Sunday, January 24, 2010
Happy 1.5 to Jack!
The pictures of Jack above are from the week we first met him, and then today. He was 11 months old when we travelled to Vladivostok for Trip One, and he turned 18 Months today. It's pretty easy to see the change in him huh? He wasn't walking around with drums on his head back in Vlad! They frown on allowing your children to wear musical instruments as hats over there.
To celebrate Jacks big 1-8 (months) we made a nice breakfast of bacon and eggs. Actually it was turkey bacon which is okay, but definitely a disappointment compared to the real thing. I think bacon is one of those things that was meant to be enjoyed in it's original form. I feel the same way about turkey bacon as I do about "grilled" chicken wings. Enough about my food preferences though, I should be on a diet anyway.
After a nice walk around the neighborhood where we took advantage of a nice 60+ degree day here, we went to the mall for a little lunch and a stroll to the puppy store. Michelle liked the Jack Russells (maybe because of their first names?), I liked the two chows, and Jack liked all of them! He is definitely an animal lover and we can't wait to take him to a zoo in the spring or summer. He will love seeing more animals than just dogs and cats like he sees at our weekly pet store visits, though I'm fairly sure one of the chows we saw today was actually a black bear cub.
Tonight we dropped Michelle off at the airport for a week long business trip, then Jack and I settled in for a little football watching (congrats to Peyton Manning, a UT Volunteer in case you didn't know), dinner, bath, and bedtime. We will miss Mommy this week, but we are busy with three appointments of our own (a play group tomorrow, his 18 month doctors appointment on Tuesday and speech therapy on Thursday). The speech therapy class will actually be our second one of those. We had one this past Friday but it was largely just an introductory meeting where we discussed goals and things. I think we will start to get into more learning stuff this week. Maybe we'll have a good story or two for you out of our busy week!