Saturday, January 30, 2010


We are home from vacation and I am so ready to get back to blogging. I have lots of trip pictures to share and a few funny stories but TODAY is a post about the sweetest and funniest little man I know. Jack turns 2
TODAY! Two years ago on this day, I had no idea if this little baby could find a nook in my heart. His big brother was 7 and had lived with us the first five years of his life.
I could not imagine that there was any space left for another little boy. Parker was my heart and I loved him so much that I could not imagine that I could have that same feeling again. I was SO WRONG!!
From the moment I laid eyes on Jack in the delivery room, even having the honor of cutting the cord, I was instantly smitten again.
When he had been home a day, he became VERY sick with what turned out to be spinal meningitis. We spent 2 of the scariest weeks of our lives standing over that little guy in the NICU, praying that he would live. Only when he was finally well, did we realize how close we came to losing him.
I cannot imagine our life without him. He is the funniest kid ever and he is so JACK! He is spending the night with us tonight and I just checked on him. He looks like a little angel as he sleeps.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY have rocked my world, just like your BROTHER.
I am looking forward to catching up on all my favorite blogs in the next few days. I am also working on some pictures from our trip....THIS is SUPER BOWL WEEK, so if you picked the COLTS or the SAINTS you are still in the contest. I am hoping that Peyton gets the win. I really need therapy when football season is over. And for me it ended last week.


Bacardi Mama said...

Isn't it funny how we think we can never love another grandchild like we did the first until the next one comes along? I felt the same way as you. Now we are waiting for our third and I know I have plenty of love for him too. It is amazing the love we have for those precious babies. We are both so blessed. Welcome home.
p.s. Just one more week and my prediction is in the Super Bowl. I hope I win your prize!

Jane In The Jungle said...

Awww Happy Birthday Jack!!! That is such a fun age! Love the Vikings attire!

I picked the Colts.....but I think my heart will belong to the Saints in this one....but knowing Peyton, he'll do it again......

Suburban Princess said...

What a cutie!

Happy Birthday Jack!

Love Being a Nonny said...

I can see why that baby boy stole your heart. Can you believe he is already two??? Precious Precious Precious!

Glad you are home and everyone is feeling better! Just in time to celebrate this baby boy!

Marydon Ford said...

G'morn ~ What precious pics of Jack ... each kid-ling steals ones heart.


Have a beautiful week.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Nina Diane said...

he is precious. these how we love them. I sometimes cannot believe what our little Maddox means to me. and Welcome Back!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Jack!!!! Welcome home Teresa!....Hugs, Jennifer : )

Alleluiabelle said...

Hi Sweet Friend,

Jack is a precious vision of instant JOY. What a handsome little guy he surely is. Happy Birthday Jack. You have a lot to be proud of Grammy. Grandchildren are the absolute best ever!

Love you,

Lindsey said...

Happy Birthday Jack! Go Saints!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I adore his priceless expressions on his face. I'm sure Parker loves being a big brother to Jack and he's loved so much by you all.

Happy 2nd birthday Jack. You are a cutie pie!

Tootsie said...

he is sooooooo cute! you are lucky to have him....and vice
have a wonderful week friend!

Cathy said...

He is adorable. Happy Birthday to your little Jack.

Nezzy said...

Happy, happy birthday little Jack! He is such a sweetie! Isn't it amazing how full we can fill our hearts? There is always room for more love.

You have a fantastic day celebrating this little life! God bless ya'll!!!

KBeau said...

He's a cutie. I know you're proud of him. Thanks for stopping by my blog today, and a special thanks for leaving a comment.

PEA said...

Welcome home, dear Teresa, I'm so looking forward to seeing pictures from your trip:)

Happy Birthday to Jack, what a little sweetheart he is and yes, I can well imagine how terrifying it was when he was so sick at birth. I just loved seeing all those pictures of him, his eyes are so expressive. Oh boy, he's gonna have all the little girls after him! hehe xoxo

Mary said...

What gorgeous children! Your photos of them are wonderful. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Just a little something from Judy said...

No wonder you are in love! This little guy is the cutest! He steals my heart with each one of these pictures.

Wishing you a wonderful Super Bowl even though it isn't what you would have chosen it to be. Your football enthusiasm makes me smile. Welcome home!

Becca said...

What a sweet tribute to a very cute little guy!!!


Shelia said...

A Happy Belated Birthday to that little precious little Jack! He's adorable!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lesli said...

Awe.. happy belated birthday to your little sweetie.. he is such a doll!! I am glad you had a safe trip home, Can't wait to see pictures!! I had commented on your last post that my son was getting ready to go snowboarding in CO next week, well he broke his collar bone snowboarding last week with his school.. he is soo bummed out!! NO snowboarding for a while!!

I am glad you are finally back to blogging!!

Have a great week!

Traci Michele said...


I LOVE the 2nd and 8th one from the bottom!


Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Happy belated Birthday, Jack! What an absolute doll! And what an awesome big brother he has too :o)

Blessings & Aloha!
(I know I've said this before...but I can not wait til we're blessed with grandbabies :o)