Thursday, October 21, 2010


A couple weekends ago the college that I work at threw their annual give-back-to-the-community-free-festival they call CyFest. Justin and I went a few years ago and thought that it would be a lot neater if we had kids.

This year we took Jacob, but a lot of things they had there would still be better for him once he is older. That and word has really spread and it was super super crowded.

Jacob's favorite part was the moonwalk, or bounce house. And they actually had 2 bounce houses - one for kids 3 and under, the other for older kids. He played in it for about 10 minutes right after we got there, and then for another 10 minutes before we headed home.

We thought Jacob would really enjoy the petting zoo, because he really likes animals, but he seemed not to care so much. In fact, all he wanted to do was play with the animals' feed. Strange kid.
I think he actually has feed in his fists which is why they are clinched so tight.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Our big little boy

About a month ago, Jacob wouldn't eat very well while sitting in his high chair. But once we got him out, he wanted to be at the table with us eating. One morning for breakfast we decided to forgo the high chair completely and just stuck him in one of the chairs at the table.
We went out later that day and bought him a little booster seat instead - he is growing up so fast!

Mommy's Little Helper

For as long as I can remember now, Jacob has been entranced by things that make loud noise that I might be using. Especially one of the three mixers in the kitchen, but when my mom was here using the sewing machine, he was equally entranced. He really wants to be up so he can see what is making the noise and what it is doing.

I used to start the mixer and then pick him up so he could see, but as he has gotten heavier and I have gotten more and more exhausted with pregnancy I can't really do that any more. So instead I pull a chair over for him to stand on and see what is going on.

Today I am making bread for the first time in a few months and as soon as the mixer started kneading, of course Jacob needed to see what was going on. Here is my little man, completely captivated by the mixer and "helping". I had to bust out the camera at how cute he is!