Thursday, August 31
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Since Granny Janny is going to be staying with us Thursday through Monday, Jack won't be at daycare on Friday. Here's the weekly recap though:
Monday: Jack had a good day today. He was happy and playful. He really let me know when he was hungry today. He was a good boy.
Tuesday: He seemed sleepy today. He drank his bottles very slowly. So a very quiet day for Jack. He wasn't really in the mood to play either.
Wednesday: He got the hiccups today and he would squeak this little sweet sound. Very cute. He loved listening to Austin and Jadeyn practice piano. He smiled and would turn his head to listen. He is very smart.
Thursday: A good day. Jack was happy. He smiles with his eyes. I love it! :-) Ate good today. Every drop...
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Monday, August 28
Saturday, August 26
Friday, August 25
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Thursday, August 24
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"And this week, Daddy, I'm gonna gain 2 pounds!"
"Whattaya mean 15 more years before I can drive?"
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Tuesday, August 22
And Jack on August 22.
I think it's safe to say that our little boy is becoming more and more handsome with age. It's hard to tell from the pictures, but his eyes are so blue they literally light up the room--especially when he's wearing blue. It seems like he is growing and growing so much that when you lie him down for bedtime, you wonder how much he'll grow before he wakes up. We are enjoying all of his little milestones, and are looking so forward to his first audible giggle.
It just amazes us how much love can come in such a tiny little package. He has such a charming character. When we get up for our morning routine, he is full of smiles and enjoys his time with Mommy and Daddy before going to daycare. Our reports from Laurie is that he talks to her all day and laughs and smiles. He has truly charmed her.
When Jack rides in the car, he likes the radio off so he can hear Daddy sing all the way across town. Daddy was running out of songs like "Row Row Row Your Boat" and needed some adult songs to sing finally. It's a ten-minute ride, so we covered everything from "Stand By Me" to "Walkin' In Memphis" this morning. He always babbles along in the backseat (I think he's showing me the way to sing the song with a little more soul.) He'll either grow up to be a singer or hate music because of those car rides. We'll see...
We hope you're enjoying the blog. We love showing off our beautiful baby boy. He is truly the apple of our eyes. We are looking forward to everyone seeing him in person soon!
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The Blackman Zoo
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On Raising Kids:
Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one.
Always kiss your children goodnight - even if they're already asleep.
To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
It's not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can't tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself.
There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots. The other is wings.
Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.
Kids spell love T-I-M-E.
When you teach your son, you teach your son's son.
My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, "You're tearing up the grass." "We're not raising grass," Dad would reply. "We're raising boys."
A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.
There are three stages of a man's life: He believes in Santa Claus, he doesn't believe in Santa Claus, he is Santa Claus.
It's not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.
Families are like fudge... mostly sweet with a few nuts.
An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship.
What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life - to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
The reason grandchildren and grandparents get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting.
When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.
Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever.
A grandmother is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend.
Grandparents are similar to a piece of string - handy to have around and easily wrapped around the fingers of their grandchildren.
No cowboy was ever faster on the draw than a grandparent pulling a baby picture out of a wallet.
A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween.
My grandson was visiting one day when he asked, "Gramma, do you know how you and God are alike?" I mentally polished my halo while I asked, "No, how are we alike?" "You're both old," he replied.
Any fool can count the seeds in an apple. Only God can count all the apples in one seed.
Every evening I turn my worries over to God. He's going to be up all night anyway.
God understands our prayers even when we can't find the words to say them.
What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.
You can tell the size of your God by looking at the size of your worry list. The longer your list, the smaller your God.
Maybe the atheist cannot find God for the same reason a thief cannot find a policeman.
Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
Gardens are a form of autobiography.
Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him.
More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
Our wedding was many years ago. The celebration continues to this day.
And, Of Course, On Politics:
Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong.
Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it.
The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it.
The Democrats seem to be basically nicer people, but they have demonstrated time and again that they have the management skills of celery. They're the kind of people who'd stop to help you change a flat, but would somehow manage to set your car on fire. I would be reluctant to entrust them with a Cuisinart, let alone the economy. The Republicans, on the other hand, would know how to fix your tire, but they wouldn't bother to stop because they'd want to be on time for Ugly Pants Night at the country club. -- Dave Barry
The Christian Right is neither.
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Monday, August 21
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Friday, August 18
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Wednesday, August 16
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