Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Shots of Jack

Jack has his cowboy boots on today. Giddy up!

Jack is still "crawling" in reverse - however, he now can go from sitting to crawl position and from crawl position back to sitting. He is ALL OVER his crib and, fearing he could be pulling himself up any day, we lowered his crib last night.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Shots of Jack

You may remember Baylen Brees sporting some sweet ear muffs at the Super Bowl this year...well, I decided Jack needed a pair too. If you remember correctly, he doesn't like loud cheers (home runs) or yelling (surprise parties). I think he & I both have sensitive ears.

Well, he wore them during some of the football game Saturday...and I think they will come in handy down the road - for fireworks, etc.
Trying them on...
Mom: "Jack, you look cute in them!"
Jack: "Sorry, what did you say? I can't hear you."

Sunday, August 29, 2010

The 365 Day Challenge

It's no secret that I am now 100% obsessed with coupons. (Thank you SIL, Gina, for getting me hooked. We are working on brainwashing Karley.)

Since moving to Royal Oak, I have discovered Rite Aid. I am actually having a (not-so-secret) love affair with Rite Aid right now. Seriously, it's a couponer's HEAVEN. One day...the cashier actually opened his register and had to PAY ME $7.50. He said, "I don't know how this is legal." Thank you, Rite Aid. You're my fav. (But please don't tell Walgreens & CVS...they are less generous, but still staples in my weekly coupon shopping)

So, last night I devised a plan. Starting today I am collecting as much free or less than $1 merchandise as I can...mainly cleaning supplies, toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, etc. and I am HOARDING it (in an organized fashion...not like what you see in the TV show Hoarders). And then, starting January 1st - we will be spending $0 on those types of products. Zero.

If you have seen the "Coupon Light" and want to get on board - let me know and I will email you my favorite coupon websites (which I have stolen from Gina, Coupon Queen of the World). And if you hate the idea of saving money...well, then send me your "free money" (aka: coupons). I will GLADLY use them. I have been know to mail some of my freebies to friends & family, when I know they can use them.

Go Lions!

Last night we enjoyed a pre-season Lions game against the Cleveland Browns. Jack got a Matthew Stafford jersey, because Stafford is his daddy's "man-crush" and he lives in our hood. (We know the Mosi do not approve since they are Gators and Stafford was a Bulldog) Anyway, we had AWESOME seats - in the Club area...which meant padded chairs, lots of space, great food, and super-clean bathrooms. We were pampered.

Right before we headed out at half-time. Jack was getting tired and the starters were just about finished. The Lions ended up WINNING! Woo Hoo.

NOTE: For those wondering...YES we are Colts fans. However, I think there is a new law in Michigan stating that ALL residents must support the Lions, because they have been SO terrible. We were just doing our part.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Shots of Jack

How cute are these high-tops? Too cute.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Okay...I'm a LOSING it.

Seriously. LOSING IT. Like, we are talking...my mind is gone.

Want to hear something funny? Actually it's rather sad.

This is post #501. Yes...the last post was actually just 1/2 of 1000. See what I mean? My brain in mush.

How in the H-E-double hockey sticks...did I get 1000 from 500?? Ummm. I can't even try to understand it. Not gonna try.

Hope you enjoyed my daily countdown... (when I clearly saw 497, 498, 499, etc - but still FAILED to register) and Jack's 1000 quiz. 1000?!?! Really, Kady? There are only 365 days in a year. Who do you think you are? Superwoman? Pathetic.


The 1000th Post!

EDIT: This is NOT the 1000th post. This was a PRACTICE QUIZ... The next one (like, the real 1000th) won't be as easy. So I suggest you study (aka: read this blog daily) Did you hear me, Jerry Clevenger? 5/10? Jack is disappointed.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Shots of Jack

Post #999...
"YES! I finally have the remote!"
"Sooo many buttons." (Droooool)
"What if I push this?"
"Uh oh..."
"Whatever. I'll just chew on it."

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Happy Anniversary

Thirty-one years ago, my parents tied the knot in a small chapel on the campus of Hanover College. A Spanish-speaking farm girl married an insurance lovin' golfer...the rest is history. Happy Anniversary, Mom & Dad.

PS: Post #998

Shots of Jack

Post #997!
Happy Wednesday!
It's cool to drool!
Always under the watchful eye of his buddy, Tucker.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Shots of Jack

POST # 996

I'm ready for my lunch, please.
Seriously, stop taking my picture and feed me.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Shots of Jack

This is POST #995! WoooHoooo!

