Sunday, August 2, 2009

Hurricane Season is Upon Us

It's been a while since we have updated our blog so thought I would grace you with a post. We have started to affectionately refer to Jacob as "Hurricane Jake" as he can transform any room from organized to chaos in a matter of seconds. Dictionary.com defines Hurricane as anything suggesting a violent storm. I think anyone who has had the opportunity to watch after Jake now that he is upright and walking would attest to the fact that the nickname is appropriate in a good way (we love and thank you Nana, Mimi & Big Daddy). Just last night we spent the evening at our good friends house for an adult birthday party. These days adult birthday parties are few and far between but they are a much needed break. All of the adults there had kids of there own , I guess the point is that anyone out there with a child could nickname their child "Hurricane" as no clean room is safe with an infant/toddler on the loose. To offer up some photographic evidence I give you the before picture of our living room or the calm before the storm back when Jacob was merely a newborn:
Fast Foward 11 months and take a look at the living room:

This is only one of his play areas as the majority of the house seems to mimic this look. Our friends parents were at the bday party and offered up some good advice for those of us who are now parents ourselves. They said that we need to take advantage of all the fads/craze/in things that your kid is involved with and cherish all the moments we have because when you look back on it , it will have gone by so fast. This is so very true as a year ago our lives were so very different that I can hardly remember a time without Jake. So I guess I will try not to fret over the living room or house being a complete disaster after a "Category 5 Hurricane Jake" play session sweeps through because soon enough he will be able to pick up after himself. Until then we are going to have to batten down the hatches and board up the windows and doors because this Hurricane does not appear to be letting up anytime soon.

3 comments:

rita porter said...

The before and after photos say it all. Even that black dog in the first picture has turned snow-white by the 2nd picture. And yes,
cherish those wild and crazy days when he's young 'cause he'll be up and off on his own in what seems like the blink of an eye.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if "Hurricane Jake" takes after "Volcano Vince"?...

VIP said...

Who is this Anonymous Poster?