Monday, October 27

The Great Escape

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Hand Mouth Coordination for the First TIme

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Jack turns four months this Thursday

Jackson has begun to move all around his crib at night like Addy used to do as an infant. He seems to like to make his way to the corner where he can snuggle with his Tiger buddy.




Straight Chillin'

These seats are so cool, this is how Jack sits with us at dinner while we eat.


Just laying around while Addy plays in the front room.


Potty Training Update

Well we survived the first week and Addy is now two days accident free. She seems to know when she has to go, and will stop what she is doing to go to the bathroom herself. Doesn't always hold it long enough to actually get on the seat, but we are working on that minor detail. She won't use the trainer seat, which means she has to hold herself up on the seat, but at least we don't have to lug that trainer seat all around town.

Mom and Addy are off bonding today, and Jax and Dad are working on our napping techniques, trying to solve the never ending debate between where the better nap is had, on the bed above the sheets, or on the sofa downstairs. We are each going to try both today and then compare notes.

Wednesday, October 22

Potty Training Update...

We are potty training Addy...a tantrum every 20 minutes, good for us.

Day One goes to the 2 Year old 4-3: 3 uses of the toilet vs. 3 messing the pants (one mess counted double!)

Day Two of Potty Training Goes to the Parents! More in the pot than in that pants!

Jon Day Three of Potty Training: We pissed through all of our underwear...Heaven Help us.

Sunday, October 19

The Post Vacation Mega Post...

We just got back from a wonderful week of vacation in New York City. Grandma French took Addy and Jax for 4 days so Kristyn and I could get some alone time. It was all wonderful. Here are some highlights of Mom and Dad's trip.

We commuted in from Ramsey, New Jersey each day where we stayed at Kristyn's cousin Carmen's In Laws. Random connection, but totally a God thing because we never could have afforded 4 nights in the city at 400 a night. Here is a shot of the kitchen we had coffee and cereal in every morning.


When we got back from the city each night, we watched something in the Theater Room downstairs.



We got in to Penn Station/MSG every morning. The Rangers are off to a 6-1 start, but we decided to go to 2 Broadway shows rather than a game.


Kristyn was ready to convert to NY style pizza after two straight days of slices for lunch.


Napping and reading paperbacks in Central Park.


The fountain from Ransom (when the boy is kidnapped).


Row boating in Central Park.




Kristyn's cousin Carmen's husband, Doug, is the lead singer of a new up and coming band SafetySuit that, randomly, had a one night gig in NYC while we were there. It was actually Doug's house we were staying at, so his Mom called and got us tickets. It was an acoustic set for some Radio Execs, small concert in a underground bar. We were so excited to be there.



One day we got a text from our friend Jay Cardiello who is the personal trainer for 50 Cent, that they were going to be in the NYC office for a meeting. So we walked over and got to spend about 10 minutes catching up with Jay on the stree outside MSG and the NYC Postoffice. From there, Jay was off to Atlanta, Las Vegas, Russia, and Chile. Crazy life!


We went to Wicked and Lion King on Broadway. Both amazing. Lion King with its music, art and costumes. Wicked with its fantastic story, acting, and humor.




The Lion King is held in the Minskoff Theater, right in Times Square, amazing view down over the center of the Universe.


Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour on Friday. Such an beautiful day.




Kristyn asked the tour guide what their system was for bag checking all the luggage that came in to America. Always looking to organize something...


and of couse, you can see where Kristyn spent most of her time in the city...

Wednesday, October 8

Monday, October 6

Go Tribe!

We had a great time at the Tribe game this past Saturday, in spite of their loss. They made a great comeback attempt after dropping behind 35, but lost 38-28 to Villanova. I don't think Addy and Braden seemed to care though. They were loving their first day game of the season.







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Just hanging out

It has been a slow week around here until the weekend hit that is. Bill Warrick's father passed away on Friday, so Jon was called on to preach on 36 hours notice. Thank goodness we had talked about the passage a bunch in Bible Study as a staff last week. It all went well. Sorry for the drought on pics!