4.11.2012

All About Jack

Well, this is almost a post entirely about Jack.  I would be totally remiss if I did not take a moment to tell you ALL how much your comments have meant to me lately.  I have been blessed this past week by the number of people who have chosen to read this blog and leave a comment.  From the hilarious stories after my post about Jack wearing me out on a daily basis, to the encouraging words after my melt down last night.  I feel so humbled and loved by so many people who don't even know me!  Thank you very much.  

Now...Jack.  Today I took him for his 18 month check up.  Before we left the house he found our stash of Thomas the Train "stuff."  And when I say stash I mean huge Rubbermaid box of trains, tracks and all kind of Thomas accessories.  The obsession started with Ella and moved on to Lucy.  We have the movies, the toys, the sunglasses...we have it all!!  Now Jack seems to be hooked.  I love it!



Jack had a wonderful check up.  I have to add that Dr. B came in and said she refused to tell anyone else in my family bad news.  Between Lucy and recently Maddie, we've kept her busy.  I love that woman.  Jack weighed 27 pounds and was 33" tall.  He registered above the 75th percentile in both.  He is right where he should be developmentally, now that he has started talking.  I made a list of the words he can say and he surpassed what Dr. B had wanted to hear by 24 months!  Way to go J-man.


Here is a funny video from our chaotic dinner last night.  Jack had his first lemon.  Isn't it our obligation as a parent to let our children eat a lemon and then laugh hysterically at them as they make the worse faces? Before you watch it be sure to pause the music at the bottom of the page.  Also, I put one of Lucy's shirts inside out on Jack if you are wondering why he is wearing ruffles.  Lastly, oh my gosh!  I have the worse laugh in all the world.  Enjoy!


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14 comments:

  1. Lol!! Watching Jack eat that lemon made my cheeks water. I remember well my kids eating lemons and loving them until they were 3 or so.

    I am so glad Jack is healthy!! He is so handsome!

    Blessings,
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  2. OMGOSH, I couldn't help but make face right along with Jack. LOL He's so cute :)

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  3. That sour lemon face is too cute. Made me smile. Thanks. :)

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  4. It absolutely is our obligation to let children eat lemons - did the same with my Miranda when she was little. Too funny!

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  5. YAY for great check ups! I love the lemon video! Definitely our obligation.

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  6. Lemons and pickles are always good for a laugh with our small children. Thanks for the laugh this morning. I needed it. HUGS!!!

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  7. I use to LOVE doing this to Lydia!!!! As far as Faith, though, she has never made a face - she actually loves them and requests them - my child who will eat ANYTHING!
    Sara

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  8. Our oldest discovered lemons at about 14 months and grabbed them to eat every time we went out with her. The waitresses loved watching her.

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  9. AGAIN...I SAY YUMMY!!! THAT BOY IS YUMMY!!!! AS FOR POST ABOUT LUCY BEING WHO GOD INTENDS.....GOD INTENTIONS ARE SO FAR BEYOND WHAT WE CAN IMAGINE!!! THAT HE GRANTS US AS MOTHERS TO GUIDE IS HUMBLING.YOU JUST STAY ANCHORED DEEP AND WAIT FOR THE AMAZING OUTCOME...GOD IS A MIND-BLOWER, IS HE NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YOU ARE DOING AN AMAZING JOB!!! NO GREATER PRIVILEGE OR RESPONSIBILITY THAN BEING A MOM!!!!

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  10. HILARIOUS! Yes, I love to feed lemons to my 22-month old granddaughter. Here's something you will like, Kate....I'm trying to teach The Lord's Prayer to my 5-year old granddaughter...so far, this is what she says, "My Father is not in heaven. Allie will be my name." I'm going to let her teachers work with her now! haha (Allie is her baby sister.)

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  11. That little boy is precious! You are an amazing Mom. I love reading about your children. Your love shines through every story, even when it about how trying Jack can be. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  12. Are you kidding, I love your laugh!!! It's soooo wonderful to hear you laugh ;))))))

    Love Ya! Kathy Keiter

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  13. Let me just say that your voice is amazing, I am from the midwest and hearing that southern accent makes everyone up hear jealous! Your laugh is amazing and encouraging and I am just elated to hear it as you can definitely hear just how happy you are right now, which you DESERVE!

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  14. Hi Kate, I have been following your family blog for a while now.
    My prayers are with Lucy every night. Little Jack is a darling!

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