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Sunday, January 30, 2011
Jack had visitors this weekend! Friday night he waited patiently for friends to arrive... Blake, Sarah, and Floyd (the Basset) came up from Cincinnati and Aaron came up from Fort Wayne.
"Are they here yet?"
He enjoyed his time with Sarah.
And he hung out with the "big boys" on the couch.
He also got to spend quality time with Floyd. Despite stealing a few of Jack's toys (baby toys & dog toys look too similar) Floyd was SUCH a good boy with a toddling toddler. And he kept Tucker entertained too. He is welcome back anytime!
He even helped keep Jack's face clean...lots of wet puppy kisses!
You can see Sarah's blog HERE. She has great craft ideas, recipes, and plenty of love for her adorable Basset Boy, too!
Posted by The Beckers at 4:39 PM
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Poor Jack has another ear infection! Tyson stayed home with him today and I am thinking it will be my turn tomorrow. Not fun. He is miserable and so sad. We aren't sure what is causing the ear infections. They aren't caused by milk...he doesn't drink it. And YES (Mr. Stranger) he does war a hat. I've heard it could be teeth?!?!
Needless to say, with a sick baby, report cards due, and out-of-town guests coming for the weekend - blogging has not been a priority. I will try to be better!
Posted by The Beckers at 7:46 PM
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
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We celebrated Lucas' birthday today. He doesn't turn one until January 28th, but he was celebrating with his Detroit friends, so he can head to Canada to celebrate with Christina's family. His party was a snowman theme...and we all wore our hats & scarves. Very cute!
Posted by The Beckers at 8:36 PM
Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Tyson has been traveling for work for a couple days and I have been experiencing life as a "single", working mom. Let it be known that it is TOUGH work and I have a lot of admiration for parents who raise children on their own!
This morning I tackled getting myself ready, feeding the dogs, taking out the trash, getting Jack ready, dropping him off at daycare, and getting myself to work for a 7:45am Staff Meeting...oh, AND I enjoyed a coffee along the way. Fortunately, we all survived the day (and the night) and Karley even told me (via Skype) that my hair looks good. I'll take it.
Tyson is battling his way home right now...through a snow storm that covers most of Indiana. Jack and I will both be happy to have him home! (Coop & Tuck - not so much...they enjoy sleeping with their mama when Tyson's away)
Posted by The Beckers at 7:48 PM
Jack is getting more brave as a new "walker." Last night he took about 10 steps...stopped, bent down, stood back up...and walked again. He still prefers crawling to walking...and he still hasn't displayed his new talents at daycare. He'll break it out once he's learned how to RUN!
Posted by The Beckers at 7:48 AM
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
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Monday, January 17, 2011
Today is my 29th birthday. I can't believe I am ONE year away from 30! Not that I think 30 is old...
Yesterday I treated myself to a massage thanks to a Groupon I purchased in August. It seemed like the perfect time to get away for an hour and be pampered. My "therapist," Janet, really worked on my back, neck, & shoulders. She told me I have some "inflammation" in my shoulders (did you hear that? it's 30 calling...). She worked REALLY hard to "repair" that area by applying pressure to some pressure points and working out the kinks. Ahhhh. I walked out with a back that could pass for a 25 year old's back. Seriously...nice work, Janet!
Today we have already enjoyed Starbucks, a trip to Somerset Mall, and we have plans for dinner at one of my favorite places! Plus, I get to enjoy being home with Tyson & Jack - which is the best present of all!
Thank you MLK (and Ronald Reagan...) for this day to celebrate my birthday and MLK's birthday!
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Brooke gives "Jack" a birthday smooch. Molly isn't happy about it.
The Jozefiak twins get passed around!
Nuala & her Daddy. It was a very "baby friendly" event!
Jack had his birthday celebration with his buddies today! There were walkers, crawlers, and semi-sitters in attendance. Jack's 2nd cousin Nuala made the trip from Ann Arbor, his neighbor Sydney walked over, Molly, Lucas, and the twins: Henry & Clara were all here to celebrate with him. Grandma Nancy & Grandpa Denny got in on the fun, too! And Jack's Great-Aunt Debbie was able to Skype in for the birthday song & cupcake smashing. What a great day! Jack hopes he gets to have three birthday celebrations EVERY year.
