Sunday, September 20, 2009

Jack can Crawl

Here it is, just before his 6 month birthday Jack has pulled it off. He can now pull himself across the floor in a combat crawl. This video is pretty bad quality, but we were excited to get it on here. We will keep trying to capture a better video in the next few days.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Bronx Zoo, Part Two

Yesterday we packed up the boys and took them down to New York again to see the Bronx Zoo. It was a fun day.

The zoo has been around for more than a century, this is one of the original zoo building that used to house the lions.

We posed in front of the Buffalo when we first got there hoping we could get a smile from the boys before they were too worn out. No luck.

After that we stopped off to see the lions before heading to the Monorail ride. You can see the lions off of Everett's left shoulder. There are still 3 and the cub is getting quite a bit bigger than the last time we were there.

Once we got on the monorail we decided to take another family picture just like the last time we were at the zoo. It is funny to hold this one up to the last one and see the difference in Jack's growth. When I get some time I will edit this page and put the older picture up as well.

...and here is a picture from the last trip we took:

We were able to catch quite a few of the animals being fed, including the giraffes.

Our favorite exhibit was the gorillas where a small one decided to pound on the glass at me.

The Eagle

After we left the zoo and I took us on an unplanned car tour of the Bronx we ended at Arthur Ave, the Italian section of the borough. There we picked up 2 gallons of Olive Oil, had a great meal, and Everett met some NYC Fire Fighters.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I'm calling it, Jack can sit up!!

Is it sad that I am sooo excited that Jack is sitting up?!! He does the tripod move where he holds himself up by leaning on his belly and arms. When he wants to go somewhere, he just throws his head in the direction of his interest and he is off. Isn't he cute?!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Everett and the ABCs

We just took this video the other night. In it Everett is very excitedly singing his ABCs, he just doesn't know when to stop.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Everett Encounters a Bee

But first...a few shots of the boys together. Everett refers to Jack as "My Jack" or "My bruder." The other day when we were leaving the room he said to me "Take my bruder" so that I would pick Jack up and bring him with us.

Here they are: Everett is 2 yrs, 5 mo and Jack is 5 months.

And then there was the bee incident...Everett loves bees, chases them around, points them out, but he didn't see this one coming. While climbing down the steps he must have put his hand on one and it got him right on the index finger of his right hand. It immediately began to swell up and then half his hand looked like the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man's hand. Here are a few pictures.

He took it like a champ though. He cried out a little and then saw something shiny and it was all over. I think I was the one who carried on, you would have thought I was stung.