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I have been up to my elbows in all things “sickness.” It started with Jack and then Jason got it. A day or two after that I got sick. This was all last week. I recovered quickly. The boys are both still not feeling well. Jack just has a cold. Jason has bronchitis and an ear infection. Thankfully the baby is just trying to get rid of the leftovers of sickness. I am hoping tomorrow we are going to be back to normal activities. This is the second week of activities we are missing. We are not going to swim today. The Dr. said on Monday that I need to keep him from activities for at least 2 more days.

I registered for my first 10K. It was a last minute decision. It is this Sunday! I am excited and nervous. I know I can do it but well you know, your first race is always nerve wrecking. I don’t think I slept before my first 5k I was so excited and nervous. I am guessing that I will sleep Saturday night because the little man wears me out during the day. I wanted to go for at least a 5 mile run this morning but it is raining. I have my weather guard for the jogger, but with him being a bit sick still, I just think it would be more responsible of me to skip it. If he were not trying to get rid of the last of this sickness I think we would head out.

He is crawling everywhere! He is quick too. He has started taking interest in standing with the help of furniture and playing. He is all over the place and I am trying to keep up. It is so fun and very exhausting! Which is good. I have been saying if we could have a baby that is born around 6 months of age I would have 10 kids! The newborn days are hard. I am loving everything right now though. He is 8 1/2 months now. Time really goes by quickly.

We were being silly the other day and I did some fall photos with him. I thought it would be good to sit outside for 10 minutes. Get some fresh air.

A couple of weeks ago we had a photo session with our favorite photographer, B. Langfeldt Photography. She is just awesome!!! We began our photography relationship with her when Jackson was 9 days old. She took some gorgeous photos of our precious newborn son. Jackson was so little and really didn’t want to do anything but be held by me. She had such patience with him.

This is one of our favorites from that session. He had a hard time settling down for this but he eventually did and she captured some amazing photos.

We were not disappointed with this 6 month/family session! I need to go on a frame shopping spree. I need them for here and Jason asked for a ton for his office! I am trying to find a large multi-photo frame for above our couch. I have two other ones downstairs. One in the living room but across the room from the couch and one in the front hall way. I clearly need more…(take a look below!)

If you live in the Chicagoland area please check out her site B. Langfeldt Photography. She does beautiful work. Her prices are great and she gets your photos back to you in a very timely manner. This session took 1 week because it was a mini session. Jackson’s newborn photos took 2 weeks because it was a full session. She puts up preview photos on Facebook the evening of your photo shoot. For someone like me (a clear lover of photos) that is the ultimate perk. I love being able to preview a few so quickly.

The prints look amazing. You can even purchase a cd with all of your images so that you have rights to them and can write blog posts about them! haha! We love her and we will be using her again…and again…and again!

Family <3I just love his eyes!This is my husband's favorite. For obvious boy bonding reasons! 😉

He is such a little man!

His look says, why are they kissing again?

such a big boy!

very much a little boy...putting the leaf in his mouth

one of my favorites!

another favorite. He is my heart!

boys will be boys

happy family!

Jack man is becoming quite the little foodie. I am fairly certain all of his favorite foods are orange/yellow foods. Check out him eating a nectarine for the first time. I was munching on it while holding him and he kept trying to get at it, so I thought, what the heck I will let him have a taste.

The nectarine was bigger than him!

The photo does not do his reaction justice. The video is much better. But he loved it and was fascinated by how delicious it is. He also loves cantaloupe and sweet potatoes. These three are his favorites. Each time he tried these three foods he did not turn away. He instantly loved them. Everything else, it took a few times of introducing it for him to enjoy it. So that is how we know he actually loves it. We are huge fruit lovers and he is very clearly our son. I don’t think I am going to ever have a problem getting him to eat his fruits. I am very excited about this.

Last night was a night my hubby has been counting down to. He is from Wisconsin and loves loves loves cheese. And that is still an understatement. Jackson tried cheese for the very first time. Melted in his sweet potato, green bean, and yellow squash meal. I had some shaved Parmesan and decided to throw it in his meal. It was nice and melted. mmmm I tasted it and I thought it was pretty yummy, like a veggie casserole! It may have inspired me for a new side dish. Jackson liked it. I will put some more in there tonight.

It has been beautiful running weather lately. I have been enjoying getting out in the morning for a refreshing run. I bought the cover for my jogger that keeps him warm and dry in poor weather. He doesn’t care to be all bundled up. It is going to be a long winter. I hope this mild weather sticks for a couple months and the cold stuff stays away until at least December.

Tomorrow we start swim lessons. As of this week our schedule becomes bananas. Monday we can attend Baby bistro, Tuesday is free, Wednesday swim lessons, Thursday Gymboree, and Friday Play Tots. Both play tots and baby bistro require no registration or payment so those are just depending on how our day goes. I start school again in 2 weeks tomorrow. I have a BA in History from Loyola University Chicago. I got pregnant shortly after Graduation. I always knew I wanted to stay home with our baby, so it was easy for me to just do that. I didn’t have a job yet to leave. I have decided to take some photography classes online. In case I ever want to take some photos part time here or there down the road. I have been encouraged by my mom and mother in law and I finally decided to just try. I have loved photography since high school. I have taken a couple courses in the past but all were film classes. The classes I found are all digital. I am excited. Even if it just improves my skills for taking photos of my family and friends! It is something I enjoy and I am finding time to do something for myself.

Our fall and winter are going to be busy! I am excited though.

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