"Thank heaven there is tomorrow. Because there is tomorrow, all our yesterdays have meaning and all our dreams have hope."

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Owen Is Eleven Months Old

Owen is 11 months old!

This month Owen:

has started to walk along the furniture

loves to bang doors and cabinets

started climbing stairs

is eating more table food

loves to clap

has the sweetest belly laugh

Friday, January 20, 2012

20 Questions According to Jack

Jack, at three years old these are some questions we asked you:

1. What is your favorite color? GREEN

2. What is your favorite toy? MY TRAIN

3. What is your favorite fruit? GRAPES

4. What id your favorite TV show? GARFIELD

5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? McDONALDS

6. What is your favorite outfit? DADDY'S CLOTHES

7. What is your favorite game? YELLOW SKATEBOARD ON DADDY'S PHONE

8. What is your favorite snack? FRUIT SNACKS

9. What is your favorite animal? SHEEP

10. What is your favorite song? JESUS WANTS ME FOR A SUNBEAM

11. What is your favorite book? THE JESUS BOOK

12. Who is your friend? MAX

13. What is your favorite cereal? CHEERIOS

14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? TAKE A WALK

15. What is your favorite drink? APPLE JUICE

16. What is your favorite holiday? CHRISTMAS?

17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? MY BEA AND TURKEY AND BRONCO (translation = blankie, stuffed bear and dog)

18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? WAFFLES

19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? CAKE

20. What do you want to be when you grow up? I WANT TO PLAY

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Jack Is Three Years Old

Dear Jack,

Happy third birthday! This year has been full of so many milestones and accomplishments for you! Your fun loving personality has kept us laughing and you intensity has sent us through the roof a time or two (or three or four). You know just when to make us smile and just when we need a hug. You are very aware of the emotions of the people around you and many times this year I heard you say to one or more of us, "Be happy!" I just love that about you. You want everyone to feel loved and to be happy. What a wonderful quality.

You have learned to do so many things this year. You have learned to speak so much better and we have full conversations now. You definitely know how to let us know what you want! You took swimming lessons, a movement class and a music class. You learned how to ride a bike, swing on a swing, jump on a trampoline and drive a little tractor.

You have grown so much in the last year. You are now in senior nursery at church and you will be starting preschool this upcoming fall. You do pretty well with other kids. You are still learning how to share and how to work with other kids your age. Sometimes I think you think you are an adult. you certainly can keep up with adults for sure!

You have made our world so joyful, busy, loud, and wonderful these past three years. You are one of the very brightest spots in my life. We love you, Jack. You are an amazing boy with so much potential. Here is to another fun and adventurous year with you!

Your Momma

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Jack's 3rd Birthday

Tonight we had Jack's third birthday party.

When I asked him last month what kind of a party he wanted, he said, "I want an I-Am-A-Robot-Party."

So, a robot party it was.

We had a wonderful evening with all of Jack's grandparents, Aunt Trish, Aunt Becca, Uncle James and Aunt Lauren.

Jack seemed to have a great time and was thoroughly impressed with the robot Jason and I built.

I was too!

Happy birthday my little Jack Jack. You are growing up!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Owen has started this DARLING "cheese" face. He scruches up his nose and flashes his goofy half-grown-in-teeth. I am crazy about it!
And of course, Jack has his "cheese" face too. Sometimes I feel like the luckiest momma in the world when I look at these boys!