Monday, March 26, 2012

Eye Mask

We noticed our little man is a little sensitive to light. If we leave the light to bright at night when we put him to bed he will cover his eyes with a blanket to get to sleep or tell you "light off." Sometimes in the morning we will find him with a blanket over his eyes to block out the morning sun or squinting like a mole saying "too bright." I guess pretty soon he will have to get an eye mask like his mommy.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Ta Da

We may have a future magician on our hands.........I guess that 529 we opened up for Jacob may be going to someone else :).

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Jacob LOVED swimming in the pools in Orlando. They were heated and some were just the right size for him because they had wade in areas like a beach. He really enjoyed riding on his daddy's back like a baby alligator.

Sunday, March 11, 2012


We had a wonderful time in Orlando this past week with Andrew's parents. I was very nervous to fly with Jacob not knowing how he would act but he LOVED flying. He enjoyed looking out the window, getting his snack and juice, and watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on the iphone.

Mike picked us up at the airport and took us to the Wyndham Bonnett Creek. The place was wonderful! It had a ton of pools, a playground, and a huge pond that was home to several kinds of ducks. My in-laws were on the 7th floor of one of the buildings so Jacob would get right off the elevator and go right to the window to check on the ducks. Jacob could also sit on the patio of the timeshare and watch all the buses, garbage trucks, big trucks, and golf carts go by throughout the day. The big picture window in my in-laws room was like his tv because he would stand there and watch all the activity.

The place was also about 5 minutes from all the Disney attractions and it had buses to go to each one. The first night we went to downtown Disney and Jacob got a Donald Duck stuffed animal at the Disney Store (to go with the Mickey Mouse Grandma and Grandpa had waiting for him when he arrived). Tuesday, Andrew and Mike went to a spring training game while Barb and I took Jacob to the playground and then to the pool. Jacob LOVED the water and it made me wish we had a pool to go to here or lived somewhere warmer in the winter. Wednesday, we headed to Animal Kingdom where Jacob watched the Lion King show, got numerous autographs from characters, and took his 1st safari ride. The big hit of this day......brushing the pig at the petting zoo and getting to ride on the school bus to get to the park! Thursday, we decided to take it easy and spend the day at the pool since Jacob loved swimming so much. He rode on his daddy's back around the lazy river and learned how to jump off the side of the pool. Thursday evening there was an alligator show at the place we were staying so Jacob got to see a baby alligator (another hit). Friday came too soon and we were all a little bummed to leave the fun behind. The mini vacation did start getting us all excited for our adventure to OBX in July!

Thank you to Grandma and Grandpa for letting us stay with you and for a lovely week in Orlando.