Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Jonathan Lost Another Tooth

Charlie Brown

Jack loves Charlie Brown. It hypnotizes him long enough for me to do things like change over laundry and go potty! It must be hereditary. (Who doesn't know my love of all things Charlie Brown!) Jonathan used to cry because I wouldn't let him go into the tv to be with Charlie Brown and his gang. Here is a picture of Jack in a Charlie Brown coma. (Yes, I know he is only 4 months old - you'd do it too if you had to go potty!)

Friday, August 27, 2010

budget headaches

God always always always takes care of us. But doing the budget since I quit working gives me a serious headache.
I wish we didn't have a van payment. I wish I didn't have 10 different medical bills (with partial payments) stamped and ready to send today. I wish we didn't have giant student loan payments (although that might accidentally wish away our education so nevermind).
I wish I could wish away our bills. Doesn't everybody?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

in other news...

Jonathan has his first loose top tooth. You know kids always look so much older after they loose their front two teeth and when they get their "big teeth" in. I don't know how ready I am for Jonathan to stop looking like my baby!
Kaitlin is entering some photos in the county fair this week - exciting for her:)

Super Pop

Just another reason Charles is superdad/superhubby. Our ac has been out all this week, so we are camping out in the fellowship hall where their is cool air! We are certainly blessed to be able to stay right next door. There's a kitchen and bathrooms there, so we just come home to shower and get clean clothes. With triple digit heat most of this week (today being a cooler exception at 88 degrees) - we are so thankful!
Hopefully the air is going to get fixed tomorrow, but the kids aren't ready to come back home, because superdad went all out and set up a hug tent for them. He even put some fake trees from the church around the tent to make it more woodsy! It has just made this first week of school even more fun for them.
My first grader and my fourth grader have both had a terrific first week of school. They were ready to get back. Notice there is a picture of Jonathan in his classroom, but there isn't one of Kaitlin. She is in 4th grade now. Mom and Dad no longer get the honor of walking her to her class - even on the first day of school.

Is He a Good Baby?

Its funny how often I get asked this question about Jack. "Is he a good baby?" Of course I know what people mean... Does he sleep well? Is he fussy?
Well I can honestly say - Oh yes, he is a very good baby.

He is the smiliest cooingest little guy I've ever met. He loves people - especially his Mommie, Daddy, Sister and Brother. He lights up for people and believe me - He can MAKE your entire day!

When he is sleepy - we just lay him down and most of the time he goes right to sleep. He is not a light sleeper - which is good in a house with two other kids. Now he still wakes up at 4a.m. pretty much every day, but that is almost all night and that's good enough for me for now.
He travels well. He eats well. He is playful and fun.

So yes - He is a good baby. Let's see how many times I get asked that question today;).

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Jonathan just finished his 50th book this summer.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Kaitlin Photography

As if you needed another reason to think this gal was awesome, here is her latest new thing - photography. She'd like to enter a few of these in a local contest. She cant' decide what to enter. In her true Kaitlin uniqueness she is most fond of the picture of the road;) I'm not sure all audiences would quite get it though;)

Kaitlin made the most beautiful blue fairy in her drama camp's production of Pinnochio. Can you believe this amazing young lady (because I can hardly say baby anymore) is going to be 10 on 10-10-10! We are about to enter the double digits! Gracious, I love this girl!

Jack's Ministry

Jack is at such a fun age right now! When he was in my tummy, I often predicted that this would be my fun child. Without a doubt he was and is my little fighter, and I'm so thankful for that.
This kid is ACTIVE - always moving, always busy even at 3 months old.
If I could put word bubbles above his head they would usually say something like, "I wanna go somewhere. I wanna do something. Who wants to visit?" His favorite thing is to visit with someone. I say visit rather than have someone talk to him, because he truly wants to have a conversation with you - look you in the eyes, listen then respond with passion! Let me tell you - it is PRECIOUS!
He loves everyone at church and just lights up when we go to the assisted living home. One resident was actually laughing out loud over and over again watching Jack smile last week. I jokingly say that he is already doing ministry, because he just goes around smiling at people and making their whole day!
He's a great traveler - loves his car seat and his stroller or to be walking around.
We are truly enjoying this blessing of a baby, and in 2 short weeks I will have him all to myself every day while the big kids are in school:)