Saturday, August 27, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday to Jack!

Happy Birthday to our Jack Jack! In some ways it's hard to believe he's two but I also can't remember life without him. He's such a fun little boy. He never stops moving so you always have to keep your eyes on him. He's also very independent and likely to take off and explore whenever we're out with him. So, have to keep your eyes on him. Jack is also very spirited. He can find humor in anything. Last week I said 'uh-huh' to him and he was giggling so hard he wasn't breathing when he tried saying it back. I don't get it but watching his fits of laughter makes me laugh, too. He's just always smiling and giggling. We are so blessed to have this little person in our lives and can't wait to see what his future holds.

 Jack loves Elmo. Really, really loves Elmo. If you've ever seen Elmo's World, you know they always have a classic birthday cake and will ask questions like "Does a birthday cake have a nose?" Because of this, Jack is very aware of what a birthday cake is and whenever we'd ask him if he was excited for his birthday, he'd ask if he gets a cake. I was planning on making a 'cool' cake like a 3D Elmo or a train but Chris reminded me of how much Jack identifies with the classic birthday cake so I made a very Elmo-ish birthday cake for him on his actual birthday. He loved it!

Today we had a party for Jack at Spring Canyon park. It's a great park because they have tons of cool playground equipment and a big fountain area for the kids to play in. I am kicking myself because I'm so bad at taking photos that I always forget. I did manage to take a few to commemorate the event. This first one is our friends Kelly (left),  Tiffany (middle), and Robb is holding Sydney. I think Sydney is in love. She even cuddled up on Robb and fell asleep during the party.

And here's our little birthday boy! He may never remember this birthday party but we know he certainly enjoyed it!

Friday, August 26, 2011

All about Sydney!

Oh how she's growing so fast! I posted these photos on Facebook but also wanted to include them here. Sydney is such a sweet little girl. She loves to smile!
She is part of a study at Colorado State University where they are measuring whether DHA has any benefits for newborns. I take DHA when pregnant/breastfeeding anyway so thought it would be great to be a part of it. We went in today for her first little test. They did an EEG and played games with her for about an hour. It was so cute because she wasn't interested in the blocks or photos the research assistant was showing her, she just wanted to stare at her and smile and giggle. It's almost as if she's saying "No, really. Forget about those little blocks and let's just smile at each other!" Adorable!

Sydney is already in love with her big brother. She follows him around the room with her eyes and gets so excited when he comes near her. Jack is also very protective of her. He gets upset when other people (outside of our family) hold her and will push the other kids at playgroup away if they get too close to her. (Yes, we're working on that one!) He calls her 'Syddey Woo' which is so cute to hear him say. It used to be Nydney Woo but he's getting the 'S' down now. I feel so blessed to have these two!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

So it begins....

My mom gave Jack a matchbox car last week while we were in Virginia and he's carried it everywhere. Today he threw it across the room and a piece popped off of it. He went to get it and came to tell me "Sydney broke it." and then kept repeating it.
Um...buddy, don't you think you should wait until she can at least throw something before you start blaming her? ;) Too cute!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

The big cheese!

This is Jack's newest 'smile' that he poses with when you ask him to say 'cheese' and Chris imitating it. Gotta love these two!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

First Tooth!

I once again must apologize for neglecting this blog! I just had to say Sydney is getting her first tooth. I can see it starting to poke up through her little gum. It is hard to believe because Jack was 6 months old with his first and she is only 3-1/2 months old. Life is so much busier with two that it seems time is flying by with Sydney. She's such a sweet little bean. We were calling her mellow but are quickly realizing that isn't the correct word. :) She is very sweet but gets very excited easily and seems to be a little hyper like her brother.
It is amazing how much your heart can grow when you have a second baby. I remember my friend Amy saying you don't love the first any less, you just have more room in your heart to love the second just as much. It's totally true. I was worried about it before Sydney was born but now can say I am so in love with both of our little people!