Saturday, April 29, 2006

My melancholy baby

Well, I took Jared for his 9 month photos and we just could not get a full-on smile out of the little guy... I can't figure it out; it's not like he minds having his photograph taken-- I certainly take more than my fair share of photos of my little man. I guess the combination of teething, hunger and semi-needing a nap was too much for him.

Nonetheless, here are a few photos of my bouncing, not-so-baby, boy~!

We decided to start with the glasses because I expected him to want to tire of them quickly, but they didn't really bother him. His dad has been working with him every day to get him used to the glasses and apparently, it is helping...
No matter how melancholy my little guy is, he just can't resist a book! He does not look 9 months old to me... this picture makes me fast forward to when he starts school... why do they grow up so fast??

I thought for sure if anything would get a laugh out of him, the trusty ol' mirror would but as you see, he maintained his solemn countenance even then...
And finally, we thought, okay we will try a ball! Let's play with the ball, Jared! As you can see, he resisted our attempts at play!

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Helping Mom

"Mom has been really busy trying to enter grades for her students, so I thought I would give her a hand!"

"Mom, I am concentrating! I can't stop to talk to you right now! Let me finish the one I am working on..."

"Fine, Mom, now you have my undivided attention.... but don't blame me if you don't get your grades finished on time!"

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Parents in Denial

Ok, mom and dad... apparently you are in denial about the fact that I am simply TOO big for this bathtub and the only way I can convince you is to roll over and simply climb out myself!

(Mommy note: Is that the beginning of a defiant/mischievous look I see on your face?)

FINALLY! My own big boy bathtub with lots of cool Baby Einstein bath toys. Oh and thanks, Mom for taking a picture of me making my "ouch, my bottom teeth are finally coming in" face! :)

Monday, April 17, 2006

Jared's First Easter

"So this is it... my first Easter egg. I am not sure what the big deal is, but the other kids seemed pretty excited to find these things. "


" I love spending time with my cousins, Sarah and Micah. Not enough to put this cracker down, but a whole lot."

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Light at the End of the Tunnel

Well, after weeks of getting the house ready for appraisal, we finished! We will know the results next week... hopefully we will be homeowners soon! :)

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

The Karaoke Circuit

"Well, in addition to basketball, football and baseball, Dad also has me training for the Karaoke Circuit. We are planning to perform a duet. "

"Sometimes Dad tries to upstage me, so I have to take his microphone too!"

"My Halmonee (grandmother) says I will grow up to sing in the church choir... she may just be right! "