Monday, November 26, 2012


First of all, I fully realize that we're on the the downhill slide to December and that now Halloween AND Thanksgiving have passed. But, I'm determined to catch up ... so bear with me!

But, when I sat down to finally knock out a post ... BOOM! Blogger tells me I'm at capacity on storage. Ugh! Is upgrading my storage the only option? Please, please, please help me!! I'm mostly blog illiterate and don't know what my options are!

Thanks friends ... hopefully I'll be back in business asap!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Jack: 18 months

[this may be my first time since Jack's first month that I've actually posted a monthly update on time!]


• is so much more of a little boy than a baby. He follows commands, answers occasional questions, makes some of his own decisions and is repeating more and more of what we say.
• loves to play outside. Now that we've had the time change, we have less time outside after work/daycare, but we do what we can.
• has 2 more teeth, bringing his total to 14. I'm kind of worried after my last dentist appointment that his top two canines won't come in. [i'm missing three wisdom teeth and one of my baby teeth never came out/doesn't have a permanent tooth underneath. And, missing teeth is congenital ...]
• is starting to take to stuffed animals. We have an OU sock monkey and all of a sudden, one day he wanted it and would hug it. And it's the most adorable thing. EVER!
• knows several body parts: belly button, eye, nose, ears, mouth
• went through a few weeks of what I believe was an 18 month sleep regression. All of a sudden he was waking up in the evenings and the middle of the night. And, as soon as I went in the room he calmed down and went back to sleep. The last few nights he's been off the night wakings but up early in the morning
• likes: stacking blocks, carrying his horse and cow around, throwing balls, football, sweeping, Boomer Sooner, the OU chant, books, Talking Tom app, dancing, walking around in our shoes, seeing football on tv
• took a trip to the pumpkin patch [blog post on this coming soon!]
• new words: football (ba-ba!!), truck (guck), car, more, mine, go, duck, bye
• was a lumber"jack" for Halloween [post on this coming soon, also!]
• was a ringbearer in John's cousin's wedding on Saturday and he ROCKED it! I was way impressed and beyond proud of Jack. Plus ... he was the cutest guy in a tux.

18 month stats:
•official height and weight stats coming next week when we go to the doctor
•LOVES: bananas, Sprout sqeezable pouches, yogurt, Talking Tom app, stacking blocks, dancing and jumping, milk, walking around in our shoes, "brushing his teeth" [aka sucking/chewing/playing with the toothbrush]
•DISLIKES: all veggies, not getting what he wants, brushing his teeth
•mostly 18 month and 18-24 month clothes, size 5 shoe 
•size 4 diaper, size 5 at night

covered in yogurt and watching the OU chant over and over and over at the rehearsal dinner

Monday, November 5, 2012

pumpkin painting.

Whew! Maybe no one noticed but I took a little break from the ole blog. Things were getting all too hectic and just the thought of putting a post together overwhelmed me. But! I'm back ... and I have lots of pictures and stories that need posting.


About a week before Halloween all of the school-aged kids at Jack's daycare took a field trip to a pumpkin patch and they brought pumpkins back for everyone to paint. 

The day they painted them our favorite daycare worker [and babysitter], Sydney, sent me two pictures of Jack. 

Check out his concentration [and the pumpkin envy on the kid covered in blue paint]!

our proud pumpkin painter!

... and the final product. I'm so dang proud!

More Halloween fun to come!