Friday, July 31, 2009

Jack is enjoying his time at a resort...

We've been at a lovely resort in Colorado called the Broadmoor. Jack was flirting with everyone there. Jack dressed up for dinner. The socks were particularly fun.

Chilling by the lake....

We had a great time. Jeff and Mark worked out (and Mark is still sore two days later). We slept alot. Crazy alot. Like turning in at 8:45 pm and sleeping through the night.

Mark played tennis and implored Jack to not watch his form. He also physically experienced what exercising at 6000 feet above sea level.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

It's Barry's Birthday today....

And I couldn't be happier.

Barry just tickles my funny bone. I am not sure what this "grown up humor" is all about, but Dad and Pop say he's a master. All I know is that he deserves the very best birthday possible.

Love Jack.

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Travel Time - Off to Colorado

Jeff, Jack and I are in Colorado for the week, and then Jeff and Jack go on to Santa Fe to see Grandma Ruth and Grandpa Ray.

No pics yet, but I promise some will come soon.

Jack was a trooper on the plane. He was sweet and easy and probably slept for 2 of the 4.5 hours. The funniest part of the whole trip for me was when we were getting on the plane.

Somehow, Jeff and I continue to miss the "parents with squalling children please board first" line. So by the time we got on the first class passengers were enjoing their glass of wine and their WSJs. i am carring Jack over one arm and he's facing out. Of course, I have balanced him on my forearm so i am giving his diaphragm a work out as I struggle through the aisle. Just as we pass row two of first class, Jack lets forth with a HUGE belch right onto one of our first class brethren. I avoided eye contact and rushed forward. From what I could tell there was no regurgitation, so all in all, Mr. Second Row of First Class should probably be thanking his lucky stars!

Hope everyone is doing well. Jack certainly is and sends his best.

Friday, July 17, 2009

I am amused!

Watching this video will (1) add years to your life, (2) make you forget to file your taxes, (3) allow you to be a Zen driver in crazy DC traffic, (4) inspire you to try crazy new things that you may have been unsure about, (5) slow your heartrate, and (6) provide you an opportunity to reflect upon all that is wonderful about life....

Hope each and everyone of you have a fantastic weekend...

love Jack!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Eating Peas!

Anticipation or is it trepidation?
That's my boy; giusto gusto
Notice the extreme concentration on both faces...
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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Happy birthday Jen!

Jack was a very happy boy knowing that his birthmom was having a great birthday! We hope this next year brings you great happiness, many wonderful adventures and much joy.

Jack, Jeff and Mark

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Baby Back Ribs...

Who's baby? Who's back? Still, it looks mighty tasty...

Happy Fourth of July.
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He's MY daddy!

They sure do like each other....
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Saturday morning news

Jeff attempting to explain to Jack about Sarah Palin's latest press conference. Neither Jack nor Jeff are buying it.....
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Who's your daddy?

Jeff and Jack out in the country....
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Someone is discovering the joys of (quasi) solid food

Jack is discovering that there is more in the world than just formula. Here he is savoring rice cereal. The onomatapoetic nature of pablum is now very clear.
Jack has yet to figure out the full destructive power of baby food....e.g., in his hair, on the floor, on the walls. It is only a matter of time.
Another happy customer.
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More pics from Wattsburg Broadband Event

Papa with his seat card...which went directly into the backpack! (Souvenir).
The VP, Commerce Secretary Locke, Ag Secretary Vilsack (speaking)
Papa and Susan. Susan works at the White House and is a great friend.
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Papa getting ready to fly on Air Force 2!

Last week we rolled out the Recovery Act project that I have been working on for the last four months (said project is why I have not been as timely in my blogging duties...) I have an incredible team of some of the most dedicated and hardworking people you will ever see, and they successfully stood up a brand new competitive grant program in an impossibly short time frame. The announcement occurred in Wattsburg, PA and I was lucky enough to fly on Air Force 2 with the Vice President to the event. Note the tall good looking guys in the background - definitely not flight attendants!
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