Thursday, June 17, 2010

We're in!!!

Ned just found out he's been accepted to Utah State University's human resources graduate program!  It starts next January and goes every Friday and Saturday for two years- then we're finnished and everyone has to call him Master Ned!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Seven months

3 teeth - super cuddley - uses anything he can reach to help him stand up!

Who says Jack doesn't look like his daddy?

I know everyone thinks Jack looks more like me but maybe these pictures can persuade you:

The first is courtesy of Lori and the second is from our trip last week.  Pretty similar right?

Our first family vacation!

23.5 hours in the car with a teething six month old. Whew!
We went to Washington to visit Jack's Grandma and Grandpa-Great, my aunt and uncle, and Steve and Jessica.  We had so much fun, and Jack got to see something new everyday (which is great for a baby who gets bored so easily!)
First we went to see my Grandparents in Spokane.  We took Jack on lots of walks to go see the horses:
This baby was only about 12 hours old!
We visited the botanical gardens:
and went swimming:
and had a picnic lunch:
We also went to my Auntie Helene and Uncle Tony's for dinner. Jack got to meet his cousin Noah and my cousin Heather:
Then we drove to the east side of Washington to visit Steve and Jessica in Battleground:
We for a hike by the lake:
Everything was SOOO green!
Also, Steve was dying for a mini-makeover, so we obliged. 
Steve when we arrived:
...and Steve when we left:
He actually got called to be the young men's president and decided to trim up for it.
And finally time to go home again.  We always left in the middle of the night so the baby would sleep as much of the trip as possible, and this was our view as we were leaving- the sun rising over the Columbia River!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Jack of all trades:


It's not quite as comfortable as his bumbo...

Drumroll please....

After a very long 6 years, we recieved the most expensive piece of paper we have ever owned.

Let me explain the last one:  Ned has been telling me for weeks that when he gets his diploma, he wants to laminate it and tack it to the wall above the toilet.  This is our comprimise.  I framed it and took a quick picture of it above the towel rack.

Like father, like son

Jack wants to be just like his daddy.  He loves to play the drums.  Here is Jack's tric with the drums last week:

He loves to sit up and play them all by himself.
And here is his new trick with the drums this week:

Look at him stand! So impressive, right?
(I know there's a lot of laundry behind him, we were still unpacking from our trip.)