Monday, November 1, 2010

It was a SUPER Halloween!

Super Heroes
but mostly just Super Baby!

I have to say I was proud of Jake's costume. I thought it turned out great especially since it was one of my first real sewing projects. I do have to give lots of credit to my MIL, Ruth Ann for helping me pull it off, Jason for encouraging me to do it, and Jody for the pattern and idea. Also thanks to Michael's for the easy print and iron-on sheets that I used to turn me into Wonder Woman and Jason into Green Lantern.

Jason carved these pumpkins for the trunk'r treat...pretty amazing!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


So we had big plans to go to Yosemite and see Fall leaves this weekend, BUT we ended up staying home and just doing fun things close to home and had just as much fun without all the driving. It was the right thing to do.

We went on a hike up to Coyote Lake

Jake enjoying his hiking backpack

We found a little treasure along the way: A tree swing, how fun!!

Jake getting bored but still in good spirits

Beautiful scenery

Cutie Jake

Jake helping us find our way

Cool trees, handsome guys

...And Morgan Hill Pumpkin Patch
Ginormous pumpkins

Smaller but still huge pumpkins. We watched Farmer Mike carve the one on the left.

Soft bunnies at the petting zoo

One scared chicken at the petting zoo... This is my favorite picture!!

Jake and Jason on the train

Lots of pumpkins (or basketballs as Jake likes to call them) and pretty flowers.

And finally, Jake wheeling our pumpkins out to the car

Sometimes staying home is just as much fun!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Jake's FIRST Haircut!!

We decided against going to a fancy kid-cut place. Instead we did Jacob's first haircut at home.
Here are the before pictures:

Jake actually behaved really well during the cut...

...except near the end, when we were trying to get a few of the stragglers we'd missed.
Here are the after shots:
His mama said it is impossible to get mad at this kid now, because he is so cute with his new 'big-boy' haircut.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


We had fun picking out some pumpkins for Halloween.
Jake had fun too, but he was convienced they were all basketballs, ("bastibo!").

Friday, October 8, 2010


This kid loves to go outside and PLAY with the basketball,

almost as much as he loves to SAY basketball!

(Listen to the video clip and you can hear for yourself.)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Look who's talking...

Jake is starting to talk more:

"Bastibo"= basketball,
"Baybo" = baseball,
"Hi-bye" = everyother word he says!

These are just a few of his favorite words. It is so cute to see how he is communicating more.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Evidence of a Destroyed B-Day Cake!

Jake enjoyed his cake... almost as much as his cousins enjoyed feeding it to him.  Thanks everyone for celebrating Jake's first birthday with us.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Jake's Cakes!!

Here are the before pictures...stay tuned for the 'after' shots!

We can hardly believe our baby boy is already ONE year old!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

End of summer...or is it?

It's kinda sad when summer is over and we throw away the cheap plastic toddler pool, and baseball season draws to end. (This is a pic of us enjoying a DBacks-v-Giants game when we were in AZ.)

But the great thing about this summer ending, has just begun! (At least weather-wise.) You see, our temps in NoCal this summer were WAY below average, but the last couple of weeks in Sept have been scrorchers!

So looks like we may have tossed out that pool too soon, as the weather is giving us an extension! (By the way, the Giants may be getting an extension on their summer too. They won the game that we went to, in extra innings. And it looks like there is a strong chance for some October games for them this year. 'Root, root, root for the home-team!')

Looking at what I just wrote, I've decided Jeanna will be happy about this post for two reasons: one, b/c she loves the hot weather, and two she loves discussions about the weather.

So Jeanna, this post (and this delayed summer) is for you!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Big-brother Jake says...

The ultrasound went well, and we are super excited to be expecting another little guy to our family!

(The due date is January 25th.)