Monday, August 31, 2009

our *nEw* hobby

John and I decided to pick up a new hobby making fondant cakes thanks to our awesome friends Quincy and Jessica! This is the second cake we have made together and it was for a bridal shower that I threw for one of my many beloved Jennys.

We made it pink, white, and black because those are going to be her wedding colors. The pink and white frosting we flavored with coconut extract, and the "black" was more of a super dark brown that we added dark cocoa to for color and flavor. The cocoa made the fondant a little more brittle so it what somewhat difficult to work with. It's rediculous but black food coloring is hard to find! It's ok though, we still had the time of our life!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Two Years and One Month

Jack officially made it through his first month of life on Sunday!
But for the first time in a very long time, this blog is not just about Jack!...

John and I also celebrated our two year anniversary on Sunday! Thanks to our awesome friends Quincy and Jessica, we learned how to make a fondant cake. It may look like dump but we were pretty proud of it for our first one. The best part about it was that John loved making it and wants to make more with me! Only Quincy has that kind of power.

On Saturday, I woke up and decided we needed to go celebrate our anniversary by going to Lagoon, so we did. We took Jack and drove toward SLC and called for a babysitter on the inconsiderate, but luckily my mama loves me!

Lagoon rocked our world!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A Jack of All Trades

So Jack has some pretty intense faces as we have been learning. It seems like his little personality is coming out as he approaches 4 weeks (tomorrow)! Fortunately we have been lucky enough to capture some of these beloved moments with Jack for all to enjoy...

Innocent Jack
(After he pees all over you and himself)
Poopy Jack
Threatening Jack

Heisman Jack
Boxer Jack
Silly Jack
And just for fun... those chubby thighs I love to kiss.

I still need to get pictures of his Snape and L. Tom Perry looks, no one believes me that he does them...coming soon...

Monday, August 10, 2009

Grunter and Lamby's Secrets Revealed

This weekend we got to go on an awesome family mountain retreat up at Lamb's Canyon. John's family has a cabin up there so we went for the day to get away. Really, it was like the 2nd worst day of my life because I got fever after fever the whole day and by the time we got back to town I was at this mommy didn't get any cute pictures of Jack for the blog. But, cool cabin.

We ended up staying in Salt Lake so I could get a few super strong antibiotic IV treatments and then we came home Sunday night.

Well, on the way home we stopped in Lehi to visit my mom and sister. My mom was holding Jack and admiring his good looks:) when he started making his usual grunts. Then my mom says, "oh, he sounds like you did when you were this small Nicholette. Oh, that's why I called you 'Lamby' because you sounded like a little baby lamb!"


First of all, the grunts sound like a baby pig and second of all...why did THAT have to come from me...of all things.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Real World

So Monday was our first day in the "real world"! No classes, no homework, just taking care of a baby and working hard for the monies! We celebrated Monday night by going to Chili's and taking Jack with us and he just slept the whole time:)
But to be completely honest, we're both already pooped and it's only Tuesday! Jack seems to have somehow mixed up night and day because he thinks it's ok to be cute and awake from about 2 a.m. until 6 a.m., and then he sleeps in the day.

But seriously, how do you keep a newborn awake when you don't want them to sleep? They don't play, they don't care if you're talking to them...or if you dress them up or take them for a walk. They sleep through all of it. All I have to say is, it's a good thing he's so darn cute or else mama might not be so forgiving!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

The Many Faces of Jack

Watching Jack sleep is our FAVORITE! He always makes really funny faces so I'm guessing newborns can kind of dream. Sometimes he makes really sad faces and pouts out his lower lip like he's going to cry and sometimes he'll smile over and over again (probably dreaming that mama was producing chocolate milk...that would be sweet).

I caught a little bit of the funny faces...