Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A good little monkey and always very curious

From Halloween and Election 08
Jen decided months ago that Jack would be Curious George this Halloween. Jack is a big fan of his Curious George stories, so this choice made a lot of sense. I was thinking a shark costume would have been more true to form since Jack has been an unpredictable biter (although he seems to be easing up on the biting.)

We weren't sure if Jack would wear his costume for the big Del Ray Halloween parade. (Click here for last year's pics.) Jen had tried the monkey headpiece on several times in the weeks leading up to the parade, and Jack would pull it off his head immediately. But it turns out Jack just wasn't willing to wear it until he had his full ensemble. Enjoy the pics in this monster album (pun intended) to see Jack and friends in their cute outfits.
Halloween and Election 08
The weekend of the parade coincided with a visit from my parents, and they didn't waste any time getting to work. Prior to their arrival, Jen and I had done some work to swap Jack out of the nursery and into a bigger bedroom with some floorspace to play. My mom and dad helped finish the job with new closet doors and baseboards in that room and other parts of the house. It was a great upgrade, and Jack seems to really enjoy his new digs.

From Halloween and Election 08
Jen and I don't get a lot of nights out together, so it's been really nice when our parents have been in town and we get to head out on the town. This particular weekend, we were thrilled to spend time with our newly-married friends, Chris and Shamila. We went to their beautiful wedding in August (courtesy babysitting from Aunt Niki) and got to catch up with them for a great night of food, drink and conversation. Of course, we were completely zonked by 9 o'clock (so pathetic!) but it was still a lot of fun.

After the parade weekend, Halloween night brought a nice procession of trick-or-treaters and an impromptu gathering of neighbors on the front stoop passing out candy. Jack was enjoying the proceedings until darkness set in, and then he got a little nervous as packs of kids in masks ran up to him and the candy bowl, so we went inside and mom fed him some dinner.

From Halloween and Election 08
In the album, there are also some fun pics from a visit to Aunt Lynne's house where her dogs, Gerdy and Tilly, are chasing (or being chased) by Jack. And, of course, we snapped a couple of moments where Jack is wearing his Baby Obama gear and then, after the election, reading the Washington Post. Enjoy!
From Halloween and Election 08

Monday, November 10, 2008

There Goes Speed Racer

I have a big album of pictures from a couple of weeks ago, including all kinds of fun shots from the Halloween Parade in Del Ray, my parents' visit and more. I'll put those up tomorrow. In the meantime, enjoy this short video of our guy, who is acting more like a little boy and less like a baby every day.