I support going green. Organic hand picked fruits and veggies are yummy and the season has started with strawberries! Yummy! I also support child labor. Not the laws preventing it, but the labor itself- I’m all for that. Last year Jack really didn’t pull his own weight. He did a heck of a lot of sitting while I picked fruits and veggies. Well now mwah ha ha… he can do some of the work.
I’ve been too lazy to blog. But I can make Matt blog tomorrow because we just got his beach pics back. My husband has mad skills.
Today was Jack’s first boat ride as a big boy. I was totally impressed with the boats, planes and cars he was able to point out on the ride. We boated to this little island and enjoyed some quiet beach time on what was essentially a private beach! Awesome!
Then Jack had his first sushi.
Jack decided to do some gaming with the ‘boys’.
After ‘Happy Hour” at the Kralls (family friends from way, way back) Jack came home for a quick dinner and bed. Seeing the Kralls was, as always awesome fun. The last time I saw them I was like 7 weeks pregnant and wasn’t telling people yet so this was their first Jack-hang-out time and he loved seeing them and their doggies! It certainly helped that their house has a big sandy beach in the back yard where he could play in the sand and the water!!
Did anyone notice my legs are missing? That’s hilarious!
Then began the craziness of “Asian Night”. Tom, Matt and I wanted to make these over Mother’s Day weekend, but all the renovations precluded any complicated cooking.
Wontons (for soup).
Sushi- California rolls and Tuna rolls (not pictured).
Also we had spring rolls. We’ve decided to switch to egg rolls from now on because the rice paper is really hard to work with unless you have a lot of experience.
I am now STUFFED.
I’m very excited to report the emergence of real words. As opposed to the ones that not everyone can discern.
Truck, Car & Cracker have made their debut.
On the way to MOM’s we saw several trucks and Jack was happy to point them out, also the cars- he wanted to make sure I knew the difference. Later he saw the cracker box on the counter and asked if he could have one.
Really, it was more like, “Hey, I see those crackers don’t try and hide them from me!”
Jack would like to add:
This morning Jack slept late (Darn!) so we were a little slow getting to the park for a playdate. Jack decided to treat it like a nature hike and point out birds and trees and pinecones and plants… well, you get the idea.
Then we saw the MOTHER of all nature hike finds.
This morning I caved and let him feed himself. I know what you’re thinking “He’s 15 months old, give the kid a spoon!” True. But if I can feed him and thus make sure he eats it all and control the mess (a little) then I’m going to! But after a week of morning tantrums where I played dumb pretending this wasn’t an “I DO MYSEFF!” tantrum I finally gave in. Surprisingly he still ate almost all of it. There was also a bit of a mess.
My Mother’s day present arrived today. It’s a Buddhist/Yogi prayer Om Mani Padme Hum meaning “Hail to the jewel of the lotus.” In other words, we must look within ourselves to find the peace of the Buddha. This is something I should remind myself of so it’s good to keep it close by.
This afternoon Jack and I were playing outside on the lawn. We climbed up on the deck for me to grab something. I turned my head for a second to check some of the potted plants and heard “Splash!” Jack had decided to play in the pool and forgo a swimsuit. Outfit change #1