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About me

My name is Jack Wiley Baker, and I love life. I had a wonderful golden retriever named Kamissoko. She was very kind and patient with me, but she really loved my mum most. I now have a new puppy, named ILyas. Mum's not inspired yet, but it'll come. I have a little black cat named Chorten, and she's taught me how to 'friend' a cat. I have a horse named Rascal who is very kind and gentle as a big pet can be. Both me and my mom make sure when I'm around the barn that I keep my distance. Sometimes I feed him carrots. I have a lot of different names. For example, my name's Skeeter and JT at the kiln. It's Jackie Sunshine or Jackie at home. And outside the home it ranges from Jack, JW, JWiley, and Big Boy Jack.

My mom likes to keep busy and has a need for creating. She carries a camera around with her, and I've become one of her subjects. We like to laugh in my family, thus the silly videos. Sometimes I hear her laughing as she makes them... (Personally, I think she could do other things with her time).

July Full Moon

July's Full Moon

In search of our full moon

This is what summer's about. We had all kinds of weather. From a sunny gentle breeze over, which is good for napping, to Thunder on Vineyard Sound and a total whiteout off Buzzards Bay. My mum caught a huge (30") Striper on our way home (in a white out with sails reefed), and was so determined that she had us tacking a bit to keep the fish on the line. When we cleaned the fish, we found the head of a sea robin in it's tummy!

And, while we were there, I did a shout out to Martha Jones School.

Waterville

April 2019

National Academy in Big Sky, Montana

This was my fourth National Academy and I had so much fun. I met kids in the outdoor pool, my friend Kristen drove down from Missoula with her friend Tyler, I danced, I skied with a group of kids for the week while my mum skied with her group and this year I rode the tram up Lone Peak and skied down! Each year I meet more people and make more friends.

My mum loves the Academy because she skis with other strong skiers and she always loves skiing with National Demo Team members.



Waterville

Ski Season 2018/19

I had a lot of fun at our new ski home, Waterville Valley. I joined a junior seasonal program and skied with kids all winter. My mom coached in the program. I was supposed to just ski in True Grits level 4. Instead, I would only ski in the group my mom coached. She didn't realize it but she needed an assistant, which was me. When Ilyas started joining us we renamed our weekends to "Ski Club". All the kids at 'Seasonals' liked Ilyas and she would chase down all snowballs. At the end of the day we'd go sledding and Ilyas would join us. There were a bunch of kids with sleds. It was so much fun. Then they said we couldn't sled anymore. That's when my friend Annalise and I came up with Body Sledding. On our last day of the program everyone wore a costume and we had a parade down the mountain. I wore my duck costume for the final time.

Next stop, National Academy...



St. John

St. John 2019

We returned to a different island, post Irma & Maria. canopies of dead vines were all over the island with new growth coming up from underneath. Many of the mangroves have not come back. The music and dear friends were abound. We saw many CB folks on the beach. We'd stop and chat, and reminisce about what Cinnamon Bay once was and what it meant to us. Cinnamon Bay was sad to see, especially our beloved '9D'. But, Cinnamon Bay was still our most favorite spot to swim and reflect.



St. John

January 2019

My Grammy donated a parlor grand piano to her church in memory of Grampy. My uncles from London and LA came for the weekend, as well as an uncle from near where I live. It meant a lot to my Gram, and my mom thought it was very special.



St. John

December 2018

New Years is fun!



St. John

Christmas 2018

I love Christmas. I love decorating the house, making presents, going to school in my pajamas, making cookies for Santa and the reindeer, my christmas pageant and... waking up to see if Santa came.



St. John

November 2018

Hiphop and a Saturday night



St. John

October 2018

Africa!



St. John

5 September 2018

First day of Kindergarten



St. John

July 2018

Just another summer day in Westport



Graduation

Graduation 2018

My graduation from the Tobin School



St. John

April 2018

My mum signed me up for ballet...



St. John

April 2018

National Academy in Big Sky, Montana!



