Wednesday, November 28, 2012


This is how much I love the 5 of you that read this blog, I have hit my free picture storage and had to pay to upgrade my space. So enjoy more pictures of the peanut!

As you can see from above Blake really enjoyed his Thanksgiving meal. Please note, he was wearing a shirt bib and I don't normally dress him in shiny red plastic outfits. 

I also wanted to take the opportunity to get some family pictures in while the weather was still nice. Blake was NOT having any of it. The first problem was that my Dad was outside and Blake is in love with my Dad so if he sees him and my Dad isn't holding him, it causes trouble. 

Finally, we asked my Dad to walk away because we weren't getting anywhere. Well, Blake decided he still didn't want to cooperate. He would rather play. Oh well.......

Luckily we managed one good picture but I am saving that for the Christmas card.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Technical Difficulties

Hey guys, I am still here but having some technical difficulties logging in, posting and adding pictures so once I work out the glitches we will be back in business.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Almost Turkey Day

Blake is getting ready to dive into an awesome Thanksgiving meal, are you?

Monday, November 19, 2012

PlayDate with the Jagers

If you would have told me about 5 years ago that I would be having playdates with my boss, I would have laughed in your face. Well fast forward and Katie and Blake are now playing together. Katie just turned one so they are super close in age which is an added bonus. Dave and Katie came over to play (Amy was working, booo) and I think it was a definite success. It took a little bit for both Katie and Blake to warm up to one another and start playing but they managed pretty well. Blake is used to other kids from daycare and so I was thankful he didn't try and push Katie over a million times.

Since the weather was super nice we took them outside. Fresh air is magical for babies. Both Blake and Katie were super happy to be outside playing. We even ventured to the park for some swings and slides. All around, it was a successful playdate. We can't wait for many more.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Young House Love

Fair warning, this post contains no pictures of Blake.
As many of you probably know Katie and I have consistently had a monthly date since graduating college, that is 6 years strong now. For this month's date, we decided to make it a girls day out to go to the book signing of Young House Love. To give some background, Young House Love is a home decor, DIY, and lifestyle blog that we have been reading for a few years. Katie and I feel like we are friends with John and Sherry (the faces behind the website) so when they announced they were writing a book we were excited. Katie pre-ordered the book for me as a birthday gift and since they were making a stop in Chicago we decided to go meet our "friends".
Luckily Katie and I are type A personalities so we knew that due to their popularity we needed to get downtown early and have fun waiting in line. We timed it perfectly, we got front row FREE parking and we were inside waiting in line (which was perfect for Raegan and the fact that it started downpouring).
Raegan was such a trooper, honestly she was quite perfect the entire day. Kudos Raegan!!
The only time she was mildly upset is when Katie forced her to wear shoes, haha.
I am not loving how I look in this picture but because there aren't many Katie and Jenny pictures I feel obligated to share
Our Lunch, provided by West Elm
When John and Sherry first came out they did a mini talk, as luck would have it the talk was right in front of us.
Us meeting Sherry and John, they were super sweet and nice
I think Katie and I can officially say we are now BFF with John and Sherry
I am so glad that Katie, Raegan and I were able to have a great girls day and I see this as a start of a fun tradition. Eric, Louis and Blake can go golf, us girls are hitting up the spa!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Walking the Dog

I know what you are thinking, we don't have a dog. And you are right, we don't. However, Blake is in love with dogs. Over Labor Day Grandma Kathy got him a little puppy "Patch" and at the time Blake wasn't super into the toy. However, over the last few days I think he thinks it's his real pet. So this morning I decided to take one of my skinny belts and create a leash so Blake could walk the dog. Needless to say, he was a fan.

We are still working on keeping Patch upright :)

Apparently the leash tastes good as well.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Like Father Like Son

Some of you may have already seen this picture because Louis posted it on Facebook. Over the weekend we wanted to take Blake outside for some fresh air because its magical powers make him happy and tired so he naps well :)

Blake is a master at trying to find anything he can get his hands on and play with so naturally he found some golf clubs in the garage. Have no fear, Louis would NEVER allow Blake to touch his nice stuff, these are his old ones. Blake just carried the club around thinking it was the greatest thing on earth. I forsee many Daddy and Blake golf course outings in our future.

Monday, November 5, 2012


Lately Blake has been really into dancing. At daycare he dances all the time and when he hears music he just starts groovin! Over the weekend he received this puppy from my Aunt Darnece that when you press his foot it sings The Adams Family theme song, well Blake is in LOVE with this. He plays it on repeat (ugh) and dances. We love watching him dance, we could definitely do without that song stuck in our heads. :)

Here is his holding his new puppy.