Thursday, December 22, 2011

Jake is One Year Old!

Last week, my little boy turned One!  This year has gone by so fast!  I cannot believe how blessed we are to have him in our lives!  He is pure joy!  Oh, and REALLY cute!

The last of the Monthly pictures with Yoda! Going forward, I hope to only do one each year.

We had a Star Wars Theme (duh!) so I had the following food:
Han Sandwiches
Obi-Wonion Dip
Jawa Chips
Boba Fett Fruits
Storm Trooper Veggies
Leia Cinnamon rolls
C3P0 Pieces (Reece's Pieces)
Droid Treats (rice crispy treats with cookie cream and blue sugar)
Wookie Cookies
Luke's Light Sabers (green candy coated pretzel rods)
Yoda Soda
Darth Vader-ade (Coke and diet coke)
Lando Limeade

And, the big finish, the CAKE!!!

That's a Yoda Action figure next to the Tree

Then, on to gifts!  He loved the wrapping paper and ribbons the best!

And, Jake's cousin Travis helped him open his Wampa Rug (from 

All said and done, it was a Star Wars Fantastic Party day!

Happy Birthday Jake!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My little boy

I cannot believe my son turns 1 this week!  He's such a joy and a blessing!  I had to share this!

When we got him home on December 17, 2010, we went crazy with the pictures and passing around the baby.  He was just TOO CUTE!

 Almost ONE year later, he still fits in the box, but he's a bit bigger (and hard to get him sittng still)

Love this little guy!

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

November Wrap Up

Yeah, I'm behind in my posting... So, here are a few pics...

Jake is a TOTAL Cute Little TURKEY!  Thanksgiving week at Day care

Jake's First Thanksgiving - 2011- his last First Holiday!
Thanksgiving - showign off his AWESOME Aggie wind suite

And, proving to be hard to sit still for the camera! :)

Our YUMMY Thanksgiving meal!  LOVE Jake's plate!

He ate turkey with us, first time eating a dinner of ONLY Table Food!

He really REALLY loves the turkey!!!  He even helped us finish the leftovers
didn't like the mashed potatoes, but LOVE the sweet potatoes!  Of course they had
mini marshmallows and butter and brown sugar, but still, YUMMY!

Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Wait, WHAT?

What?  It's November Already?  My son is almost 11 months old?  Wow, where does the time go!

Just wanted to wish everybody a Happy Veteran's Day

Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Promise I made...

A long time ago, in a land far away (Colorado, I am from and now live in Texas, but once lived in Colorado), I had a dear sweet friend.  She and I had lots in common, and we did several things together.  Most important, we both loved Halloween and we loved Scrapbooking.  I'm bringing this up now because this dear friend of mine past away a little over a year ago, and since I moved away from Colorado, I've always missed her most around Halloween.  So, on to the promise I made, well we both made.  When we were scrapbooking together, we didn't have children, and she was single, and I'd already finished my wedding album, so at the time, that's about all there was for scrapbooking supplies, babies and weddings.  We were getting frustrated and started looking around for scrpabook page ideas online and we came across a HORRIBLE scrapbook page, well, the title was bad.  We both vowed we would NEVER do a scrapbook page entitled...  "Pickin Punkies!!!"  :)  Google it, apparently its a common phrase!  ARGH!!! Oh, btw, the other layout we promised to NEVER do is "Cute as a Button" with buttons all over the page.  Seriously, I WILL NEVER DO THAT!

Okay, so guess what, we went "pickin punkies" for Halloween.  It was a crazy afternoon.  First of all, I picked Jake up from Day care and apparently, he had had only ONE nap all day, and it was only about an HOUR long.  And, he had a dirty diaper AND I wanted to change his shirt, and for about 15 minutes he did nothing buy SCREAM because he didn't want his diaper OR his clothes changed.  Very traumatic. Then, he fell asleep in the 10 minute drive to the little pumpkin patch in downtown Humble, and just would NOT wake up, until he saw where he was and there were people there, then he WOKE UP and smile cute for the camera!!!

This was the first pictures we took, look how happy he is!!

