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Still catching up on our weekly photo series…
Four weeks ago, we were at Green Lake with some of our best friends, The Gallardos, who were visiting from Florida. The kids were stopping to explore as we walked around the lake and this particular moment of exploration, that we happened to even catch on camera, turned from fun to terrifying really quickly when Jack fell off of the dock edge into the water. (See him in the above photo starting to lose his balance?)
It all happened so quickly, thank goodness, but it was still horrifying thinking about all of the “what ifs…”. Jack was brave, but it also hit him like a wave as his shock wore off and he processed his own fear.
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A few hours after the incident when we were alone, he said to me, “Mama, do you know what I was thinking about when I was in the water? I was thinking I might not ever see my house again…”. Oh, you can believe that I had trouble choking down my emotions with that comment.

This little boy…I love him more than all else. And, sometimes it feels like I can’t possibly keep him close enough.

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All about the World Cup in our house this month. Jack cheers for both teams, every game. This sweet boy hates for anyone to feel sad about losing.

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A Photo of Jack: 22/52

This photo was taken the day we received our “Red Balloons for Ryan” shirt in the mail, Jack added his own Spider-Man flair to it. Indie Nook, along with many other amazing companies, designed products in support of the family of Ryan Cruz, a little boy who lost his life after running into the road to get his frisbee and being hit by a car. The story touched my heart and sparked many tough conservations around here about being safe near cars. We hold hands almost always now when taking walks and in parking lots. I can’t lie and say that I mind…

(Always working to get caught up…I really need to find my groove with photo organization. I’m hoping if I can find a way to make it simple, then I will start to organize them from my phone weekly…in my dreams!)

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(A little late posting last week’s photo…) Photo credit to David who took this of Jack perched on the bumper of a baby ambulance during a visit to the Children’s Hospital to explore ambulances, meet the tooth fairy, and play doctor to your stuffed animal. Last weekend was a boys only weekend.

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He likes to try things on and then look at himself in the mirror.

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A Photo of Jack: 8/52


Oh, this boy…He’s so into his art these days and I savor every thought and creation that he makes! The ideas he has completely amaze me and he is so detailed and thoughtful about getting every piece of his work just right. I’m in love with this kid and his creativity!

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A Photo of Jack: 7/52

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I had trouble choosing between these two photos that we took at Suncadia Resort last Saturday, so I am sharing them both! We had such a fun time playing in the snow, tubing, and drinking hot drinks by the fire inside the lodge. It was a cold, wet day, but Suncadia, again, did not disappoint. Jack’s day was made when our server at lunch gave him a take-out box with a note on top that read “Poison. Icky. Yucky. Nasty things inside this box. Do not open!” and inside he found 3 chocolate bars! Made a boy’s weekend!

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A Photo of Jack: 6/52


It snowed in Seattle this weekend, as it tends to do once every few years. Because it still remains a novelty to see snow cover the ground in the city, it made for a fun and peaceful Sunday.

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A Photo of Jack: 5/52


I just trimmed Jack’s bangs, right in time for him to trip and fall on a wooden step on the playground at school creating a pretty nasty shiner underneath his left eye! He’s a tough boy and it didn’t seem to bother him as much as it did me as my mind forced me to imagine the “what if” scenario of him hitting his actual eye rather than underneath it…
Anyway, it’s nearly healed now and I just love being able to see his beautiful blue, curious eyes free of bangs. I think it might be time to convince him to let me trim the back a little bit without taking away all of the curls!

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A Photo of Jack: 4/52


One of Jack’s favorite activities is to hunt for jewels. We have a roundabout close to our home and some days he requests that we park the car near so that on our walk home, we can hunt (or steal?) jewels that have fallen out of the stepping stones that have been placed there. He’s building quite the collection of shiny round gems.

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