Posted by The Beckers at 8:38 PM
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
We have a walker. Okay, so it was "baby steps." But Jack took 3-4 steps on his own, a few different times tonight. Tyson and I were both able to see it and we were SO excited! Jack was pretty proud of himself. Look out, world!
(Yes, that is a dirty clothes hamper in the background...I desperately need a cleaning lady.)
Posted by The Beckers at 9:18 PM
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
I recently realized that turning ONE is very similar to turning twenty-ONE!
1. You get to drink things your weren't allowed/supposed to drink before...
ONE - Milk
Twenty-ONE - Alcohol
2. You get privileges you didn't have before...
ONE - facing forward in a car seat, eating nuts & eggs
Twenty-ONE - you can go into bars, buy alcohol, and have an official bachelor/bachelorette party ;)
3. It's a milestone birthday...that you enjoy...
ONE - it's your FIRST birthday, people celebrate and you enjoy the attention
Twenty-ONE - it's really your last milestone birthday worth celebrating, people buy you drinks
Jack has twenty more birthdays to go...
Posted by The Beckers at 10:36 AM
Monday, January 10, 2011
I feel compelled to write this post to WARN my pregnant friends/future parents, to allow others who share my frustrations to vent, and to educate the "already parents/grandparents/great-grandparents" that frequent this blog...
Today while leaving the grocery store with Jack, a nice man (I thought he was nice) walked up to me as I was strapping Jack into his car seat. (sidenote: I was kissing Jack and talking to him leading up to this)
Man: Excuse me...
Man: Where is his HAT? (very annoyed look on his face)
Kady: He ISN'T wearing one TODAY. (stink eye)
Man: (raises eyebrows and shakes his head in disgust)
Kady: Mind your own business. (as he is walking away)
Cue: MOM RAGE.
Are you kidding me? I am strapping my son INTO his car seat. I am talking to him and kissing him. I am not a bad mother. Do not make me feel guilty. Was my child's life in danger? NO. Was I hurting him? NO. Does he need a hat? Probably... But is it your place, Mr. Stranger, to parent ME? NO!
Mr. Stranger...Do you yell at mothers who smoke with their children in the car? What about parents who feed their kids McDonalds every day? Or parents who take zero interest in their child's education? Please direct your "parenting of parents" at someone in need of advice.
And be warned...next time I will not be polite. I have an arsenal of snide remarks for the next "Mr. Stranger."
Posted by The Beckers at 5:40 PM
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Our third and final Jack-tivity was a delicious lasagna dinner at the Jakobsen's! Jack and Molly both love lasagna...and the evidence was all over their faces!
Jack found some traces of sauce on Molly's hand. Yummm.
Molly wasn't amused by Jack's attempt to get fresh with her...even if it was his birthday!
Brooke made Jack a GIANT chocolate chip cookie cake!And she had a treat for me, too! Hobnobs from London! They were my go-to cookie when I studied abroad there...since England doesn't have Oreos. Mikkel tasted a Hobnob tonight and thinks they are BETTER than Oreos. Impossible! He's just never dipped an Oreo in water...
That being said...I am still hiding my new Hobnob stash!! Thank you, Jakobsens!
That concludes Jack's First Birthday celebration! We had fun and we are looking forward to SO many more birthdays with our special Little Man!
Posted by The Beckers at 11:10 PM
Our second Jack-tivity was a trip to the mall to Build-A-Bear. But really, we built a Tiger! Jack hit every stuffed animal we picked up...except the Tiger. He kissed the Tiger and that was that.
He waited in line to stuff his new friend.
He was amazed watching the stuffing go into the Tiger. Jack picked out a heart...gave it a kiss (or shoved it in his mouth) and put it inside his Tiger - before the nice Bear Builder sewed it up.
Meeting his new friend.
Looking at the Tiger in his new "condo."
Meet Uno! Uno was born on Jack's birthday - it says so on his birth certificate.
As we were leaving, we saw Jack's buddy Lucas with his mom & dad! Jack and Lucas shared some smiles. Lucas wished Jack a "Happy Birthday" and we were on our way... When naptime "calls" it is TIME TO GO!