This one, he was banging on the pumpkin, such a cutie!!

LOVE this one!  Just too cute!

In a little red wagon ready to buy a pumpkin.  I did get a little one just for him.
I will get more pictures, of course, and upload after Halloween!

So, here's to you, dear Sweet Eriika!  I will not now or ever use Pickin Punkies as a scrapbook layout title, OR even a blog title!  Love you, miss you, and Happy Halloween!!!

And, here's what we did with those pumpkins!!!

This is the big one, yes, I really did that from that pumpkin!!

And, here's Jake's pumpkin!  He had the guts everywhere!  And had fun doing it


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

And, October makes 10

Jake turned 10 months years old (as his Daddy likes to say) this month.  It's kinda nice he is the month number age in months!  :)  Anyway, now that he can crawl and roll and move around, it's like nailing Jell-O to the wall!  Here's our attempt.  Thanks, Linda for your help!

This was the 1st one, it's alright, but I thought we could do better.  I was wrong...

There he goes....

Linda trying to help set him up, didn't work!

and, one more try!

And, then one last decent one.  I guess the days when he sits still on the couch and doesn't try to nose dive off the side are now over.  :)  LOVE THIS LITTLE GUY!

Happy 10 months Jake!  Can't wait to see what you do next!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Are you Ready for some FOOTBALL!

I don't know about you and yours, but around here, Fall brings the best thing - FOOTBALL!  You know that TV commercial running now with the lady complaining to her boyfriend that her friend's boyfriend thinks Sunday is for Football?  Well, he's right by the way, Sunday + Football + two dudes in the house = AWESOME!  Especially since Dean and Jake's fantasy football team (Jake and the Phat Man) is ROCKIN!!!  They are 2 and 1, and the one they lost was 119 to 114 so HEY, not bad!!

Here's Jake getting his Quarterback in Training on!  He had a Faux Hawk for a while, but with no "product" in his hair, it didn't stay.  :)  Mean mommy, I know!

And, Mean Ole Daddy was picking on his friend who is an avid Eagle's fan who generously bought Jake a full ensemble Eagle's outfit!  It's really cute on him, we need to get him a Texans one.  So, this is Jake doing his best "Vick Impersonation".  I had NO part in this!  I PROMISE!  All I did was dress him up and take the picture.  I PROMISE!!  This was ALL Dad's Idea!!!  AND, for the record, Jake didn't cry at all when I took the tape off his head. Tough Guy!

GO TEXANS!!  Beat the Steelers!!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

9 months - wow

You would think all I have going on in my life is my son, well, its almost true!  :)  I have little time to scrapbook these days, I remember the care free weekends spent in the craft room just scrappin away!  I miss the scrappin, but I'd rather spend that scrappy time with the people I scrapbook about! 

Anyhoo, here's Jake at NINE (9) Months!  Getting so big!

Will post more stuff soon!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Eight months - Cute Kid!

After our adoption was final, we wanted to have official family pictures taken.  We scheduled an appointment for an afternoon I had to take off work for a doctor's appointment, and everything was set.

Let me paint the picture of the afternoon, and you too will be AMAZED the boy still had smiles in him!

Monday, Aug 15 started out a normal busy morning, Jake to the day care and me to work.  Then, Jake had a doctor's appointment at 1:30 (just 30 minutes before a bottle, not a good idea).  This was a follow up from an ear infection, and as soon as we sat down on the doctor table, Jake turned into Mr. Grumpy Gills, and cried and cried and cried!  After a clean bill of health, we sat in the waiting room having his bottle.  YUM!  He was fine then. 

We then went to the grocery store, mind you it's about 111 outside, so it's HOT, and we shop for about an hour and wait in line for about a hour (no not kidding) and then RUSH home and bring all the food in, unpack all the cold stuff, leave all the not cold stuff out because now we have 10 minutes to get ready for a photo shoot!

We get there and have to change the boy's clothes and his diaper, and then, we put him down on the big white sheet for the photographer and this is what happened.

The one above is entered in their Cute Kid contest.
I told them if we enter it will be No Contest, but they allowed it anyway.  :)