We generally keep the kids’ birthdays as relatively low-key affairs, so much so that I apparently didn’t take many photos at Jack’s 3rd birthday. However, you can take my word for it that Jack had a group of friends over to enjoy cupcakes together (expertly made by Mama, replete with Jack’s obsession du jour; Cars) and then we headed off to go and play at an arcade / play structure.
Sadly, December was full of a lot of sickness in our house. Everyone caught the flu and spent a few weeks recovering from it. But nonetheless, we tried to make the most of our first Christmas in Oregon.
There was baking, building snowmen, tubing, Christmas trains, Santa, and of course, Santa. Continue reading “December 2017”
Well, it didn’t take him long. I would have put good money on Jack being the first to break a bone, but what was perhaps more surprising was that he wasn’t horsing around or doing something he shouldn’t. In fact, he came to break his arm at the hand of Ellie.
Ellie and Jack were having a… disagreement, and in the course of events, Jack came to fall off of the bench that they were both on perhaps (definitely) because of Ellie’s hand that pushed him off of it. Continue reading “Jack’s first broken bone”
Jack is at the perfect age where he’s a lot of fun, likes to play and is exploring new things, while not being old enough to be grumpy for no good reason or demanding things.
It was a really fun, low-key Christmas. Continue reading “Jack’s second Christmas”
This summer, we spent a couple of weeks visiting with family in New England. We spent about a week each in Bath, NH and Kingston, MA.
While there, Jack got to meet his second cousins, Addison, Mason and Emmerson as well as other family members.
While there, he perfected walking and finally got the tooth through that had been bugging him for weeks. Continue reading “Jack’s first vacation – New England 2016”
Jack’s birthday was on a Thursday, so between busy work schedules, swimming lessons and such, there wasn’t really much time for a birthday on his birthday.
So, we celebrated 2 days later on the Saturday instead. He opened his presents and spent the afternoon playing with some friends at the park and the splash pad. He was born on Cinco de Mayo which effectively makes him Mexican, so we (the parents) celebrated by drinking margaritas with some friends after the kids went to sleep. Much deserved!
Continue reading “Opening his birthday presents”
It has been a whole year now since Jack was born.
366 whole days.
I’m really finding it hard to fathom that. It came so much quicker than it did with Ellie because life has been so much busier with two than it was with one.
Nonetheless, our little man really is becoming a little man now. He’s on the precipice of walking and all of a sudden, he’s changed from a little bundle of body parts to a little boy with human stature. It’s bizarre to witness.
This evening, to celebrate his birthday, we went to Love Food Central in St Pete – one of our favourite local vegan places – to enjoy dinner with some family. The owners were even kind enough to give Jack a piece of peanut butter pie with a candle in it and he boshed the lot of it! Continue reading “Jack’s 1st birthday [VIDEO]”
Another month, another picture. It’s been a month of a lot of milestones for Jack: he’s sitting up by himself, getting to a sitting position by himself, having baths in the big bath and Jack’s first Christmas to name but a few.
He continues to grow and he looks exceptionally tall in this picture (perhaps because of the big clothes – thanks Aunty Shelly!). He’s so happy and so much fun though. I love him to bits! Continue reading “Jack’s 8-month picture”
After 7.5 months, Jack finally got to enjoy his first Christmas. Being that he’s not even a year old yet, we intentionally kept it low-key for him, but he certainly enjoyed a few nice presents from close friends and family.
And of course, Ellie had a nice Christmas with Jack and helped him open his presents.
November was manic, so we didn’t get around to doing a 6-month picture for Jack, but here’s his 7-month picture nonetheless. As you can see, he continues to grow and he continues to demonstrate just how tall he is. Continue reading “Jack’s 7-month picture”