I know it has been a while since my last post. Things have been hectic to say the least. Here's a run down of what we have been up to. I hope to post more either next weekend or the weekend after.
Phil and Nikki are married! We traveled to Manhattan Beach, Calif. for a beautiful wedding and weekend of fun. The best part: Jack was a pretty good flyer for a 9-month-old. Okay, the beautiful weather and the great cake were pretty awesome too. Did you know that there is a baker out there who makes Tollhouse cake? Yep... pretty awesome.
Crawling and climbing and standing! That's right, the little guy crawls on all fours everywhere now. He even climbs up the stairs and heads right for the electrical outlet (thank goodness Steve already put in the outlet plugs). He also started pulling himself up to a stand. He did this for the first time while we were in California, but he really got good at it this weekend while playing with Grandma Sue and Pepere.
Colds suck. Jack and I have both been fighting colds for the last two weeks. Knock on wood, we're on the tail end here. I've never seen so much snot in my life (sorry for the visual Auntie Bubbles).
Another thing that sucks... separation anxiety. Steve and I are pretty sure we're to blame for the latest onset of this because we spoiled Jack pretty rotten in California and right after we got back by letting him sleep with us. But now we're trying to get him back to his own bed. Tonight, it took a half hour of crying before the little guy settled down to sleep. He's there though! He cries anytime he is left alone in his room. He used to play by himself pretty well, even in the mornings before we would come get him. I'm hoping this is just a stage.
Final exam time - grading hell. I'm knee-deep in essays and stories to grade right now. Not to mention all of the grad school homework I have to do (photo shoots are time consuming). Luckily, we have family around to help. Although, I really wish I could just spend that time with Jack instead of having to ask someone else to play with him while I work.
I think that's about it for now. With Halloween coming, I'm sure I'll have more exciting things to write about at the end of the week!