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.

Austin's Visit

This past week my stepson Austin flew in for a visit. Jeff and I tried to fit as much as we could into one week. We went to South Street, the Philadelphia Zoo, Labertville, New Hope, Rice's Market, a car show, Doylestown, and the Poconos. The best part of his trip was trying all of Philly's best foods: cheesesteaks, soft pretzels, water ice, stromboli and birch beer. Jack loved hanging out with his big brother. We can't wait to see him again in November!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Bears and Rattlesnakes Oh my!

We spent 4th of July weekend at the cabin in the Pocono's. Jeff and my dad fished all weekend. Jack LOVED playing on the beach and digging in the sand. We had a bb gun tournament (I came in second) and watched the fireworks from a resort on the lake. A bear walked into our backyard while we were eating breakfast on the back porch and we got to see a rattlesnake in our neighbor's yard. Of course I didn't get a picture of either.

Jack has extensive facial expressions. Look at all those teeth! Jess and Jackie kayaking

An evening walk. Notice our festive lais.

Mom is a good shot
The fam on the beach
Grandmom and Poppop relaxing on the beach

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Porkchops in the Park

Jack's real first birthday was yesterday. We had a picnic in the park followed by a concert and fireworks. He wasn't too fond of the fireworks at first but got used to them after a few minutes. I can't beleive he's already one!