Family Pic

Family Pic

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

It's A ....

We found out a little on the early side, but all signs point to girl!  We took Jake to the ultrasound so he could see the baby, but he probably could have cared less.  Half the time when we ask him if he's excited about the baby he says no, the other half yes.  I guess that's a 2 year old for you.  Everything looks great, and baby was very active, just like her big brother was.  So happy to be adding a girl to the family!  Due date is May 4.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Jake's Big News

Jake's got his game face on, with good reason.  He's officially gonna be a big brother!  I feel like the look on this pic is priceless.  Maybe he's having a Kennedy moment Liz, like, how dare you do this to me.  Maybe it's just shock.  Whatever it is, he has until late April/early May to figure it out.  Ultrasound says 9w6d, I was hoping for 11 weeks.  Oh well, Jake gets to help mommy puke for 2 more weeks (that's what that video was).

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

What Mommy Does

If only he would go potty in it!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Some Things Are Just Too Cute Not To Share

Like my child, of course.  Jake loves (has always loved) anything animal.  Pictures, real ones, on tv, doesn't matter, he doesn't discriminate.  We are currently working on animal sounds, enjoy!


Monday, August 20, 2012

Visiting with the Pooley's

We just got home from a fun weekend in Santa Rosa visiting with Angela, Charlie & Baby Doran.  What I still haven't posted was the trip they made to Fresno in June.  So today, you get a 2-fer. 
First up is the trip they made to Fresno.  Doran was almost 8 months old, Jake 19 months.  We brought out all of Jake's little toys, which was tons of fun all over again.

  Other than the time Jake met Doran when he was only a few days old, all Jake knew of his new cousin was just in pictures.  It was so awesome when they finally got to meet again.  Jake played so well with Doran, and shared all of his toys.  He was such a good, well behaved boy.  I was so proud!  Doran was a good sport about everything too.  He was/is such a good baby. 
Of course a visit with Angela isn't complete without some 'smores.  Again, in the bbq.
Mommies with the boys
Daddies with the boys

We also made time for a trip to Woodward Park so the boys could see the ducks.  Before Jake could walk he loved to feed the ducks, but now it's a bit terrifying for him knowing they are bigger than him, and like to charge when bread is involved.

And a couple of cute family pics.

Since, we always have such a great time with Angela & Charlie, and now Doran, we decided to schedule a trip to see them.  We picked a great time considering the heat in Fresno was killer.  This time Doran is 9 1/2 months, and very active.  He has a walker that he jams in, and we brought Jake's ride-on car (although he loved Doran's ride-on plane).  It was so cute watching them chase each other, and having so much fun.

We also went to a place called Train Town in Sonoma.  It's a bit like Playland here in Fresno.  We went on a train that stopped at a petting zoo and miniature town.
 Sitting in the miniature train

 This is the little jail inside the little town

Jake's first Ferris wheel!  I worried getting him on, but it was nothin' to him, show off.
Back at the ranch, Jake was working on a new friend, Baxster.  Jake is obsessed with all things dog.  We still aren't getting one.  No way.  So he likes to mooch off everyone elses.  Baxster was really good with him, even when Jake wanted to ride him.

 The girls and our boys.
I'm already looking forward to our next visit together, whenever that will be.  Jake and Doran are gonna be besties, I can already tell.  It's so nice to have him around other little ones.  He has grown so much lately just from being around others.  I'm so proud of the little well-behaved monster he has become!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Slumber Party

Jake and Addyson had their first slumber party! At our house, of course (Jake and I are attached at the hip). We had a very busy and very exciting afternoon/evening. First, the kids wanted to play in the sprinkler/toy/thing, but decided it was too cold, so that was very short lived.

After dinner they sat at the table and had some black raspberry ice cream. That is some seriously bangin ice cream. I recommend everyone try it, it's Dreyers.

But not too much ice cream, because sleep overs at Auntie's house involve 'smores, or if you're Addy just marshmallows, but not to eat, just to roast. She made me eat them, ALL.

Around here we just use the bbq. And before you think 'white trash party', Jake is half mexican. So technically we're still cool.

Goofin around with the glass door.

Cartoons right before bed.

This picture was taken when it was Addy's turn to hold the ipod. Funny how neither actually cared about it.

This is when the pictures stopped and the tears started. Both were exhausted and caught each others contagious tears, and it was only 11pm. 10 minutes later all ended well and both kids were excited again to wake up the next day together. Can't wait to do it again!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

18 Months

Jake's 18 month pictures from last month. They turned out great, I'm so thrilled!

Monday, April 23, 2012

It's a Guy Thing

Is it in their blood, dna, what? How does my 17 month old know to take a book to the potty? I'm just thankful it wasn't a nudie mag, or he'd have some 'splanin to do!

Monday, April 2, 2012


Filmed on location with the men and women of law enforcement.
Watch out Justin, there's a new Officer in town!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

What We've Been Up To

I hate when this much time goes by without a post. I feel like I have failed the 3 people who read my blog.
Let's start in January. Apparently it doesn't matter how cold it is, Jake doesn't miss a chance to get wet. I'm sure the neighbors were appalled.
Roasting mallows at Grandma & Grandpa's with cousin Buggy. I'm so glad they have each other. They get along remarkably good. They don't really have much choice, they are their only cousins.

One of his most fave toys, his Cars quad. He jams on it, just doesn't know how to steer yet.
He is into everything doggie, kitty, any animal, really. Since he can't say doggie, it's more of like, 'daaaaa-eeeehhhh'
One of his favorite spots to sit and watch Dinosaur Train
Playing at the park
He's pretty good with other kids, but it still takes him a while to get used to the situation. Sounds like mommy.
More water...
Jake already made his next birthday list; more pots and pans, and spatulas/spoons. Mine can only handle so much dragging through the dirt.
First time flying a kite. He was more interesting in running around.

My favorite niece

Daddy has him addicted to YouTube already
Gettin' wiggles out before bed
Eating like a big boy at his big boy table
I'm not sure how a restaurant runs out of high chairs when there's only like 15 people there, but he decided to play with his chop sticks on the floor.
Sleepin' through the night in his crib, finally! Well, it's been a few months. We were all spoiled. He loves his bear & his favorite blankets. See Krista, we use it every night!