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May 31, 2006
These may be the last pictures of Jack in Robeez.

May 28, 2006
Ok, these are not the greatest pictures, but they are proof that Jack is his father's son.
For the longest time, Jack refused, howling on the floor, sobbing, sucking his breath, refused, to wear anything but his
Bob the Builder shoes. It was his Bob shoes or nothing. Luckily, I still have enough faculties to outwit a two year old.
If shoes have another purpose, he will wear them. In this pic, he is wearing his "church" shoes. I have also gotten him
to wear the leather sandals that I love by calling them "farm" shoes. And he is back in to his Converse high tops because
they are "tie" shoes. You see like his dad, if something has a purpose or a job, well then they must be used for that
purpose and you should not use a substitute. Unlike his dad, though, and sadly, he insists on wearing socks with his sandals.


After Jack's nap we went to see the Brooks-Crains. When I told Jack that we were going to Xavier's house, he stood patiently by the front door until I was ready to leave. There was no coaxing him away.

When we got there, Lisa had the Slip and Slide out, which was a huge hit.
The last picture is my favorite.

May 27, 2006
This is Jack's new net for catching bugs.


When he first started playing with this sorter, he couldn't manage it at all. Now he is a master.


I can't even get a drink of water without pictures?

May 25, 2006
It's hard to tell, but Jack is hugging his puppy blanket


Then we had to build tall buildings for the city.


Veto supervised.





When Jack's "Bob Hat" got here, Jack's day was made. He wore it the rest of the day, even to bed.


So, do you think Jack is his parent's child? Always reading....

May 23, 2006
Jack the Fireman with his first Springer shirt.

May 23, 2006
This is Jack being a Panda Bear and checking out his look in the mirror.
Please note for future reference, Pandas do wear Diego hats.

May 22, 2006
This is Jack's "Diego Hat" or headlamp. He loves to wear it.
I thought about buying him a real headlamp, but it would never be as cool as this.


Jack can now climb "the ladder" and get up on his changing table (still wearing his Diego hat, no less)


Then he settles in to read his catalogue. Interestingly, he doesn't ask for the toys, he just likes to look at them and talk about them.
The wooden things in his right hand are the bread tongs, also known as Jack's chopsticks.

May 21, 2006
After church, Jack played with his motorcycle.


Then we hung out on the deck and ate the cake that we baked.


Later, Jack played in his garden.

May 20, 2006
That's Jack carrying a bag of water with his hippo in it.
He would not hear of me putting hippo in a bowl of water.
Apparently, hippo had to be mobil.


Mommy's gardening knee pads were the hit of the day.


Playing with his trainset. Please note the flyer in his hand.
It came from a box of airplanes and had many pictures of airplanes. He carried it all afternoon.

May 18, 2006
It may be time to move Jack from his crib to his big boy bed.

May 12, 2006
Naun and Joe came to visit

Naun only got to play with Veto

May 8, 2006
We went up to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. Emphasis on Sheep!


There were bunnies, alpacas and llamas


and a great chain.


Downstairs with Mommy and Veto.


After my nap, we pulled out all of my Fisher Price toys.


Then I figured out that I could play hide and seek in the sideboard.

May 4, 2006

May 2, 2006
Jack understands the need to crate train his puppy.