Monday, April 30, 2012

5 months.

Momma and Jack
It is update time. Amid Chuck's graduation, saying goodbye to our Utah friends and the beautiful mountains, visiting Zion's National Park, moving back to UK basketball country and visiting Momma Woods and Sarah and Perryn in South Carolina, Jackson hit the 5 month mark. The difference between 5 weeks and 5 months is phenomenal. In 5 short months he has learned how to smile and laugh, roll over, stand up, almost sit on his own, coo and gurgle, blow bubbles and definitely spit up :)

The turtle look: Checkin' out his hanging chimes.
Some cool new things that Jack is doing:

1. He can flip from his back to his tummy within seconds. He loves his new trick but gets frustrated that he can't turn back.
2. He first learned how to turn over from his tummy to his back, but now he only turns from his back to his stomach.
3. He sure does love to chat it up with anyone and everyone.
4. He is super friendly. On his flights back to Kentucky he grinned at everyone that would talk to him.
5. He likes to sleep on his tummy now. We put him down on his back and he flips himself over on his tummy and scoots his head into the corner of the crib and sticks his bum up in the air. Logically.
6. He is eating baby food at least twice a day now! He wasn't loving it about a month ago, but Grandma Woods got him some bananas and BOY did he go to town.
7. He has decided that sleeping through the night is for sissies. He likes to wake up at least once to eat now. Luckily he tends to sleep for ten hours with that one feeding in between.
8. He has an adorable concentration face. When he is trying to reach for a toy that is just out of his reach, he puckers his lips and furrows his brows and focuses for several minutes, usually until he gets the toy.
9. He loves to play with his toys.
10. He is a normally a pretty content and happy little guy.
11. He LOVES to drink out of big people cups. Grandpa Krebs let him try some of his water from a cup and he fell in love. He loves it when we let him chew on our cups, especially when we let him hold the cup all on his own :)
12. He has more hair now! Okay, barely, but at least it's coming in.
13. He doesn't quite sit up on his own yet, but he can do it almost by himself.
14. He has figured out that if he pushes his hips out it's harder for us to strap him into the carseat.
15. He likes to chew on wood. Chairs. Coffee table. Church pew. And if wood isn't available: burp rags, fingers, toes, toys, cups, our faces, other people's faces, anything.
16. Drool. Enough said.
17. He likes to practice his planks when we change his diaper. So when we pull up his feet to wipe his bum, he flips over.
18. His crying has been compared to: a baby cougar (Aunt Tammy) and the screeching eels from The Princess Bride (Grandma Krebs).
19. He is pretty resilient. He has fallen off the couch, rolled off the ottoman, bonked his head on the coffee table, woken up with strange indentions on his head from his nap and now has a fungus infection on his back. Poor little guy.
20. He is quite a curious fellow. He loves to look around and explore.

Dad and Jackson at Zion's National Park
He has made our lives so happy. We don't know what we did without this little guy around!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Happy Easter!

The Krebs Family, April 2012
I LOVE Easter. For lots of different reasons. Because it's a clear marker of spring, which is one of my favorite seasons of the year. Because it's usually a family affair (thanks to the Morin's who have officially adopted us into their family). Because there is lots of chocolate involved, including Cadbury eggs. Because you can wear fun spring pastels, and who doesn't love that? But, most of all because it is a celebration of the most blessed event in all of history, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Because it is a perfect reminder of the ultimate sacrifice that allows us to live with Heavenly Father and our families forever.
Playing with Daddy before church :)

I knew I wanted to get some Easter pictures of the whole family and the weather was perfect for it! We set up the tripod outside our old brick house and caught a few shots after church.
The whole Krebs family :)

Momma and Jack.

Daddy and Jack.

Such a happy guy :)

After our little photo session, we headed over to the Morin's house for one of the last times (we are both moving so soon!) for a delicious dinner and for some Bocce Ball fun. It was lovely to spend the day with (almost) family.

Dinner table discussion :)

The Ellis family with Jack :)

We all learned that Matt rocks at Bocce ball and I have terrible aim.

All bundled up!

Ozzie - the most obedient dog ever.

Grandpa Morin making Jack giggle :)
We had a fabulous Easter - filled with everything it should be filled with: love, good food, family, and reflections on Christ. I'm so grateful for our beautiful little family and knowing that I can be with them throughout eternity. I'm grateful for our Savior that lived the perfect example and performed the perfect sacrifice. I'm grateful for the happiness that I feel because of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Happy Easter!

March is my favorite time of year.

We are a born and raised, rain or snow, bleed blue UK Wildcat family. So, logically, March Madness is some of the best entertainment of the year. Especially when the UK Wildcats become 8-time National Champions!! Welcome to a year of bragging rights.

Jackson has cheered for a lot of different teams this season...

like BYU (our Alma Mater)
and Michigan State!
 But, Jack knows where the money's at.

 We are so proud of our Wildcats and loved ringing in the championship with lots of friends from Kentucky and those we have convinced of their greatness over the years :) We all got together in the Kimball tower on Campus and watched the game on the projector while eating pizza, chips and cookies!

The audience...

Dan and Renetta Birdsall. so cute!

Kyle and Lauren Richardson! Lauren has converted Kyle to a UK fan :)

Some of the born and raised, die-hard UK fans :)

Jack really enjoyed the game...

so much that he fell asleep for the last five minutes :)
Needless to say, this little tyke, although he was born in Utah, has been and will always be a UK Wildcat fan at heart. GO CATS!