And we're off! Finally, the time for us to leave on our cruise is here. It seemed so far away for so long, and then suddenly, this week, it snuck up on us. Luckily, we are packed and ready to go. We are really excited. And curious to see what Jacob will think and how he will behave. I'm sure we'll have some fun pictures to share when we return. We laid low this week to limit exposure to all the sick people that seem to be popping up everywhere. Since Jacob seems to pick up every illness that seems to be floating around, we didn't want to take any chances before leaving on our trip. Luckily, the weather was nice this week so as long as he got some time outside, he was ok. More words and little 2-3 word sentences are being used by Jacob these days - now if only those words and phrases were used when he wants something, instead of whining for it. In time, I suppose. Go here to see the rest of the week's pictures.