Sunday, December 28, 2008


What a fun time we all had. And Jack was having as much fun as we were! At Navy Pier in the Winter Wonderfest, he was sliding down a slide. He said his first full sentence: "This is so fun!" And that made my day! I will try to get some pictures up. But I was happy to see what a good traveler he was.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!

Hope everyone has a merry Christmas!!!! We've had a great one so far and are looking forward to the rest of it!!!

How Embarrassing!

I didn't know almost-2 year olds got embarrassed, but while at the mall and giving Jack way to much to drink which caused him to wet through his pants, I changed him and allowed him to play in the play area in his dry diaper and shirt. He looked at me uncertainly and said, "Mommy, I 'ant pants." So funny!
And how can these kids endure so much trauma to the head and be okay! He fell backwards off a play area thing which was not ground level and hit his head, got up, and said "Kaboom!" which is a line from one of his books that he liked. Then he ran into the pillar at church- smack dab, head on. Don't they know moms can't handle too much of that?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

"I anna pay."

It blessed my heart yesterday when we were eating that Jack said, "I anna pay." I thought he was saying he wanted to play since he does say that a lot. So I said, "Do you want to get down and play?" And he said, "No, I anna pay." And he folded his hands to show me. So we prayed again even though we already had. Even though he's not even 2, and even though he doesn't really understand, it made me excited. It is such a huge responsibility God has given us; and when you realize they have their own will and that all you can really do is pray and guide them, it is a blessing to see even this small progress at this age. So I will just continue to pray that his desire matures with him.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Jack didn't quite know what to do with it and the snow is too powdery, so no snowman quite yet. But we walked around and had a good time.

This is what happens when daddies are "babysitting" (aka watching the game), and the mommies are shopping. HA Go Vikings! These two are ready to set up house!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!

We had a great Thanksgiving spending time with both families! Ate too much food as always, but that's probably the best day to overeat if you're going to! Jack and I were a teency bit sick Monday and now are pretty much back to normal. Just about 3 weeks left to do shopping, so we're on the job!

The best kept secret of where to go on Black Friday - the Mall of America - who knew? We got there around 7 with a good place to park and everyone just sort of ambling around. We got everything we were looking for and much much more! Keep me away from Janie and Jack - that store is too cute!! If you haven't been there, it's the cutest store for baby clothes I've ever seen. Mostly, I just look; but every now and then, I splurge and get something on sale-ha! So then by the time everyone else is starting to get there, we're done and can hit the other stores that aren't at the mall.

Jack is saying so many things including unexpected things like Sunday when we were out to eat with the Pastor. He says, "Hey, Pator! It dow!" That means sit down. I told him that "Please join us" sounds much better. So now we have to learn what to say and when.

And my dad teaching him how to pray: "Say Jesus...Jesus. Say thank you...thank you. Say for....five...." He's learning to count and didn't know the difference between the "fors".

Anyway, lots of fun! Looking so forward to this season with Jack. We're having a great time! Hope you are, too!