Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. I was out of town, visiting my family in Illinois, and didn’t really have a chance to blog. I trust these photos of Jamie are cute enough to compensate for my absence:

Jamie is learning to make vowel sounds. Here, he demonstrates how to say “Eeeeeeeeee!”



Polishing the furniture. That chair used to be mine when I was a little older than Jamie.

Uncle Ron couldn’t come to visit on this trip, so Jamie sent him a long-distance greeting. Hi, Uncle Ron!

I remember watching Jamie’s mom stand on her tippy-toes and s-t-r-e-e-e-e-t-c-h to reach things in the middle of the table when she was little. We won’t talk about how long ago that was….

Tunnel vision.

Summertime, and the livin’ is easy….

Looking like Mommy here….

This was a major project. Jamie decided to unload about 50 books from the shelf, one by one, and deliver them to Ba-Pa (his name for Grandpa) to stack. It took Ba-Pa a long time to convince Jamie that he should start delivering the books to Grandma to put back on the shelf.

The pictures don’t show the cutest thing Jamie did: He has spent a lot of time looking at pictures on my mom’s living-room wall and learning the names of all the people in them. As soon as I saw him Saturday morning, he greeted me with a big smile and peals of “Emmy! Emmy! Emmy! Emmy!”

His mom and his Uncle Oliver both called me Emmy when they were learning to say my name. Weird that the real reason for my visit was to attend a baby shower for Oliver’s wife, Ashley. Their baby is due in November. I haven’t Photoshopped any shower pictures yet, but as soon as I get a hand free, I’ve got a hilarious one of Oliver sampling some baby food during a game.