Wednesday, May 18, 2011

our new favorite food

Jack looooooves him some watermelon. Baby boy is ready for summer just like his mama!
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Wednesday, May 11, 2011


This pic is from Jack on his first Easter. He is wearing John Berry's first Easter outfit. Our little chunky monkey was a little big for this outfit, and I had to crop the picture so that the mommy police don't come arrest me for forcing my child's lower half to risk amputation so I could get a Kodak moment. Anywho, I got the picture just prior to Jack busting open a button. Guess this outfit won't be passed on to my grandchildren. Oh well. It was a memory, and Easter was fantastic. Knee socks, however, were a waste of a purchase. I could only torture Jack so much.
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mother's Day

This past Sunday was my very first Mother's Day!!  And it was great!  My gift from Jack and John Berry was a swing for the back porch, which John Berry put up for me on Saturday.  We will be spending a lot of slow afternoons on the back porch, I hope.  But the very best part of Mother's Day happened Sunday night.  For the first time ever Jack slept all the way through the night.  It was amazing.  Jack is such a fun little boy, and we are loving every moment with him.  People always say time flies so fast, and it does... but instead of mourning the time passing, I am embracing it and enjoying every single second.  Jack is pulling up to his knees very easily, and is very close to pulling up to standing.  Instead of crawling on hands and knees, Jack has a combination of "commando crawling," rolling, and spinning in circles to help him get where he needs to go.  I think we might completely bypass crawling and go straight to walking.  Jack inhales every item of food we put in front of him.  And he is alllll boy.  He can completely face-plant on a hardwood floor, and roll right over to try to get back up again.  John Berry are fairly certain that Jack will be the fearless kid who climbs trees and monkey bars without a second thought.  And that's a little scary.  Jack has officially starting saying, "Da da."  But it seems that everything is "Da da," so we don't know if he is calling John Berry "Daddy," or if he is just talking.  I know one thing.. I'm ready to hear "Mama."  We have been very fortunate that Jack is such a happy baby.  Not much upsets him, and I can't even imagine how he will be now that he is consistently getting a full night's sleep.  We'll see!!!  These past 9 1/2 months have been absolutely wonderful, and I just can't wait to see what else is in store with our little man. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Jack's 8 month bday!!

8 months ago today my sweet baby boy was born.  I was on a morphine drip and really didn't even know my own name... but he had arrived by this time, and my life was changed forever.  I love that boy!!  So.. the major event that has happened is that Jack is now eating table food.  This began because Jack moved up to the "crawler room" at school (however, he isn't quite crawling yet.. more like creeping), and his sweet teachers informed me that he was reaching into everyone's food trying to eat whatever they had on their plates (at that point, he was eating baby food and puffs.. apparently not filling enough), and I realized that I had been depriving him of all of the yummy goodness of real food.  So, we started that very night with green beans and Kraft mac n cheese... and he was in Heaven!!  So, now he pretty much eats anything we eat, just in mucchhhh smaller portions.  This makes restaurants about a million times easier.. not that we really frequent the hopping Birmingham restaurants all that often.  But when we do, our sweet boy is occupied with food instead of screaming from boredom.  Success!!!  Now, if we can just get the precious little one to sleep through the night.  How does one get her youngster to quit waking up every three hours on the dot as if he is a hungry newborn?? Surely the healthy, cheesy macaroni can hold him over so Mama can get ONE night's sleep.  8 months without a full night might start taking its toll.  But, as of now, all is good.  Caffeine does my body good, and Jack is healthy and happy.  Life is pretty darn fantastic in the Biddle house.  Hope yours is great too!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

in action

Just getting a little afternoon jumping action.
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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

funny boy

We had a day full of birthdays this past Sunday. After lunch with Nana and Granddaddy for Granddaddy's birthday, we went to Jasper for Aunt Kallie's 14th birthday. Here, Jack is with Papa listening to Uncle Cliff and Daddy bark. Jack thought it was so funny.
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