Saturday, December 27, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
The following might be proof that we have let our son watch too many calf roping videos. For anyone who may not be familiar with the sport, I have included a video at the end of the post so that you can better understand :)
Saturday, December 13, 2008
As the old saying goes, "He's all boy." In to EVERYTHING. Loves to make messes. Loves to throw things. Loves to be outside. Cries when we come inside.
He has really taken off with his talking. His best word is "Horsh (for horse.)" And he will use this word at any opportunity.
ME: "Jeryn, are you hungry?" HIM: "Ooo, ba,da,ca, do, shoo....HORSH!"
ME: "Good morning, sweetie!" HIM: "Ooo, wa ba da whoo...HORSH!"
It is so cute how he rattles off a bunch of jibber-jabber and then ends his sentence with horse!
He also is using phrases like, "Uh Oh!", "Let Go!"(When he and Jaiden are fussing over a toy) and "I'm Okay!" When he falls or bumps his head, if it doesn't hurt bad enough to cry, he'll yell out, "I okay!"
He swings a rope constantly and gallops in little small circles like he is a horse. After his bathtime, he holds up his towel and says, "Babe-y...baby" because he wants me to wrap him up like a baby and sing the song to him. Ever since I brought him home from the hospital, after his bath, I wrap him up tight in the towel and sing rock a bye baby to him in front of the mirror so he can see. One night not long ago, I got busy and forgot and he drug his towel to me while we were still standing in the bathroom and said, "Baby?" Now he usually starts saying it before I even get him out of the tub!
He is a snuggler. He cuddles and loves and kisses ALL the time! If we are lying down with him, he can be sound asleep, but as soon as we get up he will pop straight up! Mario said it's like a dog snuggling her puppies. They are all warm and cozy, but if the momma gets up, they start to squirm because they can feel it when she leaves!
His favorite movies right now are Return to Snowy River, Spirit, and Super Looper Roy Cooper. He doesn't stop long enough to watch anything, unless it has a horse in it.
He loves his sissy, and can call her by both "Sisshy" and "Jaiden." When we pull up to her school to pick her up on the days that he is with me, he squeals, "Sisshy, sisshy!"
He loves to brush his teeth and would carry a toothbrush with him 100% of the time if I would let him. He goes to the bathroom drawer a dozen times a day to "brush teeth."
He loves his pacifer more than his toothbrush and asks for "paci" when he can't find it. There are so many little sweet things that I love about this boy! People told me how sweet little boys were, I just had no idea!!!!
We are so blessed to have healthy and happy children. Thank you Lord for each and every moment!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
We also made these turkies out of Oreos. Their tails and beaks were supposed to be made out of candycorn, but who would've thought that candycorn would be impossible to find four days before Thanksgiving? We tried three different places, and apparently candycorn is "Halloween Candy." Now what do ya'll think?! At any rate, it called for a little improvising, and we had to pull it off with some pipecleaners, so they were not 100% edible!
This is Jaiden and her good friend Adi...
The picture above was taken moments before Jeryn went on a rampage. The party fell in the middle of his usual naptime, and it was not pretty for us. I was sweating like it was 100 degrees by the time it was over. He picked up chairs and moved them, tried to climb on the tables, tried to eat the little girls' beads that they were using for their Thanksgiving craft, and numerous other things. I needed about five extra arms to maintain control.
They had been learing about the first Thanksgiving with the Indians and the Pilgrims. The teachers surprised them with a tee-pee for them to walk around and go inside! Jaiden loved it!
Monday, November 24, 2008
You guessed it! When we received the invitation, she was so excited, "Yes! A sleepover!!!! I can't wait!...Mom, will you stay too?" What she didn't know, was that Adi's mom had already asked me to stay over and help with the girls. I think she knew Jaiden well enough to know I would have been driving over in the middle of the night to pick her up when they all settled down to go to bed anyway! There were ten little girls that came to the party and Krissy's niece and another one of her friends also helped.
J, Bryce, and the birthday girl...
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Isn't God wonderful?! My heart rejoiced when Kelly emailed my sister and I the great news! We (Jamie and I) live thirty-five minutes away from one another, but I'm surprised we couldn't hear each other screaming! And this is another favorite photo that captures the joy of one of the sets of grandparents to be:
Sunday, November 16, 2008
When we were growing up, she always took care of me. Her first job where she earned an allowance was babysitting me while mom did chores. I'm sure it was annoying to have me as a little sister, but she always let me hang around. She took me to school each morning in her Grand Prix and took me to ballgames with her. When she was in college, she would let me come and stay the weekend with her. When we were younger, we dressed our kittens up in doll clothes, played school, and took the three-wheeler out in the field for picnics. We went sledding together, swimming together, and fishing together on family float trips.
Now, I count it a privelage to be raising our children together. As wonderful of a friend as she was to me growing up, I love and appreciate her more and more with each passing day. She has such a sweet spirit and she is always refreshing to be around. She inspires me with her kindness and patience. She loves the Lord and honors him in all that she does. I found a little poem that I liked, so I'm posting it below as a tribute to you, sis! I didn't write it, apparently someone named Vernon in 1985 did...
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I can't tell you how proud I was of her when she stood up in front of the large group of people present and acknowledged her Savior. She thanked Jesus first and foremost for her gift to play golf and for where it had taken and will take her. I know her younger siblings better than I know her--her younger brother Joe, is like one of our own children. Three of her siblings were in our wedding. But I have always known her from a distance, and she carries herself so well. We are so proud of her and wish her the very best! Her parents sure did a wonderful job. You can watch the slide show below and see pictures from yesterday.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I got SO tickled! It was funny to me that she even knew what a symbol for "NO" was, and it was even funnier that she drew his picture in it, complete with the curly head of hair. She loves to draw and is quite good at expressing herself through her artwork!
Both of the smaller kids wanted in the car with Rhett. Later, Rhett hooked up to an office chair and towed it around a little.
Jaiden helped me make the ruby red slippers with some old dress shoes, spray adhesive, and glitter. I sprayed something over it that was supposed to make it really stick, but by the end of the night, they were looking pretty rough...
We had a festival at our church, so instead of trick-or-treating, we just took the kids there. They had a lot of fun. I have never seen Jeryn so torked up! He was running as hard as he could in every direction. Mario&I had our work cut out for us trying to keep up with him.
They had an empty tomb set up and one of the youth was dressed as a guard outside the tomb. I took Jaiden inside and explained to her what it was.
Hope you all had a great weekend!