Monday, February 21, 2011

Playing at the Park and Videos

The weather has been so great the past week, that Jacob has gotten to play at the park almost every day. He's getting better and better at climbing, sliding, running, stepping, and sometimes falling. Here's some pictures from yesterday at the park. As you will see, I couldn't get him to look at me and smile...he was TOO busy playing. :)


I love this picture.
Of course, he had to point out the letters! :)
Coming down the stairs!!!

We got to enjoy a snack in the middle of play time. Re-fueling is important you know!
Here's a couple of videos we took yesterday of Jacob. This first one is Jacob spelling his name. He likes to add some extra "B's" to it every now and then. So cute!
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This video is Jacob and Mommy singing "This is the Day." I love when he says, "rejoice" because it sounds more like "juice." Next time I'll try to sing softer so you can actually hear Jacob sing. Don't mind me...

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Thanks for checking in with us this week.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ten Tiny Tadpoles

One of Jacob's favorite books these days! Enjoy the video!

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The only thing I regret about this video is that we should have recorded it sooner. When we first started reading it, the page with the number 9 was a much more excited "P," which I thought was the most precious thing I'd ever heard. By the time we recorded this, he had heard us tell him it was a nine and the "p" was not as sure. Oh well, you get the idea!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Did you Miss Us?

We're back!!!
Not for the everyday blogging like in January, but we're back to give Jacob's fans some more of "his royal cuteness" and his adventures this week.
On Friday night Jacob had his first experience with Hibachi style Japanese food. We had a great time! Jacob watched the cook very intently, and when the fire and heat came bursting into the air he nearly jumped into Jeff's arms. However, he did think it was pretty cool at the other tables! :) Here's some pictures of the evening!




After the meal, Jacob and Daddy were still all smiles! Jacob LOVED the food. He munched on the Ginger salad and had some soup, and he ate an entire adult portion of rice! By the time the veggies and chicken came, he was so full. Oh well. He did still manage to eat some of the zucchini and broccoli and a few bites of chicken. He also enjoyed the fortune cookie quite a bit as well. That was a little surprising.


Here's a picture of his plate at the end of the meal. Mostly chicken and a few veggies left.
The next BIG and EXCITING thing Jacob did this weekend was switch from a crib to a BIG BOY BED. Yay! This was something Jeff and I talked about doing once Jacob turned two and could climb a little better. So on Saturday we took off the front of the crib and put the toddler rail on the front. Here's some pictures of Jacob's reactions...


Of course, Jackson is monitoring the situation as well...I guess he likes it!

The first night, Mommy and Daddy weren't so sure this was such a good idea. Ha! We put him in bed and 30 seconds later he'd be out in the living room with his hands in his mouth and a little smile on his face. It was hard to get mad at him for how proud he was of himself. This charade continued for quite a while. After about an hour and 20+ trips back to bed, Jacob finally stayed put long enough to fell asleep. Sunday afternoon nap time was a little better, about 20 min and 10 or so trips back to bed. Sunday night was good, about 25 minutes and about 7 times back to bed. But today, for nap was the best so far...10 minutes and only 5 trips back to bed. Maybe he's getting the hang of this whole BIG BOY BED thing. :)

Thanks for checking in with us today. God is so good and has blessed us SO richly!