Monthly Archives: July 2011

Adventures in babysitting…

This past week I’ve added another little toddler to my daily life. My good friend, Jamie, was in a bind and needed someone to watch her 17-month old son, Mason. Oliver has gotten such a kick out of having him here. I’m still adjusting to waking up at 7am though. I’ve gotten into a habit of waking up whenever Oliver wakes up and that’s usually not until 9-1oam. I don’t understand how before I had Oliver, I was able to run on 6 hours of sleep a night and be completely fine when I woke up. I need to start drinking coffee again. Yummy!

Anyway, my days have been pretty busy and entertaining. Oliver loves studying everything Mason does and he’s actually starting to walk more confidently. He used to only take 3-4 steps and fall into me. Now, he’s walking across the room! He just needed that extra boost in the form of a 17-month old boy to get him walking =) We play on the floor for hours, snack time, meal time, nap time, meal time, snack time. Haha, it’s exhausting! I love seeing my son interact with another boy around his age. He always smiles at Mason and I can hear him in his crib in the mornings when Mason is first dropped off. He wants to play ASAP! So far, it appears that Oliver likes to share. It’s typical at their age for them to want everything to themselves or to take away another toddler’s toys, but Oliver just sits there and finds another toy if Mason takes his away from him. At first it kind of broke my heart because Oliver would try to play with Mason but since Mason has been walking for a while now, he’s much quicker and usually bolting across the room before Oliver has a chance to catch up to him.

On a side note, we bought a van this week! Our budget wasn’t very high, but we managed to find an amazing deal on a Honda Odyssey. I don’t know if it’s just that I am a van owner now, but wow, I feel old. At the same time though, I feel pretty happy that I have a son, a husband, a nice rental home, and a mini-van. We are officially adults! I know we’ve been adults for quite some time, but it just feels differently now.


Just Married.

Wow, what a week! The only way to sum it up is by posting a bunch of pictures. I had a great time with my family and I’m so glad to officially be a part of the Jacobs’ family. Kind of weird being a married woman now!





I can already smell the ocean…

Our first vacation with Oliver is in less than two days! We leave Sunday morning and we’ll be gone for a whole week. I’m not sure who all reads this, but I’m guessing not very many since I don’t advertise my blog all over the place. So that being said, it’s safe to say that Jeremy and I are going to get married on the 14th while we are at the beach. We’ve only told our immediate family, but we’re excited! I’m excited for a few other reasons…I’ll have my son’s last name, I’ll be a wife to an amazing man, and I think our families won’t be as embarrassed about us not being married and having a child together anymore. It’s never really bothered me and I’ve always felt a part of Jeremy’s family. They’ve been extremely sweet to me and I love how much they adore Ollie.

Jeremy and I really need this vacation. It’s been a stressful year with him working full-time and going to school. I should say, Jeremy deserves this trip. He’s been amazing! I know it gets stressful raising a baby, but I’m sure it’s even more stressful dealing with exams and work. This year is his last year of school. I’m excited for him because I know how hard he’s worked and how much he loves his maj

or. I think he’ll actually really enjoying working in the business world where people are more appreciative of their employees and run more professionally.

Anyway, I guess I’ll have quite a few pictures to upload next week! CANNOT WAIT!