Sunday, October 4, 2009

Happy 6 months Jack!

Moon fest train ride. A favorite of Ethan and Jack's!

Jack now!

One of the first pictures we got 11 months ago.
I cannot believe it, but Jack has been home 6 months. It seems like he's always been a part of us, yet time has gone by so quickly. He has grown and changed so much. When we got him he was 29 inches and 17lbs. He wore a size 3 shoe. Oh and he had a giant hole in his mouth. He had 8 teeth and hardly any hair. He could walk about 8 steps before he fell, and he had no words. Now he is over 31 inches tall, weighs almost 22 lbs, has all his teeth and wears a size 5 shoe. He is minus a hole (the one that shouldn't have been there). He can walk, run, jump, hang, do forward rolls, walk backwards and balance on one foot. He says quite a few words (in Jack speak). His newest phrase is, "I want it". As you can see he is fitting in just fine:) He is smiley and laughy and is a lot of fun! Happy 6 months baby!

We also visited a FCC Moon festival this weekend. The Moon Festival is a big Chinese holiday that is celebrated on the night where the moon should be its brightest. Ironically we couldn't see the moon at all! It is much like a harvest festival and is celebrated with food dancing and folk stories or legends. They serve traditional moon cakes which sort of taste like pies with many different types of fillings. While at the festival we met up with 3 other families that we traveled with to China. It was wonderful to see everyone again and to see how great all the kids are doing!

I will be adding more pix later, but I am having trouble getting them off of Eric's phone right now. They're lost in cyber world!


Heather said...


Well, we certainly love him. He fits right in with the 'hood.

He's doing so well.

Rusti and Kevin "Snuffy" said...

Normally Rusti writes but after seeing the pictures of Jack in the boots with the other boys and the one by himself I felt compelled to write, it seems that in just 6 months with this great family he has grown from a little boy into a "little man"