Thanksgiving Greetings from Chef Jack

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Jack, Durel and I all hope your Thanksgiving was delightful.  Ours was.

And, in related good news, it looks like we have another burgeoning foodie in our midst!



Hope this finds you well.
--Heather

Wordless Wednesday

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

More doggie love.

Toys, Toys, Toys

So, when your baby is tiny and immobile, you get used to it.  In the beginning, you can swaddle them and lay them down wherever you want.  They won't move.  (Far from meaning that this is easy to take care of them at this point, it's quite hard.  FYI.)

Flashback:  One month old in the beloved bouncy chair.  Not moving, by the way.

Then, you reach the point where they start to roll around.  This is pretty easy to deal with.  You've had months to prepare.  You need to be more careful where you put them, but you can be sure that there will be no fingers in sockets.  You can't reach those just by rolling.  So, keeping the baby in the room with you is safe.  Just keep an eye out.


Flashback:  7 months old.  Sitting, rolling, thumb sucking.


Jack has introduced us to the Wild World of Crawling.  I promise to post some action pics when he gets really good at it, but right now he's doing something that we've nicknamed the Zombie Crawl.  He lays on the floor and uses one arm to pull himself forward.  Legs aren't doing much; other arm isn't doing much.  I give him points for creativity and sheer determination.  And mobility.

Today, Jack showed me that he (1) knows where we keep the toys, and (2) wanted a different one than he currently had in his floorscape.

Mom, I want a new toy.


Are you going to help me, or take pictures?

Yes!  Doggie!  (Thanks, Carrie!)
Awesome.
I did it!

Yup.  Time flies when you're having fun.

Hope this finds you well.

Heather

Jack Meets Santa

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Nope.  It's not here.  What, you say?  Jack's first picture with Santa.  We'll be debuting that later.

For now, let me say that Jack had the pleasure of meeting Santa for the first time last week at the Junior League of Austin's annual event, A Christmas Affair.  As a member of the Junior League, I have to give the appropriate props to this group of women.  They create a little piece of holiday heaven in Austin every year.  It's stunning.  It's also a huge fundraiser so that the group can do their charitable work around Austin, which is important and significant.  (Stepping off soapbox.)

One of the events this year was a "Breakfast with Santa."  There was breakfast, coffee (for the grown ups), a chocolate milk bar (with whipped cream and sprinkles!), The Biscuit Brothers performed, and Santa was there for photos with the kiddos.  It was totally awesome.

Jack and his buddy, Claire, totally enjoyed it.  I am entertained by the fact that Jack is merrily chewing on my friend Katie's lens cap, and that she doesn't seem to mind.


Hope this finds you, and your little elves, well.

Heather

Bob, Jillian, and Jack

Sunday, November 21, 2010

I haven't hung out with Bob and Jillian, oh, ever.  But I am a big fan of The Biggest Loser and am totally into this season.  (I didn't discover it until last season, when I was a pregnant beached whale.  Still inspiring.)



So, while I don't have the opportunity to have Bob and Jillian yell at me on the treadmill, I do have the opportunity to have my "other" personal trainer give me tough face while I run.


Hope this finds you well.
Heather

Teeth and Berries

Growing teeth is hard work.

Frozen blueberries make it better.

At least, that's what Jack says:

Happy Friday!

Friday, November 19, 2010

A few Fridays ago, our dear friends Jess, Juan, and Ava agreed to take care of Little Dude so that Durel and I could enjoy a real adult dinner out to celebrate my birthday.  It was totally awesome of them!

We had an amazing meal at a new(ish) restaurant called Foreign and Domestic Food and Drink.  It has the ambiance of Manhattan and Austin combined.  And culinarily (is that a word?  food-wise), it's like being on an episode of Top Chef.  Awesome.

Anyway, while Durel and I were engaging our palettes, Jack and Ava were chilling out, big time.


In the future, we won't let Jack take his pants off when he's on the couch with a girl, but for now, it's fine.

Happy weekend to all.
H

Two Word Wednesday

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Dog Love.

Wordless Wednesday

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Our Little Dude

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


A while back, we had some awesome family pics taken by our friend Betsy.  On this lovely Tuesday, I just wanted to share a few more of our favorite shots with Little Dude.

Who, by the way, officially sprouted his first tooth this weekend.  Pictures to come!


