Friday, March 26, 2010

See How They Grow

A couple of weeks ago I picked up these little nifty bags for the kiddos.   

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Thought they would have fun planting and watching them grow.


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They did have fun planting. 

I did not have fun cleaning up the mess. 

Soaking peat pots in water is not for little boys between two and three.  I couldn’t get a picture of the had to be promptly tended to.


We put them in the window and waited for them to grow.  I begged my family to keep the door to this room closed because a certain dog likes playing in dirt.  And a certain little boy likes playing in dirt.  And eating seeds.


But somehow this little monster kept sneaking pots out.  We started with a dozen and are down to nine.  She also knocked some off of the ledge and the stickers/labels fell off, so I’m not sure what is in each pot.

IMG_3807But I do know that these are Bubby’s baby watermelons… YAY!IMG_3934Not sure what these are but they sort of look like the same thing… if not, they are sunflowers…IMG_3932And these are sis’s tomato plants… YAY!IMG_3929

I am glancing over my shoulder right now and noticing how much they’ve grown even just today.  (These pictures were taken a few days ago).  They are screaming my name to water them so I had better do that now!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

On Globes, Teeth, and Feeling Under the Weather


Mo & Grandad got J a globe for her birthday.  I used to love looking at my mom’s globe, so when mom told me she had one ordered for J, I was excited!


I knew she would love it.  Added cool points for lighting up.


We turned the lights off in the living room and sat by her globe for a long time talking about different places.  I love the soft glow it puts off. 


We decided that we would pick a place each week and then do a little research together on that place to learn about it.  She chose Italy for this week.

IMG_3944   And last but not least…look what we lost last night!!!!  IMG_3946 I was glad Mo found the tooth because it fell out in her sleep.  We had a rough couple of days.  On Monday, I took Jeryn to the doctor and he had a positive strep test.  He’s on an antibiotic for ten days.  He just finished one in February for an ear infection :(  Yesterday morning around 5 a.m. Jaiden woke up vomiting with a bad stomach bug.  She was sick the whole day but finally started feeling better about bedtime.


Thankfully they are both feeling better!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Oh My Sweetie!

Six years ago, my life changed forever in a wonderful way.  The feeling that I had the first time I laid eyes on this girl was like none that I had ever felt before.  Scared too death, I actually asked to stay an extra night in the hospital because I was so afraid I wouldn’t know what to do.  The same little girl I had talked to, played music to, prayed over and dreamed about was finally in my arms!  

She was perfect.  She was sweet.  She was precious.  She was beautiful. 


She brought joy in a time of grief.  


We couldn’t take our eyes off of her.


PaPa tried to make her watch basketball while she was still at the hospital.


Family and friends made special trips to see and hold her. 


She brought smiles to our faces and love to our lives.


I think these guys were even spotted running across the hospital parking lot when they returned from a mission trip the day after her arrival.


She grew so fast…


And changed so often…




  She went with me EVERYWHERE.


All of a sudden she was talking up a storm…







She was a daddy’s girl…

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I wondered how she would adjust to being a big sister….


as she had us all to herself for the last few days before her baby brother came…

IMG_4189   but I should’ve known…


that it would be totally fine…


Being a big sister is one of the things she does best!!!!!


It seemed like once she became a big sister, the time sped up.  Overnight she just had a different look about her.  She was a big girl now!  She was getting to be more and more independent….



She got big enough to ride a pony and have long talks…


Big enough to make friends and go to class…



IMG_0053_2_1She is as sweet as she was the moment I first saw her.  What a blessing she is!




    She is still my baby…she’s just a little heavier to hold.


She  wants to be a “cowgirl and an artist” when she grows up.  She can read and write.  She is thoughtful and kind hearted.  She is a FUN kid!  She’s my sweetie.


She is six years old today.  Happy Birthday to our sweet Jaiden.  May the Lord bless you today and always!