MOTHER'S DAY thru MEMORIAL DAY
July 2, 2004
July 17, 2004
We had a wonderful day with Jake yesterday. At 4 1/2 months he is just an
exceptional baby...very alert, interested in everything around him, and just
the best personality. We went out for breakfast and he charmed the waitress
with smiles. We spent a little time at his home and watched how well he can
eat. This was rice cereal and as you can see, it is not one of his favorite
foods. Like his grampa, he likes to use his hands to eat with so Mom has learned
to hold his hand during mealtime.
Then we went shopping at Woodfield. Jake's gramma Charlie gave him some gift
certificates for "Build-A-Bear" and Mom built Jake a new frog and
we put sound in it. After it was finished, mom set it in front of Jake and
everytime I pressed the sound, Jake would break out in a big smile and laugh.
Mom then did some shopping alone and I sat and played with Jake. Another grandmother
sat next to me and started telling me about her grandchildren and talking
to Jake and he was just Mr. Personality. For the remainder of the afternoon,
Jake, Rebecca and I went to watch grampa coach at Olympic park in Schaumburg.
Jake napped for a few hours but was up for the last hour just enjoying the
game, and weather. We went for dinner at Sweet Tomatoes and he was just a
delight. It was a wonderful visit.
Aren't I just the cutest!!!!!! (5months old)
Jake at 6 months
Jake at 7 months
JAKE'S FIRST HANNUKAH
JAKE's FIRST CHRISTMAS
Jake's Birthday Pictures
Jake and the Easter Bunny/ See, I can WALK
Jake at the Golf Mill Play Area. The last picture, he wanted to leave the
play area and I blocked his way....so he laid on the floor and started kicking
and screaming (no tears). All the little children came over to see what the
problem was so I took his picture. After the picture, he looked up at the
kids, smiled and got up and went and played. They are soooo smart and he is
such a sweety..
Jake's first visit to our community pool and his first time in the sprinkler
in our yard. We think he thought he was at the pool again and just sat
down and let the water hit him. He wasn't sure what to do, so we made
Rebecca get all wet and walk him out. It was great fun and a wonderful
WHITE SOX WIN WORLD SERIES 2005
Jake the Devil...Halloween 2005.
Jake was not too happy to see Santa
Jake's 2nd Birthday and Xmas.
Jake and the swingset Grampa got for him.
Jake washing....what he loves to do most..usually we are soaked by the
finish. Jake at Nancy's
This is our cat Amber who loves to jump in the drawer the minute the door
is open. I have learned to check the dryer before closing the door.
Flea Market find $4.50 and hours to figure out how to put it together.
When finally up and ready for play, it was time for Jake to go home. When
he comes next time, it shouldn't take that many hours since we have the
picture. (Jake and Gramma swinging on the swings)
Found this great park with a BIG THOMAS TRAIN as Jake says
near our home. Needless to say, he asks to come to our house all the time.
A full day of play and time for a rest with Amber and the
train quilt gram made me.(Kathy)
Jake and family at the Pumpkin Farm. As you can see, Jake found
his pumpkin. (Kathy)
Jake's 3rd Birthday.
June 29th at Great Aunt Nancy's and gramma's /Father's Day with Mom and Grampa
Halloween 2007 / 2nd picture top Jake and Mom riding a camel.
Visit to the Car Museum at VOLO. (Kathy) 5/1/2009
Jake's Hockey Relay. It
just amazes me how good these little guys are in so short a time. They line
up at the back wall. Skate to the "goal" where they have to drop
and slide under it. Some go on their knees like Jake and some go down flat.
Then you have to get up and skate to the cones which you have to weave around
without knocking any over. At the end of the cones is another instructor seated
on a chair and the skater has to push the chair with the instructor to the
opposite wall and then skate back. He was so proud of himself as he passed
on to the next section of Hockey. 5/22/09