Man Cannot Live on Fish Alone

Seth just reminded me I haven’t blogged in weeks.

Oops.

I’ll be honest with you. For once in my life, I haven’t thought a whole lot about this blog. I feel like we’ve been so busy lately! Between somehow getting behind with school, Jake dropping his 2nd nap (saddest time of my life), and a house that never manages to stay clean, I haven’t had quite as much time to sit around. So there. Weak excuses, I know.

So let’s catch up.

Jake now has 7 teeth (4 on top, 3 on bottom). You would think those 7 teeth would help him explore the wonderful world of food but we seem to be content with the goldfish. Ohhhh the goldfish. I blame this on the church nursery. Goldfish are their snack of choice and we always get reports of, “He just takes all the other kid’s fish!”. Just what a proud parent wants to hear! Every once in awhile he’ll eat a great meal, but mostly he picks around at his tray and consumes something along the lines of 3 grapes and a cracker.

It’s a wonder we just now passed the 20 lb mark!

But Jake is definitely busy these days. He’s picked up his pace to more of a brisk walk which makes it a tad more exhausting to keep up with him. I never understood why children wore people out but now I get it. And I can’t explain it either! It’s semi-embarassing.

But he keeps himself busy…
It seems that Jake is getting an early start on his yoga. A master of the downward facing dog!

A couple weeks ago, we met Seth for lunch at Northshore Park in The Woodlands. There were many many ducks which were a big hit.

Jake kept squatting down like a duck and would try to follow them. Pretty sure he would’ve walked straight into the water if I’d let him.

I’m almost tempted to get some ducks for the backyard because they would entertain for hours!

Being a goof on the playground

Looooves going down the slide!

Phew. Now I feel better. We should have more to blog about soon…we’re heading up to College Station tomorrow to help cheer on the Aggies and then seeing lots of family next week for Thanksgiving. I’ll also be trying to talk Seth into putting up Christmas lights but he mostly tries to avoid the subject.

Please.

PLUS, my sister Rachel and her boyfriend Michael (fiancee!) just got engaged! We are so excited for them and can’t wait for them to tie the knot. See? Lots of things going on :)

Happy Belated Halloween

Jake’s 2nd Halloween has come and gone. It’s hard to believe he’s gone from a 7lb baby cow (last year) to a 19lb walking, jabbering, goofy dog! Let’s just hope I have a couple more years of cute costumes before we have to surrender to demands of Transformers, superheros, and popular TV show characters :)

At first he wasn’t too sure about his costume (Jake really didn’t like the hood) but I got him to smile for a couple pictures…
We went to our friend, Beckett’s house to trick or treat with some of our friends. The boys all had a great time together! Look at them eating dinner like big kids (even Seth – ha!).


Look – Mario and Luigi were there! Check out those ‘staches! They were not letting go of their pumpkins. They knew better than to risk losing that candy! Thankfully Jake didn’t quite catch onto that part yet.

Riding around with Beckett the monkey

Jake wasn’t too sure what was going on but he caught onto the “walk up to the door and walk back down the driveway” part real quick! He loved following the other kids around.

Sheila and her monkey.

Now we’re left with a pumpkin full of candy and somehow we Jake only ended up with 2 packages of Skittles. Sigh.

Old McDonald Had a Farm

Well, looks like we have a helper around here! It’s such a relief really. I hate to sweep. Luckily our firstborn is a p-r-o.

Mom, leave me alone. I am busy working!
Sizing up the broom. We now have one a little more true to his size thanks to Toys R Us and some store credit.

Last week we got to visit Old McDonalds farm in Humble with our friend Noah. The boys weren’t quite sure what to think of the place and sure as heck didn’t want to sit still for pictures. Paula was bribing them with Puffs and Noah was not pleased that Jake was getting some of his food!

“Give it back, friend!”

“Who are you looking at??”

Checking out all the animals

Jake was still half asleep from the car ride when we got there. He just stood and stared for the first 20 minutes or so. I’m not sure Paula believed he could really walk – ha!

Where am I??? And why am I wearing this weird skeleton shirt?

Stare down with the cow

I think Jake and Noah will be all about Old McDonalds farm next year when they can run around, play on all the playground equipment, and jump in the hay piles! And I think I need at least a year to prepare myself for the itchy mess involved with said hay pile…