Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Still a HORRIBLE blogger

Tuckered out after a long day at the zoo!
Malachi, Lincoln, Jack and Noura A little diddy, bout Jack and Di....Noura

Me and Jack, Holly and Lincoln and Malachi, Betsy and Noura - the guy who took the pictures thought we were sisters, ha ha
Jack and Daddy at the zoo the day before (neither look too happy if you ask me) it was wicked hot though Jack's first train ride

Luke, Me, Jack....hey Luke....who's the other woman?? We're no polygamists here!!

Our little monkey Jack

Tired on the plane ride home.

Hey I can brush my teeth!!

Not happy, but you can see my teeth

Luke, Me and Jack again

Jack loves Iowa State!!!
OH NO!!!! I just told him their football and basketball records over the past few years!!! OH well, we love them anyways!!! (He has loyalty, he is a Cubs fan)

I know, I know....I always say that I will do better, but alas, I never do. Sorry! I have been especially bad about taking pictures lately and I know that is the only reason you all visit, so I took a few pictures over the past couple days for everyone to see. Things have been fun and busy at the Spence house. Jack and I flew to Iowa on Thursday the 17th. He was very good on the airplane and things went really well. Paul picked us up from the airport and we hung out with him all day. Jack LOVES his Uncle Paul, Paul is pretty smitten with Jack too. Luke came into town on Friday and we got together with the Kaisers and had a good time. My mom spent a lot of time spoiling her "little grandson" and he just LOVES her, Mike, Caroline and Liz.
That weekend, we had a Carey (my mom's side) mini reunion. It was my great aunt and uncle's 50th wedding anniversary. It was great to see a lot of my great aunts and uncles and cousins. A lot of my mom's cousins (she has around 40!!) who are part of the "younger" (30-40) group have kids that are around Jacks age. It was cute seeing him play with his (3rd???) cousins. We stayed in a hotel Saturday night and had a great time visiting with everyone.
Sunday we went to my dad's house and Jacks Great Grandma Marvel, and aunts Ellen and Linda came to visit. We had dinner and hung out. It was really fun seeing them all. Jack LOVES his grandma and grandpa Welder and his aunts on that side.

We flew home on Monday and the flights went really well (THANK GOD!). Last week we just hung around the house. I went out with my friends one night and Luke and I went out with our friends Dustin and Nichole another night. The rest of the week was pretty low key. Luke was gone over the weekend and Jack and I spent our time playing outside and going for walks.

Luke and I recently discovered the farmer's market downtown. It is really fun to go to and has TONS of fresh fruit and veggies. Since we have started going there regularly, I decided to dive into making my own baby food. I have a food processer and it is really easy. I wish that I would have tried it long ago, I may have been able to save some money (although fresh produce does get expensive), but more, I like knowing exactaly what is going into my child. Jack LOVES fresh peaches, blueberries and apples. He is also liking fresh greenbeans, pinto beans other different finger food. We are starting to transition him to table foods, so hopefully he'll be off of baby food soon after he turns one.
Jack cut another tooth, his top left one. Now he has 3 teeth!!!! We are brusing his teeth daily and he is starting to mimic me when I do it, so we joke that he can brush his own teeth now.

This week we got some much needed projects done around the house. Yesterday Luke and Jack had a "man day" and went to the zoo. Luke and Jack had a great time spending time with eachother (which they rarely do) and I got some much needed alone time (which I rarely get). I laid out on our deck and got a little tan and read a book. It was GREAT!!! I love my time with my boys, but it is also nice to have some "me time" as well.

Today I met my friends Betsy and Holly at the zoo for a play date. Betsy brought Noura and Holly has two adorable little twin boys, Malachi and Lincoln who are 3 1/2 months old. It was kind of rainy, but we were able to stay out of it for the most part. It was nice having grown up time with some other mommies. Luke leaves tomorrow, and on Friday, Aunt Caroline and Grandma and Grandpa Spence are coming to visit. Jack is really excited to see all of them. I don't know what the plans for the weekend are yet, but it will be fun. Luke and I are going to watch Caroline for a few days while my mom and Mike have a mini vacation in Chicago. We're really looking forward to the weekend!



Anonymous said...

We had fun with you too! I love the songs on this blog :) Good choices!

andrew,betsy,& noura said...

we had fun!noura missed jack