Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Jake talking, saying some of my favorite words.
Naming the people in our family. He has the grandmothers & cousins down. Sorry grandfathers & aunts, we're working on it!
New words he added this week... cheerio (or cereal, we don't know which he is referring to because he says "cheerol") & mommy (which I LOVE!! Sounds more official than ma-ma).
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
September 23 - Happy Birthday Robbie!!
(Birthday pictures to come)
September 24 - Happy 21-month Birthday Jake!!
(I've got some videos of Jake talking, but the videos are taking FOREVER to load. It's 1:30 AM & I've got to get up at 5:30, so I don't have time to wait for them to load. I'll upload them when I have more time:)
So what would a perfect day at home be like for this 21-month old?
He would wake up & mommy would rock him while he drank his milk & she read him a book (Llama Llama or any Eric Carle books)
Then we would go outside. We'd play on a swing set & anything with a ball. Then we would come inside & make sure every door was closed. We'd play with a cell phone. (Not the old ones that don't work anymore. It must be the one we currently use.)
We'd have a snack of bananas or Mandarin oranges (& probably read more books)
We'd let him take a nap while watching either football, golf or baseball
We'd then stick our hands under running water. And splash. For hours. Then we would sweep the garage floor. And finish up by washing our hands multiple times, each time insisting that we use soap too.
Once it cooled off, we'd go sit in the car & play. We'd watch a little bit of Sid the Science Kid on the car DVD player. Maybe even have a second snack of goldfish in the car. (Note: the car cannot move while playing. It is only fun to play while the car is parked, turned off & he doesn't have to sit in the car seat.)
Play with the wii remote. Push buttons on the TV controller. Sit in mommy or daddy's lap & read more books. Have someone drop ice on the floor so that he can pick it up & put it in the sink.
Have mommy rock him to sleep (the last one is just as much mine, as it is his!!)
Granddad Jake & GG Kathy were in Birmingham on Saturday, so we were super excited for Jake to see them! Here is 4 generations of Bush men!
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Helping daddy set up
Football Season Disclaimers:
1) I do not mind going to all of Auburn's home games. I knew when Robbie & I were dating that this is something that he loves to do & has done his whole life. I'm just so glad that he loves something that I enjoy as well (football, not Auburn!) and we get to do it together. It does make it more hectic, now that we have more stressful jobs & a little munchkin, but we make such great memories, it is worth it! I feel very lucky that the Bush's are generous enough to share the RV with us. It definitely makes it nice that we don't have to sit in game day traffic, we can tailgate having our own private kitchen & bath & Jake has a cool/warm place to hang out or take naps. I do feel bad for Robbie & his dad, because they do all of the work with the RV, but I try to be a good co-captin! But the best thing about Auburn is our friends there. They are such wonderful friends! Robbie & them have been friends & tailgating together since they were all in school at Auburn. They have been so sweet to welcome me to the group and I love seeing how each season the group expands because we add new little ones!
2) Jake will not be attending all of the games with us. He is fun, but also a lot of work! So for many of the games, he will be dropped off at my parent's for the weekend. We will bring him to a few. We took him in for the 1st game. He did okay, but since it was a long day & it was a 6:00 PM (7:00 our time) game, we knew he wouldn't last long. He made it almost to halftime (Jake & I spent the 2nd quarter walking through the tunnels). I do have to thank the Bush's though for their great seats that they share with us! We are on the the first row right out of the tunnel. So we don't have anyone sitting in front of us & we don't have to climb any stairs (I CANNOT imagine carrying our little 35-lb weight up a ton of stairs!). We are also on the end, so we don't have to climb over anyone. They are VERY kid friendly seats!
3) I am STILL NOT AN AUBURN FAN! I love the city of Auburn, I love our friends in Auburn, I think that they have a great school & beautiful campus. But I do not like them & I will never cheer them on! I can't. I was raised my whole life watching & hearing about Alabama football. Both of my parents went to Alabama so we grew up touring their campus and hearing about their love for the school. I had planned on going to Alabama for college. I was accepted & ready to go. At the last minute though (for reasons that at the time were completely stupid, but I'm so glad they happened) I changed to Troy. So while I love Alabama, because of my family, I am a Troy fan. But I will never cheer for Auburn! (Don't worry, Robbie feels the same about Alabama. He cheered for Texas during the championship game. I could have killed him!) Thankfully we can both agree on Troy, so that is the one team that we can both cheer on together!
4) I do not know what school Jake will pull for. Robbie, his parents & his grandfather all went to Auburn. My sister, my parents & grandmother all went to Alabama. My brother & I went to Troy. We just want him to go somewhere he can get a scholarship! Some people raise their kids in multilingual environments. We are raising our son in a multi-school environment! He'll probably grow up to be a TN Vol!
Happy kickoff to the 2010 Football Season! Have a great time pulling for your team!!