Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Holiday Card

Jack thought the snowman was so cool. All he could say is, "Wow! Look at that!" :)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Fun in the Leaves!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 6, 2008


Two year olds can be demanding, but this is RIDICULOUS!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Hanging Out with Joe

Friday, August 15, 2008

Not the safest, we know...

But just ONCE around the block....S-L-O-W-L-Y! :) 

Fritz would be proud.

A Belated Cake and Summer Fun

I LOVE sweets!

My new basketball net! I can play for hours....

Daddy loves to play too!

Laughing with cousin Michael

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Cousin Mike!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I love dessert!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Playing around!

I'm so glad Mommy and Daddy are back! I missed them!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

I'm 2!

Happy birthday, Jack!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Helping Dada

Sunday, April 13, 2008

I love bubbles!

Lots of Bubbles!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Mesmorized by Barney

And a chocolate chip cookie!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Still Smiling 4 the Camera

He understands, "Smile!"

Friday, March 28, 2008

We Miss U, Jack

We hope you are having fun with Oma!
We know you are cause she does the Wiggles WITH you. :)

Thursday, March 27, 2008

He smiles 4 pictures now :)

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

Jack LOVED the bunny!

The grass was the best part of the Easter basket! Better than the candy. :)

Don't I look cute in my outfit? :)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Our King!

It's so hard to believe that it's been one year ago tomorrow that we met this little guy!

Before last March, we so worried about how we'd have a child, then scared about which child we'd get. Our lives seemed paralized and nothing seemed fair. But looking back, we know we were led in a perfect direction. We were taken care of. Sometimes it's hard to have faith in the middle of hard situations, but we've learned that sometimes when it seems like the universe is throwing you a curve ball, it's really just leading you down a different road. It was difficult to see at the time, but things were indeed working out perfectly. :)

So tonight we've been reminesing. A year ago, we were anxiously sitting in the hotel room in Kotlas having a beer. We ate those "jelly donuts" that turned out to have WHOLE FISH in them. (Well, I took a bite, screamed, and threw it after seeing that fish face staring at me. :) ) The next day we met with the doctors and walked down some hallway to a room and they opened the doors and there was Jack, looking up in his pink outfit with a princess on it...looking up like he recognized us.  Perfection. :)

Friday, March 7, 2008

Jack in the Box

C'mon... You KNEW that was coming at some point! :)

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Hot Dogs

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


We just got back from our first vacation together as a family.

Jack busy at the Beach in Florida:

Jack really enjoyed Florida. He loved, loved, loved the beach and the pool. He as no fear of the water. :) He probably would have even stayed in all day, every day if we would have been willing. Jack and his cousins, Michael and Joey, had fun playing together every day. Jack was also happy to spend some time with Papa and Dada. Jack loves men. It's funny - it's like he really gets a kick out of Erik's friends or his uncles.

No fear....

Jack did really well on the plane and started to watch DVDs (or should we say A dvd) just in time. We swore we'd never let our kids watch Barney - but here we are .... watching it as I write! :) (It's the ONLY video he'll sort of watch as he runs around.) Erik had little patience for Jack pushing buttons on the DVD player and the 'engineer' in him came out. (see below :) )

Michael must be thinking, "Dude ~ what's wrong with your DVD player?" :)

It was a nice week and especially nice to get away from both houses! (Yep, STILL both. :( ) ...but at least we don't have any more work to do with the old one. Thank you to everyone btw who helped us move things around! Especially Todd and Kenny - we really appreciated your help!!

Anyway, it was great to get away and get some sunshine! 
Here are a couple other pics:

Cousins messing around at the airport:

Jack and Cousin Joey

Back in the cold!! (Jack was shocked at the cold after a week in Florida! Part of the reason may be the fact that he came home in shorts. Poor guy threw up for the first time all over his jeans once we got to the airport in Sarasota to come home. He must've thought no jeans = no cold! Have to stay in Florida if all I have is shorts to wear.) Hmmm...I wish it worked that way! 
Our baby is really starting to look like a little boy!