Mondays are fun "mail" days for Jack, because we get all of the grocery store ads. He is easily entertained for MANY consecutive minutes.

This is SO fun!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Shot of Jack

Floyd was at Camp Bow Wow when we left today, so Jack got his picture taken with the Floyd-look-alike. Not the same as that droopy-eyed, long-eared Bassett...but it will do. Congrats on your new home, Blake, Sarah, and Floyd! See you soon!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Shot of Jack

Gone for the weekend! Jack's in Ohio visiting his friends Blake, Sarah, and Floyd (the Bassett with looooong ears)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Shot of Jack

Jack is still stuck in reverse. He backed himself up to the coffee table, so he could lick it. Classy.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


My mom is officially half-way finished with her Chemo treatments! She has been a trooper. There are bad days, when she feels awful...but there are also good days. We pray she will start having more good days than bad. Thank you to everyone for your thoughts, prayers, emails, cards, etc. You have no idea how wonderful it is to know we have such a broad and loving support system.

Grandma Shirlee - Jack can't wait until you are 100% better. And he hopes you will consider sporting a faux hawk like him, when your hair starts to come back.

Shots of Jack

Jack is sporting a new hairdo these days. I don't think there is a better age to rock a faux hawk.

(Yes, he had mango up his nose in these pictures)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Shots of Jack

Jack gave in to peer pressure yesterday while hanging out with Molly. It went something like this:
Molly: Lick this.
Jack: No, I don't want to.
Molly: It tastes good. Just lick it.
Jack: What does it taste like?
Molly: Puffs.
Jack: Mmmmmm, I love puffs. Okay.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Shots of Jack

Jack and I walked down to the park this afternoon. Jack enjoyed the swings and a pretend trip down the slide. He can't wait until he can roam the playground on his own!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Shots of Jack

"Hey, want to see what I can do?"
"First, I get on my knees...like this."
"And then, if I want - I can stick my leg out like this...and almost sit myself up."
"Oh my gosh. That is SO cool."

So...how long before Jack is OFF and CRAWLING? Cast your vote.

10 years ago

On Saturday night, I attended my 10 year high school reunion. I thought I was pretty slick...I had myself completely ready by 7:30, got Jack down at 7:55, and walked out the door to pick up Abbie at 8:10. (I case you don't know me well, I am late to things 95.9% of thetime) And despite the fact that the reunion started at 7:30 - Abbie and I had agreed to leave around 8, since we both have little ones.

The reunion was really nice. I got to see people I haven't seen in 10 years and some I haven't seen in 10 months. But it was just nice to catch up and see how everyone is doing. We had to fill out a form and one of the questions asked about our hobbies. After some deliberation, Abbie and I decided that changing diapers, pumping, and doing laundry probably wasn't what they wanted to hear. So I put down yoga, shopping (much to Tyson's dismay), and COUPONS (yes, I actually wrote down "coupons" as a hobby. Gina will be proud). However, I think I need more hobbies.

At 10:00 I got a desperate call from my mom. "Jack has been screaming since 15 minutes after you left. I hate to bother you, but he won't stop." So - that was the end of my night out.

When I arrived home my dad was standing in the driveway with Jack. His eyes were red and swollen from crying (Jack's, not Dad's). He took one look at me walking toward him and a HUGE smile spread across his face. He was happy as can be the rest of the night.
This is the picture we texted to Tyson....

(thanks to Alyssa for the picture of Abbie & me at the top)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Shot of Jack

While we were in Warsaw, Jack & I took a dip in Miss Renee's pool. Jack floated around in a pink car. I'm sure it made his Daddy proud.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Shots of Jack

Molly isn't the only one getting kisses from Jack. He saves some for his mommy, too!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Shot of Jack

Starting on September 3rd, our blog fans have a job to do...we need daily votes for Jack. Listen, if there wasn't a chance he could win a $25,000 scholarship - I wouldn't ask you to do it. But that would ALMOST cover one year at DePauw. So help a sister out.

Don't worry...I'll remind you again. And again...and again.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Shots of Jack

Here are some recent favorites...
This is how I know my child is still hungry.
"Grandma...I love you, but I won't share my Puffs with you."
Just chillin' in Kroger...lookin' for some ladies.