Thursday, September 1, 2011

Amazing month of August

Some days it felt like the long, hot days of summer would never end, and now that August is over it seems to have gone by quickly!

Jacob started pre-school at the beginning of the month at the Wee Wisdom School at the Unity Church.  He goes T/Th mornings and gets to experience all sorts of fun things like art, music, storytime, dress-up, outdoor playground, and making new friends.  This month they focused on learning about animals and the first three letters of the alphabet.  The teachers are so warm and caring, they always have nice things to say about Jacob, and we really love his new school!  Here are some pictures from his first day.

Jacob also celebrated his 2nd birthday this month and we had a little party at the house with the family.  He really understood that it was his birthday and it was special.  He was singing "Happy Birthday to Jacob" in the car on the way home from the store after we got him a special Elmo balloon and the ingredients to make his cake!  So cute!  He was very patient and waited for Daddy to get home with the BBQ before opening his presents -- and then he dumped the contents of the bags on the floor as fast as possible!  He is really into his tools (he insisted on sleeping with his hammer a few nights) and his toy chainsaw (wore the batteries out the first day) and his trucks.  I think the love for construction runs in the family!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Summertime Fun

We have been having a fun summer and spending lots of time outside!  I just realized I haven't posted anything in over a month so I wanted to send out a quick hello!  The first picture is the walk from our house to the neighborhood pool, Jacob decked out in his swimsuit and cap.  We have been walking and swimming on Tuesday and Thursday mornings before it gets super hot outside.  Jacob is fearless, as usual, and loves to get in the kids pool and splash and go down the slide and run under the buckets that dump water.  He also loves to ride on my back in the deep pool, kick-kick-kick like a tugboat, and watch the big kids go off the slide.

We have also joined a fun Mommy-Baby workout group called Stroller Strides, and enjoy going to Springwoods Park on Monday and Friday mornings for some exercise and playtime.  Jacob will get out of the stroller and imitate us doing our lunges and jumping jacks, or cheer for us when we do sprints and races.

This weekend we had fun going out on the boat with him for the first time.  We took the video camera but not the digital camera, so I have to see if we can post a quick clip next time.  He had a blast!!!  We were out on the water by 8 am and back out again by 10 am so we missed all of the crowds.  We had fun swimming in the cove, Jacob got to sit in Daddy's lap and drive the boat, and he wanted to stand up at the very front and "surf" when we went over wakes.  I hope we get to go out a few more times this summer, it was an awesome day!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Choo Choo!

Last month we met my friend Courtney and her daughter Olive and Julie and her son Rhett at Zilker Park to play and ride the train.  Jacob was so excited to see the choo choo!  He climbed right up into the seat and handed the engineer our tickets himself!  It was a super-hot day, and next time we go back we will bring our swimsuits to cool off in Barton Springs!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Kristin's Birthday

Well, we've been busy so I'm going to keep it short and try to get updated for the last month!

I had a great birthday weekend and we met Mom and Dad at Mandola's for lunch.  Jacob enjoyed the cheese pizza and, of course, pineapple gelato.  We walked down to the little pond, played at the Waterloo playground, and then drove over to the park by the Hill Country Galleria.  Jacob had a blast and especially enjoyed talking to PaPaw through the megaphones and climbing on the rocks with Dad.  It was a beautiful spring day and we made the most of it!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Basketball with Ben-Pa

This is just such a cute picture!  They are watching the Sweet Sixteen college basketball finals a few weeks ago. The even cooler thing is that there is a similar picture of Adam at the same age doing the exact same thing with Ben.  So sweet!

Just Chillin'

Jacob recently re-discovered his little Bumbo chair that Grandma Lucita have him for his birthday.  He has been dragging it around the house and will set it down wherever he is ready to stop and chill.  Sometimes on the couch, the floor of our bedroom, in Adam's seat at the dinner table. . .all kinds of funny places!

He was cracking us up the other day with his plaid shorts, plain white t-shirt, sippy cup, goldfish snack, and his "recliner". . .like he was an old man relaxing on the weekend ready to read his paper and drink his coffee --- but much cuter!