Christine and I went to dinner with Josh and Elise Janicek Thursday night at the Y Bar and Grill in Oak Hill to wish Josh a happy birthday (which was on Wednesday night).
At dinner we asked Josh and Elise to help us raise Jack properly, by being his Godparents. We thought long and hard about who to ask to help us help raise Jack with strong morals and a greater guiding core. We know that we made the right choice asking Josh and Elise to help us in that task, and are really glad that they have agreed to be Jack’s Godparents.
We’re planning a baptism for late February, but haven’t finalized the plans. Once we have, we’ll let you know when and where.
Some photos from the evening are posted here.
For all of you wondering how we calm Jack, we’ve made a little tutorial video for you:
Jack learned how to hold his rattle this week. It’s took cute to see him learning new things. Right now, it seems like he’s more interested in trying to put this rattle in his mouth than he is in playing with it, and he sometimes hits himself with his rattle, which is funny.
Enough of me telling you about it. Here are some photos of him holding a rattle, and a new video for you:
Some of the people we know told us they didn’t believe we had a tulip tree… so, I took some pictures of it in bloom. It blooms for about 2 weeks in January/February, so, if you want to see it in person, come over quick. It’s been blooming for a week and will likely be done blooming by Valentine’s Day.
We have a big tulip tree our front, and a little tree out back.
Last night, I fed Jack his bottle at about 1:30 in the morning.
He was done eating all 5 ounces of the bottle by 1:45, and wasn’t really sleepy.
I held him in my arms and around 1:50 or so, he was smiling at me, and laughing at me. It was so adorable.
The thought that someday this experience will be over, and I won’t have a smiling, laughing son at 2:00 in the morning got to me.
I booked two AAdvantage tickets to Guanajuato, Mexico today for Memorial Day weekend!
Christine has an old family friend that is getting married in Guanajuato on May 28th, and when we found out we were invited we were stoked! So excited, in fact, that we’ve been planning this trip for months now.
It’ll be our first trip away from Jack for a weekend… ugh.
At the same time, it’ll be great for us to get away, and to do it in a great town.
I’ve already bought the domain ExploreGuanajutao.com and will put up a website about our trip when we get back with lots of photos I hope.
We’re flying down on Friday the 27th and back on Monday the 30th…
We’re taking applications for baby-sitters for that weekend too 😉
I flew up to Dallas yesterday, met with my client (and old friend), and then headed to the hotel. It took me an hour to find the hotel, because it wasn’t the one I usually stay at in Irving, and it really wasn’t easy to find. I stayed at the Candlewood Suites in Irving. It was nice, but not in the best location. There are a bunch of other hotels right there that would be easier to find/get to.
After checking in, I worked a little, then called one of my best friends: Misha. Misha and I met for dinner at the Macaroni Grill in Lewisville for dinner at 8:00. We were there until 10:30, and had a good time enjoying drinks and dinner, and catching up with each other. I kid Misha that I am still living my early 20’s out through him vicariously. It’s always good to see him and hear the latest stories. He has promised to come visit in late March, so I’m going to hold him to that.
Misha gave me my copy of Apple’s new iLife suite, and let me tell you… the new iPhoto does some really cool stuff with books and slideshows, and iMovie looks like it does some great stuff too, though I haven’t played with it yet.
This morning, I got up and worked from the suite (I hate it with clients cancel their appointments at the last minute) until about noon, before heading over to visit a prospective client in downtown Dallas. That was a fun meeting that lastest about an hour and a half. I’m now back at the airport and can’t wait to get home (flying stand-by on an earlier flight hopefully).
I flew to Dallas this morning on an American Airlines MD-80. The flight was packed, but it wasn’t at all uncomfortable, thanks to American’s “More Room in Coach” mantra. I was able to lean my seat back and cross my legs (try that in a suit wearing a part of boots on Delta).
Oh, and it was really tough to leave Jack and his mom this morning. right before I left Christine handed him to me, and when I held him he strrrrreeeched like he was saying “no wait… just a few more minutes” and then he stared at me for a few moments. I may be in Dallas but my heart is in Austin this morning.