Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Such a SAP!

Last night Chris came home from work while I was cooking dinner and Jack was exploring the house in his walker. As soon as Jack saw Chris, his face lit up and he started laughing and squealing. He trucked his little walker over to his daddy so he could say hi. I'm such a sap, it got me a little teary-eyed. Such a big boy!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Jack and his walker

Facebook is an evil thing for a blog. I put everything on there and know most of you see it there so it feels like wasted effort to add it to the blog. BUT, I keep reminding myself that this is chronological and I'll regret it if I don't keep track of everything on here. 
A few weeks ago I was visiting a friend who had a Fisher Price jumperoo (we had a Baby Einstein jumperoo....little details I didn't know existed before Jack) and Jack LOVED their jumperoo. He doesn't love the one we got and never wanted to be in it for more than 5 minutes. So, I decided we needed to get the Fisher Price jumperoo and then he'd want to play in it longer. (which of course means that I would have longer to get dinner made in the evenings before Chris gets home!). The problem was I couldn't justify buying a new one (for $99) when I know in a matter of months he won't want to be in a jumperoo. So, I looked on Craigslist, but couldn't find anyone selling the Fisher Price version at a price I could justify. My solution? Get a walker! I think he'll be in a walker longer than he would be in a jumperoo and we have hardwood floors = perfect! I did some research and found this Chicco walker at diapers.com. Armed with a coupon and free 1-2 day delivery, I made my decision and ordered the walker as soon as I sold our jumperoo on Craigslist.
It was delivered on Saturday and on Sunday we put Jack in it for the first time. I was getting nervous because he didn't have a clue what to do in it and I was second guessing my decision to get rid of our jumperoo for this toy he wasn't going to like. He just sat there and played with the toys. Can I blame him? No. So, Chris and I pushed him back and forth between us on Sunday and Monday so he could get the idea. By Tuesday he was scooting himself around the house! It's a lot of fun to watch because he hasn't gotten the turning or backing up down. He'll get himself cornered and yell for us to turn him around. It's just amazing to see him get around in that thing. And even more amazing to think of how fast babies develop. It's so hard to believe he's just over 5 months old. So many changes. Enjoy the video!