Sunday, December 21, 2008

Great Wolf Lodge

My parents treated us to a weekend away at Great Wolf Lodge in the Poconos. They have an indoor water park with lots of activities for toddlers. Jack loved playing in the baby pool and going down the little water slides. They even let us take him down an adult slide. I thought he would be scared because the slide was dark and enclosed but he laughed the whole way down. And then made us take him three more times. Unfortunately we forgot to take pictures inside! At night they had a show for kids with animals that sing, Santa and Rudolf. At the end of the show it snow inside! Jack danced during the whole show.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Team Edward

I finally got to see Twilight today at the movies. I have read all four books of the Twilight saga and have been anxiously anticipating the movie. I loved, loved, loved it. As good as the book? No. But SO worth the money! Can't wait for the next three.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Jack woke up in a very bad mood on Halloween. He has two molars coming in and has been very cranky lately. Jeff and I didn't know if making him wear a skunk costume and knock on people's doors was the best idea but decided to do it anyway. Once he realized that ringing doorbells brought candy his mood quickly changed. He caught on quickly. We took him to my grandparents neighborhood and then to my dad's. All of the neighbors thought he was so cute in his skunk costume.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Hershey Park, Octoberfest and Shadybrook Farm

Last Sunday UPS rented Hershey Park for its employees. My mom and sister came with us so we could take turns going on rides and watching Jack. We rode all the good rollercoasters and Jack went on every kid ride he could. That same weekend we went to an Octoberfest across the street from our house. For two weeks Jack and I watched them set up the rides and food stands. Every night they would turn the lights on and test the rides. Finally on Sat. it opened. Jack was so exited. He went on a few rides and rode a pony. They had a small petting farm with a baby pig. That's where we spend most of our time. I was ready to take that pig home he was so cute. My mom and I took Jack to pick his first pumpkin. At the pumpkin patch they also had a haunted house. They let me take Jack through it (with the lights on and everything turned off) and I have to say it was still a bit scary. He had a death grip on my arm. Probably not the best idea to take a one year old through a haunted house but living with me he should probably get used to it. Halloween is my favorite time of year!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Introducing Ryan Jamal

On Saturday Jeff and I with my Dad and Stepmom went to visit my new nephew Ryan. He is so cute and tiny! Jack had fun playing with his cousin Mikayla. On the way there we stopped and toured the Yuengling brewery in Pottsville and on the way home we stopped at Cabela's. Jack loves to see the animals and fish there. It was a very busy but fun day.

Friday Night Lights

This past Friday we went to a football game in Horsham. Jack just wanted to be one of the big boys and play with them. He ran around a lot and even tried to tackle a few. Luckily they let him hold the ball a few times.

Friday, September 19, 2008

It feels like fall!!!!

I woke up this morning to a beautiful fall day...only in the high 60's here. I decided to take Jack to the scarecrow festival at Peddler's Village. He rode the carousel, saw lots of interesting scarecrows (my favorite was the Jimmy Buffett scarecrow) and ate a very large pumpkin cookie. The weather was perfect though I'm sure it will be hot again soon.

Jack loves to get down!

Jack loves to dance. He sometimes dances for hours at a time. He loves loud music...everything from country to Lil' Wayne to death metal. He dances to commercials, cell phone rings, even the sound a grocery cart makes on the floor of the supermarket. He's a great carseat dancer too. Sadly, his dancing partner (his aunt Jesse) has gone back to college so he has been dancing a little less lately. Hopefully she'll come home soon for a visit. We miss you Aunt Jess!!

South Philly Block Party

Since we have been back in PA I have rekindled some old friendships from high school. This past Saturday my friend Jenni (who lives in South Philly) invited us to her block party. Jeff was deep sea fishing off the coast of Jersey so he couldn't join us. They closed down the block and had a dunk tank and huge slip and slides for the kids. Jack played in the water and danced to the band. My sister came down with her friend Nick and hung out for a while too.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Jon and Kate!!

This morning I met Jon and Kate Gosselin of Jon and Kate Plus 8 at the Keswick theater! The event was put on by a local church in Abington, PA. They held their ususal Sunday service and then Jon and Kate came out and gave their testimony, answered questions, etc. Not only did I see Jon and Kate IN PERSON I think we may have found a new church to go to! I have been praying that we find a chruch that suits us. Not too big, not too small, great youth group, friendly people, great worship, etc. It seemed to fit everything I've been looking for. I guess we'll see how we like the service next Sunday when Jon and Kate aren't there! Of course I forgot my camera at home....and my cell phone takes horrible pictures. As soon as I figure out how to send the pictures to my computer I will post one. After Jon and Kate we had dinner with our friend Joe. We watched football and ate steak. And to top is all off I have a job interview for what sounds like the most perfect job ever! Nannying for a 13 year old girl, Molly, from 3-6 ever day. The pay is great and I get to bring Jack! No daycare! Pray that everything goes interview is on Tuesday. XXOO

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Rainforest Cafe

While in Atlantic City we took Jack to the Rainforest Cafe. He slept through most of the meal and when he woke up his face was priceless! We sat in the elephant section right next to a gigantic fish tank. As you can see from his face below he was quite excited. He didn't know what to look at first.

It's been a while...

It's been so long since my last post! Sorry Ruby! We have had a very busy last three weeks. My parents rented a beach house in Ocean City for ten days. Jack is definitely a beach baby. We spent every day, all day playing in the ocean, meeting new friends, catching crabs, building sand castles and chasing seagulls. He had a ball. Every night we walked on the boardwalk and ate ice cream and rode the merry-go-round. I wish we didn't have to leave! Two days after we got back from the shore our family from Tahoe arrived. Jack and I got to spend 10 days hanging out with our cousins. We spent a day in Philly eating at the Reading Terminal Market and visiting my sister at Jeffersonand two days in the Poconos. The rest of the time we swam in the pool, played at kid's castle, walked around Doylestown, ate lots of water ice and visited with family. I DID NOT want them to leave! I miss all you guys so VERY much. Unfortunately during these past three weeks I neglected to take many pictures. Below are a few of my favorites.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Jack's First Baseball Game

This past Saturday we took Jack to his first Phillies game. My dad and step-mom bought us tickets which included a tailgaiting party with 200 people! They had tons of food and games and gave out toys for the kids. Jack had a ball. He especially loved the twins Gabby and Gwen. He's quite the ladies man.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Playing in the backyard on a very, very hot day.

Back to the Beach

This past Sunday we took Jack back to Ocean City for the day. He is so happy playing on the beach. He watched three men dig a huge hole for about 2 hours. He's so entertained by everything going on...which is great for me! Gives me time to relax and read!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Jack's First Trip to the Ocean

We finally made it to Ocean City, NJ. One of my favorite places on Earth. Jack loved digging in the sand but the ocean took some getting used to. Jack is obsessed with anything in the sky. Airplanes, balloons, helicopters, birds, the moon, etc. I forgot about the seagulls down the shore. He was in heaven. Between the seagulls, kites and the planes that fly banners up and down the beach Jack was mesmerized. I can't wait to take him back to the beach.