Jack @ the Mall

August 12, 2009

On our trip down to St. Louis we stopped off at the Chesterfield Mall, a bastion of retail bliss.  We didn’t actually buy much, mind you.  We pretty much just walked around looking at stuff.  Kinda mind numbing if you ask me.  If only my time had gone as quickly as this little video suggests.

Vacation Day 2

August 11, 2009

Today was day two of our little trip down to St. Louis.  Here are some highlights of my day.

I woke up and relaxed for a while in my PJs with my parents in their huge bed.  I was going to have a cup of coffee but then I realized coffee is gross…and I’m less than six months old.  I had some milk instead.

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Next I headed out into the world of commerce.

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There are so many amazing things at a wonderful place called…the mall.

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Once we were done at the mall doing our usual looking but not buying (my parents call this window shopping…I call it stupid), we headed back to the pool to take a swim.

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I had a blast!

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Mom and Dad taught me all about pool safety, how to swim and how not to dive after shallow girls into the shallow end of the pool.

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For a while there I was having an intense, Lion King moment…

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…only to be interrupted by my goofy dad.

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Eventually, I had to have a talk with the old man.

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Then I said a little prayer for the poor guy.  It must be tough being that strange.

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This one is for posterity.  My first ever shriveled up, post-swimming, raisin foot.

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The rest of the day was spent lounging around at the hotel.

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I did some light calisthenics.

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Followed by some light hand munching before we headed to dinner with some friends.

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We had a great time at dinner and I was ready to party afterward.

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But my parents insisted we head to bed.

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Now that I think about it, maybe I do need some sleep.  I’m feeling pretty loopy!

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It’s been a crazy day!


August 10, 2009

Mom, Dad & I took a quick trip down to St. Louis for a few days.  We were just hanging out in the hotel room when suddenly, my parents had a crazy idea.

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They started putting some funny underwear on me (not that I really minded).

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Then they added some new shorts.  It’s all good though.  Cool new clothes are always fun.  However, these seemed a little different somehow.  I’ve been reading some books about different animals and I know elephants have trunks…but why would you put trunks on me?

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We went into this big room with what looked like a giant bathtub.  Dad jumped in and took me with him!

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I wasn’t sure what to think at first but I got the hang of this whole swimming thing pretty quickly.  Here is my butterfly.  While the pool wasn’t quite olympic size, I do think I could hold my own against Michael Phelps in the 100 fly in a few years.

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Here I am working on my abs of steel.  Check out those leg lifts!

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Once Mom jumped in, things really started to pick up.  She’s so much fun.  That girl makes me smile every time!

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Here I am showing Dad some of the finer points of thumb sucking.  I could probably earn a gold medal in that event, too.

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Mommy sometimes thinks I can walk on water.  While I’m occasionally inclined to believe her, it didn’t quite work out this time.

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So I went back to swimming.

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…and sucking my thumb.

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All in all, it was a pretty good experience.  We got dried off…

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Then Dad couldn’t help but take a few more pictures.

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Back at the room I became acquainted with this blue spa towel.    He was grrrreat!

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Later, I could have sworn I heard him say something about my mom so I had to rough him up a bit.

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For more on my adventures in the great bath tub of life, check out this video below.  You can see even more on YouTube…video 2, video 3 and video 4.  I think video 3 may be my favorite.  Mommy was so much fun that I couldn’t stop laughing and smiling.

Jack the Jumper

August 3, 2009

In case you didn’t already know, I am a multialented little man. In addition to my dashing good looks and my exceptional verbal prowess, I am also a one man band/dance troop. My parents have been watching America’s Got Talent this summer and they’ve got some pretty talented kids on there. That being said, Im pretty sure none of them can hold a candle to me.

Note: Why would anyone ever hold a candle to someone else in the first place? That just sounds mean (and painful).