We recently were told about a cool park adjacent to Albert Whitted Airport, a small municipal airport on the water in downtown St Pete.
The park is airport-themed: the climbing equipment is aeroplane-shaped and the paths in the park are even laid out and striped like an airfield’s taxiways and runways.
Obviously, Ellie loved it, but Jack got a lot out of it too. He spent quite a bit of time piloting one of the planes. Continue reading “Piloting a plane”
Jack seems to be a bit slower than Ellie to pick up on speech, but then given how exceptionally she speaks, that’s perhaps not a wonder.
Nonetheless, Jack is very interactive. He jokes and plays and definitely understands what you’re saying.
This afternoon, just before we read a book, I thought we’d take a little picture together and Jack loved it, seeing himself on the screen and smiling at himself. Continue reading “Becoming more interactive”
This evening, Jack spontaneously started shaking his head at the dinner table, somewhat vigorously. Not sure what he was disapproving of, but he seemed to be enjoying being defiant! Continue reading “Jack shaking his head [VIDEO]”
Jack started taking his first steps about a month ago and was just toddling along. It wasn’t until he was in New England with his cousins that he really decided he wanted to take part in playing with them. And so off he went! Continue reading “Jack walking to see Ellie [VIDEO]”
Jack’s birthday was on a Thursday, so between busy work schedules, swimming lessons and such, there wasn’t really much time for a birthday on his birthday.
So, we celebrated 2 days later on the Saturday instead. He opened his presents and spent the afternoon playing with some friends at the park and the splash pad. He was born on Cinco de Mayo which effectively makes him Mexican, so we (the parents) celebrated by drinking margaritas with some friends after the kids went to sleep. Much deserved!
Continue reading “Opening his birthday presents”
He looks so sweet and innocent most of the time, but after seeing this I’m not sure what will come of him in the future. He looks like he’s robbing a store or bank armed with a screwdriver, though it’s a bit hard to take him seriously with that cute grin. Continue reading “The thug life”
This is Jack and one of the toys that he likes to play with. And by “play with“, I mean “hold on to the bell with his teeth and crawl around while puddles of drool spill out of his mouth“. So much fun 🙄. Continue reading “Chewing on his rattle”
We do our best to entertain Jack while Ellie is busy playing given that he can’t do most of what she can. When we’re out on the deck, we tend to fill up an inflatable boat with warm water and give him some toys to play with, which he seems to love. Continue reading “Splashing in his boat”
With Ellie, as soon as she hit 6 months, we started experimenting with solid foods. We haven’t been quite as quick to jump on it with Jack, simply because we don’t have as much free time to experiment and prepare food! So he’s had the odd chomp here and there on an apple or a banana, but he certainly seems to be enjoying it. Continue reading “Jack getting a taste for solid food”
Now that Jack is starting to sit up by himself, he’s having a lot of fun in the bath. And when he gets to play with his sister as well, forget about it: no greater fun has ever been had. Continue reading “Jack falling in love with the bath”