Monday, June 30, 2008

Jack's Friends

These are a few of Jack's very best friends. They were also at the pool party on Saturday.
Layton Davis. He is 2 1/2 years old. The sun was too bright to keep both eyes open.
Ann Rogers Crowder. She is 9 1/2 months old. This is Jack's girlfriend.
Harris Alexander and his Mom Stephanie. He also has a twin sister Lilly. They just turned 2. We don't get to see them too often because they don't live in Birmingham. It was great to get to hang out. We miss them so much!!

Happy Birthday Casey

Saturday we went to a Surprise 30th Birthday Party for our good friend Casey. We have all been so busy lately that we have not all gotten together with the kids since the summer started, so we had a blast. The Dad's played in the pool with the kids and most of us Moms sat around and chatted. Happy Birthday Casey!!
Jack loves to wear his Daddy's shades.
Jack is kissing Aunt Whit. Aunt Whit and Uncle Bo are expecting in December. We are so excited for them. I am selfishly hoping for a boy for Jack to play with:)
Brandon, Casey, and Paul are taking a beer break.
Boys will be boys. You can't have a pool party with the boys without a little competition. Sunday Brandon was hurting and realizing that he is not as young as he used to be.

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

San Francisco

As most of you know I went on a trip to San Francisco last week to visit my good friend Allison. She was transferred there a year ago in August for a job. We had so much fun. I got there on Thursday night and we ate a quick bite and then went back to her house to drink wine, which by the way, is our favorite thing to do together!! Friday we got up and went to get dressed and much to our surprise it was sooooo hot outside. All that I brought to wear were layers(3/4 length shirts, jackets, and wraps). Needless to say, we spent all day Friday shopping for summer clothes that I didn't need because I had a closet full of them in Birmingham, but I didn't mind it. We found out after 2 hot days that this was record breaking temperatures for San Fran. It didn't stop us from having a good time though. We spent all day Saturday in Napa and were in heaven. Words can't describe how beautiful the place was. It was 10 times better than I could have ever imagined it being. Fritz is mine, Allison, Mindy, and Missy's favorite wine that we discovered at a restaurant in Birmingham. They only distribute to restaurants so it is really hard to get. This restaurant stopped carrying it so it has been a while since we have been able to get it. This was the first vineyard that we went to and it was great! If you are ever out looking for a good chardonnay try Fritz if they have it. It is a little bit on the buttery side(medium bodied as we later learned) and wonderful.
This is Allison and I at the Raumbauer Vineyard. We were told to go hear because this was the most buttery wine that they make, so we made a detour in our plan to taste this wine because at the time we thought that we loved buttery wines. Much to our disappointment we hated it. I guess it was a good thing because now we know exactly the kind of chardonnay that we like.
I just had to post this!! Allison and I rented this Go Car for a couple of hours on Sunday. It is the World's first GPS guided car tour. You tell the people what you would like to see and they set it up so that the car tells you what to do (where to turn, history, etc). It drives like a motorcycle and you drive it in the normal traffic (scary because San Fran is not an easy town to drive in). Allison let me drive since I had not driven in the city. We had a blast and got lots of different looks from people on the road.
This is a picture from the top of Lombard Street. This city was just gorgeous.
I had to include a picture of my little man. I missed him sooooo much!!! He had a great time with his Dad though. They did alot of guy things like yard work, sleeping in the same clothes all 3 nights, not bathing but once. All the things that guys do. I was a little disappointed when I got home though because my Momma's Boy had turned into a Daddy's boy and really didn't want anything to do with me until I started packing my suitcase. He eventually came back around though.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Jack's Weekend With Cookie

Jack had his first weekend away from Brandon and I. We had a last minute invitation to go on an adults only trip to Gulf Shores and Cookie and Kim were nice enough to keep Jack for the weekend. They had a great weekend. I'm sure you are wondering why the 2 of them are standing in a pin next to a bull???? My cousins Ali, Drew, and Gordie show bulls and they were having a showing(I'm not sure what you call them) this weekend so Jack and Cookie went all day Saturday to watch them. Dad said that Jack was not sure about the bulls and wasn't really crazy about being next to them.
Maw Maw and Jack had a great time. They hung out most of the day watching the kids show their bulls. Jack loves to clap these days and Maw Maw said that every time the families would clap for their kids, Jack would join in.
This is my Godchild Ali and Jack. She is a little Mother to Jack when he is around and he loves her. I wish that we lived closer so that we could see them all of time.
I just had to include this picture of my cousin Gordie. He has been playing his guitar in front of crowds since he was probably 2 or 3 years old. It is hilarious. He takes it everywhere he goes and has no problem getting the crowds attention!
After a long weekend we met my Dad (a.k.a Cookie) at Cracker Barrel in Mobile to get Jack and have a Father's Day lunch with Dad and Brandon. It was really nice. I am glad that we were able to hang out with my Dad some on Father's Day too. I hope that everyone had a great weekend and a Happy Father's Day.


Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Jack Meets Audrey

My friend Chrissy that I worked with at Signature came over last night to eat dinner and hang out with us for a little while. This is here precious daughter Audrey who is 4 1/2 months old! She was such a happy baby that smiled the whole time. Jack was so good with her. This is the first time he has really been around a baby this size at his age. He loved her. He did occasionally try to poke at her eyes and grab her mouth, but other than that he was sweet.

Jack was a gentleman and let Audrey borrow his exersaucer while Chrissy and I ate dinner. Jack tried to show her how it worked, but quickly got frustrated because she didn't know how to spin her seat. He definitely showed her how it worked. Instead of spinning the seat he spun the whole thing. It was really cute.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Jack and Gigi

We had a great weekend with family! This is a picture of Jack and Gigi at my cousins wedding on Saturday night. Jack was a great sport. He is not wanting to smile because he was tired and ready to go home. We left shortly after this. I hope that everyone had a great weekend!!

Friday, June 6, 2008

These Hot Summer Days

These hot summer days are making it hard to find much to do outside and it kills me becasue Jack loves to be outside. I got his pool out 2 days this week and he loved it. It gives me an excuse to get a little sun too! He does great in it for about 10-15 minutes and then has more fun climbing in and out of it. I may have to do what my friend Nicole did and get the HUGE baby pool so that he can't get out!

He had more fun today sitting on the edge of the pool playing with the air pump while all of the toys we have bought him still sit in the pool. I have always heard not to spend alot on toys because they don't play with them and now I believe it. His favorite things are things that I would rather him not destroy my house with like pots, wooden spoon, and tupperware. He is so much fun though. I think so far this is my favorite age. He is soooooo close to walking. He will pull up on something and let go and balance himself for a few minutes but then sits I guess this is what they do at 11 months. I can't believe it has almost been a year. Time flies! I will save the emotional stuff until July.

We have a very busy weekend planned. Brandon is on his annual guys trip in Gulf Shores. He has been so busy lately with work and other things that he really deserved a weekend away. We hope you are having fun with the boys! My cousin Todd is getting married tomorrow so we have family staying with us. My Grandma and Grandpa and cousin Rachel got here last night and my Mom, Uncle Alan and Aunt Ashley and Scott and AJ will be here tonight. This will be Jack's 1st wedding. I am really nervous because it starts at 6:00, which is when he normally eats, and I know it will be a late night. Well I will stop rambling(you can tell I have plenty of help right now). I hope everyone has a great weekend and is having a great summer like we are!!