Mr. and Mrs. Josh Janicek sent out this Press Release tonight:
Christine and I couldn’t be happier for them. We’ve known for a little while now that they were expecting, and we’re really glad we can finally talk about it. But, we want you to go to their website to read about their news yourself:
Go to: http://www.janicek.com/
I’m sitting in my office today, with the windows open, and the air conditioner turned off… finally, it feels like fall.
After another scorcher yesterday:
It’s nice and cool today:
And while the forecast calls for rain, I haven’t seen a drop, and it’s a wonderful day to be in Austin.
I think I remember someone telling me that fall started last week.
Since when is it acceptable for it to be 101°F after 8 p.m. in the fall?
Yes, Josh, it’s friggin’ hot.
Jack turned ten months old on Friday, this past week. Christine and I figured we should write up a little note about all of the things he’s learned how to do recently, so here’s a list for you:
- Jack knows the difference between “Ma-ma” and “Da-da” now. He calls us by our names most of the time now… he’s getting so smart.
- Jack can now wave and say bye-bye when waving. In fact, on Friday, when I walked out to the office at lunch time, Jack said “Bye-bye, Da” while waving at me through the window in the dining room.
- We have a couple of little cow toys for Jack, and when he sees his cow toys, and wants them, he’ll crawl over to them and say “Boooooo” which we think means “Mooooo”.
- When we say quack “quack”, he quickly crawls over to his basket full of animals and pulls all of the stuffed ducks out.
- When we’re playing with him, and Christine acts like a doggy (which is funny in its own right), and gets down on ‘all fours’ says “ruff-ruff” he crawls over to his big stuffed dog toy and pulls on it. So we know he knows what a dog is, and what dog sounds like.
- Jack is getting closer and closer to walking on his own. He can now walk around with our help, but he can also do it when he’s only holding onto one hand. He’s still a little unstable with only one hand holding him, but he can do it, and it’s fun for him, as long as he’s not tired.
- Jack is pretty much eating solid food as much as he can. We’ve been experimenting with different things, and he loves steak, pepperoni, salami, watermelon (he really loves watermelon), corn, peas. He doesn’t like chicken all that much (well, at least not 4 nights in a row)…
- He also empties his little bucket full of plastic shapes, and then tries to put his toys back in it (versus just emptying it last week).
- He figured out how to open the cabinets in the kitchen, and can now climb up into the dishwasher while we’re filling it… time to get those little kitchen cabinet safety lock things (I thought we wouldn’t get those, but it’s a lot of work to keep any eye on him all the time).
- He now throws his little lamb (that he sleeps with) out of his crib when he wakes up from his naps and in the morning. That’s how we know when he’s really awake… if the lamb is on the floor when we peek in on him, he’s awake.
Getting bigger all the time, and so smart…
- Jack totally enjoys watching college and NFL football games with his Dad on the couch, as long as we flip over to his baby Einstein DVDs during the halftime breaks.