Hope this finds you well.

--Heather

Wordless Wednesday

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving Greetings from Chef Jack

Jack, Durel and I all hope your Thanksgiving was delightful.  Ours was.

And, in related good news, it looks like we have another burgeoning foodie in our midst!



Hope this finds you well.
--Heather

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

More doggie love.

Toys, Toys, Toys

So, when your baby is tiny and immobile, you get used to it.  In the beginning, you can swaddle them and lay them down wherever you want.  They won't move.  (Far from meaning that this is easy to take care of them at this point, it's quite hard.  FYI.)

Flashback:  One month old in the beloved bouncy chair.  Not moving, by the way.

Then, you reach the point where they start to roll around.  This is pretty easy to deal with.  You've had months to prepare.  You need to be more careful where you put them, but you can be sure that there will be no fingers in sockets.  You can't reach those just by rolling.  So, keeping the baby in the room with you is safe.  Just keep an eye out.


Flashback:  7 months old.  Sitting, rolling, thumb sucking.


Jack has introduced us to the Wild World of Crawling.  I promise to post some action pics when he gets really good at it, but right now he's doing something that we've nicknamed the Zombie Crawl.  He lays on the floor and uses one arm to pull himself forward.  Legs aren't doing much; other arm isn't doing much.  I give him points for creativity and sheer determination.  And mobility.

Today, Jack showed me that he (1) knows where we keep the toys, and (2) wanted a different one than he currently had in his floorscape.

Mom, I want a new toy.


Are you going to help me, or take pictures?

Yes!  Doggie!  (Thanks, Carrie!)
Awesome.
I did it!

Yup.  Time flies when you're having fun.

Hope this finds you well.

Heather

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Jack Meets Santa

Nope.  It's not here.  What, you say?  Jack's first picture with Santa.  We'll be debuting that later.

For now, let me say that Jack had the pleasure of meeting Santa for the first time last week at the Junior League of Austin's annual event, A Christmas Affair.  As a member of the Junior League, I have to give the appropriate props to this group of women.  They create a little piece of holiday heaven in Austin every year.  It's stunning.  It's also a huge fundraiser so that the group can do their charitable work around Austin, which is important and significant.  (Stepping off soapbox.)

One of the events this year was a "Breakfast with Santa."  There was breakfast, coffee (for the grown ups), a chocolate milk bar (with whipped cream and sprinkles!), The Biscuit Brothers performed, and Santa was there for photos with the kiddos.  It was totally awesome.

Jack and his buddy, Claire, totally enjoyed it.  I am entertained by the fact that Jack is merrily chewing on my friend Katie's lens cap, and that she doesn't seem to mind.


Hope this finds you, and your little elves, well.

Heather

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Bob, Jillian, and Jack

I haven't hung out with Bob and Jillian, oh, ever.  But I am a big fan of The Biggest Loser and am totally into this season.  (I didn't discover it until last season, when I was a pregnant beached whale.  Still inspiring.)



So, while I don't have the opportunity to have Bob and Jillian yell at me on the treadmill, I do have the opportunity to have my "other" personal trainer give me tough face while I run.


Hope this finds you well.
Heather

Teeth and Berries

Growing teeth is hard work.

Frozen blueberries make it better.

At least, that's what Jack says:

Friday, November 19, 2010

Happy Friday!

A few Fridays ago, our dear friends Jess, Juan, and Ava agreed to take care of Little Dude so that Durel and I could enjoy a real adult dinner out to celebrate my birthday.  It was totally awesome of them!

We had an amazing meal at a new(ish) restaurant called Foreign and Domestic Food and Drink.  It has the ambiance of Manhattan and Austin combined.  And culinarily (is that a word?  food-wise), it's like being on an episode of Top Chef.  Awesome.

Anyway, while Durel and I were engaging our palettes, Jack and Ava were chilling out, big time.


In the future, we won't let Jack take his pants off when he's on the couch with a girl, but for now, it's fine.

Happy weekend to all.
H

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Our Little Dude


A while back, we had some awesome family pics taken by our friend Betsy.  On this lovely Tuesday, I just wanted to share a few more of our favorite shots with Little Dude.

Who, by the way, officially sprouted his first tooth this weekend.  Pictures to come!


Hope this finds you well.

--Heather
 
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