Today was awesome on so many levels. First of all, Jack slept in (hallelujah)! What a great way to start Father’s Day for Lee. We loved on Lee for a little bit then I ran to Target for “orange juice” when really I went for last minute goodies for his gift. For Father’s Day, I decided to get crafty because it’s sweet and let’s face it, I don’t really “work”… I use to feel super guilty about it but now I embrace finding fun, inexpensive ways to make him feel special or just have fun. Anyway, I found the idea for my gift in my super amazing Fort Worth Moms Facebook Group of making a message shirt that was interactive.
Then Jack helped me decorate the gift bag. We took a shopping bag, taped pictures I had of Jack (blurry and one I had a duplicate of) and let Jack color on the bag.
Then I filled the rest with a grilling spatula, movie candy and a really cool card from WRARE. Lee loved it!
Then MeMo (Mo Doss), Jack’s unofficial grandma, came over so that Lee and I could grab a quick bite to eat and then see the new Superman Movie, Man of Steel. It was a great movie. It had us on the edge of our seats and even emotional at times. After watching it, Lee and I were all pumped up. You know how some movies just inspire you…
For dinner we grilled by the pool… perfect way to end the day. Jack was literally falling asleep while eating his dinner. I love it when the little guy is so exhausted from a fun day.
I’d like to give a shout out to the all the dads out there! Especially my pops. He’s always someone I try to impress because he impresses me so. He’s super smart, athletic and has the sweetest and loving heart. I’m proud to be his daughter.
Our little Jack Luis Miles is growing up! He recently turned two on June 7th and we celebrated all day long! My mom, aka Abi (short for abuela) came in town for the occasion and grandpa John, aka GJ, got us all tickets to go to the Fort Worth Zoo. That evening we participated in our annual tradition of running a mile for every year Jack turns and a cupcake party. We didn’t think too much past his 3 year old birthday and who would actually run with us. I suggested that since we have bikes now, maybe when he starts getting in the higher digits we can just ride the Miles. Lee said no… He says we should stick to our tradition! Ha! It was a good try though.
Jack got to start the day with Abi. They read books, ate yogurt and watched Mickey Mouse. What a life. When I got home from the LAB, we got ready to go to the zoo by putting on Jack’s birthday shirt with his favorite animal on it (elephant), made by Lee’s mom, aka Nana. On our way to the zoo we stopped by Jimmy Johns and Jack ate half a sandwich. It made me kind of sad but proud because he is doing such big boy things now.
Jack was in awe of the Zoo. He loved seeing the all the animals and walking all by himself. He wants to be so independent now which cracks me up. His little personality is definitely starting to shine through and I think he is going to be quirkier. Having been to the zoo with Jack before, it was definitely a treat to have the family go along this time and for Jack to be more alert of what was going on.
By the time we pulled out of the parking lot for the zoo, Jack was zonked out. He was exhausted from all his morning fun. He napped from about 1ish to about 4:30ish. We then picked up Abi and headed to the gym for his 2 mile run. Jack had friends from the LAB join us and Abi rode along on a bike. It was a fun little run…not sure how much longer we will have people joining us, let’s say when he is 5+ but we plan on keeping the tradition to remind us to stay active and healthy to keep up with him. After the run, we had Elmo, aka “Melmo” cupcakes to celebrate the birthday boy! Surprisingly Jack handled the cake very delicately but after one (or two), he was bouncing around like crazy.
When we got home, Lee and I had a surprise waiting for him. A Jack sized Mickey Mouse. He was so excited and was treating him like a real human friend by giving him water and putting his toys in Mickey’s hand. It was hilarious. From then on, Mickey had to go everywhere Jack went. Just like the afternoon nap, it didn’t take much for this tired little boy to go to bed. He had a fun filled birthday and we’re so excited for another great year with this kiddo.