Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I can't believe Jake is nearly one - and other stuff!

Today Matt had an Oncology clinic visit. It was just a check up and resulted in nothing terribly exciting. His counts look good. He always looks and acts as healthy as a horse - particularly when you're comparing him with some of the other kids in oncology! We always feel incredibly blessed with Matt's relative health when we are there. Carolyn came with us and it was wonderful to have an extra set of hands. Jake was a little tired and cranky so it was so helpful when she took him for a little walk so we could visit with the doctor.
After leaving the hospital we went to Crown Burger (mmmmmmmmm, Crown Burger.......) for lunch and then I had scheduled Jake to have his photos taken. Being the slacker mom that I am, Jake has never had professional studio photos taken. Now, it's not quite fair, since we've had Diana living with us and she takes some AMAZING photos of him all the time, so he hasn't been totally neglected on the photo front! Anyhow, my cousins wife works for Kiddie Kandids and so I made an appointment with her. My little man looks so grown up!

This photo is one of my favorites because it so perfectly captures Jake with his 'magic bunny'. I'm sure I've mentioned Jake's 'lovey' on here before. I found this bunny at the store and he fussed until I handed it to him. As soon as I let him hold it, he put it up to his face, put his thumb in his mouth and became the happiest, most content baby on the planet. Hence the name, 'magic bunny!' I wanted to capture the love Jake has for this soft little toy, and I think this photo comes pretty close!

Lastly, on a whim, I threw in Jake's Halloween costume. I am so glad I did! I actually bought a large 8x10 of this picture that I plan on framing and putting out each year. He is a skunk (if you couldn't tell), and on the bum of the skunk are the words, "Little Stinker" that you can see when he crawls around. He is so CUTE!


Christina Bartholomew said...

I love the costume, and Jake is adorable!

K said...

I love the idea of posting pictures of Halloweens Past during the holiday. Jake is stinkin' cute!

Jacqui said...

I know what you mean when you feel blessed in oncology...Every time we take Braxton to Primarys I'm so thankful for the minor challenges we've been handed. Amazing how the Lord works in our lives...and only gives us what we can handle...even though we're not too sure sometimes.

Jessie said...

Man, time flies. Jake is such a cute one-year-old!

I only allow myself a couple burgers a year, and I have yet to get my Crown Burger since moving back to Utah. I am not amused. I'm going to put that on my to-do list for this next week or two. Thanks for reminding me. (Where is the nearest one? Layton?)

As always, I'm thrilled to hear about Matt's continued well-being.