Whew. I guess I should say that time has flown and I can't believe that he's that old but honestly, I must say that we have truly enjoyed everyday we've had with him. I feel like with Aly, I hurried through her stages; I guess I "grew her up" myself. I hurried Caroline through her baby stages because that seemed to be the best way to survive a fussy baby, new job, and two moves. But there is no "hurrying" with Jack. We all baby him, and, frankly, I think he enjoys being babied. He likes for ALL of us to come into his room and get him in the morning. And so we often all do. He likes for ALL of us to have glow parties with flashlights under the covers in our bedroom. He likes for us ALL to watch him shoot baskets on his hoop-- and he likes for us ALL to cheer for him! He loves to make us laugh and loves to laugh-along with our jokes. He absolutely adores "Abu" ("Aly Boo") and "Sis" (Caroline.) He practically comes out of his skin with excitement when he sees Chad, and is never happier than when he's in the presence of the basketball team or at the gym. He still has a complete fascination with trash, and is able to pick out even hidden garbage trucks and dumpsters around town. He likes to sit next to us when we read to him but is absolutely jealous if anyone else takes his position on my lap.
It's been a great 2 years of loving our always-and-forever Baby Boy!
Smile! It's your birthday!!
New Big-Boy seat
We hit all the different restaurants and celebrated at breakfast,
A Baseball tee, just in case the basketball scholarship falls through!
The plan was to celebrate Jack's birthday this past Sunday at home. But due to a funeral and the inability to move the party to another day, we ended up crashing the nearby McDonalds and enjoyed Happy Meals and cake. I must say, everyone had a great time and we came home to a clean house! Not too bad!
Jack's Thomas cake
Pint-sized Jack with his pint-sized buddies!