Monday, June 27, 2011

Yesterday we spent the day at the DuPage Children's Museum here in Naperville. I'm not sure who had more fun- Jayden or Jesse but it was a great time!
Looking at the fish

Dadda making a giant bubble!

Jayden's favorite thing was the water table! Daddy just liked building with the piping

Jayden in the wind tunnel. I didn't think he would like it but he ran right into it.

Jayden in the tunnels. His hand is to his head trying to "talk" on the phone because I am talking in the telephone tube.

Our handprints.

A little cautious at the beginning but running all over by the end.

Nap Time!

We've always said Jayden would've made a great lil brother because he loves to watch "big" kids and copy what they do. Here is a quick clip of him copying the boy next to him.

Happy Anniversary!

On June 23, Jesse and I celebrated 4 years of marriage.

june 23, 2011- us +1

It's hard for me to believe its only been four years.
june 23, 2007- our honeymoon

I feel like we've crammed a lot of memories into 4 years and I've loved every one of them.
june 23, 2008- anniversary vacation

Jesse is such a wonderful husband.
june 23,2010 - fondue dinner and 9 months preggo

We are so different and yet we compliment each other so well. He is the low key to my high maintenance, the slow down to my hurry, the let it be to my worry, the unwind to all my wind up, the soft kiss to my talk, talk, talk, he's the yes to whatever I need and the answer to all I could ask for in someone to love.

Not only is Jesse a great husband but he is a really awesome dad. I've definitely fallen in love with him more now that we are parents. And I feel so much closer to him now because we have the most fantastic bond... the love for our sweet little boy.
Happy Anniversary Jesse, I love you.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

way past due...

Dear Jayden,

Today is June 8, 2011 and you are Eleven Months Old! Wow does time go fast when we are watching you grow. You are my sweet little baby quickly turning into a busy toddler.

The biggest news of the past month is that you started walking! You took your first steps on May 25th after weeks of us wondering why you weren’t already walking. We think the five (yes five!) ear infections you’ve had recently have affected your balance. It happened when I was sitting in the living room at Grammy and Grandpa’s house. You were at your walker and looked over at me. Then you just turned and walked to me. I couldn’t believe it and scared you when I squealed and clapped. Since then you are working so hard to walk everywhere. And by walking I mean you are trying to run everywhere! When you try to run you topple over and then get right back up. You are so agile- it’s quite amazing. You will be so good at sports someday. I can also picture you climbing Mt Everest because at 11 months you can scale the couch! We can’t leave you alone for a minute.

You really are the cutest little guy. Some of my favorite things you do is clap for yourself. When you walk or put a puzzle piece in (yes you can even do a 3-shape puzzle we have!) you clap for yourself. It’s adorable. One of your favorite toys is your shape sorter. You can always find the circle shape but the rest of the shapes we have to show you where they go. You think so much like your daddy- you’d make a good engineer. You love to open and close things. Put plugs in and out of the wall.

Your favorite foods are veggies and fruits. The other day I gave you grilled cheese and broccoli. You ate all the broccoli first then asked for more! You LOVE fruit! Bananas, pears, peaches, mandarin oranges, blueberries, raspberries, watermelon, and cantaloupe. You eat them all! One thing that really surprises people about you is how much you eat! Today for lunch you had; green beans, a cheese stick, whole slice of bread, a whole hot dog, blueberries and cantaloupe!

You love to be chased. Sometimes you will come to us with this mischievous smile on your face and then turn and run or crawl away. The louder we pound behind you the more excited you get. When we tackle you, you squeal with delight. If we hide behind the couch and scare you as you come around the corner, you squeal and clap. The bigger the “BOO” the happier you are. You love to go for a walk and point out the animals. Daddy likes to take you on walks when he gets home. You point to every squirrel, bird, and rabbit you see.

Lately you have been very attached to me. You are constantly crawling in my lap or begging me to hold you. No one else will do. Sometimes it makes for long days but I won’t complain- I know it won’t last forever. And to be honest, I don’t really want to be apart from you either. (Well maybe I’d like you to let me go to the bathroom. Or pull a pair of pants on without you holding on to the leg crying to climb back in my arms.)

You are such a sweet adorable boy! I fall in love with who you are each and every day. I love you Jayden and am so so so proud of you.



Sunday, June 5, 2011

Cosley Zoo

Last week J and I took a trip to Cosley Zoo in Wheaton for the first time. (Its pretty much a farm set up as a zoo) We met up with Cousin Sarah and Allison. It was great to see them after a long winter. I didn't think J would care too much about the animals. But I was wrong! He waved hi to the animals and showed no fear. When the little goat ran up to him, he stuck his hand out. We will definitely be going back. Such a cute little zoo!

Lookin at the Hawk

So Lovable!

Jayden and Allie

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Sorry I've been so late with the updates. The weather has been wonderful which means lots of play dates with friends. More to come including my first mothers day and jayden's monthly letters. For now I will just recap this past week.

We spent the week in Michigan before Grammy and Grandpa brought us back to Naperville for the Memorial day weekend. Jayden came down with another ear infection but a round of z-pak cleared it right up.

I know I've said it before but Jayden is obsessed with his Grammy! After spending the whole week + with her, he grew very attached. He even chose her over me several times. Wow.

Singing songs with Grammy

Wrestling with Grammy. He loves to "get her"

Another person Jayden loves is his Grandpa. We are so thankful for the countless hours Grandpa spent rocking, singing, and even getting up with Jayden during the night while he was sick.

We also got to visit with my BFF Bianca and her lil girl Alivia. This pics is funny because we have one of jayden trying to hold alivia's hand and she is moving away. Now its switched.