Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Jack's 15 Month Checkup

Our little man is growing up so fast. I can't believe that he is 15 months(really 15 1/2 months) already. We are loving every minute of it and we never have a dull moment around here. He is talking up a storm and really starting to understand what we are telling him. This morning at the doctors office we heard a baby crying and I asked Jack "do you hear the baby?", then I told him, "you used to be a baby like that and cry like that baby". He looked up at me and said "Baby". When the doctor got in the room he heard another baby crying (we heard alot because they were all getting shots...poor things!), he looked at me and Dr. Dudgeon and said "Baby". It was really cute and I was very proud that he reconized on his own that it was a baby crying. Enough bragging on my son, here are his stats:

32 1/4 inches tall (80%)

24 lbs. 4 ozs. (50%)

He has all of his molars and is getting all of his eye teeth right now. Grandma, this explains why he was up so late screaming the other night. Dr. Dudgeon said that these are very painful for them because they are pointy. He was also very impressed with Jack's vocabulary for a 15 month old. He said that he was advanced and is really talking on a 2 year old level. I'm such a proud Mom!!!

I hope everyone is doing well. Have a great Halloween! Post lots of pictures of the little ones.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Boo at the Zoo

Sunday night a big group of us took the kids to the zoo for Boo at the Zoo. We had a picnic dinner before and then headed into the zoo for some fun filled festivities. It was really crowded because it was the last night. Genius me did not realize that when I planned this night but overall it was alot of fun. It was just really hard to all stick together as a group, so most of us split up and did our own things. The important thing is that the kids had a blast.

This is my precious puppy, Jack. He only kept the hood on for about 30 minutes. This is only partial costume. I will have the full costume for Friday night.

Here was our best attemp at getting some of the kids together. We are missing Charlie and Caroline, but did the best we could. From left: Addison, Claire, Ann Rogers, and Jack.

Jack and Daddy took a minute to pose in front of the huge pumpkin. This was the best that we could get being that it was 8:00 and Jack's bedtime.

Jack and his nanny had a great time.
Lindsay and James had a great time riding the haunted carousel.
They had 2 little villages set up around the zoo with fake houses and people handing out candy. Jack really enjoyed it and was very polite and said "Thank you" to everyone!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Pumpkin Patch

This past Sunday we took Jack to the pumpkin patch. We had a great time. The weather was beautiful and felt like a nice fall day. Jack absolutely loved it. His favorite thing was the hayride though. He didn't want to get off.
After everyone else had gotten off, Brandon and Jack stayed on to discuss their strategy on finding the perfect carving pumpkin. Look how intently Jack is listening to his Daddy.
There were 2 different patches, one to the left and one to the right. Jack immediately took off running to the patch on the right and towards the pumpkin in the picture. The whole time he was yelling "ball". He was a little confused but I was pretty impressed that he recognized the pumpkin as the same shape as a ball.

He found the perfect pumpkin and then was done with the patch. I think that Aunt Sena and I had more fun in the patch picking out the best pumpkin for decoration.
Jack and Daddy have loaded up and are ready to head back to activities.

Aunt Sena, Jack and I were cuddled up. It was pretty chilly on the hayride.

On the way back Jack tried to taste the stem of the pumpkin. I wish I could have gotten a picture of the awful face he made right after he took a bite. He did not like the taste.They had a huge 18 wheeler cage full of cotton that the kids could play in. When we got there big kids were playing in it so I was upset Jack wouldn't get to. When we were leaving I was so excited to see that it was empty. We took Jack's shoes off and put him in. He loved it. The first thing he did was fall face first and loved it. It was like he knew how soft it would be. I got to go in and get him out and it was pretty cool.

