Friday, January 3, 2014

Pirate's Booty

My little dude is stylin'. He is starting to develop preferences in clothes. It's super cute and sometimes really inconvenient (toddlers don't care about seasons/temperatures/color coordination). The tights he wore today are a riot. I bought a few different ones via a great deal on Zulily. He will be getting a lot of mileage out of them as they allow him to move around unrestrained.
My little dude
Stylin' Jack and his dapper Daddy
Take a seat. We need to talk. It's time for an intervention... need to give up the bottle. :(

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Back to the grind

Today I reluctantly went back to work, Jeff started his new part-time gig, and Jack headed back to daycare. He missed his buddy JM, and the two of them held hands throughout the day. Our sleeping schedule is off, so all three of us are tired. We'll be definitely hitting the pillows early tonight. Speaking of pillows, this little boy discovered the joys of jumping on the bed. Here he is, being cute and bouncy.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

We spent New Year's Eve with my family. Jack was up past midnight. He was the life of the party.
Doing yoga with his auntie
Downward puppy
Baby yoga is the best
He danced the night away to my cousins playing guitar.

He did not want to go to sleep at all.
It was a wonderful way to welcome the New Year. LOVE these folks! (Some faces were concealed to protect their privacy.)
Love my family

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Beatniks/Bohemians and Train Conductors

Life with a toddler is a constant stream of fun and discovery. While it's cold out, we have tons of fun inside.The boys dressed themselves up in my scarves, drew pictures, and then I helped them put together a carton-box engine that Jack received as a present on his 1st birthday from relatives.
Beatnik daddy overlooking bohemian artist Jack work
Choo Choo! Out of my way, fools!
My child and my man-child
This engine needs a paint job
I'm never coming out

Guitar Man

My cousin Y is an incredibly talented musician. His guitar is an extension of him and his skills are unlike anyone's I've ever known. So you can imagine my delight when Jack showed intense interest in what my cousin was doing. He watched Y for a while, and then we decided to hand him a little guitar that my dad had laying around. He started imitating Y and the two of them jammed for quite a while.
Jack seems to love music. He gravitates toward musical instruments and his face lights up when he hears a song he likes. Oh, and those dance moves... no one dances quite like him. He gets into a trance and is absolutely gleeful.
Since my hubby and I are avid music fanatics, I can't help but want Jack to have a love of music in his life. I hope he takes up a musical instruments and tries to make music of his own one day. I don't want to push it on him, but if he continues to show an interest in it, I'm going to offer him every opportunity to learn and immerse him in every music experience.
 Baby it's the guitar man...

Monday, December 30, 2013


My parents, sisters, and cousins loaded into three cars on Saturday and we headed over to see the Jolly Holiday Lights together. Jack kept pointing and shouting "woah!"
Where are we going?

Hooray for Cousins

Husband's cousins came over Thursday night. They flew all across the country. We watched old home videos from their childhood, laughed, played Cards Against Humanity, and generally had a great time. It was such a wonderful evening.

Everyone together (minus the kids)
My husband, his sister, and their cousins

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Xmas Eve 2013

We go to my parents' house every Christmas Eve. This year was no different. The ambiance was festive, the food was amazing, the presents exchanged were wonderful. My sister's boyfriend was with us this year, too. Jack got tons of great presents, and he loved them.

The best gift of all

Xmas Day 2013

On Christmas Day, we visited my in-laws. Of course we had to dress up all nice for the occasion. Majka and dido bought Jack a great outfit for this styling' guy. He had to model for mama.
First, he showed off his serious side. Then, he showed his playful side by hiding from the camera.
When we arrived at grandma's, Jack was showing off.
So composed
My little old man
He waited patiently for his cousins to arrive so they could start opening their presents.
Alas, the wait was over and Jack and his cousins opened their presents. They had a great time playing together.