Life as we know it

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Fits and Fun: Magic House

 Who knew one day could be filled with so many fits and yet so much fun.  Jackson’s bad day at school yesterday had unfortunately carried over to today.  After a quick morning visit to the doctor to check on the baby (which did not go as smoothly as usual) we were off to meet some friends at that Magic House.  It went from bad to worse very quickly!  You name it screaming, crying, throwing himself on the floor we covered it all.  He did not want to play and only wanted to be held.   After trying to reason with him for sometime he and I both had decided it was time to give up and go home.  We got to the car were all buckled in ready to go home, still crying.  When he stops and says “want to play.”  I asked him if he was going to be a big boy and walk on his own and not cry anymore.  And he responded “Yes.”  So an hour after we had got there my big boy walked back in holding my hand and decided he was ready to have fun.  He started out slow but was enjoying exploring.  We took a break to eat lunch with our friends and then he was ready to play.  He was having so much fun that we stayed till 3pm, four and half hours after we got there.  It was so nice to spend some one on one time doing something fun before the baby arrives.  I was so glad we went back in even though it was a rocky start it was worth it in the end.   Now if we can just figure out away to make our days filled with less fits and more fun!

Today we went fishing

Went to the pizza parlor

Worked on cars

Got some ice cream

Played an intense game of checkers with a pineapple

Made music

Practiced ABC's

Drove a horse and buggy

And a lot more exploring

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

First Day of School

Today was Jackson's first day at Solid Rock Mom's Day Out.  I was a little nervous for this new experience but knew it would be good for him and hoped he would have fun!  

He walked in the building and down the hall with big smiles on his face.  That quickly changed as we entered his classroom.  With a quick kiss it was time for mom to go.  But the teachers reassured me it didn't last long once I had left.  He had a good report today despite putting up a little bit of a fight when it came to diaper changes and not eating much of his lunch.  But he took a great nap and I was happy to see my sleepy man waking up as I got there to pick him up.  When he got home he was of course starving and finally decided to eat his lunch!  Better late than never.  And I am and looking forward to that day I hear "Bye" with a smile at drop off.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Ring in the New Year

This year we decided to ring in the New Year as a family!  We missed having Jackson with us last year.  So we spent the evening with some other families as well.
He was dancing ready to party!

The pregnant wives with out mocktails!
Due February, April and June

The kids

The party animal
Watching the ball drop

Cheers! With sparkling grape juice of course.
These two crazy kids stayed up till 1am.

2011 brought lots of fun, laughter, great memories, and good times!  We are looking forward to all things 2012 will bring.  Especially our boys.  #2 will be here before we know it!


We spent out Christmas Eve preparing for Santa!
Making cookies for Santa, decorating them and of course taste testing a few.

Leaving a letter and cookies for Santa
He wasn’t to thrilled when he realized they weren’t for him!

Putting out the reindeer food
Reading the Night Before Christmas

And the next morning Santa had came to visit!

That afternoon we headed to Farmington to spend the rest of Christmas day with our family.
We had a wonderful Christmas!  Jackson got many great gifts but I have to say there was one in particular that way my favorite!