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!!

Aug 17, 2010

18 Months

Jake turns 18 months today. WOW!! Where did time go???

Jake is doing a lot of things. He is now saying Mama and Dada. He is cruising around the furniture and is soooo close to walking. He LOVES his therapist Audrey. So much so that when I pick him up after his session he doesn't want to come with me. Jake is sleeping like a champ. He is taking good naps and sleeping through the night. Jake loves to eat and I haven't found a food he doesn't like yet. His favorites are bananas and blueberries.
One of Jake's favorite things to do is plan on the new sectional with Mom and Dad. We spend most of our evenings after dinner hanging on the couch. He crawls back and forth and back and forth. Jake is a happy little boy and we are so lucky to have him.

Happy 18th month little Buggy!!

Best Buds

Looking out or picture window is Jake and Gizmo's new favorite thing to do. Gizmo has always been very standoffish with Jake but he is warming up to him and they are becoming best buds.

We're Engaged!!!

Brent finally popped the question!!! YAY!!

Brent and I have been talking about getting married for a long time and this past Sunday he officially asked me. We are doing everything backwards baby, house now wedding but I never claimed to be normal. We are very excited!!!

Wedding is set for 10/8/2011

Aug 11, 2010

A much needed update!

I never claimed to be a good blogger. I try but every few months or so I lose track of it and stop blogging. I want to blog more and maybe someday I will take more time to do it. It's so hard with everything going on with Jake. If we are not going to therapy we are at Children's Hospital running more tests, doctors appointments, etc.. It's a crazy life but I wouldn't change it for anything.

So what's new?? Well Jake is growing up soooo fast. He cut his molars( which were really fun) finally!! He finally started to say MAMA.. It was a proud moment for me. He also said Hi the other day. That was sooooo awesome. He is starting speech therapy in the fall and I think he will be talking up a storm before we know it. He is standing up on his own. He is still a little scared to take a step but I can see that it will be soon before he is off and running.

Summer has been sort of a bummer for us because its been sooo hot and humid and so we've been staying in doors a lot. I wish that it would just be normal out so we can do more outside activities. We haven't really even been up to the cabin this summer because of the heat and because of Jake being sick a lot.

This weekend Jake, Brent, My Mom and I are attending a conference in Minneapolis for NAPVI (National Association for parents of children with visual impairments). We are pretty excited to meet other families and learn about different programs that are out there. I'll update my blog after the conference (sometime this year I hope :)

I will leave you with some recent photos of Jake.
Jake loves bath time.. Look at how long his hair is getting.
His favorite toys are the simple things like a bowl and a spoon

Bath time

I love this shot. He looks sooooo peaceful

That's all I got for now. I will post more pictures soon.