Dec 10, 2010

Jake and the Christmas tree

I had to post this picture of Jake and our tree. He's been really good with leaving it alone but loves to look at the lights. He does pull on the bottom of the tree at times so the bottom of my tree is really messy but oh well. It's cute to watch.

Winter Fun

I haven't blogged in a while so I thought that I would post some today. I think this is how most of my blog posts start. I'm not good at keeping up with it. Life gets in the way sometimes.

Jake is doing wonderful. He is growing soooo fast. Brent is done with chemo and radiation and we are just waiting for his surgery which is the first week in January. Hoping for a quick recovery and for our lives to get back to normal. I hope everything has a wonderful holiday and a great new year.

Here are some pictures from the past month.

My family and I decided to do a cookie swap party a couple weeks ago. Everyone baked 4-6 dozen cookies to share. We got together on a Sunday and had drinks, good food and good conversations. It was a nice day. Here are some picture from the day.

I had to get a picture with my nieces Leah Jo and Jessie and Nephew Tony

Auntie Lori cuddling with Jake, Grammy and Jake and Auntie Julie and Jake

Yummy FOOD!!

My Sister Tracy brought this dish. It was oh soooo good.

Some one the girls

Relaxing on the couch

Every year after Thanksgiving my family and I get together at my Dads to hang out and have dinner. Here are some pictures.

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More pictures to come. Happy Holidays.

Nov 3, 2010

First Hair Cut

At 20 months old Jake went in for his first hair cut. I didn't want to do it but Brent said it had to be done. His bangs were starting to get in his eyes. He did so good and had his first sucker.
Yummmm Sucker

I'm not too sure about this Mom.
Right after the hair cut. Not too happy!
Now I like it!


This year Jake was a frog for Halloween. We took him to a few houses around the neighborhood. He wasn't too interested in it. Maybe next year when he knows what candy is. Here are some pictures.

Oct 17, 2010

20 Months

Today Jake turns 20 months so I thought I would post some updates. It's been a while since I've blogged and I have to say a lot has changed in the past month. Jake is now an official walker. YAY!! He isn't saying any words yet but he is speaking his own language. At times he says Mama and Dada but we aren't sure if he knows what he is saying. He is in speech therapy twice a week and we have noticed a lot of improvement. He has 12 teeth and is getting 4 more so this week he has been a tad on the crabby side. He is starting to communicate more with us which is nice.
Jake loves to go to the park with us and swing. He thinks its the funniest thing ever. The backyard is Jake's favorite place to hang out. He would stay out there all day and night if we let him. Can't wait to see him in the snow.
Jake has a strange obsession with feet. It's very odd. He will play with our feet and laugh.. Hmmm. Not sure what that is going to turn into. Lol. He also loves our dog Gizmo. At first Gizmo couldn't stand Jake but now they are becoming buddies. It's cute!
Jake's vision is a question. He seems to move around pretty well and at times we think he can see really well but then at other times he can't. Jake's vision is a waiting game and we just take it day by day. He still doesn't look at you directly and doesn't recognize facial expressions and that may never change but he can find his toys and maneuvers around the house like a champ. We feel blessed to have such a happy little boy.

Happy 20 months little man... Only 4 more until the big 2!!

Love you, Mom and Dad

Sep 9, 2010

Date Night at the State Fair

Brent and I had a date night at the State Fair last weekend. Since we've been together this is something that we've done every year. This was my 3rd trip to the fair. I think I could have gone all 11 days.

Starting the night out at the lodge

Kiss was playing at the fair

Brent and his "someday" truck
Lots of Kiss fans

I decided to climb the rock

Up I go

Almost there

Made it!!!

Best time EVER!!

State Fair with the Fam

The MN Statefair is my favorite time of year and one of my favorite things to do. I usually go several times. Once with my whole family, once by myself or with one other person to see everything and then once on a date with B. Here are some pictures from our trip to the fair with the family.
The three of us
The boys!
B and me with some strange dude in the back
Tons of people

Haunted House
Jess and Megan
Tony as a grown woman

Aug 25, 2010

Dinner at Chino Latino

A couple weeks ago I met some of my girls out for a nice dinner at Chino Latino. It was very to be around adults for a night. We had some amazing food and drinks. Here are some pictures from the evening.

All of us

Friends forever!!

Sonja and I shared the sushi sampler plate. It was the best sushi I've ever had.. YUMMMM!!!

We also shared chips and salsa.. We ordered these because we were sooo hungry but our food came out so fast we didn't even get to eat them...

Chino's signature margarita is the exact recipe for the skinny girl margarita that I love sooo much.. They were so good.

It was a great night.. We all need get together more often.

Aug 23, 2010

Summer days

This past weekend Jake and I headed up north to our family cabin. Brent stayed back because he had some work to do so we bunked with Grammy Linda.

The Carlton County fair was also going on so we took Jake to that. Jake played his first carnival game and won himself a toy.

Jake fishing for a prize (don't mind the crazy look on my face lol)
Jake doesn't like grass
Playing with Great Auntie Mary and Great Auntie Sally
Tony being silly. He wanted to join Jake in his play pen.
Playing at the cabin

Jake's first gogurt with Auntie Julie. He loved it!!
Swimming with Tony and Auntie Mary
Fun weekend. Hard to believe that summer is almost over... We are state fair bound next weekend. YAY!!