Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Today was Jack's first birthday! Unfortunately, he wasn't feeling too great today. Since he couldn't really keep any food down, we will give him birthday cake another day. We opened presents after Daddy got home. Connie sent Jack a pair of Converse!


Here's a look back at Jack one year ago today:



Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy Easter!

Jack got to spend a lot of time with his cousins this weekend. On Friday, they all played at Grandma and Grandpa's house.On Saturday, Uncle Michael and Kathleen came to babysit while mom and dad went to church. On Sunday, we saw our cousins again at Uncle Paul and Aunt Margaret's house.

Mommy is really excited that the Easter Bunny came!


Jack had his first taste of strawberries on Sunday. Check out his reaction:


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Friday, March 21, 2008

Welcome Spring!

According to the calendar, it's spring. If you were here today or yesterday, you would believe it (although I think it is going to get cold again tomorrow). Here are a couple flowers from our yard.
After work yesterday, Jim tossed Jack up in the air a few times. You can see that Jack quite enjoyed it.

Today, we went to the playground and enjoyed the nice weather.








Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Jack celebrated his first St. Patrick's Day today. We went over to Paul and Krissy's house for the pre- and post-parade party. We put temporary tattoos on before the parade (Jack has a shamrock on his left hand).The parade was a little cool with a few sprinkles, but still fun. Notice the crazy guy doing the jig on the roof across the street from where we stood. I made Jack promise to never do something like that.
The Ungers came in town for the celebration! Mom's poncho helped keep the rain off Jack.
Caeleigh is bundled up and staying warm.
Irish cousins
It was so sweet when we were back and Paul and Krissy's after the parade. Jack just sat on the couch with me for quite a while. Usually he doesn't want to sit still or be held; he just wants to get down and explore. The baby couch: Nicholas, Garrett, Jack, and Juliet.
Daddy came after work!


Friday, March 14, 2008

Happy Pi Day!

We hope everyone is having a fantastic Pi Day! We are celebrating in the Kelly household. Happy Birthday, Einstein!


Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Eleven Months

We went to see baby Hiro when he was not even a week old. He is pretty cute, with a full head of dark hair. Joe thinks he looks like a little Jr. Billiken!

Jack got to try out one of Hiro's toys. He also had a fun time playing with the Fingerhut's stereo.
Where's the leprechaun?
There he is!
Peek-a-boo is still one of Jack's favorite games.
It's so fun to play with Daddy!

Jack loves to play with the stereo. He can turn it on, turn up the volume, change the radio station, play/pause a CD. It's all luck, but the kid's amazing. One day Jim was in the kitchen listening to Queen. Jack was playing in the back room. Suddenly Jim hears "We will, we will rock you" blaring from the stereo. Jack had found the volume! Another time when Jack went over to the stereo, I turned it off so he could play with the volume all he wanted and not blast out his ears. Soon enough he had found the power button and turned it on. Here he is playing a CD.
Jack was well overdue for a haircut. The last time I cut it, I had trouble cutting the back because the high chair was in the way. This time, I put him in his director's chair (covered with a towel to catch the hair) and I strapped him in with one of Jim's belts. Once again I turned on the television so he would sit still while I cut. It worked out perfectly. He was so absorbed in the soap opera that he didn't even want to look at the camera for a picture. (Just kidding about watching a soap opera - strictly PBS for this guy.)
Pre-haircut
Post-haircut
I love bathtime with Daddy! He lets me run around without clothes on afterward!
The weather has been pretty crazy here. On Sunday we had the windows open and it got up to 78 degrees! Tuesday we were hit with close to a foot of snow! I am anxious for spring. It's hard to get outside when it is so cold and snowy. We did go sledding a little yesterday. I just pulled Jack up and down the street and then we sledding down the slight incline (too small to even call it a hill) in our front yard a couple times.