February 26, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday Jack!



Last week we celebrated a major milestone in Jack's life.....he turned one!
My baby is a big boy!  Jack born a helpless 9lb 1oz baby who could only communicate by crying  and relied solely on us (his parents) for survival, a year later has a personality, walks, runs, climbs, points, calls for us, says first words, plays, dances, not to mention how independent he's become.  It's definitely been a wonderful year seeing my baby grow and have so many firsts. 

It hasn't entirely been an easy year. Jack's first six months were very hard. He was a day old when he developed such a horrible rash on his bottom along with diarrhea. He always screamed and appeared to always be in pain. I woke him almost ever two hours to wash his little tush and air dry it to keep the open wound rash from getting infected. After endless visits to the doctor, he was diagnosed with a milk intolerance at 5 weeks. Although his diarrhea and rash cleared up, he continued to mostly cry and never sleep. He screamed every time he was put down and was only happy being upright. I knew there was something else. It was very frustrating explaining it to the doctor who was convinced it was colic. After endless hours of research and more visits to the doctor....it was confirmed that Jack also had Infant Reflux that thankfully by the time he turned 6 months had improved. 

That's when the fun started. Jack started to crawl and stand up at 6 months and already started taking his first steps at 7 months, succeeding at 8 months, running at 9 months and climbing on the couch at 10 months.  





Jack's independence turned him into the happiest little monkey. I love watching him explore the world.  We love him so much. Alex and Eric are absolutely crazy about him and Jack loves us back....his gentle kisses on our heads, the huge smiles and
big hugs for us  let us know that every day.



"Jack, you are such a joy! To another fun filled year! Happy 1st Birthday! love, Mommy"

February 19, 2010

ERIC'S 4th BIRTHDAY

Eric's "Mario" cake and mushroom cupcakes


 
My little "bobo" is 4!


Alex, Eric, (cousin) Anthony and Jack


Alex and Mommy made some decorations

February 13, 2010

Free Pampers Available to Canadians

Starting today Canadian residents can now  sign up to receive their FREE 3-pack sample of New Pampers Cruisers with Dry Max and a chance to WIN  a 1 year supply  of diapers! Simply go to PAMPERS.CA to sign up

US residents can go to PAMPERS.COM
New Pampers Swaddlers and Cruisers with Dry Max will hit store shelves in Canada and USA in mid-March.

Alex Entertains Jack

video

A little video from our trip to Wolf Lodge

February 11, 2010

Trip to Great Wolf Lodge



 
Last week we surprised Eric for his 4th birthday with a  mini winter family getaway to his favorite place.......Great Wolf Lodge.
"Say Cheese" means smile boys!

Family photo in the lobby

someone's not happy
Eric tried to kiss Jack, so Jack bit him.
Mommy and baby Jack

Family game night

Watching Disney's "Up"


Relaxing


Alex is such a good big brother

Making friends

Jack's ready to hit the pool


Story time!


Quiet play time


                                          Mommy testing out our new Snow Stroller
 
 
Daddy, didn't you read the sign?

February 7, 2010

Snow Stroller

Have you ever wanted to take your baby or toddler out for a walk in the snow or on the ice rink? Now you can!

This week I got to try out our new  super cool Snow Stroller.We've kept the Snow Stroller in our van for a while waiting for it to snow so we can finally try it out. We took it on our mini winter family getaway. The Snow Stroller has a compact fold and took up very little room in the van.  My husband couldn't wait to try it first. It pushed like a dream on snow and it was so much fun to be able to go for an off-road walk through the snow with the baby.

We got the Starter Model which is simple and economic yet features
  • a nylon three-way safety harness
  • lightweight
  • stainless steel tubing construction
  • foot rest
  • tested to hold up to 110 lbs
  • easily foldable to put in your trunk or storage


 However if you're going to be spending alot of time outdoors in the snow, Snow Strollers has a Deluxe Plus Model which features


  • reclining padded seat
  • wraparound boot
  • large canopy
  • fiber-board backed seat to provide the ultimate in back support
  • all the features of the Starter Model


Want to WIN a Snow Stroller?
Go to SnowStroller.ca to enter
Giveaway Ends Feb. 15th


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February 1, 2010

Leg Huggers Giveaway Winner


The winner of the Leg Huggers Giveaway is.........comment #14 .....Owen's Mom.  Congratulations!

Thank you to everyone who entered. Stayed tuned for our next giveaway.

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