Sunday, October 30, 2011

Preschool Year 2

We have been so blessed by a wonderful preschool!  Jake loves Live Oak.  He loves his teachers and he and I have made some great friends.  This year, Jake gets to go Monday, Wednesday and Fridays, 8:30-11:30.

Taking him to preschool this year was totally different from our experience last year!  I was so thankful for a great morning with nothing but happiness.  My heart and mind were fully focused on my precious firstborn.

His breakfast of choice- biscuits, eggs and bacon

it's RARE that i get such a sweet and natural smile so i love his picture :)

my little goof ball!
I'm trying to really treasure my time alone with him while Jake is at school.  he is so great at playing by himself (probably would play alone the whole 3 hours if I'd let him!) and it's easy to get caught up in other things around the house so I'm trying to be more purposeful with my time with him.

my handsome, almost 4 year old!

now, before you think that Jake is super behind Melanie in his coloring skills, not to worry, Melanie is his teacher :)

very excited that he had a 'job' on the first day

the goodbye window!

I'm so looking forward to watching Jake grow and watching him learn this year at Live Oak!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Lake Sonoma

One of the things we, the whole McWilliams family, love to do during the summer is rent a boat and spend an afternoon on Lake Sonoma.  Here is the post from last summer (if you even care to take a peek).  This year we rented a "double degger" boat and Jake was dying with excitement.  The weather was perfect, and the water, still freezing.

he really was having a good time :)

and he's OUT

and so is he!

A result of a FUN day!

Dinner time TANTRUM

All over one bite of dang quesadilla (which he loves!)

 i was holding back the laughter...

then I actually laughed, which made him even madder... :)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Preschool started late this year, like the week after Labor Day late.  I don't know who was more ready for school to start, Jake or his momma.  I'd be willing to bet it was me though!  My sweet friend, Sara, and Ruby made plans to head to Build-A-Bear one morning and I decided that it was a great idea.  I love that place and have been waiting for the perfect time to take Jake.  
Well, the perfect time was NOT that day!  :)  
I assumed that he was at a good age to go.  Assumed he would love picking out a stuffed animal, filling it, dressing it, naming it, yada yada yada.  He has never had a stuffed animal before that he loved so it was a good time to go.  
Well I assumed wrong!  
Yall, my child COULD. HAVE. CARED.  LESS!  
It was really quite hilarious how unamused he was.  All he (and Pierce) wanted to do was chase each other around the store, digging through the basket of hearts that actually beat.  I was just trying to keep the store from being destroyed.  I knew the moment we walked in that it was going to be a WAY different experience than what I had pictured in my head.

And I should mention, that sweet sweet Ruby LOVED every moment of being in that store.  Picking her animal out with such care, filling it with such love.  I adore that girl!  She kept telling Jake, "Jake, you better pay attention"- ha!  She is, without a doubt, his second mother!  :)

Anyways, I left exhausted and sweating but laughing at what had just gone down.  I have a feeling that we won't be back for awhile, if ever.  
Regardless, it was a memory I don't want to forget!

From the looks of the pictures you would think he had a great time ...

isn't that the cutest little face?  (no, not his!)