I was just thinking the other day that I started this blog when I was trying to distract myself from Jayce’s crying at nap time, and I should probably state how this is no longer an issue whatsoever. After that first week he started going down without a peep and waking up so happy that we fight over who gets to get him up. I realize that sounds incredibly cheesy, but oh well. I also know that teething is about to come along and ruin our perfect little nap routine, so we’re just enjoying it while we can.
My friend just emailed me a link for a contest on Bobgear’s website where you upload a video of your baby laughing and can win a free jogging stroller. I couldn’t resist uploading my video of the first time Jayce laughed. If you need an excuse to smile this Monday morning, you should check out this website. The giggling babies are precious.
The past few weeks Jayce has started sitting on his own for a few seconds here or there, before he loses his balance or reaches for something and crashes to one side or the other. Today I was attempting to catch him in action on film. I did manage to get one shot of him sitting, but since my camera has a 3 second delay to allow for the flash, I have a dozen pictures of the crashes. They are actually more amusing than the sitting.
Last weekend across the midwest (and probably further) the weather changed dramatically overnight from sunny and 70s, to cold and 40s. I was completely unprepared and we had to run out Saturday for winter coats.
Also here is the link to his staff page. Less interesting and informative than the podcast (in my humble opinion), but in text form.
We have this recessed niche above the fireplace in our new house and I’m completely dumbfounded as to what to do with it. Chris and I always joke that we could stand in it, and this morning I busted out the measuring tape to confirm our suspicions. I am pleased to announce that at 3.5ft x 6 ft at it’s highest point, we literally could stand in it.
Check out Jayce on the screen behind us here.
Here are a few pictures of Justin and Jayce in the nursery with it’s new fabulous decor!
Since Jayce is a little too young to celebrate Halloween with his own class, we decided to take treats to his dad’s class this year. He got into his little costume and we surprised Chris’ Life of Christ class with chocolate chip cookies towards the end of the lecture.
Justin and I had carved pumpkins the night before so we had those lit up on the front porch during trick or treating. Chris is not into being festive this way, so was relieved that Justin could help me with this and he wouldn’t have to.
That evening we got our cow and treats all ready and spent a bit of time at the house passing out candy, and the rest of the time walking around the neighborhood visiting with several of the neighbors that we are friends with. One of our neighbors that we went to say hi to was this sweet family who are Hindu, a fact that I forgot until just after we had rang the doorbell. (If you don’t know, cows are sacred to Hindus and Jayce was dressed as a cow!) If they were offended they didn’t show it or they forgave us quickly. Chris and I kept saying that next year they would probably dress their kids up as Jesus and come knock on our door. Oh well. 🙂