Sunday, July 26, 2009

4th of July and Playdates!

On the Fourth of July, we took Jake to a Kid’s Day Festival.  He had a great time running around, going to the Petting Zoo and playing in the sun.  That evening, we went to grandma’s house and set off lots of fireworks, Jake would say “boom, boom” and couldn’t get enough of the lights and noises.

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Jake having fun in the pool at grandma’s house, he loves to get wet!  I put my feet in the pool and started splashing him, he would just laugh.  I love my little fish!

Picture 534Picture 541Jake had been really getting into matchbox cars, it’s the first toy he gets out everyday.  “Vroooommm” is now is his vocabulary. He will line them up perfectly and of course wants praise for it.  Nate is worried he is getting some OCD tendencies, but I think it’s just being a 2 year old…

Okay, so Jacob has an OBSESSION with the ‘vacuum (aka the “ba").  I can’t even explain to you the amount of time Jake asks for the ba – first thing when he wakes up and he tells everybody that comes over where it is (several times).  I finally got it out of the closet one day because he was asking for it so many times.  Jake will kiss it (with actual smack noises), hug it, put a phone up to it’s ear (picture #2), put stickers all over it, feed it banana under the closet door… that was fun to clean up!  It’s like his imaginary friend, but an object.  I hope he gets over his crush soon because I am afraid he will need therapy later on in life if this lasts too much longer.

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We finally brought over his pretend “ba” from grandma’s house and sometimes it is able to let Jake relax from not having the real deal.  In the picture on the right, (from my phone camera, not a great picture) he is introducing the two ba’s.  

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Playdate with his buddy Aidan who is 2 weeks older than Jake.

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Our friends from Astoria came up for a visit, Laurel, James and baby Teagan.  It was so good to see you guys!

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Kai, Abby and her new baby sister Lucy came over one morning for a playdate.  Jake did so well with the baby, he was very interested in giving her loves.

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Jake’s 3 B’s… the ba, the balloon, and baseball.

Vacuuming while watching sports, I am raising a good man!

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We went and met grandma for lunch one day, we went to a restaurant that is filled with fun stuff to look at.  Jake LOVED the train that would go by, he would wave bye-bye to it as it passed.  This was Jake’s first restaurant trip without using his high chair and he did great! 

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Lake days with Kai!! 

One of Jake’s favorite things to do is go to the lake and hang out, especially with his friend Kai.

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Picture 015Jake’s first successful attempt at a BIG BOY CUP!  Looking a bit confused at first, then takes a drink and he did it! 

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We had a big playdate at grandma’s house a few days ago, Jake had about 12 of his friends over to play in the backyard!  Jackson and Thomas playing in the fountain (a favorite toy among all the kiddos); Stefanie holding Kendall, Kelsey’s beautiful little girl.

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Chelsea driving; Bronwyn and Gage playing house.  Picture 027 

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  Picture 035     Zach looking like a stud!                            Handsome Jackson!

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Kai and Jacob playing in the pool

Picture 041 Picture 052 We went to Vasa Park in Bellevue for Nate’s company picnic.  It’s a great park which includes a playground, great swimming area for toddlers, a floating dock with a diving board and a few slides, basketball court and volleyball net.  It was a lot of fun and was the first time daddy was able to go to the lake with us and watch Jake swim!  As you can see Jake went underwater a few times and always comes up with a smile!




Jake picked up my camera the other day and said “cheese” to me, trying to get me to pose.  Guess he is getting tired of being on the other side of the camera all the time!