I hope that everyone is having a great October and enjoying it as much as we are. We can't wait for Halloween next weekend. Jack will be a shaggy dog. I can't wait to post those pictures and to see all of the other posts of the little ones in their costumes.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Jack's 1 year Pictures

Jack's 1 year pictures are finally finished and up on the photographers website. Please take a second to sneak a peek. They will only be up for 2 weeks from tomorrow. I went a little formal on these because I really wanted to get a portrait out of this session. Click on the Abernathy Photographics link under My Favorite Links on this blog, click on Clients, and enter the password sellers. Enjoy!!!

Sweet Caroline

Sunday we went to church for the first time in a while(I'm embarrased to say). We have been out of town for 2 Sundays and Jack just hasn't wanted to go to the nursery and can't sit still long enough to sit through Mass. This Sunday was great. Mimi and Aunt Nikki met us at church. Jack went to nursery and had a great time. We saw our friends, The McDowell's that we have not seen in a while. After church we went to Jim N Nicks for lunch and met Nanny and James and also ran into The McDowell's again. Luckily Cydney had her camera and got these precious pictures of Caroline and Jack in their fall outfits. Isn't she the most precious thing you have ever seen?
Jack is thinking about going in for the kiss....
He takes a minute for a picture....
Score...well almost! They were so precious. Jack definitely knows how to work the ladies!!!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Two You Stationery

Two You Stationery finally has a blog. It is about time. My friend Monique and her sister Nicole have a stationery company with the cutest stuff. They have done tons of stuff for me over the past couple of years and I just love it all. They are very reasonable and quick. Please take a minute to check out their blog You can also access if from my Blog List.

I hope everyone is well and having a great October. I am loving this time of year, especially with Jack.


Monday, October 6, 2008

Jack's 1st Fair

Saturday was a busy, fun filled day. We went to downtown Covington for Oktoberfest, which was a festival for the opening of a German microbrewery. Simone and I thought it would be fun for us to take Jack and hang out outside. Well we got there and there were only about 20 people including Me, Cookie, Jack, and Simone so we decided to take Jack to the fair.

Our plan was to let Jack ride some rides and play some games and we could have a few beers and then go to dinner. We quickly found out that the fair doesn't sell beer. We still had a blast watching Jack though. This is the same fair that has come to Covington every year since I can remember. I grew up going to this fair each year. You get a day off of school for it to. I was telling Simone that I thing that all of the rides are still in the same place and look like they are as old as we are.

We bought Jack some tickets and he loved riding the rides. Dad and I took turns riding with him. It was pretty funny seeing Dad and I squeeze onto these rides that are made for little kids.

We let Jack play his first fair game. He got to pick 3 ducks out of the water and whatever the total of the numbers on the bottom of the ducks were determined the type of prize he got to get.
We played twice because he didn't want to put the ducks back.

It took him a little while but he figured out that if he handed the lady one duck he could get another. Look at that precious smile on his face. He was so proud of himself.
He won this blue ball to keep at Cookie's house on his first round. His second round he won a yellow car.
Jack and Simone danced to the band. He had just finished showing everyone his moves.
Some of these pictures are not the best because you are on a ride that goes around and circles. I got off of a few rides feeling like I could get sick.
Cookie and Jack riding in the boat. Dad was not sitting too comfortably in this, I promise.
Jack loved this plane. This was right before I had to squeeze myself into the seat next to him. It was not comfortable and I'm pretty sure that the ride went slower than normal because I exceeded the weight limit.
Cookie and Jack rode the 3 wheeler. Jack was more interested in the people walking by at this point than riding the ride.
This roller coaster was fun. Jack wasn't sure about it at first because it was pretty bumpy and had a few more drops than I would have wanted for a kiddy ride. He did great though.
All in all we had a great trip home. I enjoyed catching up with all of my friends and my family. I feel so fortunate to have so many special people in my life. I love you all and can't wait to see you again soon.

We Went on Down To The Audubon Zoo.....

