Tuesday, May 24, 2011
We both have such fond memories of our wedding. It was a great opportunity for each of us to celebrate and visit with friends that we don't get to see as often as we would like since we are spread out across the country. Most importantly, though, it was the day we committed to spend the rest of our lives together and begin building a life with our best friend.
So much has happened to us in the two short years we've been married. We've both finished degrees, we've moved three times (once to a whole new state now), we've come and gone from jobs, and our favorite is that we had Jackson! I definitely couldn't ask for a better person to do all of it with.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Jack gets stronger by the day and can sit up independently for longer periods of time. I still don't feel comfortable walking too far away from him since he gets a little wabbly at times, but overall he's really stable and can sit up for quite a while to play with his toys.
Friday, May 13, 2011
Jack has been getting some practice with his beginner sippy cup. The pediatrician recommended equal parts water and apple juice for some #2 issues Jack has been having, so I decided it was a good time to let him give the sippy cup a try.
I also removed the arches from his plamat since he's not super interested in being on his back. Now he uses the playmat to commando crawl around in circles or inch forward to attempt to catch Izzy as well as to practice his sitting up skills.
Here's Jack watching us warm-up for one of our workouts.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
He has, however, met his nemesis...the avocado!
And just another cute one of Jack while we're eating lunch at Whole Foods. He's a people watcher and big flirt with all the girls that come by. He'll just smile at people until they notice him and say hi.
We were going to head to the beach the other day, but a series of errands got in our way. Jack was all dressed and ready to go in his super cute outfit as an Easter gift from Auntie Amy.
The next day we actually made it to the beach. We found this state park/beach in Laguna Beach that was really nice and not overly crowded. Here's Jack sitting up unassisted in the sand. He got a little crabby from the sun shining in his face, but he had a good time for a little while running the sand through his fingers and toes. I'm excited to have a picture or two now with Jack in the vertical position instead of laying on his back. It's a good milestone for pictures!
Jonathan and I both put an app on our iPhone where you can play with the look of the picture you take and give it special effects. I know a bunch of people have had this on their phones for a while, but we've been having fun with it. This is one of my favorite pictures that Jonathan took of Jack and me:
Jack will be 6 months old next weekend, and he has his 6 month well child visit on Thursday of this coming week. So our next update will include his growth stats! I'm excited to see how much he has grown over the past two month. I know Jonathan and I have to take turns holding him, because our arms get sore.
Monday, May 2, 2011
I haven't gotten any pictures of my dad with Jack yet from the weekend, but here's my mom feeding Jack.
We have been trying to find new things to do here in Irvine other than going to the beach all the time. I know going to the beach sounds magical, but there's only so much you can do there day in and day out. Luckily, our friends Steve and Laurie Kerman from Colorado are originally from Irvine. Laurie told us about Irvine Regional Park, and we loved it! They have a mini train ride, pony rides, horses for the older folks, a petting zoo, bikes and mini boat rentals, and a ton of open space to enjoy. We took Jack to the petting zoo to see some goats. We didn't let him touch them (kind of gross), but he loved watching them and watching the older kids pet them.