May 28, 2007
Aunt Elizabeth was teaching Jack his alphabet in sign language. He really liked it.
Here's Jack watching his dad play softball. He even wore the right shirt--it had little baseballs on it.
Sunday the church group played softball. They let all ages play so my dad, Brian, and my brother, Michael, were playing with little 4-year-olds. It was really fun to watch, and they had a great time. Here's Brian batting.
This is a cave we hiked to called the Rock House cave. It was HUGE, like a big amphitheater. It was such a pretty place.
Me (aka Donk-A), Michael (aka Sped), and Elizabeth (aka Hairball)--don't we have lovely nicknames? :)
This was taken at an overlook on the mountain that was incredible! You can see the Arkansas River and for about 40 miles out. It was so beautiful! My brother and sister were hopping around on the rocks like crazy, and I was a nervous wreck, I think that since becoming a mom I worry about safety a whole lot more. I can't imagine what it'll be like when it's Jack out there climbing on the rocks. I'll start praying now. Seriously! :)
Michael and Elizabeth at the overlook.
This is a rock formation along a trail we hiked.
Here he is smiling at my mom. He got tons of attention this weekend, and ate it up! I feel a little smile deprived, so I'm gonna be stocking up now!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this picture! He still likes being wrapped up, but he busts out of the blanket a lot. This is what he looks like as he is busting out! He looks like he's wearing a toga. :)
Jack and mommy.
This is another picture that I LOVE LOVE LOVE! Look at those eyes.
May 24, 2007
Today and tomorrow we're just hanging around the house getting things ready for this weekend. I'm really excited about my family coming! My brother called a couple days ago to say that he's going to come too, and I'm so glad! He hasn't seen Jack since he was born. I'll take a ton of pictures this weekend and will make sure I post them soon.
May 20, 2007
This is Brian's paint booth that he set up in the backyard. It worked really well. I am so glad that Brian knows how to fix and build anything.
Isn't she perty! :)
My sweet Mom had this made for Jack and we hung it on the outside of his door. It's so cute!
Here's our kitchen. I absolutely LOVE all the cabinet space. I have several drawers and some cabinets that are still empty. It's great! I have enjoyed cooking in here!
Although we still have the dreaded college guy leather furniture, I like it much better in this house. It also helps SO MUCH that our parents scrubbed it with Magic Erasers and so there's no Lucy hair or dirt or anything on it anymore! YEAH! I actually feel ok about taking a nap on it or folding laundry in here now, which is really nice. We spend all of our time in this room watching TV, getting online, and most of all playing with Jack. I love all of the floor room we have to get down and play with him.
Our room is has beena little neglected. We just sleep and get dressed in here really, so it's for pure convienence (sp?). You can see all the baby stuff on the cedar chest below. That white thing in the middle is a changing pad that is awesome! It folds up and is so easy to clean! We use it like crazy. It's great especially since we don't have a changing table.
Our guest room is my next project. I have to get it in shape this week b/c my family is coming to stay. We sure do have a TON of stuff!
May 19, 2007
This past Thursday, the 17th, we drove to Hot Springs, AR to check it out. We got there and ate luch at a really good pizza place called "Rod's" and then went downtown and walked around with the stroller. It's a really pretty town with some neat little shops. Most of the pictures are near and in the park. We thought it was just a little park in the middle of downtown, but you can go way up these trails to the top of the hill and there is a big overlook and park up there. We started to go all the way up, but it looked like a long way and I didn't have on good walking shoes, plus we had the stroller. We are definitely going back again and we're going all the way up! We saw a spring that was really cool. The sign by it said that the average temp was around 130 degrees. We touched the water and it was HOT!!!! It was weird. Obviously that's where they get the name Hot Springs. :) There are a bunch of bath houses in downtown too where you can bathe and do spa treatments and stuff in the spring water. After the park we drove to the other side of Hot Springs where the mall and restaraunts are. And there's a big lake that is beautiful! It'll be a fun place to go when Jack is bigger and we can really sight-see and he can enjoy it.
This next week we're going to Little Rock to a doctor's appointment for Jack and we're going to make a day of it and check out the big city! Jack will get his first shots :( Poor guy! And then Memorial Day weekend my family and us are going with a group from our church to Petit Jean Mountain. I can't wait to keep on exploring Arkansas! I'll definitely take tons of pictures and post them soon! I'll also have to post some of our house now that Jack's room is put together and we have our decorative things out around the house.
We're relaly enjoying it here! With Brian home so much and all of this travelling, it feels like a big vacation! Praise God for this fun time! We miss Mississippi, but God has granted us so much grace in this new place and we're so thankful!
he's making more sounds too. He LOVES getting on his play mat and playing with his toys! He will lay there and swing his arms and legs around and accidentally hit the toys. He just smiles and makes cooing sounds. I can tell that he's learning and discovering what his body can do! It's amazing to watch him grow up each day! He'll be 2 months old next week! and WOW do we love him! Sometimes I just want to squeeze and squeeze him! :)
Then we went to church. Jack wore his first cute little outfit ever. They had baby dedication day and we dedicated Jack. There were 6 babies in all and they were all boys! Jack will have lots of friends his age! At the end of the service Brian, Jack and I went to the front and formally joined the church. We had been talking and thinking about it for a while, and decided to go ahead and join. We really enjoy the teaching and it is strongly based in scripture, as is the way the church makes decisions and goes about a lot of its business. There are also many young couples and small children there. So, now we're members of Rison Baptist Church! After church we drove to Pine Bluff and ate fried catfish with our friends the Fores. We had a really good day! Jack was really good and I enjoyed my first Mother's Day so much!