Wee Little House

I thought I should probably mention that I haven’t dropped off the face of the earth.

I’ve just moved my blog to: www.weelittlehouse.com.

Come visit us there!

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It’s Fall, Ya’ll!

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Today we visited Gentry’s Farm in Franklin, TN. It’s a family-owned farm with a pumpkin patch, corn maze, hay rides, and lots of things for little ones to do. Jake was in heaven. He ran around in circles, yelling “Whoa!” seemingly oblivious of the 50-degree weather. I kept wishing for my gloves and a big cup of hot chocolate. But Jakers never stopped smiling. So happy that boy was. I love seeing the wonder and awe in his eyes as he experiences new things . . . and I so love being his mommy. 

What a fun boy our Jake is. He keeps us laughing and is such a little sponge right now. We’re amazed how he picks up new words every day. He is so proud of himself when he learns something new and seems to just love learning. That makes my heart happy. 

Well, happy fall, Ya’ll! 

-jen

 

Note: I’m trying something new with WordPress. I’m using the gallery option when uploading photos. I pretty much hate it, but it makes uploading much faster. I’m going to test it out for a few posts and see if it grows on me.

Happy Birthday, Grams!

Happy Birthday, Grandma G! We hope your day is super special. 

Love, 

Matt, Jen, and Jakob E.

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What’s for Dinner?

Spaghetti is most certainly Jake’s favorite meal . . . ever. When this boy starts eating spaghetti, he pretty much zones out and focuses only on the food in front of him. Okay, well, he does that at every meal, but he truly LOVES spaghetti. He does. He really does.

Last week I made baked spaghetti, slapped some of it on his tray with some green beans, and grabbed my camera. 

Be amazed. Be very amazed.

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Wow. This takes talent.

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Spaghetti looks an awful lot like spiders. “Itsy Bitsy Spider.”

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At this point I’m wondering how exactly I’m going to get him from the table to the bathtub.

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Ooompa Loompa Doompady Doo

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“Lellow” . . . and all those other colors

In an effort to capture some of our favorite moments of the last few months, here are a few videos from last week. Jake is learning his colors and is doing pretty well. He loves “lellow” the best, but grows more fond of “Guh-reeeen” every day. 

Now if there was just a way to video him telling us to “GO” at green lights while we’re in the car. 

We’re Baa-ack.

Wow! That was quite a blogging break. After a much needed (5 month–gulp) break, I’ve been feeling the urge to blog again. I have missed out on some of the BEST highlights of Jake’s life, but I’ll try to catch up. Such FUN this boy is. He is now 20 months old and walking, talking, counting, recognizing colors, and acting like a typical almost-two-year-old boy.

As I stick my toes back in the blogging waters, here are Jake’s monthly photos from the past few months. Enjoy and there’s more to come soon!

 

16 months

17 months

18 months

19 months

20 months


A little announcement

I am now a shop owner! Well, of a virtual shop, that is, called Wee Little House. 

You can find my shop at: http://www.weelittlehouse.etsy.com. I’ll be adding new things to the shop over the next few days, weeks, and months until it’s stocked with handmade or found items by Yours Truly.

This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while now and it’s finally a reality. Yay! 

Along with the Etsy shop, I’ve started a new blog at: http://www.weelittlehouse.wordpress.com. This blog will be quite a bit different from Jake’s blog. It will give me a little more freedom to talk about all the things I love. Of course, that also includes Jake. 

So, that leaves me trying to decide what to do about the JakobEliot blog. I really don’t have time to keep up with two separate blogs right now while trying to balance work and home. So, for now I’m going to let the Jake blog BE for a bit. I’m not planning to delete the blog at any time since it acts as a virtual journal for the first year of Jake’s life. 

Just bear with me as I try to figure out how to go about all of this. I’ll keep you posted here on where to hear Jake updates. 

See you soon . . . either here or there.

-jen