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WW: when time stands still

We’re slowly but surely getting back into our routine after a few weeks of prepping for, then actually vacationing.  All I can say is, after all is said and done, getting back to reality sort of sucks.  The rigid sleep routine is no more; no beach weather to look forward to; no wedding to anticipate anymore.

Hawaii was nice, but I have to admit that it’s even nicer to get back to it being the three of us again.  So much of our vacation was revolved around the needs of others, not to mention, it was so challenging to juggle the tot who was having a hard time with teething AND the time change.  My vacation ended up not being so much of a vacation afterall…but that’s what I expected.

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We were so busy doing family things, that by the end, other than swimming in the pool, we hardly ever did anything that Jack really would have enjoyed. It’s no wonder he was so cranky for the last half of the trip.

As much as I may have complained about how hard it was to wake up at 4am almost every day of vacation, the truth is, I loved hanging out with Jack and exploring Hawaii on our own.  Ok, so it might have been dark out, but we found ourselves watching cool bugs and smelling flowers, guided by the moonlight—just me and my guy. His curiosity and adventurous nature took us all over the place—through the dark, through the rain, until the sunrise meant it was time to meet our waking family.

So, when I look back at all the pictures I took, it’s hard not to get so nostalgic and remember that in just a few days(!!) Jack will be turning 2.  TWO!!  I’m so grateful that those early morning wakings gave us a chance to capture Hawaii and we’ll forever have a gazillion pictures that makes time stand still…even for just a moment.

More Hawaii recap and recent adventures to come!

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WW: There really are no words

…at least that I’m aware of.  Can anyone else understand?

teehee.

What’s so great is, he’s copying me. haha

AND he totally thinks we understand everything he’s saying.  I’m so enjoying this period of jabbering nonsense.

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Frankenstein and his rainboots

Jack and his boots

Rain or shine

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WW: Playtime=shock and awe

Every day is laundry day around here

No matter how many times I pick up, rearrange or organize, it’s inevitable: our living space always looks like a battleground with toys and little boy pants strewn about.  These days, the hamper, dirty laundry and laundry basket are better play things than the actual toys.

Of course they are–what kid actually plays WITH their toys?
Destructionlaundry basket=best toy ever

Not mine!

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WW: Freeflowing chocolate goodness

I already  made it perfectly clear on my Facebook status and on Twitter, but I’d like to reiterate: I think all media functions should feature giant chocolate fountains.  Enough said.
Free-flowing chocolate goodness s'mores

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WW: “He’s a boy alright.”

Any time Jack would do something rambunctious or extremely wild, my dad would retell a story about my late grandfather that ended in, “He’s a boy alright.” We heard that quip nonstop because, well, Jack is the energizer bunny of mischief and lives up to the little boy role.

He even exudes his brooding boyishness even in his sleep!  Well, minus his fondness for my pink polka dotted pillow ;)
He sleeps like Al Bundy

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WW: Even Santa takes time to reflect

Santa at church

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WW: Back on Track

I haven’t done Wordless Wednesday in awhile, so I thought this week would be a great opportunity to share an image that my friend passed along to me.

on track

on track

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WW: Whatcha Got?

What's THAAAT?

and there’s more:

Barricades
Barricades

and fuzzy pink slippers

slippers

This, folks, is what our life has become.

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WW: a Trajectory (or tradition) of Crazy Hair

When we were at Starbucks over the weekend, a young dad sat near us with his own tot on his lap. Jeff and the other dad got to talking. Like other conversations involving parents we meet on the street, the first question is always, “how old.”
After answering with the Jack’s age, we usually get the big eyes and disbelief: “8 months! Wow, my kid is much older and he’s half the size!”
Every time, we answer something to the effect of, “yeah, he’s a tank. or yeah, he’s a big boy.”

We continued and made conversation with that dad. The dad went on and commented on Jack’s hair. “Wow, he has a full head of hair, too.”
Jeff lifted his cap revealing his blonde ‘do and peered over to me and my giant bouffant and says, “Well he certainly doesn’t get it from me.”

True. Jack does have a lot of hair, but not only that, he has a lot of crazy hair, just like me. We’re observing cultural tradition (my side) so, we’re not cutting it until he’s a year old, if not longer. All the little boys have long hair again these days anyway. Jack should fit right in ;)

At the rate it’s growing, his hair will rival the locks of Celine’s kid. or a much cuter version of the Flock of Seagulls.

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