St. John

March 2018

Ski Season 2017/18, getting ready for National Academy



St. John

St. John 2017

Never did I think this would have the meaningful image and memories it has. My family has been going to St. John since the early '70's, and always staying at Cinnamon Bay. The friendships have run deep, and were tested in September of 2017 when two category 5 hurricanes decimated the island. This celebrates the St. John we knew, and love very deeply.

About the picture: This is where Miss Mary's house used to be, and we're sitting where her kitchen used to be. She lost her home in the first hurricane. Grammy and Gramps have known her since the '70's when she was raising her four children on St. John. At the time of the hurricane she was getting ready to retire. She and her husband now live with her daughter, and she hopes to rebuild and return. You can open it in a new window, and you'll see Miss Mary's smile...



Summer 2017

Summer 2017

National Academy 2017

National Academy in Snowbird

Wow-wee, what fun!
And here's another one...Me and my friend, Dave Lyons, in Ski Magazine

April 2017

Jack's Last Quack

Jack's Last Quack

Ski Season 2016/17

Summer 2016

Summer 2016

Bluffy
I visited my Uncle in France

August 2016

PSIA National Academy
Three years at Westwood Children's School, and I'm moving on...

June 2016

PSIA National Academy
National Academy, Breckenridge
My mum got to ski with PSIA Alpine Team members in Breckenridge, CO., all of whom share three attributes: Inspirational educators, Lifelong learners and Inspirational athletes. In addtion, there were Interski participants from other countries. Currently, the Alpine Team comprises 30 men and women selected from among the best instructors in the country. They represent the full breadth of the ski and snowboard disciplines: adaptive, alpine, alpine freestyle, cross country, telemark, and snowboard. While mum skied with them and had loads of fun, I did my own thing and had loads of fun as well.

April 2016

St. John 2016
St. John with Grammy, mum and daddy

March 2016

My birthday
Mum and daddy are around for my birthday, hurray!

September 2015

Summer 2015
I love summer!

September 2015

St. John 2015
St. John with Grammy, Miss Betty and Papa Jay

March 2015

My Winter
My Winter

February 2015

Garden of Joy
Garden of Joy

December 2014

Little Dresser
Little Dresser

September 2014

My Tribute to Grampy
My Tribute to Grampy

July 2014

I love New York
I love New York

April 2014

John Deere
The Best Is Yet To Come

March 2014

Three LIttle Birdies
My Adventure in St. John

March 2014

Three LIttle Birdies
Three Little Birdies

February 2014

My Favorite Things
Some of my favorite things...

January 2014

Christmas 2013
Christmas 2013



Camelbak
My friend Betsy works for Camelbak

December 2013

Thanksgiving 2013
Thanksgiving

November 2013

Uygher Hat Walk
Uygher Hat Walk

November 2013

Me & My Monkey
Me & My Monkey

My first Halloween

October 2013

Me & My Monkey
Me & JWiley

My little black cat's journey to friending me

October 2013

Me & JWiley
Jackie Sunshine

My first birthday that includes special people, places and achievements

September 2013

Jump the Bucket
Jump the Bucket

My summer was over and my mom just wanted to see friends

September 2013

Barhopping with Gram
Barhopping with Grammy

My Gram's game for most anything. This was a super fun afternoon

July 2013

Catalyst
Catalyst

Sib and Chris took me on my first overnight sailing trip. They gave my mom baby-sailing lessons, and I sailed with a truly amazing man- Sibley Reppert

July 2013

Me and the LauraDee
Me and the LauraDee

July 2013

The Penguin
The Penguin

July 2013

Playdate with Kakkak
Playdate with Kakkak

July 2013

Me and Water
Me and Water

June 2013

Lil' Cozy Coupe
Lil' Cozy Coupe

June 2013

Tumbleweed, no more
Tumbleweed, no more

May 2013

My Lyndhurst Affair
My Lyndhurst Affair

May 2013

My Triop to Hilton Head
My Trip to Hilton Head

March 2013

Come Play with Me
Come Play with Me

February 2013

Oh Look At Me Now
Oh, Look At Me Now

March 2013

Clementine
Clementine

February 2013

Hang On LIttle Tomato
Hang On Little Tomato

February 2013

JWiley
JWiley

January 2013

JWiley
JWiley Comes Home

October 2015


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