Friday, April 20, 2012

A little this, a little that

The months of March and April are always busy ones for our family ... multiple birthday celebrations and Easter, and then compound those with several celebrations for friends' upcoming weddings.  We've been quite busy, to say the least.

Jack has been busy these last couple months as well, fine tuning some new BIG skills.  Among many others, Jack's greatest recent accomplishment is that he is WALKING!!!!  Finally!  He's not a pro walker by any means, and still prefers to crawl about 15% of the time, but he's definitely doing it consistently.  It's so weird to be washing dishes in the kitchen and catch this little person WALKING behind be out of the corner of my eye.  I still can't believe it some days. 
The word proud doesn't even touch how we feel about this accomplishment!

I've discovered that Jack walks best while barefoot and struggles a bit when in shoes, so I've just been trying to make him wear shoes around the house to get him used to it.  So, persistent walking is a work in progress.  I wish I had a good video of him walking, which I'll try my best to capture soon because all the ones I have now are really poor quality, as they were taken with my phone.  I'll be sure to share a good video as soon as I can though!

Big boy walking
Jack has actually been walking for about 3 weeks now, but we've kinda been keeping it a secret because we wanted to surprise our PT Carrie, who we've missed the last couple of weeks due to holidays and what not. 

So Carrie, if you're reading this ... SURPRISE!!!! 
We know we have PT with you on Monday morning, but we just couldn't hold the news in any longer. 
We're just too excited!  Jack can't wait to show off his walking for you!

Our little baby boy is growing up so fast, and he looks bigger and bigger to me every day.  I can't believe he will be turning 2 years old in less than 6 weeks!  Where did the time go?!?!?  {Tear

Here are some photos of our last few weeks for those of you craving recent Jackers pics.  Like I said, we've been busy!
{Warning: Photo overload.)

We had a wonderful dinner with Kristin, Jeff and Carter to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st.

The boys with their Daddys

Mommies and their boys

Then, we took a long weekend trip to the Outer Banks to celebrate Daddy and Uncle Chris's birthdays.

Jack with cousins Zack and Brooklyn

Going for a ride on Uncle Matt's shoulders

And as always, Easter was a wonderful day spent with family and friends.

Jack and Daddy in church on Easter

Jack with cousin Brooklyn in front of the Easter flower cross


Big boy in his Easter tie from Addison's Closet

(Rarely captured) Family pic

Jack and his biggest fan, Ci Ci

Later on Easter, we satisfied Jack's newest obsession, and played ball in the grass. 
Jack can throw AND (sometimes) even catch the ball.  This kid LOVES to play ball!

Playing ball with great-cousins (and furture babysitters) Mollie and Emma

Ball with cousin Brooklyn

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!  Love to you all, and we'll be in touch again soon!


  1. How awesome that he's walking! I enjoyed all the photos!

  2. What an adorable family picture! So excited he is walking! Lets try a play date soon ;)

  3. yay! rachel didn't wear shoes for the longest time, even when she started walking, because she didn't like to walk in them. :P