Saturday, February 4, 2012

Jack at play

Jack loves to dance. When we're putting away dishes, cooking, or doing whatever in the kitchen, we put on the dance music and party down. He won't stop. He likes anything with a distinct beat. Favorites on the iPod include "Sexy and I know it" by LMFAO, "Dynamite" by Taio Cruz, "Apache" by the Sugarhill Gang, "Lowrider" by War, and his all-time favorite is probably James Brown, particularly the song "Mother Popcorn."

We've cut back on James Brown recently because we've noticed he's saying "Good God" like him. Usually it's referring to something in his diaper.

Jack likes to get wild and crazy and like most little kids, loves to run around in the nude. We allow him to do this and we go on puddle patrol.

Jack likes to be bounced around and tossed in the air. He plays rough and jumps and trips and always has an "ow-ie" somewhere. He gets up and keeps going....from the time he gets up until he goes to bed at night.

We love this picture. Dave snapped it right after we put back up the mobile and the kids were basking in the awe of rainforest creatures spinning to Bach or Mozart. Jack sometimes pulls something out of his nose and proudly presents it to us, saying "big boo-ger."

At least he doesn't eat it.


Evie at 3 months

Since we're into month 4 of Evie, it's time to blog about her three month milestone.

Evelyn wasn't really into her photo session. She is usually a very jovial baby. She chatters and gurgles all the time. But when I pop out the camera on most occasions, she gives me a face like this. Solemn. Judgmental. Pondering. Who are you and what do you think you are doing?

Jack wanted to be in on the action, so I put him in the crib to give his sister a pep talk.

We think Evelyn is looking more and more like her pop-pop (Dave's dad) everyday. She has his eyes, for sure. She continues to be a very easy baby which we appreciate wholeheartedly. She eats. She sleeps. She chatters when she's well rested. We don't always appreciate the 6:45 am rants which always happen on weekends, but it is too adorable to be upsetting. She rolled over just after her four month mark. She loves water and kicks in the bathtub. As you can see, she still has peach fuzz and that's it.

Evelyn loves to look at her big brother, Jack. She tracks him like a dog watching a piece of food. Or at least be quite wary of where he is and what he's doing for her own safety. Of course, she recognizes us and always seems happy to see her family.

But not today.
These half smiles are about as good as I could possibly get on camera.

After awhile, she said 'enough already' and I did too.