Saturday, July 11, 2009

My Baby is One

One year ago today, a little, yet demanding, lump of flesh took his first breath of air. Though I'm still tired, sleepless nights, round the clock feedings, and lots of crying (for both of us, I'm sure) eventually gave way to a bright, active, happy baby who has never ceased to amaze us with all the things he continues to learn and do. When I was pregnant with Jake, he was such a busy-body, always moving around and kicking. He has definitely earned the nickename "monkey" because he still goes and goes and goes. A monkey he is and what a monkey we love.
So, Happy Birthday, Jacob Cole! Today we celebrate you, my sweet baby boy, and all that you have accomplished, and all the joy that you bring to our lives. And here's to the adventure we have only just begun!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Summer Vacation #1

Jake and I spent a week in Virginia (Brian came down on the weekend) with my family. Though I don't think it was planned as such, in all reality, it was a family reunion with my parents, brother and niece, all my cousins, aunts & uncles, and grandparents (we missed you Kristen & Tyler and Dave & Kate!). We did all the things that we do in Irvington in the summertime--catching and eating crabs, swimming in the pool, lazing in the hammock, fishing off the dock, sailing on the water, staying up way too late talking and enjoying every moment of it. It was the first meeting of the Robinson grandkids, and Jake and Bailey had a good time together. I think my son revelled in all the attention, and his mama took full advantage of many capable, willing babysitters all week long. :)
The fourth of July fireworks were great, though I think the most memorable sight of the week for me was watching my boy shove cake in his mouth with both hands, and smearing it all over his face. He seriously couldn't get it in his mouth fast enough! (We had an early, double birthday party for Jake and Bailey, their birthdays only a week apart.)
As always, the time passed too quickly. It was so good to spend time with everyone and we can't wait to see you again soon!!