Sunday, September 28, 2008

Wonderful children....

How great is it that I am sitting in my office while the kids are in the playroom making an alphabet book? They take a page, write each letter, think of words that start with that letter, then draw a picture of that item. They just came up with Orchard for O, GENIUS, I tell you!!!!
Okay, maybe they thought of that because we went to the orchard yesterday. Hailey missed her class field trip this week since she was sick, so we took her to pick apples yesterday. Forgot the camera, so no photos of the orchard. By the way, Hailey is much better now. Her fever ended around Wednesday, right before her doc appointment!

Here they are right now....

I did take these photos of Jenna the other day....She melts my heart! Look at those teeth!

Here is Hailey helping to make "cupcakes" for Jenna! Yummy, Yummy!
Since I learned that Gerber uses #7 plastic, the bad stuff, as containers to package baby food, we started making our own. We use the blender to make mystery fruit and veggie mixes and then freeze it in the muffin tin. Once they are frozen we put them in a container in the freezer. Simple as that. Jenna loves them too!
Off to enjoy a relaxing Sunday -- Hope you do the same!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

7 Years!

Happy Anniversary Stuie!

This last weekend Stuart and I had a great time celebrating our 7 years of wedded bliss. (Auntie Amy took Jackson and Hailey, while Jenna spent the weekend with Grandma and Papa.) Today is our actual anniversary, so we are hanging out on the computer and watching tv!! See what 7 years can do!!!

Hailey took the day off today and never got out of her pjs. Yes, her temp was still high and just not feeling too good. She is trying to get better so she can go to school tomorrow to the apple orchard field trip. She is eager to wear the apple dress I made for her! Next time she wears it I will try to post a photo. Hailey picked out the fabric so you know it is colorful!!! I won't be tomorrow though.....poor thing...

Keeping things updated!

I feel like I start so many of my posts with, "Wow, time just goes by so quickly..." And things have not changed.

School has been in full swing now for two full weeks. Both Jackson and Hailey are adjusting well and love their class and friends. The biggest thing we have noticed is how tired they are. Poor kiddos are not used to so much activity. It has affected Hailey a little more and she has come down with a bug of some sort. The high temps lingered though out the day today. I just hope it is a 24 hr bug, and she wakes up the chipper happy Hailey. I will let you know tomorrow.

Jenna, on the other hand, gets to rest, sleep and play all the time! She has gotten all four top teeth now. It took a few days for the final one to come in, but they are all in now. In the coming weeks I am sure I will be able to get some great photos showing all the teeth. No more toothless baby grins. Here is a video of Jenna's newest accomplishment. This video was taken 4 days ago and since then she has practiced it many times over and is quite a pro!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Teeth, teeth and more teeth

Around this house they seem to come and go pretty quickly!

While Jackson is still working on loosing that other top tooth, Jenna decided to out do him and grow FOUR at a time! Yes, she is getting all four upper teeth at once.

Thank goodness for Tylenol and teething gadgets. An apple in this little gadget and Jenna is a happy camper for at least 15 min!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

1st day of school!!

What an exciting day here! Jackson started kindergarten, while Hailes started preschool.

Hailey was out of the house at 8am. Stuart drove her to 4K (4-year-old kindergarten) and she was thrilled to go. She took special attention to picking out her outfit today. Pink, purple and sparkles - perfect for Hailey. I picked her up today and she had a great day. She told me that what she was learning before was fake stuff and what she is learning now is real!

At 8:20 Jackson and I (and Jenna too!) started off for the bus. We walked down to the end of our street. Stuart met us there as not to miss the big event! Jackson took his time to take it all in and observe the situation. He waved to us and off he went...simple as that! We were there to meet him upon his return from school. He had a fantastic day. He said his lunch of french toast sticks and watermelon was "delicious." Jackson also mentioned that the afternoon is his favorite time of the day...why? Recess and snack. Tonight when I was tucking him in I told him, "two more days of school then two home days...." He was disappointed. He thought everyday was a going to be a school day and that there were not going to be any more home days! Guess he likes it!

Monday, September 1, 2008


Trips, trips and more trips filled up August.

One of these trips was to Chicago. Stuart and the kiddos took a road trip to visit his family. I stayed back with Jenna and the Guestbook Store, so I don't know ALL the details of the trip. The photos are wonderful though. Jackson and Hailey had a great time and I think Daddy did too! And I know Grandma and Papa did!

As I went through the camera, here are a few of my favorites.

I like to know that my daughter was a fashionable tourist!

Stuart is known for taking strange random photos...most of fonts and other exciting graphics....but this one taken at the restrooms in Lego Land was pretty cute!

And I like knowing that my precious son was in the jaws of a lion.

And photos with the Grandparents always mean the most.