to you to give them out, including the way he tries to wrap his arms around you is enough to melt anyone’s heart. Continue reading “Jack giving out hugs and kisses [VIDEO]”