Friday we went to the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans with GiGi, Kylie, Anna Claire, and Sophia. While we were there we met up with Emily and Jane and their family. We had a good time. Jack is still not that interested. My Mom put it best by saying that we could have been in the air conditioned mall and he would have had just as much fun watching people. We were going to the aquarium and then decided to go to the zoo because we thought that the weather was going to be nice and comfortable. I should have known that was not possible in Louisiana. It was pretty hot, but it was great catching up with Kylie and the girls. Anna Claire and Sophia were so cute with Jack and with each other. I can't believe how much they have grown.

For those of you that grew up in Mandeville, you probably recognize this tree that Jack is on. We all grew up climbing this same oak tree at the zoo. The kids loved it. The trunk is wide enough that it was pretty easy for Jack to maneuver up it a little bit. I will have to put this next to the one I have of me when I was little.
He wanted to follow Anna Claire and then decided that he wanted Kylie to grab him.
Gigi and Jack were taking a break in the a/c. They had a stage and the kids ran around for a while and played. Jack even did a little dance for us.

Our Visit to Baton Rouge

We went to Baton Rouge for 2 days to visit with Maw Maw and Paw Paw. Jack just loves seeing them. I feel so blessed to have such wonderful grandparents in our lives and even more blessed that Jack gets to know them.

Jack and Maw Maw played in the back yard for a while. They are taking a break for a hug.
Maw Maw is trying to help Jack ride the car. He finally figured out how to get on it but couldn't move it in the grass.
He is just chillin here. I just love this picture!
Later in the afternoon when my Paw Paw got home from work and My Dad got done with work the 4 of us went to visit Mike the Tiger while Maw Maw got dinner ready. Mike was snoozing in the bushes of his ridiculously nice home, so Jack wasn't able to see him but he had fun playing with his statue.
Paw Paw bought Jack and LSU hat from the gift shop and Jack loved it. He is not usually a fan of hats but he kept this one on for a long time. I thought this was the cutest picture that I got the whole time. He had such a great time with Paw Paw and Cookie.


On Saturday my Dad(Cookie) kept Jack and we headed to Baton Rouge for some Tiger Football! It was so much fun. I went with Simone and Kylie and we met up with lots of friends and family there. It brought back lots of fun memories and got me really excited about going back for the Alabama game.

This is my cousin Angelle(Antoine's Sister, for those that know him) and I hanging out at their tailgate.
This is Me, My Parrain, and Aunt Stacy at their tailgate before the game.
This is Simone, Me, and Kylie. It was so great hanging out with them all day and night and catching up. It is not often that we get that opportunity anymore with kids, etc. It was a great time.

Our Week With Family and Friends

Jack and I had a wonderful time in Louisiana last week visiting family and friends. We stayed soooo busy and a little sick too, but it was great. We got to see and hang out with all of my friends kids, which was a blast. We reminisced alot of old times and how we are all turning 30 and have kids. I am going to do several posts, so that you can see all of the fun things that we got to do. Have fun reading.

The first day we were there we went to Ducky Joe's, a great indoor playground. We met our friends The Parnells and The Alphonses. It was alot of fun. I forgot my camera, so unfortunately I don't have any pictures.

Saturday we went to Jane Alphonses 2nd Birthday(I can't believe she is 2). It was at Ducky Joe's. Jack had a blast. He stayed in this car pretty much the whole time.
They blow bubbles into the air and play loud music for the birthday girl. This is Jack "getting low" with the big kids. He loved the music and bubbles.
Jane had the most precious Elmo cake that was made of individual red cupcakes. Great idea that I will have to remember for Jack's birthday because you don't have to cut cake. Jane's Dad Joey wanted Jack to have one, but I just couldn't let that red food coloring stain his new LSU outfit. I know, I know! Emily, Jane's Mom had a chocolate instead. As you can see from the picture Jack loved it. He ate it in a diaper and loved every minute of it. He even used a fork for the first time to eat the cupcake.
Thanks Emily and Joey for having us. We had a blast and are so glad that we were in town to celebrate with Jane!