Saturday, July 31, 2010
We previously mentioned that we were going to celebrate Jack's birthday the entire month of July. We weren't joking! This weekend we went to Williamsburg, VA to The Great Wolf Lodge. It was a perfect ending to our little guy turning 2 years old.
We left Thursday morning and stayed 2 nights. The Great Wolf Lodge is an indoor, kid friendly water park that is pretty cool. The lodge also has outdoor activities, but we primarily stayed indoors.
Jack LOVES the water. He is fearless, which keeps Mama & Dada on our toes. He would run off the side of the 4' pool if we weren't with him every second. He even rode the "big" slides with us and didn't flinch (just asking for more over and over). His favorite things were the slides and the big bucket that fills with water and dumps out every few minutes.
We spent a lot of time at the arcade, and also went to Colonial Williamsburg & visited the shops (and of course ate some ice cream!). Jackson says THANK YOU for all the awesome gifts sent from family & friends.
Friday, July 23, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
When I get home after work, I get to see what my boys have been up to all day. Yesterday, Bill apparently took a video of a daily event that happends around 4pm (doggie feeding time).Hope you enjoy this video as much as I did!
Today, Bill took Jack to the Pirate Festival. Jack learned how to talk like a Pirate "Arrrrgh", and had a lot of fun watching bands (and of course had some ice cream)!
Tomorrow we are having a garage sale & then we are going to run some errands. We are going to go Birthday gift shopping for the lil guy because he turns 2 in 2 weeks! We are also going to order him a cake - more than likely it will be car themed.
Next week I am only out of town for 2 days, then get to stay home for a few days before I leave again. Next weekend Aunt Carolyn, Uncle Jeff, Cousin Emily & Cousin Jeffrey are driving down to celebrate Jack's birthday! We are looking forward to seeing them!
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Jackson - we met you 1 year ago today ('Meecha Day'). What a difference a year has made. We were so excited about adding you to our family. The Caregiver brought you out in a little striped outfit, a bear hat with ears, and little lamb slippers with ears. You cried when you looked at your Mama, and it was the sweetest cry we had ever heard.
Here is a video of our first few seconds together, and another video of when Mama came home just today from work. Also, here is our first family photo together, taken in the gym of the Artem Baby Home.
Isn't it great what love, nutrition & one on one care can do for a child? It's a true miracle.