Monday, June 21, 2010


This weekend our little man had a lot of firsts!

Saturday morning he had his first horseback ride on a horse named Dakota with his Daddy holding him tight. He was on a horse with his mommy for the first time, too.

Sunday was his first day here to celebrate Father's Day with his dad. Then, he had his first boat ride, he dipped his feet in a lake for the first time, was in a life jacket for the first time, and used a sippy cup for the first time! He loves that cup  :)  Oh, yeah, and we had a need for sunscreen on him for the first time.

Sunday night, he met the first girl born to our group of friends, Malia Kay. She is just so precious.

Big weekend!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

beginnings and ends

as we celebrate daily the little accomplishments of our son as he is learning to be a human, it is strange to contemplate death.

j's grandmother passed away tonight. when i heard the news, i cried. even when death is a celebration because we know that the person is finally home and hanging out with Jesus, it is still hard to say goodbye. it is hard to know that they are now just a group of stories, memories. all we have of them is what we already had. there is pain in that. her life has ended.

jake's is just beginning. that is something else to celebrate.

so is the fact that he sat up by himself for about a half an hour today. he's such a stud.

Friday, June 4, 2010

more photos

Hi all,

We have some new bathtub photos in the month 5 album and some new month 6 photos up since Jake is 6 months old today! They aren't that great because it's a rainy day up here in GB and that means clouds. Clouds mean that it's dark in my living room where I take the photos. I could really use an upgrade on my lens and flash. Part of me wonders if I should be taking him to one of those in-store studios for the big months... like today. I wish I would've gotten some nice photos of the 3 of us when he was first born and I'm afraid I'll regret not getting some "professional" photos done for his 6 month 'birthday'... I mean, really, who knows how I'll feel about the photos I've taken of him so far in a few years. I'll either think they were perfectly adequate or I'll think they were totally silly and I should have gotten them professionally done. I guess we'll see! Either way, I hope to put up others when the sun is better. We also had a really full day and so I ended up taking them at nap time so he was kinds of out of it! Oops!

Hope you enjoy them anyway!

Here's a sample:

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

What we're up to...

Hey there family,

There are some new photos up on the other website.

I just wanted to let you know that Jake will be turning 6 months old on Friday but he has been sitting up by himself for about 5-10 seconds at a time for at least 2 weeks now and has been saying, "da da" for about a week. It's so fun to see. He's just adorable. He just has no desire to roll over. I have no doubt that he could do it if he wanted to because I've seen him have the ability. He just doesn't care. Oh well.  :)

 look mom, no props!