Click the picture for more from Jakob’s Halloween. First, a party with friends. Next, the neighborhood Halloween parade — there must’ve been a thousand people in the parade, families with children (most under 4yrs old, I’d guess – a real baby boom here in NYC).
Once again, laziness got the better of me and it’s been a while since I posted. So in rapid succession, you’ll be getting Jake’s 13th & 14th months, along with pictures from Halloween & Thanksgiving.
Here he’s modeling a lovely candy corn hat knitted by Dorota.
During month 13, Jake: went from 0-to-60 when it comes to walking — toddling from furniture to furniture and along walls quickly became toddling-and-falling in open ground which quickly became zooming around anywhere he could get to; went to the Medieval Festival in Fort Tryon Park; climbed the High Bridge Tower and Little Red Lighthouse during Open House New York; visited the Revolutionary War encampment in Palisades Park; and went pumpkin and apple picking upstate.
Click the picture to see more of month 13.
Happy Birthday Jake!
We had his party on Sunday but this minute is when he came into the world a year ago.
As to his twelfth month: we took our first walk across the George Washington Bridge; he now has 6 teeth; he’s getting the hang of walking (still holding onto furniture and people but toddles on his own with the help of his pushcart).
Click the picture for more from Jake’s 12th month.
Click the picture for more from Jake’s 11th month.
He saw his first movie, Wall-E, which he enjoyed quite a lot. We also took in Summer Streets, where the city closed Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue from 72nd Street all the way down to City Hall (though our camera battery died so we don’t have many pictures from that day). He also visited the Hamptons (see the previous post) and the Bronx Zoo (see the next post).
At the beginning of Jake’s 11th month, we took a trip to the Southampton to see our friend Nicolette. This was his first trip to the ocean, his first nap on a hammock (because what else does one do on a hammock), and his first sand-wich (made of real sand).
During Jake’s 10th month we took a trip to the Stormking Art Center, an outdoor space for large sculpture about an hour north of New York City.
Time to play catch-up before he turns one year old tomorrow.
Click the picture for more from his 10th month.
They tell me the future lies in moving images…
These are all from June 15th when we were watching the Turkey/Czech Euro 2008 match. I won’t be doing too many of these video posts. While we do record a lot of video, it’s really time consuming to edit the video to a size and length that I can upload to Flickr so that I can post it on the site (for example, I had to split this video into 3 parts because Flickr has a 90 second limit for video and do some editing on a couple parts to fix the camera rotation).
A month of many milestones…
- from this day forward, Jakob will be outside the womb longer than he was inside
- his 8th doubling day was on June 6th (which I didn’t remember until today)
- in honor of the doubling day, he began crawling
- once crawling, he quickly figured out how to climb the 2 stairs out of the sunken living room (I think it took him all of 3 days) – crawling back down isn’t happening yet but he is giving his skull a testing
- he’s also standing while holding onto whatever will let him stand (the chest in front of our couch, low chairs, people’s legs)
- he’ll eat just about anything given to him (so far, the favorites are pickles and watermelon)
- still no sign of his top teeth, but given the increased screaming of late, I’m guessing they’ll be in any day now
- his 2nd trip to Harriman State Park
- our 1st Fathers’ Day
Click the picture for more from Jakob’s 9th month.