Thursday, March 24, 2011

Jack attends his first Birthday Party!

It seems like yesterday, we ran into our sweet friends Mandy and Murray at Babies R Us when we were carrying around our bundles of joy in our bellies. Jason actually knew them growing up and from college, but this was my first time to meet them. I remember getting in the car and saying "Jason we have got to hang out with them again." It took some months but we finally did. Now, we are having so much fun getting to know them, and sharing this parenthood adventure with them. Last Saturday was Sophia's First Birthday. Mandy did such a great job with her party. It was cost efficient (which I love), creative, and SUPER cute! Let me show you some pictures of the fun decor....

Smash Cake!

Yummy Cupcakes!

Pig Balloons Everywhere!

Last but certainly not least, the Beautiful Birthday Girl in her pretty pink dress! She was having so much fun and she was a quick one. It was hard for me to get a great picture because she running from toy to toy. But who could blame her! Happy Birthday Sophia! The Wolfes love you!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Jack's Baptism

"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" Matt 28:19

"I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and the God of your descendants after you." Gen 17:7

Jack got baptised on January 16th, but since I didn't blog for six months, this will be my post. The morning started off with me in worry mode. I kept thinking if he doesn't get fed by this time and get a little nap in by the time of the service, he is going to cry during his entire baptism. Thankful to the Lord, that everything worked out and our precious covenant child smiled through the entire thing. I would show pictures of the actual baptism, but with all the hurrying, trying to get everyone ready on time we forgot the camera in the car and it was too late. I was and still am so sad. Atleast we got a couple pics in before we left.

It is such a blessed experience to have people walking with you in this life that love and serve our God. Not only do I think about my extended family and church family, but I also think about my sweet friends with children - who basically are family. Jason and I, by God's grace, have the priviledge of raising Jack around people who live to see all of our children (theirs included) grow to have a passion for our saviour and live it out in their everyday lives. If you are one of these people and are reading this, thank you.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Love this Land and Pass it on

If there is one thing that I pride myself on, it is my love for the South. There is nothing like southern traditions, southern recipes, and sweet southern love. The Lasseter family (Jason's Grandparents) have acres of farmland in Gadsden, AL. A southern tradition of theirs, is that every grandbaby and great grandbaby gets their picture taken with "grandaddy" on his tractor.....

this is Jason when he was a baby

and this is Jack

And nothing says southern love like celebrating "granmother" and "grandaddy's" 65th wedding anniversary in May!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Celebrating Six Months

The blogging world is new to me and I am trying to learn the ins and outs of it, so if anyone would like to help, in the words of Charlie Sheen, "Bring it."

On a completely different note, the talented Laura Rowe, with her beautiful baby bump, went with us to Leeds park to capture some photographs of us celebrating the first six months of Jack's life. Some pictures have been tagged to my facebook but here are a few more to share...

Monday, March 7, 2011

A Hundred Angels, Singing

Every night before we put Jack to bed (unless it's a meltdown night), we read him a book. The book is always ramdomly selected and easiest to grab. A couple of nights ago, I read a book to Jack that I can not quit thinking about. It is called " A Hundred Angels, Singing" by Dorthy Van Woerkom. It was written in 1976 and the illustrations in the book are pencil sketches entwined with water color - simply captivating. The book is about a little girl on Christmas Eve comparing the environment around her, to what the enviornment must have been like the night Christ was born. Let me give you an example from the book....

Two People walking in the street:
See them hurry. They look cold!
A light shines from the doorway.
They climb the step and go inside.

They do not have to wait-
As Mary did,
And Joseph did-
Or sleep on beds of prickly straw.

We are always praying that Jack will never know a day when he doesn't know the Lord. However, this book reminded that we can teach our children about the life of Christ even in the small things like -

Hot Chocolate in a big brown mug:
I hold it in both hands.
The steam floats up
And warms my face.

Warms it,
Like the donkey's breath
warmed Jesus
In a manger.

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Jack is 7 months old and growing so fast! He is 18lbs and 28 inches. He is in the 90th percentile for his height and 60th percentile for his weight. He can sit up on his own. He has his first two bottom teeth. His favorite foods are sweet potatoes and apples. He wants everything that you have in your hands. I no longer have to take him places in his carrier (such a relief...those things are heavy!) He absolutely adores his Dad! When Jason gets home from work, he smiles ear to ear and bounces up and down. He is learning to drink from a sippy cup. He babbles da da da... da da... da da all day long. He rolls over only when he wants to. He is a little shy. All in all, he is super cute and I love being his mommy! Annnnd.....

Due to all of the beautiful weather, we have been spending a lot of time at the park. It is only five minutes from our house which is very convenient. Jack has experienced a lot of firsts. His first time to swing, slide, and ride in a red wagon with his new friend Sophia. I will leave you with some pics....

fighting over a blanket and Sophia won....look at that mad face!