Thursday, September 29, 2011

Jack is Ten Months!

Holy Crap! I can't believe you are 10 months old Jack! Someone asked me today and I was still saying 9 months, which explains why this originally posted with just notes to myself about all that you've been learning.

I must say that this has been quite the month. You've learned to clap your hands and to wave when someone comes in a room. Sometimes you get the two confused, but Kylie says that it's nice to have someone clap when she walks into a room. Your new accomplishments are so super cute, and I want everybody to see how adorable you are. Unfortunately, you don't like to perform on command, despite our best efforts to train teach you with treats rewards.

You've definitely decided that scooting around on your bottom is way easier than learning to crawl so I'm back to forcing you to get tummy time. You still just army crawl around, but every now and then I catch you using those abs to lift your body up. I think you're pretty content with scooting & army crawling, and probably I should be, too, since you get around quite quickly.

Daddy had to put in cupboard latches this past week. You love opening drawers and cupboards so we'll have to be kinda careful. My guess is you think it's funny to watch mom sweep behind you and pick up all the messes. I swear your favorite thing about your books isn't reading because you can barely sit still for a book, but you love to tear every book off your shelf.

You're sleeping right now, Jack, which is good because you've had a rough couple weeks. Turns out you have an ear infection right now and it's made you a bit grumpy. It's also made you a bit more of a snuggler, and Mama doesn't mind that part too much. There are very few times when you stop being such a busy lil man and let me hold you.

I love you, Sweet Son, and I can't wait for tomorrow!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Happy 14th!

Happy Birthday to someone who is...

Sweet & Loveable

A Great Brother

Fun & Adventurous


A Wonderful Son!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Some Things Only Moms Know

While reading this post, please hum Keane's "Somewhere Only We Know".

How to load a dishwasher.

Where additional supplies of milk, paper towels, etc are kept.

How to fold fitted sheets.

Where to find the best price on kids clothes.

What size Tupperware to use for leftovers.

How to get a variety of stains out of clothes.

How to put a new roll of t.p. onto the holder.

When leftovers can be thrown out.

* disclaimer: Persons other than moms may know some of these tidbits, but on average the aforementioned items are mom knowledge.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My. Crappy. Day.

I like to work while my sweet son sleeps, but unfortunately Jack woke up a little too early today. After snuggling for a bit I thought that I would leave Jack to play in his room while I finished up my office work.
As I sat at my computer, I could hear Jack scooting in just a diaper down the hall. What an adorable son I have! Who knew a hallway could be so entertaining?!

(Sidenote: our poor puppies have the worst gas. We’ve tried changing their food to no avail. I’m open to suggestions at this point!) Tucker was letting loose while I worked and the smell was atrocious. Finally, I decided that he was just letting off a little steam, but perhaps there was a pile somewhere.

Upon further investigation I discovered that poor Jack had had an explosive bowel movement that was now streaked down the hallway and along the walls. Not to mention what covered his back, hands and –dare-I-say – mouth!

I must have screamed because Jack & I just stood there (well, he sat there in his poo) with our eyes locked for a full minute before I finally realized I needed to get Jack into the bath. My son is clean and so are the walls & floor.

Some days as a “Mommy” are better than others.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Flashback Friday

This is quite a couple months ago when Jack first discovered peek-a-boo. Now he is learning new games like cleaning up your hands after lunch is super easy if your favorite puppy is available.

Warning: If you are a nursing mother, do  not teach your child "peek-a-boo". Doing so may result in an awkward church moment while breastfeeding.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Wordless Wednesday, But With Words.

I'm using a video for Wordless {but with words} Wednesday because Rachel started it.
Check out Jack's latest trick. Yah, we give him treats for his tricks. It works on the dogs so why not? Don't judge me.

Linking up with

and then, she {snapped}

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Coca-Cola Chicken

The other night we had one of our favorite meals, which includes beer coke can chicken. Now that Kylie has been diagnosed with Celiac disease, we are using only gluten free options.

Remove giblets from chicken and rub with your favorite poultry seasoning. Include the chicken cavity with rub. Pour some coke (gluten-free option) or beer into cooking device, place chicken onto cooking device (see below).

Poultry Device by Weber
Heat grill to between 350 and 450 degrees, and cook chicken for about 1 & 1/4 hours until internal temperature reaches 180 degrees. Super easy. Super delicious.