Thursday, July 29, 2010

Pup-Pup's House

Jacob has recently discovered how to get in and out of "Pup-Pup's House" and he has quite a fun time! What a silly boy!




Our little boy has turned 18 months already. I can't believe it.... We'll do another update on his 18 months after we go to the doctor on Tuesday. Until then, you'll just have to wait...

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A living, breathing, WALKING miracle!

That's right! It's official. Jacob is walking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He took his first steps a couple of weeks ago, and was pretty unstable for a while. However, this video was taken yesterday during physical therapy, and he has definitely found his balance now. He walked up and down this hallway for about 30 minutes yesterday. Watch out world, here comes Jacob!

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Don't worry, the stumble at the end was uneventful!

We're so so proud!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

A week with Jacob...

So...we've actually done a decent job documenting things that Jacob has done this week... I've been trying to take better pictures and show just how grown up our "big guy" is getting. We can't believe that 18 months is just around the corner. Where does the time go???
This week we had our usual therapy sessions, but we managed to have some fun intermixed with all the "work" that we have to do. So here's the fun stuff...
This is a video of Jacob's "speedy" crawl. He can really move!!!

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On Thursday we had Wrigley and Finley over for a few hours and managed to completely wreak havoc in the living room. But, all is well, it took about 5 minutes to put it back together. This is what Jacob decided to play with for all of 30 seconds...He's all over the place lately. Into everything. I wouldn't have it any other way! :)

This is Wrigley teaching Jacob how to use the piano. Finley is watching in the distance.

Looks like Finley is on his way to the door. He's making his way out...while Jacob is still trying to figure out who these kids are and why they're playing with his toys. :)

GG got Jacob this "big wheel" the last time we were in Atlanta. Jacob doesn't know how to push the pedals, but he rides around pretty well. He was having a good time with Daddy!

"See Jacob, you have to put your feet up here on the foot stand." He kept his feet up for a while, then put on the brakes!

Jacob riding the "Big Wheel!"

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In the last post we told you how Jacob loves to get to the computer, so we put his out on the table for him to play with. Funny!

He got tired of the computer and decided to head over to the other toys...

...when he was done with the toys it was off to the kitchen for some "spinning" around....this takes some SERIOUS skills people!!!

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And then...he went back to the computer...

Jacob can do all the hand motions to "If you're happy and you know it" when prompted...kinda cute. This one's long and only for the "MOST DEDICATED" readers. :) Hee Hee.

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These are visors that Gramma Tuley got for Jacob...


...this is what we decided to do with them... :)


Most nights this is how Jacob and "Pup-Pup" play. They really love each other!

Jacob stands at his bedroom window and looks out at the birds...that's he and Jackson's favorite pasttime...

Uncle Biggie called us and said that he was coming through and wondered if we would meet him at the airport. Today he flew from Atlanta to our hometown, then flies to Cancun and back to our hometown, stays the night, and then off to another place tomorrow. We're meeting him for dinner tonight too! How fun! It's always great to see Uncle Biggie!

After meeting Uncle Biggie, we headed to the downtown library for a family "puppet" show. There were no puppets this time...it was more like a play. Jacob thought the people dressed up in character were interesting... this picture makes me laugh. He did have a good time...promise.
This is a picture of the inside of the puppet theater...Jeff is holding Jacob in his lap...



during the show...

We're having a great time spending time together as a family. Praise God that he brought us this far! What a Miracle!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

A Little "Love" and a Little Dancin'

Isn't that the sweetest picture you've ever seen? This is how Jacob and Jackson like to "hug" or "give him love" as we call it. I will tell Jacob to hug Jackson (AKA: pup-pup), and Jacob will get down on the floor and lay on top of him. So sweet. Although Jackson doesn't seem to think it's so fun in this picture. His eyes are saying, "Help me..." :)



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This is what Jacob's face looks like when he's about to go for the computer keys. I wonder what he's thinking??? He loves climbing over to the table, standing up, and reaching for the computer. Think he takes after Jeff???? ;) We've had to move the computer to the middle of the table just so he can't reach it. Soon enough he's going to be learning how to climb on top of the chair and table to get to it.... :)


This is a GEM of a video. I love to play music around the house and usually Jacob dances with his hands (take a look at the second video for that), but this time he was dancing like this....

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Thanks for checking in with us. Have a fun filled, dancin' day!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Pool Time

Thanks to our friends David and Jennifer, we were able to go to the YMCA pool a few days last week. We have been wanting to get Jacob into a pool for a while but don't really have easy access to one. So, when they asked if we wanted to go, we said YES! :) Thanks D and J.

Here's a pic of Sam and Jennifer, and Jacob and me.

Jacob playing on the chair while we wait to get back into the pool. This pool was amazing...it has slides for little kids, a big water tank that fills up and then dumps water out on the kids, and all kinds of water "adventures" to participate in. What fun!

Jeff and Jacob playing in the water fountains.


A family shot!



It was hard to get Jacob smiling in any of the pictures. He did really enjoy the fountains, especially when the water sprayed all over when he tried to grab it. He was cautious about everything, but maybe as we get into the water more, he'll smile a little more for pictures! :)
Have a great day!



Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

Although this was not Jacob's first 4th, it was his first time to see fireworks on the 4th. So it was monumental for us! Many of you are probably wondering...how did he do??? Well, there's a couple of videos at the end of this post of him during the fireworks display, but I didn't catch his first reaction in the videos. He heard the big booms before he got the lights and colors, so he was pretty scared and cried for about 10 seconds, but once he saw the lights, he watched them very intently. I think we'll be doing it again next year!!! Here's some photos from the day.
Our family photo. We are still working on getting Jacob to smile for these...so this was the best we could get!

We went to the Belle Meade Country Club and sat on their driving range and waited for the show to start. It was a great show. It lasted about 20-30 minutes and we were close enough that we felt the "showers" from the fireworks. The good thing about this show is that the traffic getting home wasn't bad, and it was close to home too. The only thing missing is coordinating patriotic music. So if any members of "The Club" are reading...maybe you can suggest that for next year! :) Here's a picture of the whole group...Chris, Pam, John, Tracy, Jeff, Sam B., Jacob, and Chris. What a fun evening!


Jeff and Jacob before the fireworks show. Jacob had a good time shaking his American flag.



Julie and Jacob waiting for the show to begin.



Beautiful!


Here's the video I promised! I hope it makes you feel as if you were right there with us enjoying his first 4th of July fireworks show!

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Thanks for checking in with us. Have a wonderful day!